Whether you spend three or six weeks with us, Interlochen will help you develop your technique and grow as an artist. You will study in an environment that is challenging, focused, and supportive. Limited class sizes mean that you will receive individual attention from our outstanding faculty of professional dance educators.
- Ballet technique
- Modern technique/composition
- Body conditioning
Students should have five consecutive years of training at the time of application, and two or more years of consistent training en pointe.
Students should be free of injury prior to arrival. Any health-related concerns should be acknowledged on the medical form and reported to the dance department. Dancers are expected to maintain a body weight that is proportionate to their height and bone structure. Students are expected to be well-groomed; long hair must be worn up and off the neck.
Image file: a photograph taken in the first arabesque.
PDF file: a resume list of training experiences. Please include subject (modern, ballet, jazz, composition, other), dates, names and locations of schools and names of teachers.
- Video file #1: center floor exercises (no barre)
- Grand Adagio – including développés in each position, promenades and pirouettes
- Petit Allegro – including jêtés and assemblés
- Grand Allegro – including grand jêtés, grand jêtés entrelacé and tour en l'air for men
Video file #2: a solo piece no longer than two minutes that best exemplifies the applicant's technical and artistic abilities. (Ladies are encouraged to perform en pointe.)
High school ballet dancers are also encouraged to apply to the Advanced Ballet Intensive summer program.
Interlochen is also home to the Arts Academy boarding high school, which offers a dance major for grades 9-12.