Classical Ballet Intensive

Why Take Classical Ballet Intensive

Perfect the en pointe. Transform your technique. Become a disciplined dancer. During this one-week intensive program, you'll dive deep into a journey of dance discovery, and learn something about yourself along the way.

What You'll Learn

As part of the high school ballet intensive, you'll spend most of your time inside our amazing new facility—the Dance Center. While dancing, you'll enjoy beautiful and unobstructed views of Green Lake. Your daily classes may include:

  • Ballet technique
  • Modern technique
  • Pointe
  • Men's virtuoso technique
  • Variations
  • Repertory

Other courses may include:

  • Contemporary dance
  • Pilates
  • Audition preparation

Audition Requirements


Program Snapshot
Program Length
1 week
Program Dates
  • June 15, 2024 to June 21, 2024
Age Range
High School (Grades 9-12)
  • Applications CLOSED

Meet the Faculty

Our Camp faculty members have danced, directed, and choreographed all over the United States and world. Many continue to be actively involved in the world of dance as college, institute, and university-level instructors.

Please note the gallery may showcase previous instructors.

All Faculty

Rachel James

Rachel James

Instructor of Dance & Body Conditioning

Jurijs Safonvos

Jurijs Safonovs

Instructor of Ballet

Program Highlights

Distinguished Faculty

The dance intensive faculty are high-caliber individuals who've dedicated their lives to dance. Our elite faculty either continue to dance or instruct at leading institutions around the world. They look forward to spending their summers at Interlochen teaching you—the next generation of young artists.

Live Accompaniment

Our classes and performance opportunities stand apart from other summer dance programs as we dance along to professional, live musicians instead of recordings. We take full advantage of the interdisciplinary aspect of Camp by leveraging other arts disciplines, including music.

The Dance Center

Our 26,000 square-foot dance facility provides our students and faculty with amazing studios, updated technology, fitness centers, and beautiful views of Green Lake. It's one of the most scenic places on campus. Learn more about the Dance Center. 

When we're in class just sweating like crazy, it's really nice just to look out on the lake, or into the woods, and just see the nature. It makes you take a deep breath and just take everything in.

Anna, Classical Ballet Intensive

A Day in the Life

Hear from dancers Anna W. and Lizzie R. about what it's like to be in the high school Classical Ballet Intensive program.