SUMMER INTENSIVE 2021
JUNE 28TH - JULY 23RD, 2021
The Contra Costa Ballet Centre’s Summer Program offers instruction for Levels 1 through Advanced dancers, by a highly-developed faculty with years of experience both as dance educators and performers. Our directors and faculty have collectively worked with the most prestigious ballet institutions in the U.S., including American Ballet Theatre, New York City Ballet, and San Francisco Ballet.
Students follow a Russian-based, yet truly American syllabus. The curriculum consists of ballet technique, pointe, character, variations, modern, physical conditioning, and electives such as boys’ class, repertoire, Flamenco, anatomy, and Pilates mat class.
Summer Intensive 2021 program registration opens February 1, 2021.
Prospective students ages 7 and 8 may register for Level 1. There is no audition required.
LEVELS 2 - ADVANCED
Audition is required for prospective students ages 9+. See audition information below. Current CCBC students should register according to their current class placement.
We are now accepting registration for group auditions as well as video audition submissions.
Ages 9 - 12 (without pointe experience)
The group Zoom auditions scheduled for 2/21/21 have been cancelled. Dancers in this age group should request an audition by completing an Audition Request Form. Eligible students will be invited to participate in a current CCBC class for evaluation. The audition fee is $30 and is non-refundable.
Ages 12 - 19 (with pointe experience)
Video auditions are required for students ages 12 - 19 (with pointe experience).
Videos must be made recently (within 5 months of submission), not exceed 10 minutes in length, and include the following components:
Prior to beginning your barre work, introduce yourself briefly by saying your name, age and where you are from.
Complete all exercises listed below:
Complete barre (only one side necessary)
Center floor work:
Small jump combination
Men- Grand Tour
Relevés in arabesque
Pirouettes on pointe
Diagonal turning combination
To submit your video audition:
1. Click here to submit the $30 video audition fee (non-refundable).
2. Email video URL link (e.g. to a video hosted on Vimeo, YouTube, etc.) to with "Summer Intensive 2021 Audition" and the student's name in the subject line (ex. Summer Intensive 2021 Audition - Jane Smith). Do not send attachments in your email, as emails with attachments will not be opened.
TUITION & SCHEDULE
Due to changing COVID-19 conditions and local health mandates, the Summer Intensive 2021 tuition, schedule and program format are to be posted. The Contra Costa Ballet Centre is committed to returning to full in-studio instruction as soon as it is safe and possible, as well as providing the highest quality online training as necessary. While our intent is to offer the program in the physical studio, it may be necessary for instruction to take place in a hybrid or online format.
A non-refundable tuition deposit ($75 for Levels 1 - 3; $150 for Levels 4 - Advanced) is required to reserve an accepted dancer's space in the program. Early registration is strongly encouraged, as in-studio spaces may be limited and offered to dancers in order of registration.