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Our SI is a 4-week intensive where all levels have added classes and programs. Intermediate and Advanced take 3 - 4 classes per day, 5 days per week, and Primary takes 2 classes per day, 4 days per week - a very important program for any student. All dancers who participate will automatically take their training to the next level. 


Students follow a Russian-based, yet truly American ballet syllabus. The curriculum consists of ballet technique, pointe, character, contemporary, physical conditioning, anatomy and repertoire. The SI concludes with an In-Studio Workshop Performance for all participants that celebrates the dancer's summer work.

For Children's Division classes (ages 5 - 7), please click here.


​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Richard Cammack, Director – American Ballet Theatre, San Francisco Ballet School (Director)

Zola Dishong, Director – American Ballet Theatre, San Francisco Ballet, San Francisco Ballet School (Faculty)


Emily BorthwickThe Royal Ballet School, Royal Academy of Dance
Emily Ellison
Contra Costa School of Performing Arts (Contemporary Faculty)

Yuko Katsumi Colorado Ballet, Tampa Ballet, San Francisco Ballet School (Faculty)

Sherri LeBlanc New York City Ballet, San Francisco Ballet

Meghann Oakes Rust, DPT - Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine

Hiroko ShibuyaRitsuko Kamo - Tokyo

Edward SteggeColorado Ballet, Diablo Ballet




Audition is required for prospective students ages 9+ (see audition info below). Current CCBC students should register according to their current class placement.

The full 4-week tuition and registration fee (if applicable) will be charged to the credit card on account at the time registration request is processed. If you are requesting tuition to be prorated for 3 weeks' participation, please email to indicate your intent before registering online.  

Tuition:                                       4 Weeks      3 Weeks

Primary (Level 1 & 2)                  $625              $540

Intermediate (Level 3 & 4)      $1,275            $1100

Advanced (5/6/Co)                   $1,300            $1125

          Plus a registration fee of $50 for new students only.
          Tuition rates above apply to registrations received after 6/1/23.


IMPORTANT! The schedule has changed as of 6/1/23. Please review carefully!

Note that levels have been renamed as follows:

- Primary (Level 1 & 2)

- Intermediate (Level 3 & 4)

- Advanced (Level 5, 6 & Co.)

Click the image below to view the schedule:

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The required apparel below may be purchased through a dance retailer of your choice, such as:

Discount Dance (Online)

Contra Costa Dancewear (Walnut Creek)

East Bay Dance Supply (El Sobrante)

The Pointe Shoppe (Oakland)

SF Dance Gear (San Francisco)



Ages 8 - 12

Group auditions have concluded for 2023; please see Audition Class and Video Audition below for audition options. Registration begins 20 minutes prior. The audition fee is $30 - cash or check only. Please bring a printed full-body ballet photo in pose of dancer's choice. Standard classical ballet attire is required (black leotard, tights and shoes in ballet pink or toned to skin, hair in neat bun). Dancers en pointe should bring their pointe shoes. 



Ages 8 - 19

Dancers who are unable to attend the group audition should request an audition by calling (925) 935-7984. Eligible students will be invited to dance with a current CCBC class for evaluation. The audition fee is $30 - cash or check only.


Ages 12 - 19 (with pointe experience)

Video auditions are available for students ages 12 - 19 (with pointe experience). Email to request to request to begin the video audition process (do NOT attach videos in this email, as your email won't be opened). 


Preparing your Audition Video

Your audition video should be recent (within five months of submission) and must include the following components. Your video should not exceed 10 minutes in length. Prior to beginning your barre work, please introduce yourself briefly by saying your name, age and where you are from. Make sure to complete all exercises listed below. 

- Complete barre (only one side necessary)

- Center floor work:

  • Adagio

  • Pirouette combination

  • Small jump combination

  • Grand allegro

  • Men- Grand Tour

- Pointe work (if applicable)

  • Echappés

  • Relevés in arabesque

  • Pirouettes on pointe

  • Diagonal turning combination

For cancellation requests made by June 1st, 2023, the registration fee and 25% of the full tuition amount will be retained as a cancellation fee and the balance refunded. Tuition is non-refundable after June 1st, 2023.



Friday July 21, 2023

Contra Costa Ballet Centre

To conclude our Summer Intensive, all dancers will participate in an In-Studio Performance featuring choreography by our world-class faculty.  Dancers Primary - Advanced will be included.

Call the school for details: (925) 935-7984

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