Under the direction of Artistic Director, Linda Reifsnyder Jenkins, The Florida Ballet offers a variety of programs during the summer months. Programs include beginner, intermediate, and advanced instruction and are available for students ages 3 and above. Class enrollment is limited and some programs require a placement audition.
The Florida Ballet Summer Programs
Courses of study designed to advance the training of any serious dance student.
Master Class and Audition Series
Ages 13 and above
During this two-week intensive, students will have the opportunity to train with leading directors from around the country including: Tracey Alvey (Alabama Ballet), Dierdre Miles Burger (Florida Ballet), Christopher Hird (Sarasota Ballet), and Olivier Munoz (Maryland Youth Ballet).
Daily classes will be offered in ballet, pointe, and contemporary. Separate auditions will be held within the two-week program for dancers to be considered for apprenticeships, studio companies, and training opportunities at Alabama Ballet, Florida Ballet, Maryland Youth Ballet, and Sarasota Ballet.
~ The Florida Ballet Summer Dance ~
Ages 3 and above
Weekly classes from introductory through intermediate levels, ages 3 and above. Evening adult open classes are also offered.
~ The Florida Ballet Summer Intensive ~
Ages 12 and above
The Florida Ballet's Summer Intensive offers a 4-week program designed for dancers in the intermediate through pre-professional levels. The program focuses on developing well-rounded dancers through exposure to a wide variety of disciplines with an emphasis on classical ballet technique and key elements of ABT's National Training Curriculum.
~ The Florida Ballet Junior Intensive ~
Ages 10 and above
The curriculum of the Junior Intensive is specifically designed with the younger student (ages 10-13) in mind and is presented in an environment that is positive and nurturing. The Junior Intensive is a rigorous and comprehensive program that provides the young dancer a greater grasp of ballet technique and related dance styles.
~ The Florida Ballet Young Dancers Workshop ~
Ages 6 - 11
A five- day workshop, for dancers ages 6-11, structured to build a foundation and love for classical ballet.