Summer Intensive Student

Summer Intensive Student

Summer Intensive Student

Summer Intensive Student

Summer Intensive Student
VBT Summer Intensive Program 2017

June 19 - July 21Essex CampusAges 10 & up(5 weeks)
June 26 - June 30Shelburne CampusAges 8 & 9(1 week)

Summer Intensive Application will be available online after the March auditions.

Click here for our 2017 brochure that contains details on this great program and guest teachers.

General Information:

Our Program & Auditions:

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.
Auditions take place on Sat. March 11th, see details below.

Essex: (all 5 weeks) $1,895.00.
Essex: (selected weeks) $450.00/week.

Shelburne: $450.00/week.

Upon acceptance a $450.00 non-refundable deposit must accompany the application by April 10th, 2017. Remaining balance to be paid in 2 additional installments by May, 10th and June 10th.

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

Housing is with a host VBT family at a cost of $400.00/week. This includes, lodging, meals and transportation to and from VBT studios.

Faculty-Alexander Nagiba, Kirsten Nagiba, Christine Dunbar, Cat Earisman, Michele Fodero, Sarah Glick, Anna Schmoker, Kate Stevens and Erin Wood. (Subject to change.)

Auditions for the 2017 Summer Intensive & VBT Company:

March 11th 2017 at VBTS Studios in Essex
1:30-2:30pmAges 8-9(registration from 1:00-1:30)
2:45-4:00pmAges 10-12(registration from 2:30-2:45)
4:15-5:30pmAges 13 and up(registration from 4:00-4:15)

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

Video Auditions:
Out-of-town students who are interested in attending should submit a video audition. Videos must be DVD format and no longer than 30 minutes in length. The video must be submitted with the completed application and dance instructor’s letter of recommendation.

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 by May 1, 2017 with letter of recommendation, completed registration form and $30 application fee to: VBTS, 21 Carmichael St. - Suite 203, Essex VT 05451. You will be notified of acceptance by mail.