Advanced Performance Intensive

July 24-28, 2017

The Ballet Chelsea Performance Intensive is designed to allow advanced dancers to immerse themselves fully in their art through an intensive rehearsal process that will culminate in a performance project. The projects, one classical and one contemporary, will be performed on BC’s benefit performance.

Summer Dance Intensive (SDI) – 3 sessions

Session I: July 31-August 4, 2017
Session II: August 7-11, 2017
Session III: August 14-18, 2017

Ballet Chelsea’s Summer Dance Intensive serves the serious ballet student by offering an intensive training process that nurtures personal growth through personal attention and training excellence. Students are exposed to  a broad curriculum that includes daily ballet technique, pointe, repertory, partnering, modern, contemporary ballet and conditioning methods in addition to educational dance seminars. Students may choose to attend 1, 2 or 3 weeks. Students taking the first two weeks experience immersive choreographic projects which culminate in a program performance open to the public.

Sessions I and II are open to intermediate and advanced level dancers on pointe. Dancers ages 10+ who are not yet on pointe may enroll for Session III only, unless given permission from Artistic Director to enroll in additional sessions.


Deadline to enroll – May 29, 2017. Requests to enroll after that date will be assessed on a case-by-case basis.

Dancers must be at least 10 years of age or obtain permission from the Artistic Director to participate.

Dancers not en pointe may enroll for Session III only.


Decisions concerning placement will be made on the basis of technical level, recent dance experience, and age. Final placement is solely at the discretion of the Artistic Director.

Photo Requirement

Any dancer, who has not previously attended Ballet Chelsea’s Summer Dance Intensive or is not currently training at Ballet Chelsea studios, should submit a 5 x 7 black and white photo in first arabesque.

Physical Requirements

All dancers must have a physical examination and complete and submit all required medical health forms prior to participation.


Tuition is non-refundable. Proration of tuition will be considered on a case-by-case basis in the event illness or injury prevents a dancer from attending class.


A non-refundable deposit of $100 is due at time of registration.

Deposit will be credited towards tuition.

Payment Schedule

May 29, 2017 – $100 deposit due
June 19, 2017 – 50% tuition due
July 15, 2017 – 100% tuition due


10% – Off total family tuition for families with more than one student enrolled.

50% – Graduating Seniors, Ballet Chelsea Alumni and Male dancers.


Students may apply for limited SDI (only) tuition scholarships. Applicants must demonstrate both merit and financial need and meet established eligibility guidelines.

Scholarship Application required for consideration.

Dress Code

Ballet Technique & Pointe Classes: Solid color leotard, pink tights, pinks shoes. A short ballet skirt is permitted for Repertory and Variations classes.

Jazz and Modern Classes: Solid color leotard and jazz shoes, if available. NO SOCKS! Black tights or jazz pants are permitted.

Additional Attire: Dance-appropriate warm-ups permitted for seminars and some conditioning classes.

Men’s Attire: Black tights, white t-shirt, black shoes preferred.

All dancers must be wearing street clothes and shoes when entering or exiting the building.




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