2021 Summer Youth Ballet Programs

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, our Junior Intensive ages 8+, and our Pre-Pointe Workshop and Boys’ Intensive ages 10+. We also offer Pre-Ballet for ages 3-6 and Adult Ballet for ages 13+ during the summer!

Students enrolled in our Annual Session may register for a summer program based on their current level placement.

Registration for our 2021 summer programs is now open!

CLICK HERE to submit our summer programs waiver & handbook first, and then proceed with registration below.



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Primary Ballet

Age 7 | June 28–July 21, 2021 | Mon & Wed 5:30-6:30 PM | $171

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.

REGISTER**

**After completing registration payment within MindBody → Click “BOOK THIS SERVICE” → Find the appropriate class → Click “SIGN UP NOW!” → Select your child’s name or select “Someone Else” and enter their name → Click “ENROLL”



Junior Intensive

Ages 8 and up | July 26–August 6, 2021 | Mon-Fri 9:30 AM – 4:15 PM | $948

OBT School is currently planning for an in-person & online hybrid Junior Intensive, with hopes for fully in-person programs at our beautiful Portland waterfront studios. The pricing above reflects a half-day in-studio, half-day online Junior Intensive.

This two week intensive is designed for young dancers ages 8 and up who are eager to immerse themselves in dance and take their ballet training to the next level. Each day will include ballet technique classes to develop strong foundations and facilitate a deeper understanding of the art form. Students will also participate in elective classes that may include mime, theatre performance, Irish dance, hip hop, contemporary dance and more!

Level 1 is open to dancers with 0-2 years of ballet training. Level 2 is open to dancers with 2 or more years of consistent ballet training experience. OBT School students should register based on their current level placement.

Dancers who are 10 years and older and in Level 2 of the Junior Intensive, may also register to our Pre-Pointe Workshop or Boys’ Intensive (see below).

If you have questions on placement please e-mail us at schoolofobt@obt.org.

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Pre-Pointe Workshop

Ages 10 and up | August 9–August 13, 2021 | Mon-Fri 4:30-7:00 PM | $360*

10% discount on Pre-Pointe tuition if taken in addition to Junior Summer Intensive. Contact us prior to registering to apply this discount.

Our one week specialty Pre-Pointe workshop is perfect for young dancers preparing for pointe. Each technique class will focus on developing strength with a specific emphasis in preparation for pointe work. Dancers age 10 years and older with a minimum of two years of ballet training and students currently enrolled in Level 2X at OBT School are eligible for this workshop.

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.

REGISTER**

*$360 is the cost of in-person tuition. Upon enrollment, you will be charged $216 for a virtual program, and then the remaining balance will be auto-charged once an in-person program is guaranteed to move forward.

**After completing registration payment within MindBody → Click “BOOK THIS SERVICE” → Find the appropriate class → Click “SIGN UP NOW!” → Select your child’s name or select “Someone Else” and enter their name → Click “ENROLL”




Boys’ Intensive

Ages 10 and up | August 9–August 13, 2021 | Mon-Fri 4:30-7:00 PM | $360* 

10% discount on Boys’ Intensive tuition if taken in addition to Junior Summer Intensive. Contact us prior to registering to apply this discount.

Our Boys’ Intensive includes classes that will focus on gender specific skills and strengthening for young male students. Dancers age 10 years and older with a minimum of two years of ballet training and students currently enrolled in Level 2 or 3 at OBT School are eligible for this intensive.

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.

REGISTER**

*$360 is the cost of in-person tuition. Upon enrollment, you will be charged $216 for a virtual program, and then the remaining balance will be auto-charged once an in-person program is guaranteed to move forward.

**After completing registration payment within MindBody → Click “BOOK THIS SERVICE” → Find the appropriate class → Click “SIGN UP NOW!” → Select your child’s name or select “Someone Else” and enter their name → Click “ENROLL”


 

 

 

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