High School Advanced Ballet Intensive Summer Institute

The advanced ballet intensive is a focused week for ballet students to work with master instructors from the professional dance community in an inspiring and challenging atmosphere. Students will expand their ballet technique with additional emphasis placed on artistry, coordination and movement quality.

  • This video highlights moments during the advanced modern dance and advanced ballet intensive during Camp 2010.
Program length: 1 week
Program dates:
June 14, 2014 to June 20, 2014
Tuition: $1,075
Age range: Grades 9-12

Summer 2014 programs have conluded, but we'd love to have you join us next summer! Click here to join our mailing list, and you'll be among the first to know about summer 2015 programs.

  • To ensure individual attention and growth, class sizes will be limited.
  • A ballet technique class will be offered daily with pointe, men's virtuoso technique, variations, pas de deux and repertory complemented with neo-classical movement and body conditioning.
  • Dance-related topics such as health, audition preparation and résumé composition will be addressed.


Students must have had six years of ballet training with at least three years on pointe.

Audition Requirements

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.)

Additional Opportunities

Ballet students may also apply to attend our three-week intermediate or high school ballet summer programs.

Interlochen is also home to the Arts Academy boarding high school, which offers a dance major for grades 9-12, as well as a post-graduate year.


Cameron Basden

Director of Dance, Interlochen Center for the Arts

Professional Dancer, Dallas Ballet and Joffrey Ballet; Ballet Master and Co-Associate Director for The Joffrey Ballet (1993-2008)

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