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Summer Intensive

What is the next step in your training and career?
Find out at Nashville Ballet’s 2014 Summer Intensive, where you can strengthen your technique and explore your full potential in a supportive environment and a fun, safe city. Nashville Ballet Artistic Director & CEO Paul Vasterling leads our faculty of instructors whose expert knowledge and experience give you the tools to advance your technique and reach your goals.

Admission and Auditions
Admission to School of Nashville Ballet Summer Intensive is by audition only. All auditionees will receive results and session options within two weeks of audition. Students ages 11 and up are welcome to audition for our newly expanded program. For audition dates and locations, please visit our audition tour page.

World-Class Instruction
Instructors make it their goal to empower students, so they can transfer their new skills beyond their Summer Intensive experience. They teach students how to understand their bodies, build strength and develop their technique.

Placement and Curriculum
Artistic staff determine each student’s placement in one of  three training levels—intermediate, advanced and pre-professional. Each student’s level assignment will be confirmed or re-assigned during the first three days of each session. Without exception, all student placements will be made at the sole discretion of the artistic staff.

Students take a variety of classes, including ballet technique, men’s technique, pointe, classical variations, pas de deux, contemporary, jazz, conditioning, repertoire, theater techniques and composition. Class offerings are subject to change.




Registration Fee*


Room & Board**

Session A - 1 week

June 9 - June 13, 2014




Session B - 2 weeks

June 9 - June 20, 2014




Session C - 2 weeks

June 23 - July 4, 2014




Session D - 3 weeks

July 7 - July 25, 2014




Session E - 5 weeks

June 23 - July 25, 2014




*Registration fee is waived for current School of Nashville Ballet students.
**Room and board rates are subject to change.



Nashville Ballet Facilities
Summer Intensive classes are held at The Martin Center for Nashville Ballet, just west of Downtown Nashville. Studio A is 3,900 square feet, Studios B and C are 1,800 square feet each and Studio D is 1,500 square feet.

Summer Intensive Schedule - Click here to view a sample class schedule
Mondays through Fridays 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.*
Saturdays 10 a.m. to noon*
Sundays are set aside for rest.
*All times are approximate and subject to change.

Summer Intensive Showings*
Session B: June 20, 2014 - 2:30pm
Sessions D & E: July 25, 2014 - 2:30pm with repeat performance at 5:30pm
*Performance dates are subject to change.

Meals & Accomodations - Click here for exciting changes to housing and meals for 2014!
Non-boarding students have the option to bring their lunches or purchase a catered lunch for $10 per day. Tuition for Room and Board students includes all meals.Click here to view a sample menu. Boarding students and chaperones reside on the campus of nearby Belmont University, located in the heart of Music City. Room and board rates are subject to change.

Transportation and Parking
Students age 16 and older can bring a vehicle to Nashville and can park it in designated lots. All student boarders will have transportation between residence halls and The Martin Center for Nashville Ballet.

NB2 Selection 
After attending the School of Nashville Ballet’s mandatory five-week Summer Intensive session, candidates are chosen for NB2, our pre-professional program, based on their potential to attain a professional career. To learn more about NB2, click here.

University Partnership

Company and NB2 dancers can earn a college degree through a unique partnership with nearby Belmont University, which allows dancers to have a flexible schedule. Click here for more information about the partnership.

Registration & Payment
Upon acceptance into our Summer Intensive program, all NB2 candidates and students will receive a registration packet with detailed instructions, deadlines and requisite forms. A non-refundable registration fee of $125 must accompany all registrations. Registration forms without the registration fee and required deposit will not be accepted. All forms, registration fee, and required deposit must be received by April 1, 2014. The School of Nashville Ballet will not be responsible for postal or other delays. The $125 registration fee is NON-REFUNDABLE. Tuition must be paid in full by May 2, 2014.

A request for partial refund must be accompanied by a comprehensive doctor’s report in order to be considered. Refunds will only be considered for withdrawal due to injury or illness. Refund requests after May 2, 2014, and before the start date of your session will not be considered. Refunds will not be larger than 50% of the tuition paid on or before May 2, 2014. There are no refunds for registration fees, voluntary withdrawals and/or room and board.