Summer Intensive

CB Summer Intensive 2019

3 Week Program

July 22 – August 9, 2019

Strengthen your technique and explore your full potential in Charlottesville Ballet’s supportive environment!

The Charlottesville Ballet Summer Intensive is a 3-week program designed for dancers ages 10 – adult who seek rigorous technical training and artistic coaching in pursuit of a professional career in dance. Each day begins with a ballet technique class followed by classes in pointe, variations, partnering, contemporary, jazz, modern dance, or enrichment.

Co-Directors Sara Clayborne and Emily Hartka provide an environment focused on dancer health and wellness with no rigid physical aesthetic and where all body types are welcome (explore the professional company’s mission and history visit here). The Summer Intensive faculty, augmented by guest teachers and instructors from the ranks of Charlottesville Ballet’s professional company, offer guidance, encouragement, and a relentless attention to detail.


July 22 – August 9, 2019

Daily Schedule:
Monday-Friday from 10am – 5pm

Summer Intensive Showcase on Friday, August 9 at 2:00pm


The Charlottesville Ballet Studios
1885 Seminole Trail
Charlottesville, VA


January 12, 2019 from 10:00-11:30am


March 24, 2019 from 1:00-2:30pm

All applicants must audition for the Summer Intensive program. If you cannot attend our open auditions, you may schedule an alternate audition or submit a video audition (see more information below).

An audition fee of $20 will be charged upon registration. 

All accepted students must confirm their acceptance by May 1, 2019


Tuition for 3-week program: $1,295

Tuition Deposit of $500 due immediately upon program acceptance 

*Charlottesville Ballet encourages students to attend the full three-week program, but will also allow students to attend one or two-week sessions of the program.  Tuition for the one-week program is $495. Tuition for participating in two weeks of the program is $950. Please note that anyone not attending all three weeks of the program will not be eligible to participate in the showcase (regardless of which two weeks are attended).

Remainder of Tuition Fee due June 15, 2019.  


An audition fee of $20 will be charged upon registration.  For more information please e-mail [email protected].

Video submissions will be accepted for students unable to make the in-person audition. Please compose a short video including the following exercises:

Barre: Pliés, Tendus, Dégagé, Rond de Jambe, Adage, and Grand Battement

Center: Adage, Pirouette, Petite Allegro, Grand Allegro (Pointe if applicable)

*Please note that no DVD’s will be accepted. All applicants should email [email protected] a link or attachment to video footage.