Summer Intensive - Richmond Ballet

Summer Intensive

Ages 12–21 / June 28 - July 30, 2021

Spend Your Summer with Richmond Ballet

In-Person and Virtual Options Available

Summer Intensive at Richmond Ballet is designed for young people who love dance and are committed to developing their ballet technique. The variety of classes offered in ballet, as well as associated dance forms, encourages participants to advance and expand their training. Faculty for Summer Intensive are from the School of Richmond Ballet and the Richmond Ballet professional company. Guest faculty also contribute in specialized areas of expertise. We’re especially proud of our previous participants who have gone on to professional careers with Richmond Ballet, as well as other ballet companies throughout the country.

Acceptance into this intensive program is by audition only. School of Richmond Ballet auditions take place annually January – February. We strongly recommend that those interested attend an audition in person. However, if this is not possible School of Richmond Ballet will accept a video audition. We have established specific building entry and class protocols that all staff and students must follow to keep our community safe. Please see our website for details on our safety procedures.

View required audition materials here.
There are no audition dates at this time.

Summer Intensive Offerings

*Not all levels participate in every class.

Ballet: Six intensive course levels for serious ballet students ages 11 and up. Includes daily ballet technique classes, as well as studies on subjects designed to develop a well-rounded dancer at each level of training.

Pointe: Pointe technique for all female students levels A-F.

Men’s Classes: Separate ballet technique classes for intermediate and advanced male students.

Variations: Instruction in selected variations from the classical and contemporary repertory for intermediate and advanced female and male students.

Pas de Deux: Partnering technique for advanced female and intermediate and advanced male students.

Character Dance:  Instruction in traditional national dance forms such as mazurka, polonaise, czardas, and waltz, which are used extensively in classical ballet.

Theatre Dance: Contemporary trends from Los Angeles, New York, and traditional dance styles from American musical theatre classics.

Modern: Exploration of movement capabilities of the body through dance elements of space, rhythm, and dynamics found in established modern dance choreography.

Enrichment Programs: A study of various dance-related subjects such as Dance History, Injury Prevention, Nutrition, and the crossover of associated art forms such as Music for Dancers, Acting, and Mime.


Housing will not be provided this summer, but we are happy to partner with our neighbor, the Delta Hotel, to provide special rates for students who would like the convenience of staying next door to Richmond Ballet.
Rates are for double occupancy. Please contact Amanda Crittenden (804.344.2987) with Delta Hotels for further information.
Room only-No Meal Plan
$94/night with breakfast included-double occupancy
Room with Meal Plan
$94/per night with breakfast included
$30/per person per day plus taxes – lunch and dinner Monday-Friday from a set menu given at the start of each week

Book housing here.


The School’s faculty evaluates and places each student in the appropriate level.

  In Person Virtual Only
A Course $1,550 $1,240
B Course $1,550 $1,240
C Course $1,550 $1,240
D Course $1,350 $1,080
E Course $1,350 $1,080
F Course $1,075 $860

CONTACT: Susan Collet, School Business Director
804.344.0906 x228

School Policies


We are located in the heart of downtown Richmond at 407 East Canal Street. Free parking is available in the Richmond Ballet lot directly next to the Ballet building at all times. After 5pm on weekdays, you may park in the blue spots in the Canal Street lot (the lot across from the Ballet building) at no charge. Street parking is also available.

School Divisions