3-Week Youth Summer Intensive
July 1-19, 2024
“My favorite part of my summer is working with the students in the Junior Intensive Program. I love working with students from all different studios and watching them bond and inspire each other in such a nurturing environment.” – Carrie Cheng, Guest Faculty of 16 summers
Students ages 10-14 from across the region converge for an immersive three-week training program led by PBT School faculty and guest instructors. With two session times to choose from, dancers are able to build upon their training and grow their artistry through a wide variety of classes and instruction. This is an excellent program for young dancers looking to train more seriously in the summer as they take the next steps on their ballet journey.
Session 1: 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Session 2: 1:30-5 p.m.
Dancers will develop stronger technique while
gaining experience in class, rehearsal and performance settings.
In three weeks, dancers will log close to 60 studio hours through a diverse curriculum that
-Ballet: technique, pointe, variations,
-Specialty concentration classes: pas de deux, men’s technique
-Additional disciplines: jazz, modern
-Cross training: Pilates
Jr. Intensive students may also opt to take part in a lunch program. Students who take part in the lunch program must sign up and pay for the entire three-week lunch program.
Our incomparable faculty consists of artists with national and international professional experience, many of whom are former Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre dancers.
Our faculty’s professional artistry is matched by their warmth and care for our dancers. While maintaining the rigor of our programming, they cultivate an environment of support in each class, creating a camaraderie that elevates PBT from a school to a community.
For a full list of PBT year-round faculty, click here.
“I would 100% recommend it to a friend. All of the teachers are so kind and you can really tell that they want to help you improve.” – 2022 Dancer
New Students will require an audition for the program.
-Attend PBT’s audition on Saturday, February 3
-Contact the school office to attend a placement class by April 30, 2024. Email email@example.com.
-Submit a video audition through DanceApply.com Video submissions should include one side of barre work, including plie, tendu, rond de jambe, and grandbattement. In the center, videos should include small jumps, medium jumps, tendu, pirouette, and releves (en pointe if applicable).
Current students will be communicated with directly by the School Office. Please contact PBTSchool@pittsburghballet.org with any additional questions about enrolling.
DATES AND DEADLINES
Registration Deadlines are rolling, one a first-come, first-serve basis, following the Feb. 3 audition date.
*there will be no classes on July 4th.
Add-on Lunch: $175
Leotards: Dancers may wear any solid-color leotard for class. Dancers must have a white and black leotard for the end-of-session demonstration.
Tights: Flesh tone
Shoes: Flesh-tone ballet flats; Jazz shoes (black or flesh)
Shirt: Dancers may wear any solid color fitted shirt for class. Dancers must have a fitted white shirt for the end-of-session demonstration.
Tights: Black tights
Shoes: Black ballet flats