July 28-August 8, 2014
Boys and Girls ages 9-12



Miami City Ballet School offers a two-week summer intensive program from July 28-August 8, 2014 for serious ballet students (boys and girls) ages 9 through 12-years-old. The program enhances students’ year-round training and allows them to try out the summer intensive experience at the internationally recognized MCB School.

Students are divided into three levels of classes and train with MCB School’s renowned faculty. The curriculum consists of the same course offerings as MCB School’s Winter Term Program, which includes Ballet, Technique, Pointe, Jazz, and Musical Theater, with additional new classes offering Preparatory Pointe, Introduction to Variations, Repertory Class, Stretch and Strengthening, and Pilates. The program culminates with a performance in MCB’s in-house, 200-seat studio theater.

Click here to view full 2-week schedule.

Tuition cost for the 2-week program is $850. We do not offer a housing option for this program. Admission is by audition only. Students may audition in one of three ways:

  1. Audition by taking an age appropriate class at Miami City Ballet School anytime throughout the year before July 15 (click here for class schedule).
  2. Audition at one of the scheduled audition dates listed below.
  3. Audition by video following the instructions listed below before July 15.

Audition Dates at Miami City Ballet School:
(Students may also be considered for our year-round program at this audition.)

Sunday, June 22, 2014

7-9 year olds
1:00 pm Registration
2:00-3:00 pm Audition class

10-13 year olds
2:00 pm Registration
3:00-4:00 pm Audition class

Students 9 - 12-years-old
may send in video auditions following the guidelines below or call Jennifer Pino at 305.929.7000, extension 1801, to schedule an audition.

Click here to download the 2-Week Intensive Audition Form.

2-Week Summer Program DVD Audition Requirements Please include an Audition Form with all submissions

STUDENTS FROM OUTSIDE THE U.S. PLEASE NOTE: DVD audition must be formatted for United States DVD players (region/zone 1 encoded).

I. At the barre, facing sideways to the camera:
1. Grand plié in 1st, 2nd, 4th, and 5th positions
2. Four tendus in 1st and 5th positions en croix   
3. Degagés from 5th position en croix
4. Adagio with développé to the front, side, and back.
5. Grands battements en croix

II. In the center facing the camera
1. Tendus in croisé, effacé, à la seconde, devant and derrière.
2. Pirouette from 5th position
3. Adagio with développé front, side, and back can also include pirouettes from 4th position
4. Sauté in first, second, and changement in 5th position.
5. Assemblé
6. Petit allegro with jeté and glissade etc.
7. Simple grand allegro from the corner.
8. Piqué turns and châiné turns from the corner.

III. If already started Pointe:
1. Relevés on 2 feet in first and second position.
2. Echappés in second and fourth positions.
3. Passé relevés from front to back, and back to front.
4. Piqué turns from the corner.

Please note: There is no housing offered for this program.

For more information please call 305.929.7007 or e-mail at school@miamicityballet.org


Miami City Ballet School students, Photo © Bruce Hibbs