Find an Intensive

Ballet intensives are a great way to boost your training and learn a lot in a short amount of time! They're also a wonderful opportunity to meet other adult ballet dancers. Listed here are some adult ballet intensives in a variety of locations and different lengths of time.

If you know of an adult intensive or workshop that should be included in this list, please leave a comment with the name and website!

Alonzo King LINES Adult Dance Intensive
May 28-31, 2020 - San Francisco, CA

"Adult Dance Intensive is an immersive dance weekend just for adults, offering a track for the recreational dancer and a track for retired professionals/dance educators. This is the one time each year when adult dancers from all over the country meet in San Francisco for a weekend filled with technique, creativity, exploration and self discovery."

June 1-6, 2020 - Salt Lake City, UT
June 15-20, 2020 - Cleveland, OH
(Use Jana's code "CARSON35" for $35 off your tuition!)

"artÉmotion offers a one week Adult Ballet Summer Intensive in Salt Lake City, Utah. There will be Advanced, Intermediate, and Beginner classes offered. No prior dance experience is required. Students will also have the option to participate in a Half Day or Full Day experience. The Half Day program will include two 1.5 hour technique classes every morning. Classes include Ballet, Contemporary, Pointe, Jazz, Modern, and Men and Women’s Variations. The Full Day experience continues with the opportunity to be choreographed on for an in studio performance on Saturday, June 6th at Ballet West."

Houston Ballet Adult Intensive
August 10-15 or 13-15, 2020 - Houston, TX

"This comprehensive intensive, taught by Houston Ballet Academy’s world-renowned staff, is geared towards adult dancers ages 18 and above. The intensive is designed for adult dancers who are levels Intermediate through Advanced, with a minimum of 3 years ballet training. Classes will include ballet technique, repertoire, coaching, contemporary, social dance, body conditioning and Yamuna. Students who register for the full-week intensive may choose to take part in an informal showing on Saturday, August 15, 2020."

Kat Wildish Adult Performance Workshop
March 19-22, 2020 - New York, New York

"Tango Ballet Performance Workshop “Por Una Cabeza” with Special Guest Italian Choreographer Matteo Corbetta.

Performances @ Peridance NYC
* March 22 Sunday 2pm and 4:30pm *
This special workshop includes your rehearsals, performances, costume use, photos, and video of the show for just $125!"

Maple Conservatory of Dance
2020 Dates TBA - Irvine, CA

"Maple Conservatory of Dance is offering a comprehensive world-class summer ballet intensive for adult dancers ages 20 and older. Classes offered: Ballet Technique, Pointe, Variations, Pas de Deux, Conditioning, Repertoire, & Performance."

National Ballet of Canada Adult Dance Intensives
Multiple Dates - Toronto, Ontario

"In Studio’s Adult Dance Intensive offers adult dance students the chance to strengthen their technique, enhance their musicality and artistry and challenge themselves in an inspiring and encouraging class environment. Classes include classical ballet, classical repertoire, pas de deux, contemporary and more."

NYCB Ballet Essentials Workshop Weekend
June 4-7, 2020 - New York City, NY
June 11-14, 2020 - New York City, NY

"Designed for adults with beginner to advanced beginner ballet experience, this four-day workshop will give you a glimpse of what it’s like to train exclusively with NYCB. You’ll gain insights on technique and learn choreography from your favorite NYCB works. All workshops will be led by NYCB dancers and artistic staff, and feature accompaniment by company pianists."

San Francisco Ballet Adult Ballet Summer Workshop
June 8-13, 2020 - San Francisco, CA

"Join dance lovers from across the country for five and a half days of ballet technique and repertory classes. San Francisco Ballet School’s acclaimed faculty and special guests teach participants in our beautiful studios with live piano accompaniment.

This workshop is for ages 21+. You must be regularly attending ballet classes and have an in-depth knowledge of ballet terminology and be proficient with center work."
Sarasota Ballet Adult Ballet Weekend Workshop
March 28-29, 2020 - Sarasota, FL

"Our Weekend Workshop is designed for adult students who love to dance! The 2 day workshop will include classes in technique, variations and repertoire culminating in an informal presentation for friends and family. The cost includes lunch and a ticket to a Sarasota Ballet performance. Students should have at least a year's experience in ballet."
Sun King
June 14-20, 2020 - Richmond, VA
August 9-15, 2020 - Richmond, VA

"These intensives are 7 days long, with the final day being a half day. Classes are held in the charming, spacious studios of Virginia Commonwealth University and the vibe is urban. With lively neighborhoods and a thriving restaurant scene, Richmond is a wonderful place to experience. If you prefer a smaller crowd, come to the June camp. Both of the Richmond camps provide a performance opportunity; the enormous VCU space transforms into a perfect theater for our show. We will send you home with the online performance video and camp photo. We have a wonderful group of experienced instructors that differs for each camp. A list for your camp will be provided in your Welcome Packet. Class size varies, but is usually about 15 students per level. Daily transportation between the hotel and the studios will be provided and reserved on site-parking is available. Lunch is provided each day."

Technique in Taos
July 26-August 9, 2020 - Taos, NM

"One or two week program. Technique in Taos is an adult summer program, dedicated to preserving the Balanchine Technique®, and is intended for teachers and adults who wish to expand or enhance their knowledge.

Directed by Jillana, former principal with the New York City Ballet while under the direction of George Balanchine and authorized teacher of the Balanchine Technique® & Balanchine Style®,

Balanchine Technique® will be stressed in all technique, pointe, variation, and repertory classes. There will also be instruction in modern and pilates. Excerpts and variations from Balanchine Ballets will be taught.

There will be five and one half days of intensive instruction per week."


Gina said...

You should definitely include "Technique in Taos":

I attended last summer and I am happy to share more information if you are interested.

Ballerinas By Night said...

Oh yes, how could I forget! Thank you for adding!

Anonymous said...

National ballet of Canada, in Toronto, have an adult intensive in summer, but also in winter and spring break:

Caroline L. said...

Great photo! :) Very fun memories of ArtEmotion! I’m debating what to do this year—can I go back to AE and also try out SunKing in August? Decisions, decisions. (FYI: small typo — the dates for June Sun King are June 14-20, not 29. I wish! Or maybe I don’t...the soreness might be insane!)

Ballerinas By Night said...

@Caroline - RIGHT?! I'm debating two in June...and then won't be able to walk the rest of the summer haha. And oops! Thank you for the typo catch!! I hope to get to see you somewhere this summer!! - Jana

Anonymous said...

Looks like SF Ballet has a workshop for adults from June 8-12

Briana Hunt said...

I'm doing the Amy Novinski adult intensive this summer! It's in Philadelphia. It's my first summer intensive.
I'm doing the beginner/intermediate but there's also an intro/beginner.

Anonymous said...

They're also a new one in Europe for adult dancers, with rep and a performance in a theater at the end Morlaix ballet camp. It's in Brittany, France.

Unknown said...

Hello All! I love this page. Ballet SunMi @ ballet.sunmicom With over 10 years on faculty at The Rock School for Dance Education, Ballet SunMi vision is to Connect Community Through Dance. It's a one week intensive in Philadelphia from May 31st-June 4th from 8:30 am - 11:30 am.

Sun-Mi said...

Sorry it should read :)

Unknown said...

Don’t forget about Ballet Academy of Charleston! We have two adults intensives this summer. July 26-30 and August 2-6. Come dance with us and explore Charleston’s beautiful city! Check out our website for info: 💕

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