MCB Summer Intensive

June 19 – July 21, 2017

For students age 9-18. Audition required.

NEW THIS YEAR! – The MCB Summer Intensive has expanded! Students ages 9-18 may audition for the five-week program at any of the 17 cities on the Audition Tour, or by video audition.

Miami City Ballet School offers an intensive five-week training program geared toward ballet students 9-18 who are committed to dance professionally and are ready to achieve a new level of artistic excellence.

Each year, our 63,000 sq. ft. state-of-the-art facility welcomes an elite group of dancers, selected from across the United States and abroad. Over the course of five weeks, students train under MCB Artistic Director Lourdes Lopez, Director of Faculty and Curriculum Arantxa Ochoa, MCB School faculty members, MCB ballet masters, MCB principal dancers and world-renowned guest teachers.

Our rigorous curriculum provides the highest caliber of training in a creative and artistic environment. We offer a well-rounded selection of classes, including Ballet Technique, Pointe, Pas de Deux, Men’s and Women’s Variations, Contemporary, Stretch & Strengthen, Pilates and Weight Training. Level I will include classes in Ballet, Musical Theater and Stretch on Monday to Friday; and Level II will include classes in Ballet, Preparatory Pointe, Musical Theater and Stretch on Monday to Saturday.

At the conclusion of the Summer Intensive, students who demonstrate exceptional talent, potential and commitment are invited to join MCB School’s Pre-Professional Division, a rigorous year-round training program for aspiring dance professionals ages 14-18.


Freed of London is proud to be the official sponsor of the MCB Summer Intensive National Audition Tour.


Please visit our Auditions page for details on the National Audition Tour, Audition Guidelines, and Video Submissions.

Housing and Student Life

The University of Miami provides on-campus housing for our MCB Summer Intensive Students. Boarding fees (see Pricing tab) at UM include:

  • Air-conditioned, same-sex double-occupancy dormitories with twin beds and a shared bathroom
  • 24-hour security at the dormitories
  • 24-hour supervision from live-in MCB School Chaperones
  • Complimentary Wifi
  • Access to laundry facilities, meeting rooms, lounges and vending areas
  • Access to recreational on-campus facilities, including an Olympic-sized swimming pool, museum, movie theater and restaurants
  • Transportation to and from MCB Studios
  • All meals — breakfast and dinner are served at UM’s brand new dining hall; lunch is catered daily to MCB Studios.
  • Access to on-campus urgent care

Students staying at UM also have the opportunity to partake in fun, recreational excursions on Sundays. Examples of previous excursions include:

  • Crandon Park Beach
  • Miami Marlins game at Marlins Stadium
  • Rapids Water Park Adventure
  • 4th of July Rooftop Celebration
  • Visit to Perez Art Museum Miami (PAMM)


Students accepted into the MCB Summer Intensive will be notified by email within 7-10 days of their audition. Registration forms will be emailed within a week of acceptance and are due four weeks from the audition date (deadlines are listed below). Placement in the program is granted on a first-come-first-serve basis. Once the program reaches full capacity, students will be placed on a waiting list. Please be sure to register and send your deposit in on time to ensure your place in the program.

Below are the program registration deadlines for each city (4 weeks from audition date). This is the last day for accepted students to submit their registration forms to attend the MCB Summer Intensive.


Audition City
Indianapolis, IN
Chicago, IL
Silver Spring, MD
Boston, MA
New York, NY
Philadelphia, PA
Los Angeles, CA
San Francisco, CA
Miami Beach, FL
Seattle, WA
Atlanta, GA
Houston, TX
Winston-Salem, NC
Plano, TX
Pittsburgh, PA
Tampa, FL
Orlando, FL

Program Registration Deadlines
Friday, February 3
Saturday, February 4
Sunday, February 5
Saturday, February 11
Sunday, February 12
Monday, February 13
Saturday, February 18
Saturday, February 18
Saturday, February 18
Sunday, February 19
Sunday, February 19
Saturday, February 25
Saturday, February 25
Sunday, February 26
Sunday, February 26
Friday, March 3
Saturday, March 4

Please send registration materials to:

Miami City Ballet School
Summer Programs
2200 Liberty Avenue
Miami Beach, FL 33139


Registration fee  $100

MCB Summer Intensive Tuition 

Level I
2 weeks – $450
3 weeks – $600
5 weeks – $900

Level II
2 weeks – $475
3 weeks – $625
5 weeks – $925

Level III and up
5 weeks only – $2,600

Housing at University of Miami – $3,000 (Please note that this fee DOES include all meals)


Contact MCB School at 305.929.7007 x1 or email