Summer Intensive Student

Summer Intensive Student

Summer Intensive Student

Summer Intensive Student

Summer Intensive Student
VBTS Summer Intensive Program 2023

Our 2023 Summer Intensive programs, in Essex and Shelburne, are to be held in person. We will stagger start times where necessary. Masks are not required but encouraged if one has been exposed to a positive COVID case or is not feeling 100%. Only accepted SI dancers are allowed in the studio area.

Summer Intensive Schedule

July 3 - August 4Essex CampusAges 10 & up(5 weeks)
June 26 - June 30Shelburne CampusAges 8 & 9(1 week )

Click here for our 2023 Essex Information Letter

Click here for our 2023 Shelburne Information Letter

General Information:

Our Program:

Our intensive full-day summer program designed to provide serious students ages 8 to 21 with complete summer dance instruction. Classes are held five days a week and include ballet and pointe technique, variations, pas de deux, jazz, modern, character, choreography, pilates, mime, acting and seminars in stage make-up, nutrition and physical therapy. This program provides approximately 180 hours of study with an educated and professional faculty. At the end of the 5 week session, potential new members for the Vermont Ballet Theater and Vermont Youth Ballet are selected.

Audition information below.

Essex: (all 5 weeks) $2,200.00.
Essex: (selected weeks) $475.00/week.

Shelburne: $475.00/week.

Upon acceptance a $475.00 non-refundable deposit must accompany the application by April 1st, 2023 for VBTS students, and April 15th for video audition candidates. Remaining balance to be paid in 2 additional installments by May 10th and June 10th.

Dancers will be notified of acceptance by mail or email within 2 weeks of the audition date. If accepted into the program we will include an Application and Summer Intensive Information Letter.

Faculty-Alexander Nagiba, Kirsten Nagiba, Michele Fodero, Sarah Glick, Ashley Hill, Alaina Robertson Murphy, Anna Schmoker, and Kate Stevens. (Subject to change.)

2023 Summer Intensive Auditions

  • In-Person Auditions:
    Ages: 7 - 12  on Saturday March 11th  at the Essex Campus

    RegistrationAuditionAge or VBTS Level
    1:00-1:30pm1:30-2:15pmAges 7-9
    VBTS Ballet I & II
    2:15-2:30pm2:30-3:30pmAges 10-11
    VBTS Ballet III & IV
    3:30-3:45pm3:45-4:45pmAges 11-12
    VBTS Ballet V & VI

    Audition fees:
      $10.00 - VBTS students
      $14.00 – all other dancers
      All dancers will be notified of acceptance by mail.

  • In-Studio Auditions for VBTS dancers only:
    VBTS dancers age 13 and up (OR current VBTS level Ballet VII and up) will be evaluated during your normal classes at VBTS the week of March 13th. Please submit the following VBTS Audition Form prior to March 13th.

  • Video Auditions for any dancers ages 10 and up:
    Videos will be accepted until March 25th. Videos must be electronic (e.g. MP4) or DVD format and no longer than 30 minutes in length and sent in along with the following VBTS Audition Form and a dance instructor’s letter of recommendation. See details below for video audition.

    Please arrange audition in the following sequence:
    1. Full body shot of student facing the camera. State your name, age, and years of study.
    2. Barre exercises (short combinations): Pliés, Tendus/Dégagés, Rond de Jambes/Fondus, Adage, Grand Battements en croix.
    3. Center exercises (short combinations): Pirouettes, Adage, Petite and Grande Allegro.
    4. Girls on pointe demonstrate Échappés, Relevés on one foot and Pirouettes.

    Videos should be sent to: VBTS, 21 Carmichael St. - Suite 203, Essex VT 05451.

Summer Intensive Student

Summer Intensive Student

Summer Intensive Student

Summer Intensive Student