BBSI 2021

August 2-14, 2021

BBSI 2021 will be hosted in Cary, North Carolina at International Ballet Academy. The program is for male dancers ages 11*-19. Dancers must have at least two years of ballet training to attend.
*Dancers must be age 11 by the first day of the program.

BBSI 2021 PROTOCOL & ACTION PLAN

Until further notice, BBSI will proceed with detailed health and safety protocols. Masks will be worn for the duration of the program. BBSI will adhere to all federal and/or North Carolina state mandates in place during our 2021 program.

PHOTO SUBMISSION

To apply for BBSI, 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.  We may ask for a video submission from waitlist 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 19.  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

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.

CLASSES

Classes include:

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

BBSI 2021 FACULTY

Peter Stark Associate Director of Boston Ballet II / Head of Boston Ballet School’s Men’s Program (Week One)
Jock Soto Former Principal Dancer with the New York City Ballet / Former Faculty Member at the School of American Ballet (Week Two)
Jeffrey Rogers Principal Teacher at the Ballet West Academy (Week One)
Patrick Frenette American Ballet Theatre Corps de Ballet Member (Weeks One & Two)
Maxim Ponomarenko International Ballet Academy Ballet Master (Weeks One & Two)
Cameron McCune American Ballet Theatre Corps de Ballet Member (Week Two)

Faculty is subject to change. 

AGE & EXPERIENCE

BBSI is for dancers ages 11*-19.

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

Dancers must have at least two years of ballet training.

IN-PERSON TUITION PRICING

Week One or Week Two: $500.00

Week One and Two: $850.00

There is an additional $25.00 registration fee and a $25.00 health fee.

Tuition, registration fees, health 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 exclusively offer scholarships to BBSI at this competition. Financial aid is not available.

ZOOM TUITION PRICING

To best accommodate all our BBSI families, we will also host the program live on Zoom.

Zoom tuition:
$300.00 per week

There is an additional $25.00 registration fee.

Tuition, registration fees, health 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.

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. Financial aid is not available.

DRESS CODE & REQUIREMENTS

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.

Conditioning/Stretch: 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 conditioning.

The men are required to bring a braided resistance band (click the link for an example) for Conditioning. 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.

INJURY WITHDRAWAL POLICY

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 (in-person or Zoom) is nonrefundable.

After June 1st, there are no injury refunds.  

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