Jump to content
Ballet Talk for Dancers

Adult Summer Intensives- a list


Recommended Posts

Is anyone considering or planning to attend the artEmotion program in SLC http://www.artemotion-summerintensive.org/general? I am considering it. I'm older though and have some worries about taking class with dancers so much younger. Also, they only offer Beginner and Advanced levels. I am not a beginner but I also would not want to put myself in a class of 20-something year old advanced dancers. I really need an intermediate level class. But I liked that this program was just two classes per day. Programs like Sun King have too many classes in a day. I don't think I could do that.

Link to comment
  • 3 months later...
  • Replies 94
  • Created
  • Last Reply

Top Posters In This Topic

  • Clara 76


  • Redbookish


  • gimpydancer


  • colas


Hi Anna,


I don't have personal experience with the InStudio intensive, but I remember looking at the curriculum last year. At that time, it looked like many of the classes (all of the technique classes, I believe? I don't remember exactly) lined up with their normal open class evening/weekend schedule. I did not pursue this option myself, but if I were researching it in more detail I would want to know if there are dedicated classes for the intensive or if participants join the normal open classes for some or all of the intensive program.


Good luck!

Link to comment

Thanks! I'm all signed up (yikes!) It's local for me and a reasonable cost so I thought I'd give it a shot.

Link to comment
  • 8 months later...

Welcome to Ballet Talk for Dancers Daymich. However, this post won't work here. This is a section for Adult Dancers, and you've posted on a thread about Summer Intensives, not personal training. We don't really discuss personal training sites here. YOU may need to ask your question in a fitness forum, rather than one devoted to ballet.

Link to comment


I was hoping to attend an adult ballet workshop in California this summer. My local workshop is just a normal 90 minute class followed by an hour of rep, and the skill level in past summers varied heavily even in the intermediate/advanced section. I was hoping something more comprehensive (like my local studio used to have for adults).

I've had my eye on the programs by Maple Conservatory in Orange County and the adult retreat at Pacific Arts in San Diego. Does anyone have experience with the adult programs in either of these places?

The Pacific Arts Dance Center is a conglomeration of a couple studios, one of which was Del Mar and has hosted adult intensives in the past. They haven't replied to my questions yet.

I'm also aware of Sun King's Richmond workshops of course, which is also a tertiary option.

Thank you!

Edited by FuzzyAnkleWarmers
Link to comment
  • 2 months later...

A new Adult Summer Intensive will be held in London this year, with faculty including Scott Putman and Natalie Krapf. Organised by Aspire Ballet School, it will take place at The Feathers Association studios, near Marlyebone / Baker Street, from August 12-18. 

Scott has been faculty at Sun King Dance Camps since 2009, and will be teaching in the UK for the first time. He will be teaching EBAS (Elemental Body Alignment System) and ballet class, choreograph a group piece on the participants, and also host workshops which deep dive into ballet technique. For those who don't know, EBAS is devised by Scott himself, and is a series of exercises designed for structural integrity and supported range of motion. EBAS has been on the curriculum at Sun King for quite a few years and as a participant at Sun King, personally it has helped with my alignment, feeling the correct muscles engage, and release tension. Further information on Scott and EBAS here

Natalie will be teaching pointe and variations. Natalie currently teaches for the Associate Programme at The Royal Ballet School and delivers repertoire workshops for English National Ballet. She is the founder of ballet company Balletomane, and has also taught for The Royal Opera House, Central School Of Ballet, and National Youth Ballet of Great Britain.

There will be a studio performance at the end of the course.

For details of the course, and further faculty information, please visit the site here.


Link to comment
  • 2 weeks later...

The Pennsylvania Academy of Ballet has just announced a new program this year, a week-long adult intensive for intermediate and advanced students.  Daily ballet technique class, classical variations, modern/contemporary, plus stretch and strength with a certified Gyrokinesis instructor (also a ballet dancer). 

Studio information is here:


Brochure for Adult Summer Intensive is here:



Link to comment
  • 5 months later...

San Francisco Ballet School

Adult Workshop

I participated in this workshop in the second week of June, 2018.

This was a professionally conducted program for adults 18 to 70+. There was a placement class on the first day. Participants were placed in more or less advanced groups. There were daily floor barre and ballet technique classes. There were rehearsals to learn segments of two classical ballets and a contemporary ballet. There was a showing for family and friends on Saturday. Several members of my family and friends attended. There was a delightful reception afterwards with wine, cheese, and other treats. We were able to meet the faculty and staff. I greatly enjoyed meeting my family and my friend in attendance.

This was a professionally conducted program for adults. I enjoyed the program greatly. 

I have attended several intensives at several locations.This was the highest quality intensive of all by far. An intensive for 2019 has not been announced. I hope to participate in 2019.

Photographs and videos are forbidden at the San Francisco Ballet School. There are no videos of the classes, rehearsals, or performances.

Nevertheless, this was the best adult ballet program in my experience. I highly recommend it to adults of all levels.


Link to comment

Sun King Dance Camp

Richmond, Virginia 

August, 2018

I benefited from participation in this program.  

There were daily technique classes as well as several specialized workshops. I improved my placement from the workshops conducted during the program.

Since I was recovering from a dislocated shoulder, I was excused from participation in the pas de deux section. I truly wanted to participate. I did not think that I could safely participate. I hope that I shall be strong enough to take part in the future. Several men from the Richmond Ballet were hired to participate in the pas de deux activities.

In addition to pas de deux, there were classes to learn a group repertory and a variation. There were four levels. These were valuable experiences. I am going to perform a variation that I learned next month in a local talent show.

I myself have participated for many years. I aim to participate in future programs. I highly recommend this program.

Previously there have been several programs around the country. The program for 2019 has not been announced.

I hope to participate in 2019.

Link to comment
  • 1 month later...

Hey Colas--  Thanks so much for your posts!  Your comments and insights help me formulate more reasonable visions of what and where and when i should consider trying my first camp!  Matt


Link to comment

Hello! I don't know if I just didn't find anything and there is already this information in the comments threads but I'm looking for a summer intensive with advanced classes for adults.

I'll be 22 this summer and I hold the advanced 2 examination in cecchetti ballet so I'm looking for pretty advanced classes. 

Im not a professional but I'm not an adult begginer either I've danced throughout my whole life completing the cecchetti examinations. Now I just dance for the pleasure of it and to make myself better and better. 

If you know of anything like this in Europe please let me know!

Link to comment


We teach at a summer Intensive each year in prague. This is our 5th year and it is wonderful. The classes are kept very small and you get a lot of one on one coaching. Classes in ballet technique, pointe, variations, Pas de Deux, Repertoire, and contemporary are included in the curriculum with a final performance/demonstration that is filmed. Because we keep the program small, each dancer is allowed to perform a solo variation in the performance if they choose to. This year, the dates are July 8-20 and cost is $1750 and includes housing and 2 meals per day as well as transportation within the city of Prague and to and from the airport. Let me know if you want more details.


this program is open to intermediate and advanced students ages 12-25 (older adults may also be admitted to the program)

Link to comment

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    • No registered users viewing this page.

  • Create New...