Learn the Anaheim Ballet technique during AB School's Summer Programs!

The 2017 summer programs include a four-week Summer Intensive for intermediate and advanced students, as well as a one-week Junior Intensive for younger intermediate students.

AB School's four-week Summer Intensive focuses on ballet technique along with supplemental classes in such styles as jazz, modern, musical theater, hip-hop and voice and acting for dancers. The session-end performance will feature all students in a staging of a work from classical ballet repertory, student choreography, and other dance styles studied during the program.

AB School's Junior Intensive offers a full slate of ballet classes, in a one-week timeframe. An excellent preparatory program and introduction to intensive training for younger ballet students.

Program Dates and Ages:

Junior Intensive: June 26-July 1; 9-12 years old, intermediate level (en pointe not required)

Summer Intensive: June 26-July 22; 10-20 years old, intermediate and advanced levels (en pointe required)

International students are welcome to apply.

Audition Details

Please pre-register for the Audition by calling 714-520-0904 or emailing info@anaheimballet.org with the student name, age, and current ballet school.

ABS Summer Intensive Programs Audition:
Sunday, February 5, 2017
Registration: 11:30 am
Class: 12:00noon - 1:30 pm
at Anaheim Ballet School

Please Bring to Audition:
-Photo in first arabesque
-Short write-up of "What dance means to me"
-$20 Audition Fee
-You are welcome to complete the Audition Form, available here.

If you cannot attend the February 5th audition class, you can either submit a video audition (via mailed DVD or emailed video link) or local students can attend an AB School class with either of the Directors. Please also include the completed Audition Form, photo in first arabesque, and "What dance means to me" write-up. Students wishing to audition in person should contact Anaheim Ballet School in advance to make such arrangements or RSVP for the Audition Class. Video auditions must demonstrate a selection of bar rework, center adagio, pirouettes, small jumps, grand allegro, and ladies please include pointe work. The video should not exceed ten minutes.

Auditions/video submissions must be completed/received by March 25, 2017.

Summer Intensive (June 26-July 22) Program Detail:

Ages: 10-20 (en pointe required for ladies)

Classes: ballet, character, hip hop, jazz, modern, partnering, men's class, pointe, and more. Students will take three to four classes Monday-Friday, and one class Saturday. Additional master classes or lectures will be scheduled in addition. The first class on weekdays begins at 10:30am. A forty-five minute lunch break is offered, and students may only leave AB for lunch with written consent from parent (there will be a fridge/freezer and microwave available to students). There is a daily rehearsal period in which the students rehearse for the ballet portion of the final performance. Depending on the day of the week and students' level, weekday classes may finish between 6:00-8:45pm. In addition, students (in groups) will choreograph their own piece to submit for inclusion in the final performance.

Levels: Intermediate, Advanced [Female dancers are required to be on pointe]

Guest Faculty to Include: Former Bolshoi Ballet Soloist Alexander Greschenko, Youth America Grand Prix, American Ballet Theatre, and more...

Tuition and Performance Fee: $1,650

Option 1 ($2,450) - Chaperoned Extended Stay Suite/Residential Housing: Students will be lodged in an extended stay suite at a Marriott hotel property in the Disneyland Resort Area (just three miles from AB), featuring fully equipped kitchens and separate living area from sleeping areas. Each suite will house 2-3 students as well as an adult chaperone. All meals as well as transportation to and from Anaheim Ballet will be provided. Additional amenities include complimentary high-speed internet access, full breakfast buffet seven days a week, an on-site laundry facility, as well as outdoor pools and fitness center. Additionally, limited Residential Housing with students and adult chaperone may be available, please note if preferred.

Option 2 ($1,350) Housing with AB Family [Limited Availability]: Students will stay will a host family whose student is also participating in the Summer Dance Celebration Program. Host family will provide meals and transportation.

Note: If you would like information on arranging your own accommodations, contact VisitAnaheim.org.

Junior Intensive (June 26-July 1) Program Details:

Ages: 9-12 (en pointe not required)

Classes: Students will take three to four classes Monday-Friday, and two classes Saturday. The first class on weekdays begins at 10:30am. A forty-five minute lunch break is offered, and students may only leave AB for lunch with written consent from parent (there will be a fridge/freezer and microwave available to students). Depending on the day of the week, weekday classes may finish between 3:30-4:00pm.

Tuition: $700

Note: If you would like information on arranging your own accommodations, contact VisitAnaheim.org.

General Student Information

Anaheim Ballet is easily accessible from John Wayne Airport (SNA). Please attempt to arrange arrivals and departures from SNA. If unable to secure flights to/from SNA, flights should be arranged from Long Beach Airport (LGB), Ontario Airport (ONT) or from the Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). Please note on your application if transportation to and from the airport will be necessary.

Anaheim Ballet is located in an internationally favored vacation area that has many lovely accommodations. Lodging at local hotels provides easy access to the Anaheim Ballet studios. Parents wishing to join their children may request information for lodging by visiting www.VisitAnaheim.org. Anaheim Ballet is located near the Disneyland Resort, Anaheim Ice Hockey Rink, and Anaheim Packing District.

Field Trips:
Optional group activities for the four-week Summer Intensive students will include a trip to Disneyland (The Happiest Place on Earth) for an additional fee. Students under 13 will have a chaperone with them at all times at Disney. Additional no or low-cost social events may be available, please plan ahead accordingly (for example, beach bonfire or pool party).

Supervision will include attention to ensuring that each participant receives the most from their experience by forming new friendships and gaining positive feelings of accomplishment and productivity.

Dress Code:

Ladies: Black, pink, white leotards, pink tights, pink ballet shoes, pink pointe shoes [if already on pointe], black, pink or white chiffon skirts are optional. Hair must be secured in ballet-style. Free style dressing is allowed during rehearsal periods at the discretion of the instructor. No jewelry may be worn.
Gentleman: White or black snug fitting T-shirts, black tights, black or white ballet shoes with coordinating socks. Free style dressing is allowed during rehearsal at the discretion of the instructor.

Jazz, Hip Hop, Tap, Character, Modern, Musical Theater & Performance
Free style choice of leotards, tights, and T-shirts (no logos please) for contemporary dance styles. Ladies please bring a nude leotard for use under costumes, and bright plain colored T-shirts for the session-end performance. Dancers will also need black jazz shoes, sneakers, character shoes, tap shoes (character shoes may be used in place of tap shoes), black jazz pants, black class skirt for ladies, and a pair of denim/jean pants.

Stage Make-up: (for four-week Summer Intensive students)
Neutral foundation (base), neutral powder (finish), earth-toned dark brown eye shadow, black eye liner, black mascara, earth-toned natural powder blush, earth-toned natural lipstick, earth-toned natural lip liner, white eye shadow, light brown eyebrow pencil (unless very dark brows), gray/brown contour powder. Brushes: large powder, medium blush, small eye shadow assortment.

Street Wear & Incidentals:
Daily casual wear for to/from AB, warm jacket (evenings get cool), optional bathing suit. Students may find it helpful to bring funds for occasional movie outings or similar events, and for any personal purchases.