Summer Intensive

July 5 - 23, 2021

Diablo Ballet’s 2021 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 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 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.  Click here for the Summer Intensive schedule. 

To learn more about our Professional Trainee Program, click here.


Training will be July 5 – 23, 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 28th.



Acceptance to Diablo Ballet School’s Summer Intensive is by audition only.  Registration opens March 15th. All students who have already been accepted and Diablo Ballet School Levels 3 – 5 can register once open. A $100 deposit will be charged to your credit card on file upon registration to secure your spot.  If you are interested in attending and have not yet auditioned, please see below for instructions on submitting a video audition.  Video auditions will be accepted until April 30, 2021 or until the program is full.


The cost to attend is $900 for the 3 weeks. 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 $100 is due at registration, with the final payment due June 25th.  Payment plans will be accepted.  Email to arrange. 


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 – April 30, 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 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