2014 Summer Intensives


ABA dancers Mira and Reagan in ABA’s 2013 Summer Intensive

  Enroll Now!

2014 Ballet Summer Intensives!

Program #1 July 7th – July 25th     Int.3 /Adv.   9:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Program #2 July 7th – July 18th     Beg.2/Int. 1   10:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Program #3 July 21st – 25th  Beg. 1 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

All programs run Monday – Friday

Why go away to an expensive, crowded summer program when you can get the training you really need and want here.

We offer smaller classes by two instructors. Each dancer receives individual attention and coaching.  And ABA has affordable, reasonable pricing.  Technique classes are focused on proper placement, form, and injury prevention. We focus on clean, un-stylized technique so that our dancers are versatile and are able to adapt to any style or company they are desiring to work for.   Our Pas de Deux classes are instructed by both a male and female teacher so that both dancers receive the correct technique and coaching.  We offer Pilates and core/cardio conditioning, stretch classes and thera-band work to keep our dancers strong and flexible.  We offer the absolute best training in the area.

Our studios have professionally sprung floors and have air-conditioning and heat.

Our full time dancers have recently won and placed in the San Diego YAGP regionals and several were qualified for the New York Finals.  Our dancers  this year (2014), have been accepted to Ellison Ballet, ABT- New York and Irvine, The Rock School for Dance Education, Bolshoi Academy, San Francisco Ballet, Harid Conservatory, Kirov Academy, School of American Ballet, Texas Ballet Theater, Joffrey, PNB, Pittsburgh Ballet Theater, Ballet West, and many others.  Many of our dancers have received full and partial scholarships as well as offers to attend year round programs abroad.  Our training is being proven by our results and the many opportunities our dancers are receiving.

***No drop in classes will be allowed.  Dancers must attend weekly, or the entire 2-3 week program.  No pro-rated weeks/days.


Summer Intensive Programs:


  • Program #1 July 7th – July 25th   Int. 3 /Adv.  (Levels 3-5):  

            9:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.  $900 (Monday – Friday, 15 days)  Weekly rate $350  (A deposit of $300 due by May 17th, will be required to hold space in this program)


  • Program #2 July 7th – July 18th  Beg. 2/ Int. 1  (Levels 2B-2A):    

           10:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. $475 (Monday – Friday, 10 days)  Weekly rate $275  (A deposit of $150 due by May 17th, will be required to hold space in this program)

Classes will include:     Technique, Pointe (Int./Adv. only), Pas de Deux (by invitation), Contemporary/Modern, Lyrical (Beg./Int. only), Conditioning/Pilates/Theraband, Stretch, Choreography, Variations and Rehearsal.


  • Program #3 July 21st-25th Beg 1/2 (Levels 1B-1A) Ages 6 and up:

            9:00-12:00  (Monday-Friday, 5 days)  $225  Classes include ballet technique, variations, ballet workbook and activities.

             (A deposit of $75 due by May 17th, will be required to hold space in this program)


Intensive Information:

Classes will be taught by Jose Chavez, Dana Nelson, Alyssa Boysen, and special Guest Teachers.

Classes offered in Ballet Technique, Pointe, Pas de Deux, Pilates, Conditioning, Stretch, Contemporary and Variations.  Days will include rehearsal time for an informal performance the last day of each intensive program.

Dancers will need:

Black leotard-any style, black short chiffon skirt, pink tights, pink ballet shoes, pointe shoes (if on pointe).

Int./Adv. dancers will be able to wear a “color of their choice” leotard on Fridays.

Beg./Int. will need jazz shoes and may change clothing for jazz class (color leotard OK, tights, jazz pants or shorts, and jazz shoes)

Dancers will need to bring their own lunch/snack and water bottle.  Water is available for $1 per bottle, if the dancers run out.

Dancers will also need a yoga/pilates mat, and a medium weight Theraband.  Int./Adv. dancers will also need a softball, Theraball or foam roller.


Any questions regarding level placement, enrollment, supplies, etc., may be emailed to academyofballetarts1@gmail.com.

*ABA does not provide housing, transportation or meal arrangements.  All tuition fees must be paid in full prior to the intensive.  Enrollment is on a first come, first served, basis.  Dancers must be in a level appropriate for their experience and abilities.  ABA staff reserves the right to determine which level is appropriate for the students.

Site development by Wolfe Interactive.