ABS offers an extended intensive training session for students during the summer when they are less encumbered by their academic studies. The intensive attracts students from around the world and gathers a guest faculty representing a broad range of training such as American Ballet Theatre, Houston Ballet, San Francisco Ballet, Disney choreographers, renowned acting coach John Kirby, make-up lessons, pas de deux, men’s classes, and singing lessons with Broadway and Hollywood voice coach Bob Garrett. The SI culminates in a public performance at the Greek-styled theater Pearson Park Amphitheater in Anaheim. Past performances have included revivals and selections from Graduation Ball, The Little Humpbacked Horse, The Awakening of Flora, Coppelia, Harlequinade, and Napoli.

Visiting students enjoy their summer in homestay or other chaperoned lodging and enjoy a group visit to Disneyland! Many students return to ABS’s intensive more than once, some become ABS year long students, and almost all form life-long friendships because of their productive, joyful experience at ABS.


 

Let us read and let us dance, two amusements that will never do any harm to the world…

–Voltaire


 

Keep away from people who belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great, make you feel that you too can become great.

–Mark Twain


 

To sing well and to dance is to be well educated.

–Plato


LEARN THE ANAHEIM BALLET TECHNIQUE DURING AB SCHOOL'S SUMMER PROGRAMS!

The 2017 summer programs include a four-week Summer Intensive for intermediate and advanced students, as well as a one-week Junior Intensive for younger intermediate students.

AB School's four-week Summer Intensive focuses on ballet technique along with supplemental classes in such styles as jazz, modern, musical theater, hip-hop and voice and acting for dancers. The session-end performance will feature all students in a staging of a work from classical ballet repertory, student choreography, and other dance styles studied during the program. 

AB School's Junior Intensive offers a full slate of ballet classes, in a one-week timeframe. An excellent preparatory program and introduction to intensive training for younger ballet students.

PROGRAM, DATES AND AGES – 
Junior Intensive: June 26-July 1; 9-12 years old, intermediate level (en pointe not required)
Summer Intensive: June 26-July 22; 10-20 years old, intermediate and advanced levels (en pointe required)
International students are welcome to apply.

AUDITION DETAILS – to download the 2017 APPLICATION*, click here.

AUDITION CLASS at Anaheim Ballet School
Sunday, February 5, 2017
Registration – 11:30 a.m.
Class – Noon-1:30 p.m.
Ages – 10-20, intermediate/advanced (girls, please bring pointe shoes)
Fee – $20 for non-AB School students

  • Please bring a dance photo in first arabesque and a short write-up of "What dance means to me"
  • You are welcome to fill out and bring page 3 of the application. 
  • Please pre-register for the class by calling (714) 520-0904 or emailing info@anaheimballet.org

AUDITION REQUIRED – If you cannot attend the February 5 audition class, you can either submit a video audition (via mailed DVD or emailed video link) or local students can attend an AB School class with either of the Directors. Students wishing to audition in person during a regularly scheduled class should contact Anaheim Ballet School in advance to make such arrangements. Video auditions must demonstrate a selection of barre work, center adagio, pirouettes, small jumps, grand allegro, and ladies please include pointe work. The video should not exceed ten minutes.

International students are welcome to apply. Completed applications/video submissions are due by March 25, 2017.

If you have any questions, please email Ashley Duree at info@anaheimballet.org

*NOTE – Adobe Acrobat Reader required to view application form. Click here to download this free program.


SUMMER INTENSIVE (June 26-July 22) PROGRAM DETAILS

  • Classes – ballet, character, hip hop, jazz, modern, partnering, men's class, pointe, and more. Students will take three to four classes Monday-Friday, and one class Saturday. Additional master classes or lectures will be scheduled in addition. The first class on weekdays begins at 10:30am. A forty-five minute lunch break is offered, and students may only leave AB for lunch with written consent from parent (there will be a fridge/freezer and microwave available to students). There is a daily rehearsal period in which the students rehearse for the ballet portion of the final performance. Depending on the day of the week and students' level, weekday classes may finish between 6-8:45 p.m. In addition, students (in groups) will choreograph their own piece to submit for inclusion in the final performance. 
  • Ages –10-20
  • Levels – Intermediate, Advanced [Female dancers are required to be on pointe]
  • Guest Faculty to Include– Former Bolshoi Ballet Soloist Alexander Greschenko, Youth America Grand Prix, American Ballet Theatre, and more...
  • Tuition and Performance Fee – $1,650

HOUSING

Option 1 ($2,450) - Chaperoned Extended Stay Suite/Residential Housing: Students will be lodged in an extended stay suite at a Marriott hotel property in the Disneyland Resort Area (just three miles from AB), featuring fully equipped kitchens and separate living area from sleeping areas. Each suite will house 2-3 students as well as an adult chaperone. All meals as well as transportation to and from Anaheim Ballet will be provided. Additional amenities include complimentary high-speed internet access, full breakfast buffet seven days a week, an on-site laundry facility, as well as outdoor pools and fitness center. Additionally, limited Residential Housing with students and adult chaperone may be available, please note if preferred. 

Option 2 ($1,350) Housing with AB Family [Limited Availability]: Students will stay will a host family whose student is also participating in the Summer Dance Celebration Program. Host family will provide meals and transportation.

NOTE  If you would like information on arranging your own accommodations, visit VisitAnaheim.org     

JUNIOR INTENSIVE (June 26-July 1) PROGRAM DETAILS

  • Ages: 9-12 (en pointe not required)
  • Classes: Students will take three to four classes Monday-Friday, and two classes Saturday. The first class on weekdays begins at 10:30am. A forty-five minute lunch break is offered, and students may only leave AB for lunch with written consent from parent (there will be a fridge/freezer and microwave available to students). Depending on the day of the week, weekday classes may finish between 3:30-4 p.m. 
  • Tuition: $700

NOTE  If you would like information on arranging your own accommodations, visit VisitAnaheim.org

 GENERAL STUDENT INFORMATION

Class Schedule
Students will take classes Monday-Saturday. On Monday through Friday, ballet class will begin at 10:30 a.m., followed by a specialty class or lecture at Noon (jazz, tap, hiphop, acting coach, etc). From 1-2 p.m. is lunch at AB (Students may only leave AB for lunch with prior written consent from parent). 2 to approx 4:30 p.m. is rehearsal for final performance ballet piece. From 4:45 p.m. to evening, students will join AB School's normal class schedule. This means that dancers may finish classes between 6:00-8:45 p.m. each night depending on their level and the specific class schedule for that day. Saturday classes include ballet, jazz, and partnering and will run from approximately 10 a.m.-1 p.m. In addition, students (in small groups) will choreograph their own piece to submit for inclusion in the final performance show.

Travel
Anaheim Ballet is easily accessible from John Wayne Airport (SNA). Please attempt to arrange arrivals and departures from SNA. If unable to secure flights to/from SNA, flights should be arranged from Long Beach Airport (LGB), Ontario Airport (ONT) or from the Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). Please note on your application if transportation to and from the airport will be necessary.

Location
Anaheim Ballet is located in an internationally favored vacation area that has many lovely accommodations. Lodging at local hotels provides easy access to the Anaheim Ballet studios. Parents wishing to join their children may request information for lodging by visiting VisitAnaheim.org. Anaheim Ballet is located near the Disneyland Resort, Anaheim Ice Hockey Rink, and Anaheim Packing District.

Field Trips
Optional group activities will include a trip to Disneyland (The Happiest Place on Earth) for an additional fee. Students under 13 will have a chaperone with them at all times at Disney. Additional no or low-cost social events may be available, please plan ahead accordingly (for example, beach bonfire or pool party).

Supervision
Supervision will include attention to ensuring that each participant receives the most from their experience by forming new friendships and gaining positive feelings of accomplishment and productivity.

DRESS CODE

Ballet

Ladies – Black, pink, white leotards, pink tights, pink ballet shoes, pink pointe shoes [if already on pointe], black, pink or white chiffon skirts are optional. Hair must be secured in ballet-style. Free style dressing is allowed during rehearsal periods at the discretion of the instructor. No jewelry may be worn.

Gentleman – White or black snug fitting T-shirts, black tights, black or white ballet shoes with coordinating socks. Free style dressing is allowed during rehearsal at the discretion of the instructor.

Jazz, Hip Hop, Tap, Character Dance, Modern, Musical Theater & Performance

Free style choice of leotards, tights, and T-shirts (no logos please) for contemporary dance styles. Bright plain colored T-shirts for performance. Dancers will also need black jazz shoes, sneakers, character shoes, tap shoes (character shoes may be used in place of tap shoes), black jazz pants, black class skirt for ladies, and a pair of denim/jean pants.

Stage Make-up

Neutral foundation (base), neutral powder (finish), earth-toned dark brown eye shadow, black eye liner, black mascara, earth-toned natural powder blush, earth-toned natural lipstick, earth-toned natural lip liner, white eye shadow, light brown eyebrow pencil (unless very dark brows), gray/brown contour powder. Brushes: large powder, medium blush, small eye shadow assortment.

Street Wear & Incidentals

Daily casual wear for to/from AB, warm jacket (evenings get cool), optional bathing suit. Students may find it helpful to bring funds for occasional movie outings or similar events, and for any personal purchases.