Summer Intensive

July 10 - 28, 2023


Diablo Ballet School provides students from ages 11 through trainee level a three-week Summer Intensive from July 10 – 28, 2023. Designed to broaden the perspective of serious ballet students through the exposure to a wide variety of disciplines, the program includes an exciting variety of daily ballet technique and pointe or pre-pointe class, with additional classes that may include:

Pas de deux
Musical theatre
Dance history
Injury prevention

Students will receive training by Diablo Ballet’s professional dancers, Diablo Ballet School Faculty and world – renowned guest instructors dedicated to the learning process and growth of each individual student in a healthy and welcoming environment.

Diablo Ballet School’s summer intensive allows students the opportunity to train at a professional level while staying close to home. Class size will be limited and will be offered in studio. 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 2023–24 season will be selected from the Summer Intensive. To learn more about our Professional Trainee Program, click here. For our current class schedule, please click here.


Training will be July 10 – 28, 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.  Auditions can be done via video submission or by taking a placement class in one of our current classes.  Please email to arrange a placement class.  For a video submission, follow the directions below.  Once you have been accepted, you may register for the intensive below. A $200 deposit will be charged to your credit card on file upon registration to secure your place.


The cost to attend all 3 weeks is $1125 if you register before March 6th. If received on or after March 7th, the price is $1225.  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. We encourage students to take all 3 weeks, but students may take 2 weeks of the intensive for $900 or 1 week for $500.  In order to secure your place in the program, a non refundable deposit of $200 is due at registration, with the final payment due June 23rd.  Payment plans will be accepted.  Email to arrange.



Acceptance into our Summer Intensive Program is by audition only. Auditions are open to dancers of all genders who have achieved intermediate or advanced levels of ballet training.  If you are interested in auditioning, please submit a video submission below or a placement class can be arranged. Any questions or inquiries, please email


Students may submit a video audition if they were unable to audition in person or are out of the area. The video audition fee is $45. Video applications will be accepted January 4 – April 15, 2023 or until the Intensive is full.

To submit a video audition, please fill out our audition form and pay the $45 video submission fee below in order for your audition to be considered.  Once received, we will review and notify you of your acceptance.

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, small jumps and a pirouette combination.

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