Summer Intensive Auditions 2017

Summer intensive audition season is upon us! At BBT, we encourage our intermediate and advanced dancers to explore summer study opportunities beyond our doors to gain new experience, work with different instructors and in different styles, and get a glimpse at the professional ballet world. In order to attend most pre-professional summer programs, students are required to attend auditions during each school’s audition tour. San Francisco is always a popular stop!

Auditioning is a skill gained by practice, so even if a dancer is not intending on traveling for a summer program this year, we still encourage them to attend auditions to gain experience for future years. The best way to approach auditions is like a master class– students should have a positive mindset and understand the fantastic opportunity they have to take class from a school’s faculty, no matter what the audition results are.

If you have questions about what summer program might be right for you, please do not hesitate to contact BBT’s Artistic Staff.

Some important things to consider when choosing a summer program:

At this point in my training, what am I looking to get out of summer study?

Am I looking to hone in on a certain style?

Do I want to gain exposure to a big school environment?

Do I want to establish a connection with a certain company/school?

How far am I willing to travel?

Does the program provide housing?

How many weeks of my summer am I willing to devote?

Below are a listing of some summer intensives BBT recommends to students.

PLEASE NOTE: Read audition notices carefully as dancers may be required to bring a headshot or other ballet photograph. Also notice if ladies need to bring pointe shoes, dancers need to follow a specific dress code, register online ahead of time, come prepared with specific payment, etc.

School of American Ballet                       Saturday, January 7                        SF Ballet School

Alonzo King LINES Ballet                         Saturday, January 7                        Alonzo King LINES Ballet

San Francisco Ballet                                 Sunday, January 8                          SF Ballet School

Houston Ballet                                          Saturday, January 14                       SF Ballet School

Oregon Ballet Theater                             Saturday, January 14                       SF Ballet School

Kaastbaan Extreme Ballet                      Saturday, January 14                      City Ballet School SF

Ellison Ballet                                             Sunday, January 15                         SF Ballet School

Joffrey Ballet                                             Sunday, January 15                         SF Ballet School

Boston Ballet School                               Monday, January 16                        SF Ballet School

Pacific Northwest Ballet                        Saturday, January 21                       Alonzo King LINES Ballet

Ballet West                                               Saturday, January 21                       SF Ballet School

Miami City Ballet                                    Saturday, January 21                       SF Ballet School

Kirov Academy                                        Saturday, January 21                       San Jose Dance Theater

American Ballet Theater                       Sunday, January 22                         SF Ballet School

Hubbard Street Dance                           Sunday, January 22                        Alonzo King LINES Ballet

Bolshoi Ballet Academy                        Saturday, January 28                      SF Ballet School

City Ballet School SF                             Sunday, January 29                         City Ballet School SF

Gelsey Kirkland Academy                    Sunday, January 29                         SF Ballet School

The Juilliard School                               Monday, January 30                       SF Ballet School

Ballet Austin                                            Sunday, February 5                          SF Ballet School

Alonzo King LINES Ballet                      Saturday, February 18                     Alonzo King LINES Ballet

City Ballet School SF                             Sunday, February 26                       City Ballet School SF

State Street Ballet                                 Saturday, March 4                            Alonzo King LINES Ballet

The Rock School                                   Sunday, March 5                               ODC

San Francisco Ballet                            Sunday, February 4                          SF Ballet School

A fantastic resource from DANCE Magazine for summer program research, outlines cost/location/structure of over 300 programs, classifies by level, audition, scholarship, housing, and more: http://dancemagazine.com/dance-resources/summer-study-guide-2016/

For dancers who are looking to stay in town, BBT will be offering its annual summer workshop programs from June-August. More information coming soon!