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Summer Intensive Program


Contact Susan Collet
804-344-0906 x228

Summer Intensive Program

July 6-August 8, 2020 (new dates)


School of Richmond Ballet Summer Intensive is still happening as of May 1, 2020. We have been planning different scenarios based on what the restrictions will be this summer following Virginia’s Stay At Home Order from the Governor which is currently scheduled to last until June 10th. We HAVE decided to move the start date of the Summer Intensive to July 6th, 2020. The Summer Intensive will still run for five weeks through August 8th. We will offer some classes in June to allow students to regain strength and stamina prior to the start of the Summer Intensive. We will be making a final decision on what the Summer Intensive will look like by the end of May. The deadline for full tuition payment has been extended until June 1st, 2020. If you choose not to attend, we will offer a full refund of all deposits/fees. We have also decided NOT to offer a supervised housing option in the hotel. If students who are not local still wish to join us this summer, they are welcome to find their own accommodations in order to do so. The Delta Hotel has offered a special rate for students, however it would be without Richmond Ballet chaperoned supervision. Please contact for hotel contact information.

We are currently considering the following options:
1. Full Summer Intensive Program with the later start date of July 6th – some
new social distancing guidelines in place.
2. Hybrid Summer Intensive Program – with some studio time, some virtual
3. Virtual Summer Intensive Program – online classes only, approximately 3 –
3.5 hours per day with reduced tuition.
As this is an on-going situation, please check back here regularly for updates.

We sincerely hope we will be able to welcome you this summer to awaken and
uplift spirits through the beautiful art form of dance!

The Summer Intensive Program 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 techniques – encourages program participants to advance and expand their training. Faculty for the Intensive are from the School of Richmond Ballet and the Richmond Ballet professional company. Guest faculty also contribute in specialized areas of expertise. Previous program participants have gone on to professional careers with Richmond Ballet as well as other ballet companies throughout the country.

View Summer Intensive Brochure
For more information about auditioning please click here.

Summer Classes: Not all levels participate in every class

Ballet: School of Richmond Ballet offers six intensive course levels for serious ballet students ages 11 and up. The curriculum includes daily ballet technique classes, augmented by 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

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

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

Enrichment Programs: A variety of 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

Performance: All five-week intensive course students are eligible to participate in a workshop performance at the beautiful Dominion Energy Center at the end of the session.

Tuition Rates – Full Five-Week Session (Monday-Saturday)

A Course – $2,054

B Course – $2,054

C Course – $1,952

D Course – $1,745

E Course – $1,642

F Course – $1,045 (F course is a 1/2 day Monday—Friday)

Housing – Full Five-Week Session

The School of Richmond Ballet offers a housing plan for out-of-town students attending our summer intensive courses. Chaperoned accommodations at an adjoining hotel with three meals per day and laundry service are included for $3,799. This housing option is available for ages 12 and older, placed in A-E courses.

Students 18 and older are welcome to make their own housing arrangements or adjust meal selections at the hotel.

Housing cost – $3,799


Program participants benefit from the extensive experience of an internationally known faculty from the School of Richmond Ballet combined with an exciting roster of guest teachers. With degrees and performance/choreography credits from around the world, plus in-depth experience in dance instruction, our faculty offers students the highest level of professionalism.

The School of Richmond Ballet Summer Faculty

  • Igor Antonov
  • Malcolm Burn
  • Anne Sidney Hetherington
  • Starr Foster
  • Jasmine Grace
  • Rebecca Hodal
  • Judy Jacob
  • Jerri Kumery
  • Susan Israel Massey
  • Tara Penick
  • Thomas Ragland
  • Melanie Richards
  • Katherine Smothers
  • Judith Steel
  • Cecile Tuzii