Miami City Ballet | School - Summer Program

5-Week Summer Intensive, June 23-July 25, 2014 -- for 12-19 year olds
2-Week Summer Intensive, July 28-August 8, 2014 -- for 9-12 year olds
*NEW* 3-Week Summer Course, July 7-25 -- for 3-9 year olds, and beginner 10-13 year olds


Miami City Ballet School offers an intensive five-week training program in our 63,000 square-foot facility in South Beach from June 23 – July 25, 2014.  Students must audition for the program.  The program is for serious young dance students, ages 12-19.

The classes are taught by the Miami City Ballet School faculty, Miami City Ballet artistic staff, including Ballet Masters and Lourdes Lopez, Artistic Director, and Company dancers.  Classes include Ballet Technique, Pointe, Pas de Deux, Men's and Women's Variations, Jazz, Modern, Repertory, Stretch & Strengthen, Pilates, Gyrotonics, Yoga, Floor Barre, and Weight Training.  Typically, students take four classes each day during the six-day-week schedule.  Classes start at 9:30 or 10:00 am. and finish at 4:00 or 4:45 pm. The 5-week summer program culminates in a Summer Repertory Performance on Friday, July 25, 2014.

Select students from the summer intensive will be chosen and invited to attend Miami City Ballet School's Pre-Professional Year-Round Program.

Off-premise chaperoned housing is available in beautiful air-conditioned dorms.  Residential Assistants are on duty 24 hours a day along with a nurse and campus security.  A number of evening and weekend activities are offered to complete an exciting and fun summer experience.

Representatives from Freed of London will be offering complimentary, individual pointe shoe fittings (2014 dates TBD) for students enrolled in the five-week summer program. These 20-minute personalized sessions ensure that students have properly fit pointe shoes, which is essential for intensive ballet training and injury prevention.

To view 5-week summer intensive schedule, click here.

Click here to download the 5-Week Summer Intensive Audition Form 



In addition, Miami City Ballet School offers a two-week summer program for boys and girls ages 9-12 years old from July 28-August 8, 2014. The program offers a daily boy's class while the girls take Preparatory Pointe/Variations or Pointe/Variations along with their daily Ballet Technique class. The curriculum also includes Repertory, Jazz, Modern, Musical Theater, Pilates, Floor Barre, and Stretch & Strengthen. There are levels for students who have started pointe work and for those who have not yet started. Invitation to attend the program is by audition only. Students may audition by sending a video or by setting up an appointment to audition during a regular Miami City Ballet School classes.  Classes are Monday through Friday and the program ends with a Summer Showcase on Friday, August 8, 2014.

To view 2-week summer intensive schedule, click here.

For more information about the 2-week summer intensive, click here.

Click here to download the 2-Week Summer Intensive Audition Form 


INTRODUCING Miami City Ballet School's 3-week Summer Course! This new program gives young male and female students the opportunity to continue their ballet studies with us during the summer months. We will be offering classes in Creative Movement (3-4 years old), Ballet Preparatory I (5 years old) and Ballet Preparatory II (6-7 years old) and Boy's Dance (7-9 years old) for students who have already been training in those levels in our Children's Division OR for the new student to MCBS who would like to try our classes for the first time. This is a great way to experience the wonderful selection of dance classes that we offer before registering for the full year in the Fall. Or, come and take classes with us while you are here in beautiful Miami Beach on vacation! Everyone is welcome! 

We are also offering two new classes this summer for male and female students, Children's Ballet (a combination of our year-round Level I & II; ages 7-9) which meets twice a week and Youth Ballet, a class especially for the aspiring dancer, ages 10-13, who has had little or no classical ballet training. This class will meet 3 times a week and will give the young dancer a chance to learn the foundational steps of classical ballet. The new Youth Ballet class will also be offered this Fall in the regular school curriculum, so this is a great opportunity to get started experiencing the beauty and challenge of classical ballet training. 

All of these classes will be offered during a three week period beginning Monday, July 7, 2014 and going through Friday, July 25, 2014. Just call our School Registrar today at 305-929-7007 ext. 1807 to sign up now! Hurry, once classes fill up we will start a waiting list. 


Miami City Ballet School Thanks:

Sponsor of the Summer Intensive National Audition Tour

Miami City Ballet School students. Photo © Mitchell Zachs/