Summer Study

Preparatory Dance

Summer Study

UNCSA Preparatory Dance offers high-quality summer classes for ages 3 to adult - all experience levels are welcome! Choose between our Pre-Primary and Primary Level Summer Intensives, Young Dancer Summer Intensive, and Adult Summer Intensive. Summer classes are an excellent time to either begin your ballet training, or take your current skill set to the next level with focused study in the American Ballet Theatre National Training Curriculum.


For more information about our Summer Day Camps for young dancers, please review the offerings on the Community Classes and Camps page. 

Young Dancer Summer Intensive

Open to beginner and intermediate dancers 8 to 12 years of age. Audition required. 

For serious young dancers, this Summer Intensive provides the experience of dancing in a professional yet nurturing environment. We take into account developmental needs while providing the tools for students to develop as well-rounded artists. Classes include ballet, pointe or pre-pointe, male technique, character, contemporary or jazz, and body conditioning. Dancers will have 15 minutes between each class and a half-hour lunch break for a light snack. The intensive concludes with an informal presentation of their classwork.

2024 Dates

July 22 – August 1, 2025 
Two weeks: Monday through Friday

Classes will take place between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. each day.


Tuition is $1,100. A non-refundable deposit of $100 is due at the time of registration. Payment in full is due no later than July 15th, 2024.

Upcoming Audition

Saturday, May 18th 

  • Ages 8 to 9: 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. (no pointe work)
  • Ages 10 to 13: 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. (pointe work will be evaluated for those who have previous experience)

To register for the audition, please click the link below and pay the audition fee. Parking information and studio location will be emailed a few days before the audition date. Please reach out to Samantha Burns at with any questions.

Audition Registration

Outside of scheduled auditions, please email Monica Stephenson at to schedule a time to be evaluated for entry into the program.

Children's Storybook Summer Dance Camp

Open to all children ages 5 to 7 years of age at the Beginner level. Audition and previous experience are not required.

Our Children’s Ballet Intensive is fun, inspiring, and bursting with activity, crafts, and creativity. Boys and girls will study ballet, jazz/tap, and creative movement with time for a little snack and drink. Capacity is limited to 15 dancers per class.  Register early to secure a place!

2024 Dates

Week 1 

July 22 – July 26, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Swan Lake

Week 2

July 29 – August 2, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Sleeping Beauty


Registration for both weeks is strongly encouraged.

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Tuition is $190 per week. A non-refundable deposit of $50 is due at the time of registration for each week. Payment in full is due no later than July 15th, 2024.

Open Adult Summer Intensive

Monday - Thursday 6:00-7:15 pm

Two one-week intensives include Progressing Ballet Technique and Beginner/Intermediate Ballet. The ballet class will be divided into options for both beginning and intermediate students and Progressing Ballet Technique conditioning classes will facilitate dancers at all levels building the strength and bodily knowledge for safe ballet study.

2024 Dates

July 22 – July 25 & July 29 –August 1

Tuition: $90 per week

Ages 16+


Registration for both weeks is strongly encouraged.


Please email questions to Samantha Burns at