Program Details

Beginning Dancers
Ages 7+ with 1 or more years experience

June 25 - 29 (1 week)  and/or July 16 - July 20 (1 week)   

M-F 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Classes will include daily ballet technique and conditioning classes as well as hands-on, interactive classes on costume designs, ballet terminology, pointe shoes, the development of ballet and famous ballets.

Parents and families are invited to an open class demonstration on the Friday of each session

Intermediate Intensive
Ages 9+ on pointe or beginning pointe

June 25 – August 4 (minimum enrollment of 2 weeks)

Intermediate students may sign-up for any combination of weeks, but must attend a minimum of 2-weeks. (The weeks do not have to be sequential). Students wishing to participate in the final performance must attend the last 3-weeks of the intensive. The final performance will be on Friday, August 3.

M-F 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Curriculum for the Intermediate Intensive will include daily ballet technique class as well as pointe or boys’ class, variations, conditioning/Pilates, character, acting for dancers, and interactive ballet seminars (development of ballet, care for pointe shoes, costuming, etc.). Classes in modern, jazz and contemporary will vary by week.

Advanced Intensive
Ages 11+ with a minimum of 2 years on pointe

June 25 – August 4 (minimum enrollment of 2 weeks)

Advanced students may sign-up for any combination of weeks, but must attend a minimum of 2-weeks. (The weeks do not have to be sequential).  Students wishing to participate in the final performance must attend the last 3-weeks of the intensive. The final performance will be on Friday, August 3.

M-F 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Curriculum for the Advanced students will include daily ballet technique class as well as pointe or mens’ class, variations, conditioning/Pilates, acting for dancers, and interactive ballet seminars (development of ballet, career planning, preparing for auditions, etc.). Classes in modern, jazz and contemporary will vary by week.

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Auditions

February 4, 1:30 to 3:00 pm  - Fort Wayne, IN                  Registration Begins at 1:00 pm                                          Fort Wayne Ballet                                                                  300 East Main Street, Fort Wayne, IN 46802

February 10, 1:30 to 3:00 pm -  Grand Rapids, MI              Registration Begins at 1:00 pm

Michigan Ballet Academy                                                1595 Galbraith Avenue SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546

Video and In-Class Auditions: In-class auditions can be scheduled by calling the studio at (616) 710-1666. A $30.00 audition fee is due at time of audition. If you are unable to attend an audition, a video may be submitted (see video audition link for instructions). Videos must be submitted by May 1st.

Faculty:

The MBA faculty is dedicated to providing the highest caliber of training to each student. Classes will be instructed by MBA Artistic Director, Nikoloz Makhateli, MBA Ballet Mistress Irina Vassileni, and guest teachers. To learn about the MBA instructors, please see the Faculty page.

Tuition:

Beginning Ballet:                                                                         1 Week     $ 250.00                                                                 2 Weeks  $ 475.00 (5% discount)

Intermediate Ballet:                                                                     2 Weeks   $  675.00                                                               3 Weeks   $  960.00 (5% discount)                                         4 Weeks   $ 1,280.00 (5% discount)                                       5 Weeks   $ 1,600.00 (5% discount)                                       6 Weeks   $ 1,825.00 (10% discount)

Advanced Ballet:                                                                         2 Weeks   $   875.00                                                               3 Weeks   $ 1,245.00 (5% discount)                                       4 Weeks   $ 1,660.00 (5% discount)                                       5 Weeks   $ 1,970.00 (10% discount)                                       6 Weeks   $ 2,360.00 (10% discount)

Housing:

MBA offers safe, supervised housing to summer students aged 12 to 18 at nearby college. Housing includes wireless internet access, kitchen access, laundry room access (laundry card fees additional), double rooms, three daily meals, transportation, and weekend activities.

Housing Cost: TBD

Scholarships:

A limited number of scholarships, both need-based and merit are available for the Summer Intensive program.  If you wish to apply for a scholarship, please submit a Scholarship Application no later than May 4, 2018.