2017 BBSI

This year’s session will take place August 7 – 12, 2017 at International Ballet Academy in Cary, North Carolina for male dancers ages 12-22.

Classes for the men will be held daily from 9:30 – 5:00 and will include ballet technique, variations (repertoire), jumps and turns, partnering, and weight training.

Male students will receive almost 40 hours of training over six days spent with our amazing faculty.  There will partnering classes for one hour a day for male students as well as participating girls ages 12-18.


BBSI Male Tuition: $450.00


Submission of photos upon registration will be required. (Audition/performance photos are recommended, i.e. arabesque, etc.). This is to get an idea of what the dancer looks like.


Ballet Class: Fitted white t-shirt, black footed tights, black ballet shoes, dance belt.

Weight Training: Loose fitting shorts or sweatpants to wear over ballet attire, dance belt, t-shirt or tank top of choice, sneakers.  Please note that sneakers are mandatory.


BBSI does not provide dormitory or housing, but has secured a group rate at the Residence Inn Marriott for participants and their families. Please email us for the group rate code.

  • Residence Inn Marriott: 2900 Regency Parkway Cary, NC 27518, 919-467-4080
  • Hotel in the area. 6.3 Miles (11 minutes) to IBA

See the hotel’s website for all of the nearby attractions including golf, spa, site seeing opportunities, and museums. The Residence Inn Marriott includes complimentary breakfast, high-speed internet, free on-site parking, pet friendly rooms, and full access to Lifetime Fitness located next door.

Please note: BBSI does not provide supervision at the hotel or transportation to and from the studio and hotel.

Car rental available at Raleigh-Durham International Airport.


There will be an opportunity for girls to attend girls technique and partnering classes. Girls must be ages 12-18 in an intermediate to advanced ballet level with a minimum of two years en pointe. There will be a video or in-person audition required for the girls partnering workshop. Class size is very limited. There will be a wait list.

Female dancer YouTube audition video requirements:

Note: All combinations must be done en pointe in the center

  • Adage combination
  • Échappé and Passé pointework combination
  • Turning combination
  • Grand Allegro combination

Dress code:

  • Black spaghetti strap leotard (cotton or microfiber)
  • Pink tights
  • Ballet flat shoes
  • New Pointe shoes (to be worn for center and for partnering, NO DEAD SHOES)
  • No skirts, shorts, large hair accessories, or large earrings


Girls Partnering Workshop Tuition: $275.00

Tuition due within two weeks of acceptance.

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