The Washington School of Ballet's Summer Intensive gives students from around the world the opportunity to study with the school's acclaimed faculty. The Summer Intensive offers a four-week course of study for the Lower Division and a five-week course for Upper Division.
During the Intensive, classes are conducted at the Washington School of Ballet’s NW location, Monday through Friday. As a result of this intensive training, students are able to progress rapidly and significantly increase their abilities in a relatively short time.
We provide a housing program for Summer Intensive students at American University just Northwest of The Washington School of Ballet. It is not required that students live at the dorm, although it is highly recommended due to the rich experience of cultural excursions, outings, and the companionship of their peers.
As a part of the summer intensive, student in the Upper Division will get the opportunity to learn repertoire and be a part of a culminating performance in the fifth week, which will highlight each level’s accomplishments.
Upon acceptance into our lower division summer intensive, students will be notified of their level placement. Please note that placement is based on ability and is up to the discretion of the faculty. Parents will be invited to observe during the last week of the summer intensive.
Tuition: $375 for 4 weeks beginning June 24th
Pre Ballet 1
Monday, Wednesday and Thursday 4:45-5:45 Studio 4 A (Van Ness)
Pre Ballet 2:
Monday, Wednesday and Thursday 4:45-5:45 Studio 4 B ( Van Ness)
Tuition: $575 for 4 weeks beginning June 24th
Ballet Technique: Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs 5:45-7:00
Tuition: $985 for 4 weeks beginning June 24th
Ballet Technique, Character, Jazz, Stretch and Musical Theatre
Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs 4:15-6:30
Tuition:$1950 for 4 weeks beginning June 24th
Ballet Technique, Pointe, Repetoire, Character, Jazz, Stretch and Musical Theatre
Current TWSB students are not required to audition. Students from outside TWSB may audition individually by contacting Donna Glover, School Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org
Upon acceptance into our upper division summer intensive students will not be assigned a specific level. Level placement will be determined on the first day of class so as to accurately assess the child’s most recent ability level. Parents are invited to attend the culminating performance.
Tuition: $2450 5 weeks
Housing: $2350 5 weeks (see housing information below)
Meet Monday-Friday (5 days a week)
9:30am - 6:00pm (varies depending on level and day by 45 minutes)
In addition to ballet classes the students will receive instruction in most of the following (varies slightly from level to level):
Included in the tuition is access to The Washington School of Ballet’s training room and appointments with our athletic trainer. The 5 week program culminates inperformances in our England Studio Theater.
Jazz shoes, character shoes, character skirt (circular skirt, knee-length or a bit longer), jazz pants, and a short black wrap skirt are required for students in Levels 2 through 8.
Ladies’ hair must be secured in a bun at ALL times. If their hair is short, a white headband will be necessary. No hair accessories (scrunchies, bun-covers, etc) should be on or around your bun. Students should have extra hair pins, hair elastics, and hair gel/spray to secure their hair. No jewelry allowed except stud earrings. Do not bring valuables to the studio! WSB is not responsible for lost or stolen items. Ladies in pointe shoes MUST have a needle, thread, scissors, water-proof tape, and band aids with them AT EVERY pointe class. Students must be able to get into their shoes within a 5 minute time frame. PRACTICE!
Students must wear street-clothes cover-ups AT ALL TIMES outside The Washington School of Ballet building.
The Washington School of Ballet's year-round faculty includes Carlos Valcarcel, Kristina Windom, Vladimir Djouloukhaze, Lilla Seber, Stephanie Walz, Barhareh Sardari, Courtney Carbone and Cece Farha, among others. Upper division students will also have to opportunity to train with guest faculty including, Anna Marie Holmes.
TWSB offers a limited amount of scholarships during the summer program. Scholarships are merit-based and awarded at the time of acceptance.
Housing is available for students ages 13 and above in Levels 4 through 9 on the campus of American University located near The Washington School of Ballet. The bright and clean rooms are double occupancy with a shared bath between each 2 rooms. All students are on one floor and are supervised by TWSB chaperones. The Washington School of Ballet is very proud to employ mature chaperones who are still actively pursuing a career in the dance field. There is 1 chaperone per every 12 students ensuring that each student is well-supervised. Chaperones arrange weekend activities including trips to the zoo, Smithsonian monuments, fourth of July celebration on the Washington Mall and other Washington, DC attractions.
Students will use the AU shuttle to Tenley (5 minutes) and either walk or bus the remaining 10 blocks to the studios at 3515 Wisconsin Ave.
American University offers several meal plans with access to their huge cafeteria and other eateries on and off campus. Please visit this site for more details: http://www.american.edu/ocl/dining/index.cfm
Please contact School Manager, Donna Glover, at 202-362 3606 x149 or email@example.com.