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Summer Classes, Workshops
& Intensives

Master teachers join our renowned faculty and local guest instructors to give professional instruction in a structured and focused setting. Ballet Royale's Summer Intensives are comprehensive day programs providing the finest professional instruction for all ages, for those students striving to reach his or her full potential. 

We offer a wide variety of Summer Term classes for all levels, specialty workshops, and three separate Intensives.  For example, we offer:

PRE-BALLET LEVELS:

  • July 8-August 16, 2019: Mommy/Daddy & Me: For Boys & Girls ages toddler to 3 accompanied by an adult

  • July 8-August 16, 2019: Pre-Ballet Creative Dance: For Boys & Girls ages 3 to 6

  • Saturdays, June 15, 2019, July 13, 2019 and August 17, 2019: Creative Story Ballet Day Camps: For Boys & Girls ages 5-9 with or without prior ballet training

YOUTH BALLET LEVELS:

  • Saturdays, June 15, 2019, July 13, 2019 and August 17, 2019: Creative Story Ballet Day Camps: For Boys & Girls ages 5-9 with or without prior ballet training

  • June 10-28, 2019: JUNE YOUTH BALLET III AND IV MINI WORKSHOP

    This program is designed to keep your dancers skills on track before attending a Summer Intensive. Classes run for 3 weeks, on Tuesday and Thursday evenings. This program is only open to dancers who attend the July Full Day, or July Evening and August Jump Start

  • July 8-25, 2019: JULY SUMMER INTENSIVE DIVISION I AND II:

    July 15 – 25, 2019 DIVISION I INTENSIVE: Age 8+ w/ minimum one year of ballet technique. Placement Evaluation Required if Non-Ballet Royale Student.

    Students will perform in the Summer Showcase Performance.

    This Intensive has been developed to give students the ultimate experience in ballet. Your dancer will have Classical Ballet and Repertoire class each day. On the last day of the intensive the dancers will perform in an in-studio showcase.

    July 8-25, 2019 DIVISION II INTENSIVE: Age 9+ w/ minimum three years of ballet technique. Audition NOT Required but Placement Evaluation Required if Non-Ballet Royale Student

    Full Program: July 8 – 25 includes Valley Fair Outing with Performance and Summer Showcase Performance.

    Partial Program (2 week options): July 8 – 19 (Dancers attending this program will NOT be in the Showcase or Valley Fair Outing) or July 15 – 25 (Does Include Valley Fair Outing with Performance and Summer Showcase Performance.)

  • August 19-23, 2019: Youth Ballet August Jump-Start Intensive: For Boys & Girls entering Youth Ballet 1, 2, 3, & 4 in Fall 2019

    Sign up for this week-long workshop designed to strengthen and prepare the dancer for Fall Semester.

  • August 18-23, 2019: Youth Ballet Pointe Preparatory Workshop: Starting the week off with getting pointe shoes, this week-long workshop will introduce pointe to your dancer. Invitation by the director only OR dancers entering Advanced Youth I in Fall 2019.

ALL BALLET LEVELS:

  • July 8- August 16, 2019: Six Week Evening Summer Term Ballet Classes: Ages 7 to Adult, Beginner through Advanced

INTERMEDIATE & ADVANCED BALLET LEVELS:

  • Summer Intensive Programs: Our Three main Separate Summer Intensive Programs for talented and focused Intermediate and Advanced Ballet Students:

  • June 10-28, 2019:  “SPRING INTO SUMMER,” FEATURING PROGRESSING BALLET TECHNIQUE®

    NO AUDITION REQUIRED

    Intermediate/Advanced (completed minimum of One Year Pointe for girls) through Professional.

    Recommended ages: 11-26 years old.

    For motivated dancers experience Ballet Royale’s groundbreaking training featuring Progressing Ballet Technique® cross-training, the industry’s most advanced and cutting edge regimen specifically designed to improve ballet dancer’s core stability, weight placement, alignment and muscle memory. This program will maximize improvement and accelerate students’ progress, and is particularly crucial for those preparing to attend summer intensive programs.  The Intensive features a daily regimen of Ballet Technique, Pointe and Ballet Royale's Progressing Ballet Technique®.

  • June 10-14, 2019: MALE DANCER BALLET INTENSIVE

    INVITATION OR PRE-APPROVAL REQUIRED

    Unique in Minnesota, this weeklong Intensive Program is for motivated; aspiring Male Dancers ages 10 through adult. Designed by former Professional Ballet Dancer Rick Vogt, this program focuses on strength, power, technique, and performance. These classes provide a rare opportunity for men and boys to gain invaluable skills and insights beyond those presented in mixed classes. Students receive individualized attention and coaching from the state’s foremost male ballet teachers. Classes include Ballet Technique, Targeted Strength Training, and Classical Variations.

  • July 8-25, 2019: FULL DAY SUMMER INTENSIVE IN COLLABORATION WITH TWIN CITIES BALLET

    Three Progressive Divisions (I, II and UPPER) from AGES 8+ through Professionals (Variable Length Options)

    AUDITION REQUIRED for UPPER DIVISION

    Attend an exciting and rigorous ballet-based dance program featuring artistic Directors Denise and Rick Vogt with Master and Guest teachers.  Each student will receive the finest professional instruction allowing them to reach his or her full potential.  Unique to this intensive, students will be highlighted in an end of program Summer Showcase Performance.

    This year, we will be incorporating group outings for the dancers to help them bond with their classmates and make life-long friendships. Classes include Ballet Technique, Pointe, Preparation for Pointe, Modern, Jazz, Character, Variations, Repertoire, Men’s class, Progressing Ballet Technique®, Hip-Hop, Contact Improv, Pas de Deux, choreographic methods, stretching, Injury Prevention plus enrichment classes.

    Enrollment in the Program is limited, in order to maintain the quality of the training.  Class placements for those accepted into the Summer Intensive are made based on the order Registrations are received.

    UPPER DIVISION (Audition Required)

    Full Program: July 8 – 25 includes Valley Fair Outing with Performance and Summer Showcase Performance.

    Partial Program (2 week option): July 8 – 19 (Dancers attending this program will NOT be in the Showcase or Valley Fair Outing) or July 15 – 25 (Does Include Valley Fair Outing with Performance and Summer Showcase Performance.)

    MORNING ONLY BALLET & POINTE OPTION (Does not Include Valley Fair Outing with Performance and Summer Showcase Performance.)

    Full Program: July 8 – 25

    Partial Program (2 week options): July 8 – 19 or July 15 – 25

  • August 5-16, 2019: AUGUST GRAND PRIX SOLOS & VARIATIONS WORKSHOP

    AUDITION REQUIRED

    Workshop for Intermediate (ages 10+) through Professionals.

    Ballet Royale introduces a focused ballet and variations workshop specializing in preparing dancers for performing or competing in national ballet competitions. Following daily Classical Ballet Technique and Pointe or Men’s Class, dancers learn classic ballet variations and receive advanced personal coaching. With Guest teachers, Ballet Royale Faculty and Twin Cities Ballet Principal Dancers Marissa Debenedictis and Natalie Rossi.

    This Workshop benefits all dancers, whether preparing for a competition, an upcoming performance, or simply wanting to polish and improve their artistry, technique, and quality.

    Students will also have the opportunity to perform in an in-studio showcase performance at the end of the workshop.


    *Audition Required for upper levels of the July and August programs. 

First Summer Intensive Audition: February 10, 2019

Second Summer Intensive Audition: April 7, 2019