Summer Intensive 2014


Dates: June 30, 2014 –August 2, 2014 (5 weeks) with a Final Performance Saturday, August 2, 2014


Ages: 9 through Pre-Professional (A minimum of two years ballet training is required.
Three to four years minimum training for ages 15+ is recommended)


Schedule:  Monday through Friday 10:00am – 5:00pm, Saturday 10:00am – 2:30pm


Location:  FSU Center for the Performing Arts, 5555 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL


Tuition:  $2,200 for 5 weeks. Or $500 per week for abbreviated stays.


Room & Board:  $600 per week, all meals and transportation included (fully chaperoned)  


Audition Fee: $25 live or video audition


Live Audition dates:

Destination 1: Chicago, IL

  • Sunday, January 12, 1:00-3:00
  • Ballet Chicago

Destination 2: Cincinnati, OH

  • Sunday, January 19, 2:00-4:00
  • CCM

Destination 3: Houston, TX

  • Saturday, January 25, 10:00-12:00
  • Houston's HSPVA

Destination 4: Anchorage, AK

  • Saturday, February 1, 2:00-4:00 Via Skype
  • Anchorage Classical

Destination 5: Atlanta, GA

  • Sunday, February 2, 3:00-5:00
  • Atlanta Ballet

Destination 6: Natick, MA

  • Saturday, February 8, 2:00-4:00
  • Walnut Hills School of the Arts

Destination 7: Washington D.C

  • Sunday, February 23, 2:00-4:00
  • Ballet Nova center for dance

Destination 8: Sarasota, FL

           Saturday, March 1, 2:00-4:00

           The Sarasota Ballet


Destination 9: Miami, FL

         Saturday, March 8, 2:00-4:00

         Artistic Dance Center

Destination 10: Hong Kong

         Sunday, February 23

         Contact Ivy Chung via email at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Destination 11: Taiwan

        May 1- May 5

        Contact Ivy Chung via email at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


                                              Contact: Tina Taylor 941.359.0099 x120 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The Sarasota Ballet School provides the highest caliber of training available to aspiring professional dancers, and recreational students alike. Internationally renowned for its exceptional teaching staff and commitment to artistic excellence, the Sarasota Ballet School inspires students of all ages and levels to set and achieve their goals. In a safe and nurturing environment, the School’s affiliation to the world renowned Sarasota Ballet Company allows us to offer students our unique performance opportunities in a wonderful theatre.

Faculty: The Sarasota Ballet School Summer Intensive is proud and privileged to have a well-educated faculty including members of The Sarasota Ballet Company and The Sarasota Ballet School Faculty.  As part of The Sarasota Ballet, often the School Faculty is supplemented by world-renowned guest artists. Some of the faculty includes Isabel Dubrocq, Javier Dubrocq, Sherri Kitchens, Pavel Fomin, Dex Honea, Kate Honea, Lisa Townsend, Wendy Johnson, Sara Sardelli, Pedro Batista, Courtney Smith and Chaz Glunk.


Placement: Initially, each student is assessed and placed in the appropriate level based on observed technical ability and physical strength. The curriculum for each level allows for each individual student to continue to grow and increase his or her abilities and strength.  Our focus of instruction is most beneficial for the individual student. The emphasis of the program is ballet with supplementary classes in pointe, variations, modern, jazz, and character as appropriate for the student. 


Curriculum: Ballet, pointe, variations, repertoire, modern, jazz, contemporary, partnering, character, flamenco, virtuosity, Pilates, yoga, stretch and workshops will be held on topics such as injury prevention, nutrition as well as  music .  Advanced students will be able to participate in Pas de Duex and master classes as well.


Room and Board: A fully chaperoned housing is arranged at the Residence Inn by Marriott, 1040 University Parkway, Sarasota, FL  34234.  The fee of $600 per week includes a beautiful and comfortable shared suite, 3 meals per day, and transportation between the hotel and The Sarasota Ballet. 


Outside Activities: As the training schedule allows, there will be opportunities to enjoy excursions such as visits to the Sarasota area’s award winning beautiful beaches and shopping attractions. Also other attractions such as a sunset cruise, the Ringling Museum of Art, Selby Gardens, malls, movies and more.  All outside activities are chaperoned. Excursion fees may apply.


Payment Schedule: Upon acceptance, students must return registration forms with a non-refundable tuition deposit of $300 and a $600 deposit for housing is required.  Deposits will be applied to the total amount(s) due.   There are no refunds for housing or tuition deposits. 


April 1, 2014

$300 non-refundable tuition deposit

$600 non-refundable housing deposit due

Registration forms due

May 1, 2014

Full Tuition and Housing Payment Due


Dress Code: Ballet: Girls must wear pink transition tights, black leotard, pink ballet shoes and hair in a bun.  Boys must wear black tights, white t-shirt, and black ballet shoes. Pointe:  Pointe shoes and a black ballet skirt. Jazz:  Black jazz shoes and black jazz pants. Character:  Black character shoes and black character skirt 4 inches below the knee.

Required items:


  1. Black leotard (girls)
  2. White leotard (girls)
  3. Nude leotard (girls)
  4. Pink transition tights (girls)
  5. Black tights (boys)
  6. White t-shirt (boys)
  7. Pink ballet shoes (girls)
  8. Black ballet shoes (boys)
  9. Pointe shoes (girls)
  10. Black ballet skirt (girls)
  11. Black jazz shoes
  12. Black jazz pants
  13. Black character shoes
  14. Black character skirt
  15. Small notebook and writing utensils
  16. Yoga mat
  17. Bobby pins
  18. Hair net
  19. Performance makeup
  20. Hairspray
  21. Deodorant
  22. Water bottle


Suggested items:


  1. Foam roller
  2. Warm-ups for between classes
  3. Casual clothing
  4. Beach wear
  5. Sun block

       6.   Money for excursions, laundry, etc


*Financial aid is available for qualified students.

Please contact the Sarasota Ballet education department.