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Audition for three unique summer programs in New York City that offer the highest quality ballet education for serious students.

​January 5
Canadian Contemporary Dance Theatre
509 Parliament Street, Toronto, ON, Canada M4X 1P3
Ages 12-14    Check-In: 12:00pm   Audition: 12:30-2:00pm
Ages 15-19    Check-In: 1:30pm    Audition: 2:00-3:30pm
Mr. Edward Ellison will conduct the audition.

June 24-July 19, 2019
4-Week Program
Ages 12-19
This session is designed for students who wish to experience concentrated exposure to exceptional classical ballet training in New York City. The curriculum affords an excellent opportunity to greatly improve technical skill, develop greater self-awareness and gain a deeper understanding of individual artistic potential.

July 22-August 2, 2019
2-Week Program
Ages: 13-19 *Ladies Only
This special program is for young ladies who wish to be immersed in the details of classical ballet variations. The curriculum includes daily classes in classical technique, pointe, and intensive study of some of the most famous choreography in the history of ballet.

July 22-August 2, 2019
2-Week Program
Ages: 16-19
This exclusive program will focus on the study of various pas de deux from the great classical ballet repertoire, immersing students in the pas de deux, variations, and codas associated with each selected ballet.

September 2019-May 2020
Ages: 12-19
This year-round program is designed to meet the needs of those dedicated students, from across the U.S. and abroad, who seek the highest standard of classical ballet education to prepare for a professional career. Working daily under Edward Ellison’s artistic direction, and his faculty’s careful guidance, students develop the essential skills to fully explore and realize their greatest individual potential. This program is based on the Vaganova method, a system of training that is logical, thought-provoking, inspiring and highly effective. There is great emphasis on our men’s program, focusing on the development of the power, stamina, and masculinity associated with strong male technique.


–Applicants should be between 12-19 years of age and have a strong basic classical foundation in relation to their level and age. (11-year-olds may audition as long as they are age 12 by June).
–Dancers should audition with the age group that they fall into on the date of the audition.

–Audition Registration Fee: $40
–Please bring two recent photos to your audition: 1st arabesque and tendu a la seconde. Photographs will not be returned.
–Girls should wear a solid color leotard and full-length pink tights with ballet slippers, and should bring pointe shoes. Boys should wear white t-shirts and full-length black tights.
–Upon completing a summer intensive audition, participating students will receive a letter indicating acceptance, wait-list, or non-acceptance within three weeks.



Summer Dance Intensive at The National Ballet of Canada

The National Ballet of Canada gives young dance students the opportunity to learn from professional dancers right in the National Ballet’s studios. Dance students will participate in ballet, pointe, jazz, repertoire and hip hop classes taught by professional artists from the National Ballet and others.

Senior Summer Dance Intensive
Dates: Monday, July 8 - Friday, July 19, 2019
Times: 9:30 - 4:00 pm 
Requirements: Dance students ages 12 - 18. A minimum of five years of ballet training is required.
Classes include: Ballet technique, Contemporary, Pointe, Classical Repertoire and more.

Junior Summer Dance Intensive
Dates: Monday, July 8 - Friday, July 19, 2019
Times: 9:30 - 3:00 pm 
Requirements: Dance students ages 8 - 11. A minimum of three years of ballet training is required. 
Classes include: Ballet Technique, Contemporary, Classical Repertoire and Hip Hop


416 345 9595

ProArteDanza Summer Intensive Program

ProArteDanza’s SUMMER INTENSIVE PROGRAM (SIP) is a unique summer training experience for dancers to build training foundations with the guidance of professional teachers, choreographers and dancers who have decades of experience in the field.

OUR VISION of our intensive is to provide training to young and emerging dancers in both classical ballet and contemporary dance techniques. This fusion is in great demand in the dance world today and we aim to provide dancers with a strong foundation and furthering in their training.

PROGRAM DETAILS: SIP is a 4 week intensive dance training in ballet, contemporary, floorwork, conditioning and choreographic processes. The month will end with four performances We now offer 3 levels of our Summer Intensive Program!


Audition Date 1: Saturday February 16, 2019 National Ballet School 400 Jarvis Street
Apprentice Ages 19+: 12:30pm - 3:00pm

Audition Date 2: Sunday February 17, 2019 The Citadel 304 Parliament Street
Jr Aspirante Ages 12-14: 10:00am - 12:30pm
Aspirante Ages 15-18: 1:00pm - 3:30pm

July 29 - August 25th 2019
Monday to Friday 9:30am - 5:30pm * 9:30am - 4:30pm for Junior Aspirantes
Saturdays 10:00am - 2:00pm
Performances will run from August 22 - 25

Roberto Campanella, Robert Glumbek, John Ottmann, Johanna Bergfeldt, Martine Lusignan, Ryan Lee, Alysa Pires, Kelly Shaw, Daniel McArthur, Caryn Chappell and more!

PROGRAM COST: $1,850 plus HST

Email for more information!


Kingston School of Dance Summer Intensive August 19th-23rd, 2019

Bring your dance technique and performance to the next level this summer.

Our Summer intensive offers students the chance to strengthen their technique, enhance their artistry and challenge themselves in a dynamic and inspirational setting. This is an exceptional opportunity for motivated young students to train with some of the best professionals in their fields.

Join us for five days of challenging, energetic, and fun classes where students can meet others who share the same intensity and passion for dance! Interested students may register for either the Junior Intensive (ages 10 to 12) or Senior Intensive (ages13+). Both streams run consecutively in our beautiful waterfront studios at the Tett Centre for Creativity and Learning (370 King St. West, Unit 303) in Kingston, Ontario.

Classes are offered in a wide variety of dance techniques and styles including:

Ballet Technique (Daily)

Contemporary (Daily)

Jazz (Daily)

Musical Theatre



As well as informative seminars on nutrition for dancers, history of dance and dance as a career.

Registration: $260,00 


Quinte Ballet School of Canada AUDITIONS for Summer Dance Intensive 2019

SPRING 2019 AUDITIONS – PLEASE VISIT OUR WEBSITE FOR MORE INFORMATION.  Masterclasses for students in Grades 9 through 12 only.


Friday, March 22, 2019.  Masterclass & Audition 4pm to 5:30pm. Vanessa Plettell Dance


Sunday, March 24, 2019.  Audition 2pm to 3:30pm.  Contemporary School of Dance


Saturday, April 6, 2019. Masterclass 1:30pm to 3pm.  Audition 3:15pm to 4:45pm.  Elite Dance Force


Thursday, April 18, 2019.  Audition 3:30pm to 5pm

Quinte Ballet School of Canada's Summer Dance Intensive is a three-week program that provides students with a challenging and rewarding dance experience within a safe and creative community.  Students dance from Monday to Friday for approximately 22 hours per week. With an emphasis on versatility and technique, classes include:  Ballet Technique, Pointe Work, Boy’s Work, Repertoire, Modern, Spanish/Flamenco, Jazz, Hip Hop, Conditioning.

PROFESSIONAL TRAINING PROGRAM (PTP):  Audition Required.  Attending the Summer Dance Intensive offers both the students and the faculty an opportunity to work together in a studio environment to see if QBSC is the right fit for you as a potential full-time professional student.  Visit AUDITION for more information.

OPEN TRAINING PROGRAM (OTP):  Audition Not Required.  Designed to provide a challenging Summer Dance experience, this is an excellent option for those students who are not necessarily looking for a full time professional program.  However, an OTP student may be offered acceptance to the full-time professional training program based on talent and commitment displayed.

PTP and OTP students take classes together, including special workshops, and are placed in levels according to their age and ability.

613-962-9274 ext. 21

International Summer Intensive in CUBA - TEADE VIII -2019

TEADE is a week long international summer intensive event open for professional dancers, dance students ( 13 years up )choreographers ,musicians and percussionist students, who want to experience a unique cultural exchange while nurturing their skills under the instruction of Master Cuban teachers from across the island and abroad. The exchange will be hosted in the city of Matanzas or what is popularly known as "the Athens of Cuba, city of poets and bridges." There will be daily dance workshops, conferences and evening shows to facilitate the exchange between local and international artists. Professional dancers and choreographers will also have the unique opportunity to work with Cuban dancers to either develop choreography or perform to Cuban audiences during one of the many evening events planned across the city. Participants would have the chance to perform representing their country and school /company on one of event nights gala and will receive a diploma . We have an early bird fee of CUC $ 450 ( CUC is the Cuban Convertible Currency , equivalent of the US dollar ) and a registration fee of CAN $20 To receive information email : or call 905-617-2037 See the link below for more information :


The Retreat - by Release Dance Project

Release Dance Project is a Toronto based Dance Company, that is excited to present THE RETREAT SZN 2. With an overwhelming success in Summer 2018, we are pleased to offer a 2 week, and 1 week session this summer. Participants can look forward to keeping up their dance training in: ballet, jazz, contemporary, modern, and improvisation. We pride ourself in offering a professional experience with guest choreographers that work in the industry. Alongside the training, we offer a traditional camp experience! From swimming, hiking, wide games, bonfires, arts & crafts, canoeing and more. The Retreat is located at the beauftiful campus of Lakefield College, in Lakefield, Ontario. Take a look at our website for highlights from last year and all the information you will need to sign up! We look forward to working with beginner and advanced dancers.