Choreographic Intensive

July 24-August 4, 2017


For students age 14-18. Audition required.

MCB School is proud to launch the Choreographic Intensive – a unique, two-week summer program where a selective group of students ages 14-18 will have the opportunity to work with new and emerging guest choreographers.

This year Miami City Ballet School is happy to announce that Durante Verzola will be joining us as our choreographer for this year’s choreographic intensive. Verzola is a talented, young choreographer and MCB School alumni and we are very excited about having him here. He will spend two weeks at the MCB Studios creating a work with selected students.

Students will experience first-hand what it’s like to have a work created on them, while choreographers will have the resources to create new work. The program, which will take place July 24-August 4, 2017 at MCB Studios in Miami Beach. Students will have a daily technique and pointe class with MCB faculty, followed by a full day of rehearsals with the choreographers, who will be announced soon. The program concludes with a performance to premiere the new pieces.

Students may audition for the MCB Summer Intensive (ages 9-18) and the Choreographic Intensive (ages 14-18) in person at any of the 17 U.S. cities during the 2017 Summer Intensive National Audition Tour, which kicks off on Jan. 6 in Indianapolis, or by video audition. Students ages 14-18 who audition will automatically be considered for both programs. If accepted, these students will have the option of attending one or both. Students ages 9-13 who audition will be considered for the MCB Summer Intensive only.

 

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

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

Housing

Housing for the Choreographic Intensive will be at Tradewinds Apartments, conveniently located two blocks from MCB studios. The large, one-bedroom apartments have comfortable bunk beds that accommodate four students per apartment.  Some of the apartment features include:

  • Ample storage space
  • Fully equipped kitchens with granite countertops
  • Flat-screen televisions in the bedroom and living room
  • Attractive contemporary furnishings
  • Complimentary cable television and wireless internet

In addition, our Residence Hall offers the following amenities:

  • 24-hour building security
  • Housing Supervisor present at all times
  • Weekly housekeeping service
  • Laundry facility
  • Outdoor swimming pool and sundeck

Tradewinds is conveniently located two blocks from MCB studios and grocery stores, banks, the beach and the world-famous Lincoln Road shopping district are within walking distance, and public transportation is easily accessible.

Please note that Housing fee (see Pricing tab) for the Choreographic Intensive DOES NOT include meals; however, apartments have fully equipped kitchens and grocery stores are nearby.

Registration

Students accepted into the Choreographic 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). Students may choose at that point whether they’d like to attend one or both summer programs. 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 Choreographic 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

Pricing

Registration – $100

Choreographic Intensive Tuition – $1,200

Housing – $1,000 (Please note that this fee does NOT include meals. However, each apartment has a fully equipped kitchen and there are grocery stores nearby.)

Questions?

Contact MCB School at 305.929.7007 x1 or email school@miamicityballet.org