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TAKE THE NEXT STEP IN YOUR TRAINING AND CAREER AT NASHVILLE BALLET’S SUMMER INTENSIVE.

Nashville Ballet’s Artistic Director & CEO Paul Vasterling leads an outstanding faculty whose expert knowledge gives you the tools to advance your technique and reach your goals.

Strengthen your technique and explore your full potential in a supportive environment and a fun, safe city.

Admission to School of Nashville Ballet Summer Intensive is by audition only. For audition dates and locations, please visit our audition tour page.


2018 Sessions

Session placement is by audition only.

 

Intermediate Program (Ages 11-14)

Session I

1 Week

June 11-15

Session II

2 Weeks

June 11-22

Session III

2 Weeks

July 9-20

Advanced Program (Ages 12-18)

Session IV

2 Weeks

June 18-29

Session V

3 Weeks

July 2-20

Session VI

5 Weeks

June 18-July 20

Pre-Professional Program (Ages 16 and up)

Session VII

5 Weeks

June 18-July 20
 

2017 Summer Intensive Webinar

Nashville Ballet offered a live presentation and Q&A about Nashville Ballet's Summer Intensive program on Wednesday, February 15 at 4 p.m. CT. School of Nashville Ballet Director Nick Mullikin and current student Ashley Sewell presented information about Nashville Ballet's Summer Intensive 2017 session.

Topics included:
- Lodging, meals, chaperones and daily schedule
- Instructors and classes
- What graduates are doing after the program
- Opportunities at Nashville Ballet after Summer Intensive
- Frequently asked questions from students and parents


SUMMER 2018 - MORE INFORMATION

CLASS SCHEDULE

All classes meet Monday through Saturday (excluding Session I). A placement class will occur on the first Monday of the summer intensive session (not Arrival Day). Class times will vary depending on the level you are placed in; all are approximately from 9 am to 5 p.m. Saturday classes will be held from approximately 10 am to 1 p.m. Students are expected to attend all classes offered in their assigned level. Any exceptions must have prior permission from the School Director. Class times are subject to change and will be posted on the Summer Intensive bulletin boards at the studio and residence halls. 

Sample Schedules:

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SUMMER INTENSIVE SHOWINGS

On the final Thursday of Session VII (the Pre-Professional Program) and the final Friday of Sessions III, V and VI, students will present a showcase of their work. Family and friends are invited to attend free of charge. Seating is limited to three seats per student, and will be by RSVP only. The Youth Programs Coordinator will email a ticket RSVP request to students’ families two weeks before the performance date.

 

PROFESSIONAL TRAINING DIVISION SELECTION

The Professional Training Division (PTD) was developed to give pre-professional dancers a comprehensive program designed to further develop technique, strength and artistry in a rigorous environment and to prepare them for a career in dance. Dancers selected for this program are chosen for their talent and potential to pursue a career in professional dance. The focal point of PTD is to develop students into artists and assist them in their transition to professional dancers with Nashville Ballet or other professional dance companies.

We recommend that students interested in the Professional Training Division attend Summer Intensive Session VI (5 Weeks). Summer Intensive students selected for PTD 2018-2019 year will be notified before leaving Summer Intensive. To learn more about the Professional Training Division, click here.

 

PRICING

Tuition Boarding Room Only (Age 18+)
Session I $580 $600 Not applicable
Session II $1,250 $1,200 Not applicable
Session III $1,250 $1,200 Not applicable
Session IV $1,250 $1,200 Not applicable
Session V $1,700 $1,750 Not applicable
Session VI $2,500 $2,900 $1,325
Session VII $2,500 $2,900 $1,325
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NASHVILLE BALLET FACILITIES

Our newly expanded building features a total of seven dance studios. See our facility here

 

ROOM AND BOARD - DANCERS UNDER 18

Boarding students ages 11-18 will be housed at nearby Belmont University in suite-style apartments, with 4 or 5 private bedrooms per suite. Each suite is equipped with a full size kitchen (refrigerator, stove, microwave). Room and board fees for students under 18 include breakfast, lunch and dinner Monday-Friday, and breakfast and lunch on Saturdays. Dancers are responsible for their meals on Saturday night, all day Sunday, and during outings. 

 

ROOM AND BOARD OPTIONS - DANCERS 18 AND OVER

Belmont University's Horrell Hall

Dancers 18 and over may choose one of the following options for room and board: housing only (no meals) at Belmont University, housing and meals at Belmont University, or off campus housing of your choice. Belmont University housing is apartment style, with 4 or 5 private bedrooms in a suite. Each suite is equipped with a full size kitchen (refrigerator, stove, microwave). The Room & Board plan includes breakfast, lunch, and dinner Monday-Friday, and breakfast and lunch on Saturday. Dancers are responsible for their meals on Saturday night, all day Sunday, and for outings. 

 

LUNCH FOR NON-BOARDERS

Dancers paying tuition only may purchase catered lunch Monday through Saturday for $10 per day. Please refer to the order form in your registration packet.

 

TRANSPORTATION & PARKING

Nashville Ballet provides all transportation for Room & Board students. Room Only students may purchase transportation on Nashville Ballet buses for a nominal fee. Contact School of Nashville Ballet Summer Intensive via email or by calling (615) 297-2966 x204 for more information. Students age 16 and older may bring a vehicle to Nashville and park it in designated lots. All student boarders that elect to bring a car will be responsible for their own transportation for the entirety of the intensive.

 

ATTIRE REQUIREMENTS

LADIES:

Photo: Gene Schiavone

Photo: Gene Schiavone

Everyday Attire:
• Pink convertible tights (recommended style: Capezio Style Number 9 adult or child) 
• Black convertible tights (recommended style: Capezio Style Number 9 adult or child) 
• Black socks (cotton/poly) 
• Pink ballet shoes and pointe shoes (if applicable) 
• Black jazz shoes and black jazz pants
• At least 1 white and 1 black simple camisole leotard (to be alternated by day)
• At least 1 white and 1 black chiffon wrap skirt (to be alternated by day)

Performance Attire (Sessions III, V, VI, and VII Only):
• One white and one black simple camisole leotard (recommended style: Mirella M207LD) 
• One white and one black chiffon wrap skirt (recommended style: Mirella MS12) 

It gave me the right tools to be a professional dancer. It was the best environment for me to flourish. I was able to improve not only my technical skills, but I could improve my self-awareness and confidence in ways that I could not have before. I really found Nashville Ballet was so great about nurturing both body and mind.
— Danielle Brown, Sarasota Ballet Principal Dancer

MEN:

• Plain white crewneck t-shirt or sports shirt (no logos, please) 
• Gray tights and black tights (we recommend footed and footless of each color) 
• Black socks (cotton/poly) and white socks
• Black ballet shoes and white ballet shoes
• Black jazz shoes and black jazz pants

 

REGISTRATION & PAYMENT

Upon acceptance into our Summer Intensive program, all students will receive an online link to a registration packet with detailed instructions, deadlines and requisite forms. A non-refundable registration fee of $150 must accompany all registrations. Registration forms without the registration fee and required deposit(s) will not be accepted. All forms, registration fee and required deposit must be received by April 1, 2018. School of Nashville Ballet will not be responsible for postal or other delays. The $150 registration fee is NON-REFUNDABLE. Tuition and Room & Board (if applicable) must be paid in full by May 1, 2018.

 

REFUNDS

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 1, 2018, 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 1, 2018. There are no refunds for registration fees, voluntary withdrawals and/or room and board. Contact the Youth Programs Coordinator via email or call (615) 297-2966 x204. 

 

JUNIOR INTENSIVE

Dancers ages 9-11 who do not yet qualify for our Summer Intensive are encouraged to read more about our Junior Intensive program by clicking here.