Summer Intensive

July 5 - 23, 2021

Diablo Ballet is pleased to announce auditions for its Summer Intensive.

Diablo Ballet School provides students from age 9 through trainee level a three week Summer Intensive from July 5 – 23, 2021. 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, injury prevention and pas de deux. 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 2020–21 season will be selected from the Summer Intensive. The Intensive will be offered in-studio with proper safety protocols and procedures in place and with a limited and stable number of students per class. The Intensive will also be offered virtually if preferred. If at any point county guidelines change, we will alter our schedule accordingly.

To learn more about our Professional Trainee Program, click here

Video Audition:
Students interested may submit an online video audition. The video audition fee is $30.

2021 Summer Intensive video applications will be accepted January 5 – February 28, 2021 or until the Intensive is full. Please fill out the Summer Intensive Audition Form, by clicking here. Then submit a video (no longer than 5 mins) of Barre and Centre work to school@diabloballet.org. Be sure to include the student’s name when sending the audition video. Please submit payment of $30 below (videos will not be considered without payment at time of submission).

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

Audition Results:
Online Video Applicants will be notified on a rolling basis and no later than the end of February. Students who are accepted to the Summer Intensives will be notified of their program placement (either Intermediate or Advanced) in an audition result email.

Please email school@diabloballet.org with any questions.