ABS offers an extended intensive training session for students during the summer when they are less encumbered by their academic studies. The intensive attracts students from around the world and gathers a guest faculty representing a broad range of training such as American Ballet Theatre, Houston Ballet, San Francisco Ballet, Disney choreographers, renowned acting coach John Kirby, make-up lessons, pas de deux, men’s classes, and singing lessons with Broadway and Hollywood voice coach Bob Garrett. The SI culminates in a public performance at the Greek-styled theater Pearson Park Amphitheater in Anaheim. Past performances have included revivals and selections from Graduation Ball, The Little Humpbacked Horse, The Awakening of Flora, Coppelia, Harlequinade, and Napoli.

Visiting students enjoy their summer in homestay or other chaperoned lodging and enjoy a group visit to Disneyland! Many students return to ABS’s intensive more than once, some become ABS year long students, and almost all form life-long friendships because of their productive, joyful experience at ABS.


 

Let us read and let us dance, two amusements that will never do any harm to the world…

–Voltaire


 

Keep away from people who belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great, make you feel that you too can become great.

–Mark Twain


 

To sing well and to dance is to be well educated.

–Plato


LEARN THE ANAHEIM BALLET TECHNIQUE DURING AB SCHOOL'S SUMMER PROGRAMS!

The 2019 summer programs include a four-week Summer Intensive for intermediate and advanced students, as well as a one-week Junior Intensive for younger intermediate students.

AB School's four-week Summer Intensive focuses on ballet technique along with supplemental classes in such styles as jazz, modern, musical theater, hip-hop and voice and acting for dancers. The session-end performance will feature all students in a staging of a work from classical ballet repertory, student choreography, and other dance styles studied during the program. 

AB School's Junior Intensive offers a full slate of ballet classes, in a one-week timeframe. An excellent preparatory program and introduction to intensive training for younger ballet students.

PROGRAM, DATES AND AGES

Junior Intensive: June 24-June 29, 2019; 9-12 years old, high beginning/intermediate level (ABS Levels 2 & 3), en pointe not required
Summer Intensive: June 24-July 20, 2019; 10-20 years old, intermediate/advanced levels (ABS Levels 4 & 5), en pointe required

AUDITION DETAILS (Class or video audition required)

Audition Form available now - click here!

AUDITION CLASS at Anaheim Ballet School (If you miss the audition, see below for in person/video audition options!)

Saturday February 9, 2019
Registration: 2:30pm
Class: 3:00-4:30pm

Ages: 9-20, intermediate and advanced levels (ladies, please bring pointe shoes if en pointe)
Fee: $20 (Cash or Card) 

  • Please bring a dance photo in first arabesque and short write-up of "What dance means to me" to the audition.

  • You are welcome to fill out the Audition Form in advance and bring it with you to the audition - available here.

  • Pre-registration encouraged. Please complete the form below or call (714) 520-0904 with the following details.

PRE-REGISTER FOR THE AUDITION CLASS:

Student Name *
Student Name
Auditioning for Program:

MISSED THE AUDITION CLASS? 

Completed audition forms/class auditions/video submissions are due by March 31, 2019.

If you missed the audition class at AB Studios and would like to audition in person, you may arrange to attend a regularly scheduled ABS class as an audition for the program. Please bring the completed Audition Form, photo in first arabesque, "What dance means to me" write-up, and $20 audition fee to the class. Contact AB School Administrator Leticia Valli at 714-520-0904 or school@anaheimballet.org to schedule your audition class.

Audition forms/class auditions must be completed by March 31, 2019.

International students are welcome to apply. 

AUDITION BY VIDEO SUBMISSION 

Video auditions are accepted via mailed DVD or emailed video link. Video auditions must demonstrate a selection of barre work, center adagio, pirouettes, small jumps, grand allegro, and ladies please include pointe work. The video should not exceed ten minutes. Please email the completed Audition Form, photo in first arabesque, and "What dance means to me" write-up, along with the video link to Ashley Duree at info@anaheimballet.org. The $20 audition fee can be submitted at www.paypal.me/anaheimballet.

Completed audition forms/video submissions must be submitted by March 31, 2019.

International students are welcome to apply. 

If you have any questions about video submission requirements, please contact Ashley Duree at info@anaheimballet.org


JUNIOR INTENSIVE (June 24-June 20) PROGRAM DETAILS

  • Ages: 9-12

  • Levels: High Beginning, Intermediate (Ladies are not required to be en pointe)

  • Tuition: $425

HOUSING

PLEASE NOTE  Housing is not available to Junior Intensive participants. If you would like information on arranging your own accommodations, visit VisitAnaheim.org     

 GENERAL STUDENT INFORMATION

Class Schedule
Students will take two to three classes Monday-Friday, and two classes Saturday. The first class on weekdays begins at 10:30am. A forty-five minute lunch break is offered, and students will not be allowed to leave the studio without parent/guardian (there is a fridge/freezer and microwave available to students). Depending on the day of the week, weekday classes may finish between 2:40-3:15 p.m.

Travel
Anaheim Ballet is easily accessible from John Wayne Airport (SNA). Please attempt to arrange arrivals and departures from SNA. If unable to secure flights to/from SNA, flights should be arranged from Long Beach Airport (LGB), Ontario Airport (ONT) or from the Los Angeles International Airport (LAX).

Location
Anaheim Ballet is located in an internationally favored vacation area that has many lovely accommodations. Lodging at local hotels provides easy access to the Anaheim Ballet studios. Parents wishing to join their children may request information for lodging by visiting VisitAnaheim.org. Anaheim Ballet is located near the Disneyland Resort, Ctr City and the Anaheim Packing District.

Supervision
Supervision will include attention to ensuring that each participant receives the most from their experience by forming new friendships and gaining positive feelings of accomplishment and productivity.

DRESS CODE

Ballet

Ladies – Black, pink, white leotards; pink tights; pink ballet shoes; pink pointe shoes [if already en pointe]; black, pink or white chiffon skirts are optional. Hair must be secured in ballet-style. Free style dressing is allowed during rehearsal periods at the discretion of the instructor. No jewelry may be worn.

Gentleman – White or black snug fitting T-shirts, black tights, black or white ballet shoes with coordinating socks. Free style dressing is allowed during rehearsal at the discretion of the instructor.

SUMMER INTENSIVE (June 24-July 20) PROGRAM DETAILS

  • Ages: 10-20

  • Levels: Intermediate, Advanced (Ladies are required to be en pointe)

  • Guest Faculty to Include: Former Bolshoi Ballet Soloist Alexander Greschenko, American Ballet Theatre Ballet Masters, International Master Teachers, Youth America Grand Prix, and more...

  • Tuition and Performance Fee: $1,750

HOUSING

Option 1 ($2,600) - Chaperoned Extended Stay Suite/Residential Housing: Students will be lodged in an extended stay suite at a Marriott hotel property in the Disneyland Resort Area (just three miles from AB), featuring fully equipped kitchens and separate living area from sleeping areas. Each suite will house 2-3 students as well as an adult chaperone. All meals as well as transportation to and from Anaheim Ballet will be provided. Additional amenities include complimentary high-speed internet access, full breakfast buffet seven days a week, an on-site laundry facility, as well as outdoor pools and fitness center. Additionally, limited Residential Housing with students and adult chaperone may be available, please note if preferred. 

Option 2 ($1,350) Housing with AB Family [Limited Availability]: Students will stay will a host family whose student is also participating in the Summer Intensive Program. Host family will provide meals and transportation.

NOTE  If you would like information on arranging your own accommodations, visit VisitAnaheim.org     

 GENERAL STUDENT INFORMATION

Class Schedule
Students will take three-four classes Monday-Friday and one class Saturday. A majority of the classes will be in ballet and pointe, but there will also be classes in character, contemporary, hip hop, partnering, and men’s class. Other specialty classes also include nutrition, sports psychology, acting for dancers, and vocal coach. In addition, students (in groups) will choreograph their own piece to submit for inclusion in the final performance.

Ballet classes begin at 10:30am Monday through Friday, followed by a specialty or lecture class at 12pm. Lunch break is at 1:00pm (students may only leave AB with prior written consent from parent; there is a fridge/freezer and microwave available to students). The rehearsal period for ballet in the final performance begins at 1:45pm. In the late afternoon/evening, students will join AB School's year-round class schedule. Dancers will attend afternoon/evening classes depending on their level placement, finishing between 6:00-8:45pm. Saturday’s ballet class can range from 10:30am-1:30pm, depending on dancer level. At the first day of the program, the full four week schedule will be released, so parents may make arrangements accordingly.

Travel
Anaheim Ballet is easily accessible from John Wayne Airport (SNA). Please attempt to arrange arrivals and departures from SNA. If unable to secure flights to/from SNA, flights should be arranged from Long Beach Airport (LGB), Ontario Airport (ONT) or from the Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). Please note on your application if transportation to and from the airport will be necessary.

Location
Anaheim Ballet is located in an internationally favored vacation area that has many lovely accommodations. Lodging at local hotels provides easy access to the Anaheim Ballet studios. Parents wishing to join their children may request information for lodging by visiting VisitAnaheim.org. Anaheim Ballet is located near the Disneyland Resort, Ctr City and the Anaheim Packing District.

Field Trips
Optional group activities will include a trip to Disneyland (The Happiest Place on Earth) for an additional fee. Students 13 and under will have a chaperone with them at all times at Disney. Additional no or low-cost social events may be available, please plan ahead accordingly (for example, beach bonfire or pool party).

Supervision
Supervision will include attention to ensuring that each participant receives the most from their experience by forming new friendships and gaining positive feelings of accomplishment and productivity.

End-of-program Performance

This four week program culminates in a free public performance at Pearson Park Amphitheater (401 N. Lemon St, Anaheim) on Friday July 19, 2019 at 6:30pm. Students will perform the selected ballet, in addition to specialty dance styles and group student choreography.

DRESS CODE

Ballet

Ladies – Black, pink, white leotards; pink tights; pink ballet shoes; pink pointe shoes [if already on pointe]; black, pink or white chiffon skirts are optional. Hair must be secured in ballet-style. Free style dressing is allowed during rehearsal periods at the discretion of the instructor. No jewelry may be worn.

Gentleman – White or black snug fitting T-shirts, black tights, black or white ballet shoes with coordinating socks. Free style dressing is allowed during rehearsal periods at the discretion of the instructor.

Jazz, Hip Hop, Tap, Character Dance, Modern, Musical Theater & Performance

Free style choice of leotards, tights, and T-shirts (no logos please) for contemporary dance styles. Bright plain colored T-shirts for performance. Dancers will also need black jazz shoes, sneakers, character shoes, tap shoes (character shoes may be used in place of tap shoes), black jazz pants, black class skirt for ladies, and a pair of denim/jean pants.

Stage Make-up

Neutral foundation (base), neutral powder (finish), earth-toned dark brown eye shadow, black eye liner, black mascara, earth-toned natural powder blush, earth-toned natural lipstick, earth-toned natural lip liner, white eye shadow, light brown eyebrow pencil (unless very dark brows), gray/brown contour powder. Brushes: large powder, medium blush, small eye shadow assortment.

Street Wear & Incidentals

Daily casual wear for to/from AB, warm jacket (evenings get cool), optional bathing suit. Students may find it helpful to bring funds for occasional movie outings or similar events, and for any personal purchases.