Summer Intensive 2015

June 8  – July 24, 2015
Session 1: June 8 – 19 $810
Session 2: June 22 – July 24 $1,775
Session 1 and 2: June 8 – July 24 $2,450

The Summer Intensive offers serious ballet students the highest caliber of intensive classical training, augmented by a rich diversity of dance forms necessary to meet the eclectic demands of dance companies today.

School of Ballet Arizona’s summer program offers seven full weeks of intensive classes. Our program offers students ages 10 + the opportunity to make advances in technique and in the way they dance as they are taught by internationally renowned faculty from The Stuttgart Ballet, American Ballet Theatre, Ballet de Camagüey of Cuba, The Joffrey Ballet, Ballet Nacional de Cuba , The National Ballet of Canada and The Pennsylvania Ballet!

Our summer intensive gives students a real feel for Phoenix living and what life is like with the School of Ballet Arizona family. Students will have classes 5 days a week as well activities during the weekends. Courses offered are ballet technique, pointe, pas de deux, men’s technique, variations, repertory and BAZ’s repertory, men’s conditioning, dance history, flamenco, strength and conditioning, modern, jazz, Zumba, and choreography.

Dorms for Upper Division Summer Intensive:

SBAZ draws students from all over the country and is proud to announce Arizona State University housing provided for our summer students (ages 13 +).

Location: Arizona State University Downtown Campus Taylor Place Dormitory at 120 E Taylor St, Phoenix, AZ 85004 Amenities: Double occupancy rooms, laundry facilities, small kitchenette in common area, bathrooms vary from private, suite-style and single gender community style bathrooms Transportation: Housing located on local bus and light rail routes Supervision: School staff will stay on sight 7 days a week
Cost:  TBA
Meal Plan:  Typically not offered.  Students purchase groceries weekly and prepare meals and eat out.
Supervision: School chaperone will stay on sight 7 days a week


Summer Intensive 2015 ~ Audition Tour

Jan 3, 2015  Milwaukee Ballet Milwaukee, WI
Registration 11:00-11:30am, Audition 11:30-1:00pm
Auditioner: Ballet Arizona Ballet Mistress Lisbet Companioni

Jan 3, 2015  Boston Ballet Boston, MA
Registration 10:30-11:00am, Audition 11:00-12:30pm
Auditioner: School of Ballet Arizona School Director, Carlos Valcárcel

Jan 4, 2015 Pontecorvo Ballet Studios Springboro, OH
Registration 2:00-2:30pm, Audition 2:30-4:00pm
Auditioner: Ballet Arizona Ballet Mistress Lisbet Companioni

Jan 4, 2015 The Rock School Philadelphia, PA
Registration 2:00-2:30pm, Audition 2:30-4:00pm
Auditioner: School of Ballet Arizona School Director, Carlos Valcárcel

Jan 10, 2015 The Metropolitan Ballet Theatre Alpharetta, GA
Registration 10:00-10:30am, Audition 10:30-12:00pm
Auditioner: School of Ballet Arizona School Director, Carlos Valcárcel

Jan 10, 2015 Hubbard Street Chicago, IL
Registration 12:00-12:30pm, Audition 12:30-2:00pm
Auditioner: Ballet Arizona Rehearsal Director, Maria Simonetti

Jan 11, 20154 Ballet Austin Austin, TX
Registration 11:00-11:30am, Audition 11:30-1:00pm
Auditioner: School of Ballet Arizona School Director, Carlos Valcárcel

Jan 11, 2015 Pittsburgh Ballet Pittsburgh, PA
Registration 2:00-2:30pm, Audition 2:30-4:00pm
Auditioner: Ballet Arizona Rehearsal Director, Maria Simonetti

Jan 17, 2015 Pacific Northwest Ballet Seattle, WA
Registration 2:00-2:30pm, Audition 2:30-4:00pm
Auditioner: School of Ballet Arizona School Director, Carlos Valcárcel

Jan 18, 2015 Marin Ballet San Rafael, CA
Registration 2:00-2:30pm, Audition 2:30-4:00pm
Auditioner: School of Ballet Arizona School Director, Carlos Valcárcel

Jan 19, 2015 Maple Conservatory of Dance Irvine, CA
Registration 2:00-3:30pm, Audition 3:30-5:00pm
Auditioner: School of Ballet Arizona School Director, Carlos Valcárcel

Jan 24, 2015 Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, NY
Registration 5:00-5:30pm, Audition 5:30-7:00pm
Auditioner: School of Ballet Arizona School Director, Carlos Valcárcel

Jan 25, 2015  Central Florida Ballet Orlando, FL
Registration 3:00-3:30pm, Audition 3:30-5:00pm
Auditioner: School of Ballet Arizona School Director, Carlos Valcárcel

Jan 25, 2015  The School of Ballet Arizona Phoenix, AZ
Ages 16 +:
Registration 10:30-11:00am, Audition 11:00-12:30pm
Ages 13-15:
Registration 12:00-12:30pm, Audition 12:30-2:00pm
Ages 10-12:
Registration 2:30-3pm, Audition 3:00-4:30pm

Jan 31, 2015  National Ballet Academy Denver, CO
Registration 1:00-1:30pm, Audition 1:30-3:00pm
Auditioner: School of Ballet Arizona School Director, Carlos Valcárcel

Feb 1, 2015  Ballet West Salt Lake City, UT
Registration 2:00-2:30pm, Audition 2:30-4:00pm
Auditioner: School of Ballet Arizona School Director, Carlos Valcárcel

Feb 22, 2015  The School of Ballet Arizona Phoenix, AZ
Ages 16 +:
Registration 10:30-11:00am, Audition 11:00-12:30pm
Ages 13-15:
Registration 12:00-12:30pm, Audition 12:30-2:00pm
Ages 10-12:
Registration 2:30-3pm, Audition 3:00-4:30pm

Audition fee is $30 (cash or check on the day of audition)
Please bring a headshot photo and a full body photo in first arabesque.
Click here for 2015 Audition Form (you may email or mail it on prior to the audition with credit card details for audition payment).

Or a DVD audition may be submitted. Please send with the completed DVD Audition form.     Click here for the 2015 DVD Audition Form


Student testimonials

“This summer intensive helped me grow as a dancer. I absolutely love how the teachers are so involved in making sure you understand everything. I wasn’t a very confident dancer before this intensive but now I feel like I can express myself to my full potential! Thank you so much!”

– Trinity, Cleveland

“This summer I had many wonderful experiences. I was given the priceless opportunity to work with a plethora of teachers who have the knowledge and work experience to truly help students grow and develop as dancers and artists. In 6 weeks I grew more than I thought possible. This intensive has been the most challenging program I have been to and I loved every second. Thank you School of Ballet Arizona”

- Brigid, Denver, CO

“Over the past six summer intensives I’ve attended, my time here at SBAZ has honestly been the best-rounded and rewarding program I’ve experienced. The faculty and facilities are of the highest quality and I’ve enjoyed taking in all the program has to offer.”

- Leah, Strongsville, OH

“The new building is beautiful and the studios are gorgeous. It feels inspiring to learn in such a beautiful facility. The teachers are amazing and all the classes are challenging. This has been a wonderful experience and I feel like I have really improved throughout the program.”

- Juliette from Phoenix, AZ