Will all attendees work with the entire faculty?
Yes, all groups will work with all four faculty members.
Is dress code mandatory?
Dress code at BBSI is mandatory.
Ballet Classes: Fitted white t-shirt, black footed tights, black ballet shoes, dance belt (no tank tops, cut off tights, flesh-colored shoes, white ballet shoes, or white socks).
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 required to participate in Weight Training.
Do dancers need to bring anything specific besides uniform?
We request that the men bring a braided resistance band (click the link for an example) for Weight Training. The level of resistance depends on the dancer’s age and strength level. If the dancer previously attended BBSI, re-assess resistance on the band to determine if a heavier resistance is needed for this year’s session.
When does registration close?
Registration for BBSI is ongoing. However, to secure a spot in the program, we recommend registering as soon as possible. Space is limited.
Is the full tuition amount due upon registration?
Yes, the full tuition amount due upon registration. BBSI t-shirts must also be purchased in advance on the registration form or the t-shirt order form.
Is there an audition for BBSI?
BBSI does not require an audition. Photos of the dancer are required upon registration for placement purposes. Alternatively, dancers can participate in a placement class at International Ballet Academy in Cary, NC.
Is lunch provided at BBSI?
BBSI does not provide lunch for the dancers. However, there are nearby restaurants and stores who deliver to our location including Panera Bread and Jimmy John’s. We have a vending machine in the building with snacks but we encourage the dancers to bring their own food. Please note that BBSI is a nut-free zone
Are there girls at BBSI?
The men take boys-only classes from 9:30-4:00 every day. The only class where the girls are combined with the men is Partnering from 4:00-5:00. The girls take their own Technique class and Variations class.
Can parents watch class?
Parents can watch classes from Monday to Friday through the windows into the studios. On Saturday, parents are welcome into the studios to observe throughout the day.
Are there scholarships available?
BBSI is a proud Partner Intensive at the American Dance Competition. We exclusively award scholarships at the competition.
How many years of training are required before attending BBSI?
While we welcome all male dancers of varying levels to attend, we recommend 1-2 years of ballet training before attending BBSI.
Is there a performance at the end of BBSI?
While there is no performance on the last day of BBSI, parents are welcome to observe all classes in the studios throughout the day.
Is there supervision at the hotel or transportation from the hotel?
BBSI does not provide supervision at the hotel or transportation to and from the studio and hotel.