Program Details

Junior Dancers
Ages 7+ with 1 or more years experience

June 17 - 21, June 24-28 and July 1 - 5 (1, 2 or 3 weeks)  M-F 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

No Audition Required. 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 17 – July 26 (minimum enrollment of 2 weeks) M-F 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Audition Required. 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, July 26.

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 12+ with a minimum of 2 years on pointe

June 17 – July 26 (minimum enrollment of 2 weeks) M-F 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Audition Required. 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, July 26.

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 9, 10:00 to 11:30 am  - Grand Rapids, MI         Registration Begins at 9:00 am                                          Michigan Ballet Academy                                                1595 Galbraith Avenue SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546

February 16, 10:00 to 11:30 am  - Grand Rapids, MI         Registration Begins at 9:00 am                                          Michigan Ballet Academy                                                1595 Galbraith Avenue SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546

February 24, 2:00 - 3:30 pm - McClawson, MI Registration Begins at 1:30 pm Valentina’s School of Ballet Engelwood Center 1030 North Crooks Road, McClawson, MI 48017

Additional Audition Locations will be announced soon.

Video and In-Class Auditions: In-class auditions can be scheduled by calling the studio at (616) 710-1666. A $25.00 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).

Faculty:

The MBA faculty is dedicated to providing the highest caliber of training to each student. Classes will be instructed by MBA Artistic Director, Irina Vassileni, MBA Ballet Master, Chien-Ming Lin, Modern Teacher, Amy Wilson, and guest teachers. To learn about the MBA instructors, please see the Faculty page.

Tuition:

Junior Dancers:                                                                         1 Week     $ 250.00                                                                 2 Weeks  $ 475.00 (5% discount) 3 Weeks  $ 690.00 (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 applications are due by May 4, 2019.

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 18, 2019.