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Summer Ballet Intensive

Program Dates: July 8th - 26th, 2024

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The program at our academy offers a diverse range of classes, including a daily ballet technique class, pre-pointe/pointe, stretch/conditioning, and more, to ensure a comprehensive training experience. Students who are part of the Performance Track and attending the full program will have the unique opportunity to participate in an in-studio performance, which is scheduled for Friday, July 26th at 6:00pm. On the other hand, Non-Performance Track students will engage in all the technique classes but will not be involved in the performance rehearsal at the end of each day.

Our classes are expertly led by Directors Jose Chavez and Dana Nelson, along with ABA staff members Alyssa Chavez, Veronika Part, Lisa Loree, Joan Ross-Gair, and various special guest instructors, ensuring a high standard of teaching and personalized attention for each dancer. The focus of these classes is not only on proper placement and form but also on injury prevention. We emphasize clean, un-stylized technique to cultivate versatility in our dancers, enabling them to adapt to any style or company they wish to work with in the future. Additionally, the program includes targeted strengthening and core/cardio conditioning specifically designed for dancers, complemented by stretch classes and thera-band work to maintain strength and flexibility. Our aim is to provide professional quality training in classical ballet technique, preparing dancers for a professional ballet career, college dance programs, or to assist in their journey in contemporary dance. The training environment is enhanced by our well-equipped studios, which feature professionally sprung floors and are outfitted with air-conditioning and heating systems for optimal comfort.

Summer Intensive Program Details

  • 10% off Summer Intensives if paid in full by April 30th, 2024. Valid for full program registration ONLY! Not valid for one or two-week registration. Cannot be combined with any other discount.
  • 10% sibling discount is available. The sibling with the highest tuition total will be charged the full tuition rate, and any additional siblings will receive a 10% discount. Cannot be combined with any other discount.
  • No drop-in classes or days will be allowed during Summer Intensives. Dancers must register for a one-week minimum or the full 3-week program.

Program 1: Advanced Intensive – Academy Levels 3 and up

  • Audition class or video required for non-ABA students
  • Performance Track – Full program: Approximately 10am to 4pm daily, exact times may vary, Cost $1600, Non-refundable deposit of $500 to hold spot in full program
  • Non-performance Track, 1 or 2 weeks: Approximately 10am to 3pm daily, exact times may vary, Cost $575 per week, Non-refundable deposit of $300 to hold spot in 1 or 2-week program
  • Program 2: Intermediate Intensive – Academy Levels 2A and 2B

    • Same details as Program 1.

Program 3: Adv. Beginning Intensive – Academy Levels 1A and 1B

  • Audition class or video required for non-ABA students
  • Performance Track – Full program: Approximately 10am to 2:30pm daily, exact times may vary, Cost $1300, Non-refundable deposit of $500 to hold spot in full program
  • Non-performance Track, 1 or 2 weeks: Approximately 10am to 1:30pm daily, exact times may vary, Cost $450 per week, Non-refundable deposit of $300 to hold spot in 1 or 2-week program

Dancers will need:

  • Black leotard-any style, short black ballet skirt, pink tights, pink ballet shoes, pointe shoes (if on pointe).
  • Dancers will be able to wear a “color of your choice” leotard on Fridays
  • Dancers may change clothes for contemporary (e.g., leggings, shorts, colored leotard, t-shirts, tank tops, bare feet or half sole shoes).
  • Dancers will need to bring their own lunch/snack and water bottle.
  • Dancers will also need a yoga/pilates mat, a medium weight Theraband, and a large exercise ball. See exercise ball size guidelines below:
    • Height Under 4’8″/142cm: 45 cm ball
    • Height 4’8″ to 5’3″/142-160cm: 55 cm ball
    • Height 5’4″ to 5’10″/160-178cm: 65 cm ball
    • Height 5’10” to 6’4″/178-193cm: 75 cm ball

Explore Some of Our Recent Testimonials

From Alumni, Students, and Proud Parents

Petra Johnson
Petra Johnson
2021-09-21
Best ballet studio ever. Professional, excellent excellent teachers. Great prices for such great classes
Cassie Alagna
Cassie Alagna
2020-10-01
My daughter had been dancing here for two years now. This school has been like a second home for her! Very professional and very friendly. They go above and beyond to watch their dancers achieve their goals! Highly recommend ABA!!
Tiana Buschmann
Tiana Buschmann
2019-12-04
ABA has become a second home to my daughter. The professional and highly trained faculty, provide outstanding ballet training for little ones through pre- professional level. I am continually impressed by their grace, poise, and their high standards. Five stars!
Jenn Sheehey
Jenn Sheehey
2019-11-15
Excellent, high quality ballet instruction in a safe environment for all ages. From the front desk, to the teachers, to other parents and the kids, everyone is wonderful there because they share a love of dance. We look forward to classes each week and are so happy we switched from our other studio. Our daughter has grown tremendously and only wants to dance more!
MyLifeAsLily
MyLifeAsLily
2019-10-03
Absolutely amazing!! I have been doing ballet on and off and decided to join the aba family an I have never been happier! Would rate 1000000000000000000000/10
Daisy Tate
Daisy Tate
2018-02-11
Truly one of the best traning studios in the world! Very blessed its our backyard 🙂
Roma Litton
Roma Litton
2017-08-09
Incredible teachers, passion and instruction. Worth every penny and all the countless hours of dedication behind the student and of the student. Devoted teachers and instructors who's main priority are ALL of their students and their families as well. No dance school drama... the dramas you see and witness are the intended ones with the talented students on stage during the spectacular productions done throughout the season. The parents are truly devoted to helping one another and the kids support each other as well. Discipline is expected inside and outside of the ballet studio and the students all rise to meet that because they want to out of care for their school, their teachers and one another. Charter school, and military friendly...