Summer Intensive

July 11 - 29, 2022

Diablo Ballet’s 2022 Summer Intensive for Levels 3 – 5

Diablo Ballet School provides students from age 10 through trainee level a three week Summer Intensive from July 11 – 29, 2022. The program is designed to give students a deeper understanding of ballet with special classes geared to complement their training including conditioning, Pilates, contemporary, character, pointe, variations, choreography and improvisation, nutrition, dance history and injury prevention. Students will receive training by Diablo Ballet School Faculty, including Diablo Ballet Company members and world-renowned teachers and choreographers.

The summer program consists of two levels: Intermediate and Advanced. Advanced female students must have at least two years of pointe training.

Acceptance to Diablo Ballet School’s Summer Intensive is by audition only. Professional trainees for the 2022–23 season will be selected from the Summer Intensive. The Intensive will be offered in-studio with proper safety protocols and procedures in place. If at any point county guidelines change, we will alter our schedule accordingly.

To learn more about our Professional Trainee Program, click here. For our current class schedule, please click here.


Training will be July 11 – 29, Monday through Friday from 10 – 3:30 pm each day.  Students will be placed in two levels – Advanced or Intermediate and they will be notified of their placement by June 30th.



Acceptance to Diablo Ballet School’s Summer Intensive is by audition only.  Once you have been accepted and registration is open, you may register for the intensive. A $200 deposit will be charged to your credit card on file upon registration to secure your place. 


The cost to attend is $1000 for the 3 weeks if you register before April 15th. If received on or after April 16th, the price is $1100.  There is a $50 registration fee for students who are new to Diablo Ballet School and a 10% discount will be included for multiple students within one family. In order to secure your place in the program, a deposit of $200 is due at registration, with the final payment due June 24th.  Payment plans will be accepted.  Email to arrange.


Acceptance into our Summer Intensive Program is by audition only.  Auditions will be a 90 minute virtual ballet class taught by School Principal, Raymond Tilton. The first 15 minutes will be for check in and the audition fee is $40.

Intermediate Audition will be Sunday, February 27 from 12 pm – 1:45 pm PST

Advanced Audition will be Sunday, February 27 from 2:15 – 4 pm PST

Auditions will be at our studio – Diablo Ballet School – 1948 Oak Park Blvd., Pleasant Hill.

To audition:
Please complete the Summer Intensive Audition Form by clicking here and pay the audition fee of $40 below to secure your spot. Once paid, you will receive an email from Diablo Ballet School confirming your audition time. If you have any questions, please email The registration fee is non-refundable.

Registered Diablo Ballet Students are automatically accepted and if they choose to audition, their fee will be waived. Please email if you would like to participate.

Advanced registration is required for the auditions and registration is first-come, first-served. Registration will close when the audition class cap is reached or on Thursday, February 24th.

Video Audition:
Students may also submit an online video audition if they are unable to audition in person. The video audition fee is $45.

2022 Summer Intensive video applications will be accepted January 7 – April 30, 2022 or until the Intensive is full.

Please fill out our audition form

Pay the $45 Video submission fee

Submit a video (no longer than 5 mins) of Barre and Centre work to

Video to include the following elements:

BARRE please include: Pliés in 1st, 2nd and 5th, tendus, dégages, rond de jambes par terre, frappe, brief adagio, grande battements

CENTER please include: Adagio and small jumps

POINTE (if applicable) please include: Relevés in 1st & 2nd, sous sou, échappés & passé