• What a wonderful week and experience for our son. He loved being surrounded by exciting and focused mentors and teachers, and flourished in the camaraderie of the group of boys. As amazing as lessons learned as the boys dance, the attention of the staff -- and their devotion to updates on Facebook and Instagram -- made things fun for parents, as it allowed us the chance to peek in on each day. Great job, BBSI!

    Stephen J. Brotschul III Parent, Son at Houston Ballet Academy
  • BBSI is the perfect intensive for any boys in ballet who want to get ahead. The work is intense, but never stressful. Everyone there is so kind and they work hard to make sure you grow over the week-long intensive. With classes such as weight training and an extra technical class for turns and jumps, it was impossible not to feel stronger by the end of the week. This program is very well organized and has exactly the right tools to strengthen the male dancer.

    Charlie Clinton
    Charlie Clinton Student at Ellison Ballet
  • BBSI is built for the aspiring male dancer. The classes, taught by masters of boys ballet, culminate into a week long intense training experience. What makes BBSI unlike any other program is the camaraderie between the dancers. This leads to a very challenging, yet respectful environment where each boy will improve and make lifelong friendships.

    Brooks Landegger
    Brooks Landegger Student at the School of American Ballet
  • I have been to BBSI for the past 3 years and I can honestly say it's my favorite week of summer.  I have met so many friends from all over that I keep in touch with all year. The teachers are so great and the classes are very challenging.  I feel very comfortable talking to the teachers and getting to know them has been great.  I would recommend any male dancer try BBSI.

    Ethan Clarisey
    Ethan Clarisey Student at Canada's National Ballet School
  • BBSI was run beautifully! Top instructors made classes fun and the end results were wonderful! An all around wonderful program. This is an intensive that boys should definitely add to their lists!

    Susan Geiss Parent, Son in the CATS North American Tour
  • BBSI is a great way for young men to receive training geared for male dancers. The faculty at BBSI are amazing and the different classes are sure to get you coming back the next year! It’s an amazing experience and I feel that I have learned a lot during the BBSI program.

    Parker Garrison
    Parker Garrison Student at International Ballet Academy
  • The faculty and staff have put together a fantastic program for boys who dance. My son met some wonderful dancers, who will remain his friends. Parents were included and encouraged to stay and watch class. There was so much guidance given to all the families. This was a very special week.

    Betsy Clarisey Parent, Son at Canada's National Ballet School
  • The best part of BBSI is the environment! After a week everybody knows everybody and everybody is helping you succeed. After my week in North Carolina I met boys from all over the country and I felt closer to the ballet community. The schedule of the day allows for long technique classes that let everybody get equal attention from all the teachers. The variations classes aren't only fun but with the teacher's expertise the class is focused on performing the steps. This intensive is a perfect week long course to focus on a men's technique as well as meet masters of the craft that are focused on making strong male dancers.

    Severin Brotschul
    Severin Brotschul Student at Houston Ballet Academy
  • Unlike any other summer intensive. A must for intermediate and advanced ballet boys wishing to improve their technique and make connections and friends with like-minded male dancers. Boys will feel like family at BBSI and will receive excellent instruction from noteworthy teachers.

    Vanessa Doherty Parent, Son with Ballet West II
  • We had such an incredible time last year that my son wants to go again. I can't tell you how much he improved in one short week, thanks to the supportive family of teachers and staff. I recommend this to every boy dancer or parent of a boy dancer that I meet.

    Sarah Piner Parent
  • What an amazing opportunity for the boys to train with such accomplished and well known teachers in the dance world. Truly an amazing dance intensive for boys. We cannot wait to go back this summer!

    Marissa Fontanini Parent
  • The faculty chosen for BBSI are not only some of the best teachers in the country for male dancers, but they model ideals that are just as important for these dancers to learn--professionalism and respect. Great air of camaraderie and fun here this week. Our son attended BBSI starting in the pilot year in 2015 and has loved it each time.

    Amy Milne Parent
  • I am beyond proud to say that my son has attended BBSI, a First Class and extremely impressive summer intensive specifically geared towards the male dancer! BBSI and it's incredible staff make you feel welcome and part of their incredible "family" from first contact. The World-Class faculty was stellar and amazing! WOW!!! My son won't soon forget! What a true gift for these young men.  BBSI has put so much meticulous effort in planning and organizing this event to ensure each and every danseur takes home the best possible male danseur experience that I truly am grateful and honored to have been part of this inaugural event. My son has taken invaluable knowledge and experiences home with him. The ongoing support and open-door policy they provide is priceless to danseurs and their families! I cannot tell you how excited we are to come back next summer! This is an intensive your son should not miss!  Thank you from the heart, BBSI! What you offer these young men and their families is priceless.  We are forever grateful for all you've done and continue to do!

    Josée Leslie Parent
  • This is a top notch Summer Intensive! I highly recommend this for any male dancer wanting additional training in August. It's only a week long, but it packs a punch! Amazing instructors and the class sizes are perfect and allow for individualized corrections and hands on training.

    Jessica Campbell Parent, Son at The Washington School of Ballet PTP
  • Boys Ballet Summer Intensive was designed to provide an engaging and educational program for young male dancers who seek a higher level of classical ballet training. They’re challenged in their daily classes, but the real inspiration for these aspiring male dancers lies in the camaraderie and bonds they make with each other. Men are essential in ballet companies, and there is no better way to prepare these students for professional life than providing them with an all-inclusive and intense working environment where they can train hard, dance hard, and have fun. Guys being guys, at the ballet studio... a dream come true.

    Patrick Frenette
    Patrick Frenette American Ballet Theatre Corps de Ballet Member / Choreographer
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