2021 Summer Youth Ballet Programs
DANCE ON DANCE STRONG ©
OBT School is excited to continue our Junior Intensive, Pre-Pointe Workshop, Boys’ Intensive, and summer session of Primary Ballet. Our Summer Youth Ballet Programs give students 7 years and older an opportunity to continue their ballet training with OBT’s professional faculty. Young dancers experience the joys of ballet and unique elective classes during a concentrated time frame to help them prepare for their lifelong ballet journey.
Summer Primary Ballet is open to students age 7, no audition required! Our Junior Intensive, Pre-Pointe Workshop and Boys’ Intensive are open to students ages 8 and up. Students outside of OBT School who are interested in participating may enroll in an upcoming virtual audition, or submit an audition video for consideration and placement.
Students currently enrolled in our Annual Session may register for a summer program based on their current level placement.
Audition Registration is NOW OPEN. Registration for our summer programs is COMING SOON!
Age 7 | June 28, 2021–July 23, 2021
Our summer Primary Ballet term consists of two classes per week for 4 weeks. Students explore the fundamentals of ballet and develop an understanding of basic technique while practicing focus and precision with our fun and experienced teachers. This class provides young children interested in experiencing classical ballet the perfect opportunity to prepare for the upcoming school year.
Junior IntensiveAges 8 and up | July 26, 2021–August 6, 2021
This intensive is designed for young dancers ages 8 and up who have already taken one to two years of ballet and are ready to take it to the next level. Students will begin each day with a ballet technique class followed by an additional hour of age appropriate technical training. Dancers who are 10 years and older, and technically ready may add our Pre-Pointe Workshop or Boys’ Intensive to make a full day of dance!
We also offer elective movement classes such as: theater dance, classical mime, Irish step, hip-hop, and contemporary. These classes are open to students registered in the Junior Intensive.
August 9, 2021–August 13, 2021
OBT School continues to offer our special one week Pre-Pointe workshop to young dancers preparing for pointe. Each technique class will focus on developing strength with a specific emphasis in preparation for pointe work. The workshop is open to all students currently enrolled in Level 2 at OBT School, as well as females age 10 years and older with a minimum of two years of ballet training.
Please note, participation in this program does not guarantee promotion to pointe in the Annual Session in the fall. OBT School is committed to putting students on pointe only when they are at a strong and healthy stage in their development and training.
We also offer elective movement classes such as: theater dance, classical mime, Irish step dance, hip-hop, and contemporary. These classes are open to students registered to the Pre-Pointe Workshop.
August 9, 2021–August 13, 2021
Each day includes two classes that will focus on gender specific skills and strengthening for young male students.
OBT School is dedicated to the development and support of boys in ballet. This special intensive for male students is sponsored in part by a funding initiative that aims to encourage boys’ participation in ballet.
We also offer elective movement classes such as: theater dance, classical mime, Irish step dance, hip-hop, and contemporary. These classes are open to students registered in the Boys’ Intensive.