Intensive Summer Program
June 24 – July 27, 2019

Over the summer, serious ballet students from across the country and abroad converge for an immersive five-week training program led by PBT School faculty, PBT artistic leaders and high-profile guest instructors. In five weeks, more than 200 student dancers log over 180 studio hours, gaining experience in both rehearsal and performance settings.

These are their steps to success:

Dedication: Six days a week, students stretch, strengthen and dance their way to stronger technique and stage presence. As they work with PBT artists and instructors, they’ll learn more about the professional dance world and about themselves as artists.

Versatility: In preparation for the classical to contemporary spectrum of today’s dance companies, students learn to adapt to a diverse curriculum ranging from ballet technique, partnering and pointe to jazz, modern and character dance.

Passion: These students have chosen to dedicate a large part of their lives to dance, and many aim to go pro. During their time with PBT, they’ll meet peers with similar passions and absorb insights from teachers with extensive stage careers.

National Audition Tour – 2019 tour info now here!
Each year, PBT School embarks on a nation-wide audition tour for its five-week Intensive Summer Program (ISP) and two-week “Company Experience” Workshop. Approximately 275 students attend these programs each year. During this tour, students may also audition for our school-year Pre-professional Division. Pre-registration is not offered.

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