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 four unique summer programs, Cincinnati Ballet’s Otto M. Budig Academy is here to partner with you in getting to that next place.

Video audition deadline for Summer & Collegiate Intensives extended to May 1, 2020!

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

Summer Intensive

June 21 – July 30, 2021

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 21 – July 30, 2021

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

June 28 – July 23, 2021

Cincinnati Ballet’s Youth Summer Intensive provides young, aspiring dancers with an entrée into intensive summer training in a fun and nurturing environment. With three divisions, students study at a pace designed for their unique needs.
Acceptance is by audition only for students ages 9 and up.

Kids Dance Camp

Kids Dance Camp is a creative exploration of dance, music and art through beloved stories. Each week-long experience explores an overall theme through ballet classes and activities led by professional faculty.
Students ages 5-8. Placement based on age. Former dance experience not required.

Summer Bridge Program

Summer 2020 dates coming in February!

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!

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