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At this time, the International Intensive is still scheduled to go ahead.  We will however extend the deadline for full tuition/residence payment until the end of May 2020.  As this is an on-going situation, please check back here regularly for updates.  We hope we will be able to welcome you this summer and keep dancing!

June 29 - August 1 | Ages 10-21
The Sarasota Ballet's International Intensive is an exciting 5 week program for the aspiring professional dancer.  Learn from our world-renowned faculty who will guide students through a challenging but fulfilling summer program in the beautiful city of Sarasota.  The Intensive will offer a progressive curriculum including classical technique, men's virtuosity, pas de deux, variations, repertoire, modern, jazz and conditioning.

2020 Faculty
The Sarasota Ballet:
Iain Webb - Director
Margaret Barbieri - Assistant Director
Christopher Hird - Education Director
Dierdre Miles Burger - Assistant Education Director
Kate Honea - Principal Dancer
Octavio Martin - Assistant Ballet Master

Classes will run from 9:30-5:00 (Monday to Friday) and 9:30-12:30 (Saturday).  The third Saturday of the program will have no classes.  July 4th will have a shorter day.  Students are required to attend all classes.

Year-Round Program
Students may audition for The Margaret Barbieri Conservatory, our year-round program.  Select students will be chosen for our Trainee Program which provides a direct link to the Company.

The program culminates in 2 performances at the beautiful Mertz Theatre at Florida State University's Center for the Performing Arts.  Students must attend all 5 weeks or the final 3 weeks to benefit from this performing opportunity.

2020 fees: 

5 weeks: $525 per week
3-4 weeks: $575 per week
1-2 weeks: $625 per week

2020 fees: $650 per week (inclusive of all meals, transportation, housing and supervision).  Please note weekend activitie will incur additional charges.

Available for all students ages 12 and above.  Students will be housed at a hotel close by SRQ airport and the studios.  Transportation between the hotel and the studios will be provided.  Students are chaperoned by our Resident Coordinators.  Weekend activities will be planned including a trip to the beach plus Busch Gardens.  Information to follow in the Handbook.

Audition Tour
While our audition tour is now over, there are still two ways to audition: visit our audition page.

Contact us: [email protected] or 941.225.6520

The Sarasota Ballet International Intensive is proud to be sponsored by Freed of London.


Box Office: 941.359.0099
Phone: 941.359.0099
5555 North Tamiami Trail  Sarasota , FL  34243