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June 17 – July 26, 2024

Summer Intensive

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.

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June 17 – July 26, 2024

collegiate intensive

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.

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June 17 – 28 and July 8 – 19, 2024

youth summer intensive

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.

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June 3 – 7, June 10 – 14 and July 29 – August 2, 2024

summer Dance Workshop

Cincinnati Ballet’s Summer Dance Workshop is a week-long summer dance experience for young dancers ages 8 – 11 with at least one year of formal ballet training. Through daily engagement in ballet technique, exposure to diverse dance styles and specialty workshops, students will deepen their love of dance while building essential skills in a fun and creative space.

Open to students based on placement assessment.

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June 3 – 7, June 10 – 14 and July 29 – August 2, 2024

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 classes and activities led by professional faculty.

For students ages 4-8. Former dance experience not required.

June 3 – 7, 2024


The Variations Workshop is designed to inspire young dancers interested in exploring classical solo variations. The one-week program supports students desiring to pursue competition opportunities or for those who want to expand their own repertoire and artistry.

For students ages 9 and up. Formal dance experience required.

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1801 Gilbert Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45202