Diablo Ballet School provides students from ages 11 through trainee level a three-week Summer Intensive in July 8 – 26, Monday through Friday from 10:00 am – 3:30 pm.

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
Character & Flamenco
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 intensive 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.  The intensive will take place at Contra Costa School of Performing Arts in Walnut Creek.

Professional trainees will be selected from the Summer Intensive. To learn more about our Professional Trainee Program, click here.


Training will be July 8 – 26, Monday through Friday from 10 – 3:30 pm each day.  Students will be placed in two levels – Advanced or Intermediate on the first day of the Intensive.

All classes will take place at Contra Costa School of Performing Arts – 2730 Mitchell Drive, Walnut Creek, CA 94598



Acceptance to Diablo Ballet School’s Summer Intensive is by audition only.  Auditions can be done by video submission. Please follow the directions below.  Registration is open, but please note space will be limited. 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 $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 10.  Payment plans will be accepted.  Email school@diabloballet.org to arrange.



Students may submit a video audition if they are unable to audition in person or are out of the area. The video audition fee is $45. Video applications will be accepted January 8 – April 15, 2024 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 school@diabloballet.org.

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