Youth Summer Intensive

Developing proficiency and passion in aspiring young dancers

Cincinnati Ballet’s Youth Summer Intensive is designed to serve as an introduction to intensive summer training in a nurturing environment for young, aspiring dancers who desire to grow in their technical ability, cultivate artistic expression, and further explore their passion for dance. With three divisions for students in developing phases of their training, the Youth Summer Intensive provides individual attention and custom instruction appropriate for each level’s unique needs. Through daily classes in ballet (and pointe for Divisions II & III), instruction in other dance styles, as well as dance-related activities, students will delve deeper into all aspects of their dance training. Led by Cincinnati Ballet’s experienced faculty, limited class sizes offer an intimate environment to maximize student progress.

For students ages 9 and up. Three unique divisions for varying levels of dance experience.

Summer 2019 dates announced in January

Program Divisions

Division I

For students ages 9 and up with at least one year of formal ballet training, including female students who have not yet advanced to pointe.

Program Structure

Throughout the Division I Intensive, experienced young dancers will explore their love of dance in an environment that supports student potential and invites creativity. In this ballet-based program, students will dive more deeply into their ballet technique while also gaining exposure to other diverse styles of dance such as jazz, modern or musical theater. Additional arts and dance-related activities will give students the opportunity to enhance creative expression and learn more about their beloved art form. The program’s curriculum is designed to develop student capacity and confidence as well as community with fellow dancers as they seek to move ahead in their dance training. Each week concludes with an opportunity for parents and guardians to observe student progress.

Placement

The Division I program is designed for students ages 9 and up with at least one year of formal ballet training, including female students who have not yet advanced to pointe.

Please contact the Academy at 513.562.1111 or cbacademy@cballet.org to confirm placement.

Division II

For students with multiple years of formal ballet training, including female students who have recently been advanced to pointe.

Program Structure

Youth Summer Intensive Division II is designed to support and inspire the development of each young dancer’s strength, versatility and technique while being guided through a successful transition to beginning pointe work. The Division II program now fully incorporates Cincinnati Ballet’s Pointe Workshop within each two-week session for a more cohesive summer training experience. During the first week of the program, students will learn the fundamentals of pointe readiness, including where to sew ribbons and elastic, how to properly tie ribbons, how to break in new pointe shoes as well as how to strengthen the body and feet to reduce the risk of injury. Throughout the program, students will develop their technique through daily ballet classes and beginning pointe work, complimented by instruction in other dance styles and age-appropriate repertoire. Students also engage in a variety of dance-related activities aimed at exploring related fields in dance and inspiring creative expression. Each two-week session concludes with an opportunity for parents and guardians to observe student progress.


Male students: The July 9 – 20 session features specialized training for young men including men’s conditioning, technique, and repertoire. Male students are welcome to enroll in either session but are especially encouraged to join us for the July program.

Placement

The Division II program is designed for students with multiple years of formal ballet training, including female students who have recently been advanced to pointe.

New students should contact the Academy Administrative Office at 513.562.1111 or cbacademy@cballet.org to schedule a placement class or submit a DVD audition. Current Otto M. Budig Academy students will receive summer placement letters by mail in late winter.

Division III

For students with multiple years of formal ballet training, including female students who have been dancing on pointe for a year or more.

Program Structure

Youth Summer Intensive Division III is a serious step toward Summer Intensive-level training without the pressure of a competitive audition process and extended days of dance. Throughout the program, students receive focused instruction in a supportive environment designed to develop their technical capacity and aptitude for advancement. Students engage in daily technique and pointe classes as well as age-appropriate repertoire while also enhancing their versatility through classes in multiple dance styles. Dance-related educational activities build their intellectual and artistic understanding of their art form as they explore related fields in dance. This immersive training experience is designed to accelerate proficiency and harvest student potential. Each two-week session concludes with an opportunity for parents and guardians to observe student progress.


Male students: The July 9 – 20 session features specialized training for young men including men’s conditioning, technique, and repertoire. Male students are welcome to enroll in either session but are especially encouraged to join us for the July program.

Placement

The Division III program is designed for students with multiple years of formal ballet training, including female students who have been dancing on pointe for a year or more.

New students should contact the Academy Administrative Office at 513.562.1111 or cbacademy@cballet.org to schedule a placement class or submit a DVD audition. Current Otto M. Budig Academy students will receive summer placement letters by mail in late winter.

Boys Division

For boys ages 9 and up with at least one year of training

Program Structure

The Boys Division is a one-week program within the Youth Summer Intensive offering specialized instruction for young men. Designed for the unique abilities of the male dancer, the Boys Division combines rotating classes in men’s technique, conditioning and repertoire in order to give them a competitive advantage. Young men enrolling in the Boys Division program are also strongly encouraged to enroll in at least one additional week of the Youth Summer Intensive at their recommended level (Division I, II or III based on teacher evaluation) where they’ll participate in technique and elective classes alongside their female classmates.

Placement

By placement class or DVD audition.


New students should contact the Academy Administrative Office at 513.562.1111 or cbacademy@cballet.org to schedule a placement class. Current Otto M. Budig Academy students will receive summer placement letters by mail in early spring.

Program Tuition

Housing Resources

Cincinnati Ballet’s Youth Summer Intensive does not feature a formal residence program, however the following housing resources are available for students traveling from outside the greater Cincinnati area.

Program Registration

June 18 - 22, 2018

  • School for Creative and Performing Arts

July 9 - 13, 2018

  • School for Creative and Performing Arts

July 16 - 20, 2018

  • School for Creative and Performing Arts

June 11 - 22. 2018

  • School for Creative and Performing Arts

July 9 - 20, 2018

  • School for Creative and Performing Arts

June 11 - 22. 2018

  • School for Creative and Performing Arts

July 9 - 20, 2018

  • School for Creative and Performing Arts

Program Registration

Registration will open in February

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