Summer Intensive 2021
Artistry Lives Here
The Orlando Ballet School Summer Intensive Programs are for intermediate to advanced students ages 11 and up. Our summer program places strong emphasis on ballet technique training while incorporating supplementary classes in character, pointe, variations, modern, jazz, men’s, partnering and nutrition. All programs will have additional guest faculty throughout the intensives in addition to our wonderful OBS faculty.
Summer Intensive Program Information
Harriett’s Orlando Ballet Centre 2-Week and Men’s Summer Intensive | June 14 – June 25, 2021
Registration Fee $50, Tuition $1,200
Field Trips TBD.
Harriett’s Orlando Ballet Centre 5-Week Summer Intensive | June 28-July 30, 2021
Registration Fee $50, Tuition $2,850
Field Trips TBD.
Questions? Reach out to us at [email protected]
In light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we have determined that we will not be able to provide supervised student housing during our 2021 Summer Intensive. Below you will find a list of housing alternatives to aid in your planning, and for those of you interested in connecting with other students and families regarding possible shared housing, we have created a group forum to facilitate the discussion.
Whether you are venturing out on your own, traveling as a family, or chaperoning several students from the same area, Orlando has housing options for everyone. Daily classes are held at Harriett’s Orlando Ballet Centre (HOBC) from approximately 10 am-5 pm, Monday-Friday with half-day sessions on Saturdays. HOBC’s state-of-the-art studios are conveniently located just north of Downtown Orlando at 600 N Lake Formosa Drive. HOBC is easily accessible by I-4 or by Orlando’s SunRail system. SunRail is Orlando’s public transportation rail service providing fast and easy transport for daily commuters. HOBC is located just across the street from the AdventHealth SunRail station.
Comfort Suites Downtown Orlando (walking distance to HOBC)
2416 N. Orange Avenue, Orlando, FL 32804; 407-996-5456
For discounted pricing, please contact Lynn Winjum and mention OBS.
Residence Inn Orlando Downtown (approximately 1/2 mile to SunRail station)
680 N Orange Avenue, Orlando, FL 32801; 407-482-1500
The Doubletree Hotel Orlando Downtown (approximately 1 mile from HOBC)
60 South Ivanhoe Blvd, Orlando, FL 32804; 407-425-4455
VRBO and AirBnb are great resources for those who prefer renting a room or entire house for their stay. Nearby neighborhoods include Winter Park, College Park, Lake Ivanhoe, Baldwin Park, Lake Formosa, and Colonial Town North.
2-Week Virtual Summer Intensive
Orlando Ballet School has created a 2-week Virtual Summer Intensive for virtual students ages 11+ to support those impacted by the global pandemic and our loss of sponsored boarding. All summer classes will be delivered LIVE via Zoom.
Each daily three-hour session will include ballet technique, conditioning, and alternative style classes including character, modern, jazz, and more! Students will receive personalized training that will enrich and complement their current and previous dance education.
Will be accepted until May 15, 2021
Video Fee: $40.
To submit a video audition:
Please register and submit the non-refundable fee online (see “register” link below). Please record a 7-10 minute video audition using the suggested exercises below.
1. At the barre
a. Pliés –Tendu, Dégagé
b. Fond, Développé (front, side, back)
c. Grand Battements
2. In the center
a. Adagio combination
b. Pirouettes (en dehors, en dedans)
c. Two combinations using assemblé, jeté, sissonne, and glissade
3. Diagonal across the floor
a. Grand jeté and tour jeté
4. For girls (en pointe)
a. Echappé combination with passé
b. Pirouette combination
c. Fouettés (16 if possible)
d. Piqué turns
5. For Boys
a. Entrechat Six (16 bars)
b. Single or double tour en l’air
c. Grand pirouettes à la seconde (for advanced boys)
d. Jump combination with échappés, assemblés and jetés and sissonnes (with beats, if possible)
Variation is NOT required.
How to submit a video audition:
Space will be provided during the registration process to add your video link. (YouTube, Vimeo, etc.) Make sure the video is set to public.