BBSI 2024

July 29th – August 10th, 2024

The program is for male dancers ages 11*-21. Dancers must have at least two years of ballet training.
*Dancers must be age 11 by the first day of the program.


To apply for BBSI, dancers will be required to submit the following photos: a tendu à la seconde and an arabesque en l’air (both photos must be taken in the center with no barre). 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. We may ask for a video submission from some applicants. 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 11 to 21. Our requirements for BBSI include the following:

  • Male dancers must be age 11 by the first day of the program
  • Male dancers must have at least two years of ballet training

Photos MUST be taken no more than 3 months prior to application. 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. BBSI does not provide personal feedback for photo submissions. Not submitting the requested photographs (submitting performance photos instead, etc.) may negatively impact audition results.


Classes include:

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


BBSI 2024 Faculty

Rubén Martín – American Ballet Theatre Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School Principal Teacher (Week One)

José Carayol – The Royal Ballet School – Head of Artistic Programmes and Production (Week Two)

Jeffrey Rogers – Ballet West Academy Principal Teacher (Weeks One & Two)

Patrick Frenette – American Ballet Theatre Dancer (Weeks One & Two)

Maxim Ponomarenko – International Ballet Academy Ballet Master (Weeks One & Two)

Cameron McCune – American Ballet Theatre Dancer (Weeks One & Two)

Faculty is subject to change. 


BBSI is for dancers ages 11*-21.

*Dancers must be age 11 by the first day of the program.

Dancers must have at least two years of ballet training.


BBSI Week One OR Week Two: $610.00

BBSI Week One AND Week Two: $960.00

There is an additional $30.00 registration fee.

Tuition, registration fees, audition fees, and merchandise purchases are non-refundable.

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 offer scholarships to BBSI at this competition. Financial aid is not available.


Dress code at BBSI is mandatory.

Ballet Classes: Fitted white t-shirt, black footed tights, black ballet shoes, dance belt (black socks can be worn if the socks meet the tights).

No: tank tops, men’s leotards, large cummerbund, 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 required to participate in Weight Training.

Face should be clean shaven with neat hair. If facial hair is worn for religious reasons, please send us an email.

Men must 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. We recommend that dancers also bring a yoga mat for stretch class.


Refunds due to injuries are offered on a case-by-case basis. A doctor’s note is required for consideration.

Regarding injury withdrawals, 25% of all tuition payments is nonrefundable.

After June 1st, there are no injury refunds.  


The current BBSI 2024 Health & Safety Protocols are as follows:

  • COVID-19 vaccinations are not required for this year’s session
  • Face masks are optional
  • If the dancer presents any symptoms (Fever, chills, cough, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, loss of taste or smell, sore throat, nausea, etc.), the dancer will not enter the studios and will notify the staff of their symptoms immediately
  • Boys Ballet Summer Intensive reserves the right to change or amend any of these policies or guidelines based on the evolving nature of information for COVID-19.
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