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Classical Ballet Summer Program for Grades 6-8

Why Take Intermediate Classical Ballet 


Small class sizes, personalized instruction, and a nurturing atmosphere create the perfect environment for young ballet dancers to thrive. At Interlochen dance camps, you'll experience this and more by achieving technical and artistic growth with other young artists and dancers from around the world.

What You'll Learn

You will spend up to six hours each day developing your dance potential inside our amazing new facility—The Dance Center. You'll feel artistic inspiration looking out at views of Green Lake while you study several dance courses, including:

  • Ballet technique
  • Modern technique
  • Pointe/variations
  • Jazz
  • Body conditioning
  • Repertory

Audition Requirements


Program Snapshot
Program Length
3 weeks
Program Dates
  • SESSION 1: June 23, 2024 to July 13, 2024
  • SESSION 2: July 14, 2024 to August 4, 2024
Age Range
Intermediate (Grades 6-8)
  • SESSION 1: Accepting applications
  • SESSION 2: Accepting applications

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

Program Highlights

Performance Opportunities

At the end of the three-week session, you will dance in a fully-produced public performance. Our dance faculty will re-stage choreography or create original works for the event. We also have additional performance opportunities available by faculty selection or audition where you can work with other young artists in different arts disciplines like music or theatre.

Distinguished Faculty

Our faculty have dedicated their lives to dance. Many of them currently perform or instruct at leading institutions around the world. They look forward to spending their summers at Interlochen, teaching the next generation of young artists.

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. 

Coming to Interlochen made me realize that there are so many people who love dance as much as I do.

Cosette, Classical Ballet