SUMMER PROGRAMS

SUMMER PROGRAMS

Summer is a great opportunity to explore your passion for dance and enhance technique.

Under the direction of Artistic Director Roberto Forleo, The Florida Ballet offers programs designed for beginning, intermediate, and pre-professional levels.

Summer Intensive Upper Division, Collegiate, & Company Experience:

  • June 10th – 29th, Summer Intensive – Session 1

Upper Division (ages 12+)

  • June 17th – 29th, Collegiate Summer Intensive

(ages 18+)

  • July 29-August 10, Summer Intensive – Session 2

Upper Division (ages 11+)

  • July 29-August 10, Company Experience Summer Intensive

(ages 16+)

Ballet’s Summer Intensive offers a 3-week and 2-week program designed for intermediate through pre-professional dancers. Designed for dancers ages 12+ (females must have a minimum of one year on pointe), the program exposes students to a variety of styles and disciplines guided by a world class faculty. Students attend daily ballet technique, pointe class, men’s class, variations class, partnering, as well as, modern, contemporary, and jazz classes.

At the conclusion of this program, students who demonstrate exceptional talent, potential and commitment, may be invited to join The Florida Ballet Conservatory Program, a rigorous year-round pre-professional training program for aspiring young dancers.

AUDITION DATES:

Miami, FL – February 4, 2024

Chicago, IL – February 24, 2024

Jacksonville, FL – March 3, 2024

FLB Summer Intensive Lower Division

Summer Intensive dates:

June 10th – 29th, Summer Intensive – Session 1

Lower Division (ages 8+)

The Florida Ballet’s Summer Intensive Lower Division is designed as an introduction to more intensive training dedicated to young aspiring dancers in a positive, nurturing, and professional environment. Designed for dancers ages 8+ (must have one year of ballet training) the program will focus on the foundation of classical ballet technique with key elements of the ABT National Training Curriculum. The students will be exposed to a variety of disciplines including modern dance, jazz, conditioning, and repertoire.

AUDITION DATES:

January 7, 2024

March 3, 2024

Storybook Journeys Program

June 10th -14th, Storybook Journey – Session 1

(ages 5-8)

August 5 – 9 Storybook Journey – Session 2

(ages 5-8)

Storybook Journeys is a creative exploration of dance, music, and art for children ages 5-8. Young dancers embark on a multi-sensory tour of designated storybook themes while delving into their own creativity through the integration of dance, visual art, choreography, and music.

Introduction to ballet and creative movement allows students to build movement vocabulary, coordination, and strength. Daily crafts take students beyond the studio to create costume pieces, dance props, and other accessories that inspire artistic expression and imagination. Program meets M-F, 9 am-12 noon.

Beginner Ballet (Ages 8 – 12)

Stay tuned for Summer 2024 dates!

Summer is a great time to explore new opportunities. Perfect for novice students, this class will introduce the beginning foundation of classical ballet. Boys and girls are welcome! No audition required.

Pre-Primary Ballet (Ages 3 & 4)

Stay tuned for Summer 2024 dates!

Perfect for the tiniest of dancers, this 6-week session introduces students ages 3 and 4 to rhythm, coordination, and creative movement.

Primary Ballet (Ages 5 – 7)

Stay tuned for Summer 2024 dates!

An hour-long class designed to create a foundation for proper classical ballet training. The curriculum strikes a healthy balance between structure and self-expression. Some Creative Movement techniques remain in place including improvisation, and the use of thought-provoking props. In addition, students begin to learn basic terminology and movement that will be utilized as they transition into the next level.