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July 2–August 11

July 2–July 28

July 30–August 11

General Information

The Summer Intensive is a full-day program for students ages 12 and older by audition only. It features classes in ballet technique, men’s technique, pointe, pas de deux, variations, repertory, character, modern/contemporary, flamenco and improvisation. Classes such as Pilates, yoga, and strength training are also a part of the curriculum as are seminars such as make-up, health and nutrition and dance history.

The faculty includes OBT School’s entire year-round professional faculty, members of Oregon Ballet Theatre’s artistic staff, principal dancers from Oregon Ballet Theatre, as well as various guest teachers.

Out-of-town students requiring housing will be housed in fully chaperoned dormitories on the campus of Portland State University, only a short distance from the school’s studios. Weekend excursions and outings are included in housing tuition.

Students will have a full day of classes Monday through Friday (9:00-4:30) and a technique class on Saturday morning. Samples of weekday schedules will be as follows:

Sample Schedule 1

9:00-10:30 | Ballet technique
10:30-11:00 | Break
11:00-12:00 | Pilates/Core Strengthening
12:00-1:00 | Lunch
1:00-2:30 | Pas de Deux
2:30-3:00 | Break
3:00-4:30 | Repertory or Variations

Sample Schedule 2

9:00-10:00 | Yoga
10:00-10:30 | Break
10:30-12:00 | Ballet Technique
12:00-1:00 | Pointe or Men’s Technique
1:00-2:00 | Lunch
2:00-3:00 | Improvisation
3:00-4:30 | Character

Sample Schedule 3

9:00-10:30 | Ballet Technique
10:30-11:00 | Break
11:00-12:30 | Modern
12:30-1:30 | Lunch
1:30-3:00 | Ballet Technique
3:00-3:15 | Break
3:15-4:30 | Stage Make-up workshop


Students placed in Level 6 for OBT School’s Summer Intensive will be considered for OBT2. The OBT2 program is a select group of dancers at the top level of the school who also work with OBT’s professional company. OBT2 marked its first official year with the 2016|17 season. Dancers who want to be considered for this program must attend the Summer Intensive for a minimum of 4 weeks, though 6 weeks is recommended, and admission is based solely on invitation from the Artistic Director, OBT2 Program Director and School Director.

Tuition – 2018 Program

6 Weeks – $2,535
4 Weeks – $1,705
2 Weeks – $870

A non-refundable deposit of one-quarter the tuition associated with the chosen session, plus a $35 registration fee are due within two weeks of being notified of acceptance in order to reserve a spot in the Summer Intensive.
All deposits, tuition and fees are non-refundable.

Supervised Student Housing on the campus of Portland State University:

Students ages 12 and older requiring housing in Portland will be housed in fully chaperoned dormitories on the campus of Portland State University. The PSU dormitories are only a short streetcar ride from our studios in Portland’s South Waterfront. The cost of housing includes two meals per day, a pass for TriMet, Portland’s public transportation system, and chaperoned weekend excursions. More information about housing is available by contacting the school. Upon acceptance to the Summer Intensive, students will receive a comprehensive housing packet with their registration forms.

Housing – 2018 Program
6 Weeks – $3,200
4 Weeks – $2,165
2 Weeks – $1,085


A limited number of financial and merit scholarships are available. Please indicate on the Summer Intensive audition form if you are interested in receiving scholarship information.

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