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 via an in person audition or by video submission. Please follow the directions below.  All who auditioned will be notified of acceptance on March 4 and registration will open on March 6.  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 27 . If received on or after March 28, 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 10.  Payment plans will be accepted.  Email to arrange.



February 25th from 12:15-2:15 pm

Ace Dance Academy – 1825 Mt Diablo Blvd., Walnut Creek.

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.

The cost to audition is $40. A class will be taught including barre and center work until 1:45 pm and then the last 30 minutes will be pointe work and variations.  Class will be taught by Diablo Ballet Company Dancer, Luis Gonzalez.

To audition, please fill out our audition form and pay the $40 audition fee below. You will receive an email from Diablo Ballet within a week of submitting confirming your audition time.

Current 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 in the summer intensive and if you will be auditioning.

Students will be notified of their acceptance to the intensives by March 4, 2024 by email.

Any questions please email


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

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