Summer Dance Programs

At Cincinnati Ballet, we know summer changes everything. With school out of session, summer offers the time and freedom to fuel your passion and take your dancing to the next level. Through five unique summer programs, Cincinnati Ballet’s Otto M. Budig Academy is here to partner with you in getting to that next place.

Did you know there are 21 Summer Intensive graduates currently dancing professionally with Cincinnati Ballet and the Professional Training Division?

Summer Intensive

June 15 – July 24, 2020

Cincinnati Ballet’s Summer Intensive partners with professionally aspiring students through an immersive dance experience designed to cultivate individual potential. For six weeks, students step into a professional company environment where they benefit from full days of dance, the support of world-class faculty and a community of like-minded peers. Three-week sessions are also available.
Acceptance is by audition only for students ages 12 and up.

Collegiate Intensive

June 15 – July 24, 2020

Cincinnati Ballet’s Collegiate Intensive is produced in partnership with the University of Cincinnati’s College-Conservatory of Music and supports the unique needs of serious dancers in pursuit of higher education. With a foundational focus on ballet technique and performance, students also develop versatility in other dance genres while exploring career pathways in dance.
Acceptance is by audition only for students ages 18 and up.

Youth Summer Intensive

Summer 2020 dates coming soon!

Cincinnati Ballet’s Youth Summer Intensive is designed to serve as an introduction to intensive summer training in a nurturing environment for young, aspiring dancers. With three divisions for students in developing phases of their training, Youth Summer Intensive provides individual attention and custom instruction appropriate for each level’s unique needs.

Acceptance is by audition only for students ages 9 and up.
More details coming soon!

Kids Dance Camp

Summer 2020 dates coming in January!

Over three week-long adventures, Kids Dance Camp immerses young dancers in movement and imagination as they dance their way through beloved stories and explore favorite characters.

For students ages 4 – 8. Placement based on age. Former dance experience not required.
More details coming soon!

Summer Bridge Program

Summer 2020 dates coming in January!

The Summer Bridge Program is designed as a training bridge to help maximize your summer experience. Through week-long technique classes, students stay in peak physical condition as they prepare for summer intensives or head into the upcoming school year.

For students ages 8 and up. Placement based on experience.
More details coming soon!

Pointe Workshop

Essential foundations for success on pointe

Now part of Youth Summer Intensive Division II

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