What is the next step in your training and career?
Find out at Nashville Ballet’s 2013 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
Online registration for Summer Intensive is now closed. For more information, please contact School Registrar Laura Henry at 615-297-2966 x 33.
Instructors make it their goal to empower students, so they can transfer their new skills beyond their Summer Intensive experience. They educate students on how to understand their bodies, build strength and develop their technique.
Levels and Curriculum
Artistic staff members determine each student’s placement in one of the 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.
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.
Nashville Ballet 2 Selection
After attending the School of Nashville Ballet’s mandatory five-week Summer Intensive session, candidates are chosen for Nashville Ballet 2 (NB2), our pre-professional program, based on their potential to attain a professional career.
Experiencing Music City
During planned group weekend outings, students have the opportunity to visit some of the most famous landmarks in Nashville’s music culture and history.
Transportation and Parking
Students age 16 and older can bring a vehicle to Nashville and can park it in designated campus lots. All students will have transportation between residence halls and The Martin Center for Nashville Ballet.
Company and second company dancers can also 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.
|Session A - 1 week||June 10 - June 14, 2013||$125||$500||$450|
|Session B - 2 weeks||June 10 - June 21, 2013||$125||$1,150||$850|
|Session C - 2 weeks||June 24 - July 5, 2013||$125||$1,150||$850|
|Session D - 3 weeks||July 8 - July 26, 2013||$125||$1,550||$1,250|
|Session E - 5 weeks||June 24 - July 26, 2013||$125||$2,250||$2,000|
Tuition for all students include catered lunches at our studios Monday through Friday and most Saturdays.
Room/Board students have all meals provided. Rooms based on double occupancy. Students must furnish all linens.
Forms, Tuition and Deposits
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, 2013. The School of Nashville Ballet will not be responsible for postal or other delays. The $125 registration fee is NON-REFUNDABLE. For those who audition on April 27 in Nashville, all fees and forms for Summer Intensive must be received by May 25, 2013. The deposit will be deducted from the total tuition, room and board cost. The balance due must be received no later than May 6, 2013.
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 6, 2013, 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 6, 2013. There are no refunds for registration fee, voluntary withdrawals or room and board.