Summer Intensives

Summer Intensives

Ages 11 & Up - Audition Required

Summer Intensives

Ages 11 & Up - Audition Required

Develop your technique and artistry with the official school of Atlanta Ballet, the oldest professional dance company in the United States. Interested dancers must audition at one of the select dance studios for admission to the Atlanta Ballet Summer Intensives.

Both the Summer Intensives and the Professional Intensive take place at Atlanta Ballet's Michael C. Carlos Dance Centre, 1695 Marietta Blvd NW, Atlanta, GA 30318.

The Summer Intensives develop an advanced-level dancer’s technique and artistry. Dancers take ballet technique and pointe classes Monday through Saturday, while also exploring other styles and genres of dance classes such as variations, partnering, modern, contemporary, and wellness workshops. Dancers who attend the full six weeks will have the opportunity to learn repertoire and perform for industry professionals at the end of the program.

The Professional Intensive provides pre-professional and professional dancers the opportunity to train as a professional dancer. Students will take ballet technique classes and rehearse repertoire Monday through Saturday. Dancers perform at the end of the six-week program in front of industry professionals and will be considered for the Atlanta Ballet Centre for Dance Education's Academy program and Atlanta Ballet 2.

2021 Summer Intensives

Summer Intensive 3-Week Program

3-Week Program Session 1: June 21 - July 9, 2021
3-Week Program Session 2: July 12 - July 30, 2021

Summer Intensive 6-Week Program

6-week Program: June 21 - July 30, 2021

Summer Professional Intensive 6-Week Program

6-Week Program: June 21 - July 30, 2021

Ages 11 and up

Housing Information

Those electing the housing option will reside in student apartments located on the nearby Georgia Tech campus. On-campus activities and weekend excursions are included. Bus transportation will be provided to and from the studio each day, as well as to off-campus excursions on the weekends. Previous weekend excursions have included the Georgia Aquarium, Top Golf, World of Coca-Cola, and Atlanta Braves games.

Dorms are equipped with two controlled access points and a security patrol officer in the evenings. Each apartment has four bedrooms (one per student), common living area, and a fully equipped kitchen for student use. Roommate requests may be made upon registration. Each apartment will be assigned a chaperone residing on the same floor.

Laundry facilities are located on campus and can be used by loading money onto your student’s assigned Buzz card. These cards will act as pre-paid credit cards for on campus purchases at any of the resident food halls and laundry facilities. Cards will be distributed at check-in. For more information on how Buzz cards work, visit: more information and to view pictures of the campus, visit:

All resident rules, details, and a list of recommended items to bring will be distributed in your welcome packet in April.

Resident Meal Plan

Students residing in the dorms may elect the meal plan option. This option provides students with breakfast, lunch, and dinner Monday through Friday, breakfast and lunch on Saturday, brunch and dinner on Sunday.

All breakfast and dinner meals will be catered by Georgia Tech Catering Services and located at the student food hall directly across from the dorms. Vegetarian and vegan options are available by request.

Lunch will be served daily at the Michael C. Carlos studio and catered by various local restaurants. It is recommended that students bring enough money with them to purchase additional snacks during the intensive or make a grocery run on the day of check-in to stock the pantry. Chaperones are only able to make grocery runs at limited scheduled times during the week.

Students must submit any food allergies or dietary restrictions/requests upon registration. This allows us to provide the catering service ample time to accommodate each student’s needs.