Summer Intensive 2017

An intensive designed for the dancer with professional aspirations

 June 19 through August 11

CITY BALLET SCHOOL's Summer Intensive program can range from two to eight weeks in length, depending on the level of the dancer. Along with classical repertoire, we feature variation, partnering, jazz, character, stretching, and contemporary.

Located in the heart of San Francisco's performing arts district, the school features an assemblage of the finest teachers available, as well as guest faculty from around the world. We accept students from outside our school, however admission is selective and by audition only.

To register for an audition, apply here:


San Francisco, Two Audition Dates:
Sunday, January 29 and Sunday, February 26
City Ballet School
32 Otis Street, San Francisco, Ca 94103
Ages 9 -12: Registration 9:00 - 10:00am; Audition 10:00 - 11:30am
Ages 13-19: Registration: 10:30 - 11:30am; Audition 11:30 - 1:00pm

Los Angeles
Saturday, February 11
Southland Ballet Academy, Fountain Valley, CA
9527 Garfield Ave, Fountain Valley, CA 92708
Ages 9 -12: Registration 12:30 - 1:30pm; Audition 1:30 -3:00pm
Ages 13-19: Registration: 2:00 - 3:00pm; Audition 3:00-4:30pm

Video Auditions are also accepted; please see below for addition information.

Pre-professional students Daltrey Schmidt (15) and Diego Altamirano (16); photo by Rachel Neville

Pre-professional students Daltrey Schmidt (15) and Diego Altamirano (16); photo by Rachel Neville

Audition Information +

All prospective students must complete a Summer Intensive Application. You may choose to submit an online application prior to the audition date, or fill out an application during the registration period the day of the audition.

Applications must be accompanied by two photos (professional photos not required): a head shot and a dance pose (on pointe if appropriate) at the time of the audition or online. Video submissions are accepted. A non refundable fee of $25.00 is required for all auditions, including video.

Day of the Audition
Students are encouraged to arrive at least 30 minutes early on the day of the audition. This should allow dancers enough time to check in, change, and warm up. Dancers should be in leotard, pink tights, and ballet slippers, with hair in a clean bun. For dancers that are on pointe, please bring your pointe shoes in addition to your ballet slippers.

Auditions at City Ballet School
While our mailing address is 32 Otis Street, our main entrance is at the back of the building near the address 10 Chase Court.

Video Auditions +

Video Auditions may be sent using YOUTUBE, Vimeo, or other video sharing sites; please make sure to include password if applicable.

You may include the video audition link within the Previous Dance Training box in the application, or email the link to us to, making sure to include Video Audition: Last Name, First Name, Age within the subject line.

Please include at least 5 minutes of barre work and 5 minutes of center, along with pointe work. You may also send any variations or similar that you think may be helpful, but these are not required.

Please note: the $25 Audition fee is required for video auditions.

Videos must be submitted along with the online application on or before February 26th, 2017; early submissions greatly appreciated.