BBSI 2020

August 3 – 8, 2020 (Week One)
August 10 – 15, 2020 (Week Two)


BBSI 2020 will be hosted in Cary, North Carolina at International Ballet Academy. The program is for male dancers ages 12*-19. Dancers must have at least two years of ballet training to attend.
*Dancers must be age 12 by August 3, 2020.


To participate in BBSI 2020, dancers will be required to submit the following photos: a tendu à la seconde and an arabesque en l’air.  We will assess the dancer’s level and physique, and then dancers will either be sent a link to register, or will be placed on a waitlist.  As the program approaches, dancers will be selected from the waitlist based on their photographs, not the order in which they were received.

BBSI is a pre-professional ballet program designed for male dancers ages 12 to 19.  Our requirements for BBSI 2020 include the following:

  • Male dancers must be age 12 by August 3, 2020
  • Male dancers must have at least two years of ballet training
  • Male dancers must be at least five feet tall due to Partnering requirements

There are 50 spots available for male dancers for each week of BBSI 2020; 50 spots for Week One, and 50 spots for Week Two. Photo submission and registration are ongoing until we reach maximum capacity.

Please note: spots will only be held once tuition has been paid in full.  The submission of photographs does not hold a spot at BBSI.  There is no photo submission fee.  Faculty will be announced as soon as possible.


Classes include:

  • Ballet Technique
  • Variations
  • Repertoire (Acting)
  • Weight Training
  • Stretch
  • Jumps & Turns
  • Informational Seminar (Meet the Artist)
  • Partnering


Faculty coming soon.


BBSI 2020 is for dancers ages 12*-19.

*Dancers must be age 12 by August 3, 2020.

Dancers must have at least two years of ballet training.


BBSI Week One or Two: $500.00
BBSI Weeks One and Two: $850.00

Dancers will have the option to attend both weeks of BBSI, or choose one of the two weeks to attend.  A tuition discount is offered to families who attend for both weeks.

Boys Ballet Summer Intensive is a proud Partner Intensive at the American Dance Competition International Ballet Competition. We exclusively offer scholarships to BBSI at this competition.

Please note that tuition is nonrefundable.


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.  Please note: If suspenders are sewn on tights, suspenders must be worn under the t-shirt.

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.

For BBSI North Carolina, 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. Men should also bring a standard theraband for this class.

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