Classical Ballet Institute

The classical ballet intensive is your opportunity to work with master instructors from the professional dance community. For one week, you will experience an inspiring, challenging atmosphere as you work to expand your ballet technique. With additional emphasis on artistry, coordination and movement quality, we'll help you take your dancing to the next level.

Program length: 1 week
Program dates:
June 20, 2020 to June 26, 2020
Tuition: $1,575
Age range: Students currently in grades 9-12

Registration for this summer 2020 program will open later this fall.

You will have a daily ballet technique class, followed by pointe, men’s virtuoso technique, variations, repertory, and a daily modern class. The curriculum is complemented by studies in neo-classical movement and body conditioning.

We want to help you have a long and successful dance career, so we’ll also cover topics such as health, audition preparation, and career and higher education options.



Students should have had six years of ballet training with at least three years en 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 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.

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