2021 Summer Intensive

Six-Week Program

July 5 – August 13, 2021 

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

The Charlottesville Ballet Summer Intensive is a six-week program designed for dancers ages 8 to 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 additional classes that may include pointe, contemporary, jazz, hip hop, composition, improvisation, African dance, and choreography.  Students will have the option to enroll in 2 weeks, 4 weeks, or the full 6 weeks and may opt to take the intensive in-person or a shortened online intensive via Zoom. There will be a showcase at the end of each two-week session for in-person students.

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.

PROGRAM DATES:

Full 6 Weeks: July 5 – August 13, 2021 
Session 1 | July 5-July 16
Session 2 | July 19-July 30
Session 3 | August 2-August 13
*Students are encouraged to take all 3 sessions, but may opt to take less.

Daily Schedule:
Monday-Friday from 10:00AM – 3:00PM (in-person),
Approximately 10:00AM-1:00PM (Zoom option)

Summer Intensive Showcases:
-Friday, July 16 at 2:00PM
-Friday, July 30 at 2:00PM
-Friday, August 13 at 2:00PM

WHERE:

The Charlottesville Ballet Studios
1885 Seminole Trail
Charlottesville, VA


AUDITIONS: 

All applicants must audition for the Summer Intensive program. If you cannot attend an in-person open audition, you may submit a video audition (see more information below).
*Due to COVID-19, audition spaces are limited to 15 students per audition time. We may open an additional audition time if all spaces fill. All students are required to wear face masks and must abide by our COVID-19 policies. Please arrive and park for the in-person audition in the back of the building and wait for our staff to escort you into the facility.

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

In-Person Open Audition
Saturday, January 23, 2021

Ages 8-11: 11:30AM-12:30PM
Ballet Only

In-Person Open Audition
Saturday, January 23, 2021

Ages 12+: 12:45-1:45PM
Ballet + Pointe if applicable

In-Person Open Audition
Saturday, March 13, 2021

Ages 8-11: 11:30AM-12:30PM
Ballet Only

In-Person Open Audition
Saturday, March 13, 2021

Ages 12+: 12:45-1:45PM
Ballet + Pointe if applicable

In-Person Open Audition
Saturday, March 13, 2021

Ages 12+: 2:45-3:45PM
Ballet + Pointe if applicable

AUDITION VIDEOS:

Video submissions will be accepted for students unable to make an in-person open audition. Videos must be submitted no later than May 1, 2021.
*Please note: due to the large number of in-person auditioning students this year, in-person intensive spaces will be limited. In-person spaces cannot be guaranteed and will be filled based on the of order that we receive acceptances. Please submit your video as soon as possible.

Registration is required before submitting your video (see below). An audition fee of $20 will be charged upon registration. After completing your registration, 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]llet.org with a link or attachment to your video footage.


SUMMER INTENSIVE TUITION:

Once a student has successfully auditioned, a nonrefundable deposit of $500 (in-person intensive) or $200 (Zoom intensive option) is due upon acceptance into the Summer Intensive in order to hold his or her place in the program.  The deposit will be automatically charged to the credit card on file.   The remaining Summer Intensive tuition is due in full on June 15, 2021.

Tuition:

Two Weeks$680
Four Weeks | 10% Discount$1224
Six Weeks | 20% Discount$1632

*Charlottesville Ballet encourages students to attend the full six-week program, but will also allow students to attend two or four weeks of the program.  Please note that students opting to enroll in two weeks must attend two consecutive weeks (you may choose from Session 1, Session 2, or Session 3). Students opting to enroll in four weeks may choose Sessions 1 & 2, Sessions 1 & 3, or Sessions 2 & 3).

Online Option:

If you prefer to take classes online instead of in-person, we are offering a Zoom option for the first two classes per day only. These classes will run from approximately 10:00AM-1:00PM with a short break between the two classes. Zoom students will take class along with the in-person students and will be given personalized feedback. The fees for this partial day intensive are as follows:

  • Zoom Option for the full Six Weeks: $816
  • Zoom Option for Four Weeks: $612
  • Zoom Option for Two Weeks: $340

FAQ’s:

What age group should I audition with if I am one age at the audition and a different age when the Summer Intensive begins?
Please audition with the group that is your age at the time of the audition. We will place students into groups based on ability levels for the actual Summer Intensive.

Are photos/resumes required for Summer Intensive auditions?
No photos or resumes are needed. The only required paperwork is the online audition enrollment form prior to attending.

What should I wear to the audition?
Female students should wear a leotard (any color) and skin-toned or pink tights, and ballet shoes. Please also bring pointe shoes if you are currently taking pointe. Male students should wear tight fitting dance attire and ballet shoes. All students are required to wear a face mask during the audition.

What should I expect during the audition?
Auditioning students will take a technique class and all students will participate in the full class. There are no eliminations during the audition.

When can I expect to hear results from the audition?
In-person January auditioning students will receive an email by February 15 with whether or not they have been accepted for the Summer Intensive. In-person March auditioning students will receive an email by March 27 with results. Video auditioning students will receive an email with results as soon as possible upon completing and submitting all video requirements. All accepted students will not learn their specific intensive groups until closer to the Summer Intensive when we will have a better idea of Covid-19 guidelines for the summer and have completed all auditions for the Summer Intensive.  

Is housing available?
Unfortunately, housing is not available for the 2021 intensive.

Is financial aid available for the Summer Intensive?
As a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, Charlottesville Ballet is dedicated to providing dance training to students and families from all financial backgrounds. Financial assistance for tuition to Charlottesville Ballet Academy is available for all families that qualify for assistance. This includes Summer Intensive tuition. If you are interested in applying for financial aid, please click this link to submit an application: Financial Aid Application


If you have any additional questions or would like further information about the Summer Intensive, please email [email protected].