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Summer Intensive 2024

July 8th – August 17th, 2024

3, two-week sessions* of intensive training in Seattle, WA! 

Small class sizes of 7 dancers maximum allows for personal attention and individualized feedback from professional ballet teachers Abby Jayne DeAngelo & Guillaume Basso.

Session 1: July 8th – July 20th
Session 2: July 22nd – August 3rd
Session 3: August 5th – August 17th

*Space permitting, dancers may attend multiple sessions for 2, 4 or 6 weeks of study.

“Great dancers are not great because of their technique, they are great because of their passion." - Martha Graham





Auditions will be held at Adage Ballet Academy on Saturday February 3rd and 17th. We will potentially add more dates depending on interest. Auditions will begin at 4:30pm and we expect to finish by 6:30pm. Please arrive 15 minutes early for check-in.

Audition Registration: If you plan to attend the audition, you must register in advance. Please follow the links below to pre-register and pay the required $30 audition fee**.

The deadline to register for the 1st audition date, February 3rd, is Thursday February 1st.

The deadline to register for the 2nd audition date, February 17th, is Thursday February 15th.

*Students currently enrolled in Adage Ballet Academy are not required to audition. Contact us to register.

**Pre-registration is required, and all audition fees are non-refundable, regardless of circumstance. Thank you for understanding.

Audition by Video

Deadline to submit a video audition is February 17th, 2024. Please review the requirements and submit the video audition registration form below. The form will allow you to send a link for us to view your video.


At the barre (5 minutes maximum):

  1. One grand plié in 2nd position

  2. One tendu right and left

  3. Relevé in 1st position (facing the camera)

  4. Tendu or ronds de jambe

  5. Fondus

  6. Ronds de jambe en l'air (in the air)

  7. Grands battements

In the middle (5 minutes maximum):

  1. Adagio

  2. Pirouettes

  3. Small Jumps

  4. High Jumps

  5. 3 exercises with pointe shoes for girls who already use them

Additional Requirements:

  1. Make sure the dancer's full body is in the camera frame.

  2. Make sure the entire video does not exceed 10 minutes in length.

  3. Make sure the dancer is wearing clean class attire, no skirts, warm ups, or baggy clothing.


Program Content:

20+ hours of classes per week consisting of: Physical Conditioning for Dancers, Ballet Technique, Pointe, Men's Technique, Variations, Yoga & Ballet Theory. Students attend classes Monday-Saturday during summer intensive sessions. The daily schedule is 10:00am - 2:00pm daily but remains subject to change.


$1,110 per 2-week session


Who is required to audition for the Summer Intensive?

​Unless you are currently enrolled in Adage Ballet Academy, you are required to audition for the Summer Intensive. Even if we know you as a dancer from previous Workshops, Intensives, or Private Coaching Sessions, it is important to see you in the context with others in order to determine proper level placement.

Can I audition by video?

We prefer students attend our scheduled audition in person. Video auditions are accepted only from students who cannot attend the scheduled audition. For more information, please contact us at

When will I find out the results of the audition?

Audition results will be e-mailed within 2-3 weeks of the audition date. No personal feedback from the audition will be provided. Students who are accepted will be asked to respond by the deadline provided in their acceptance letter whether they plan to attend or respectfully decline. The registration deposit is due upon acceptance. Those who do not register by their deadline will be placed on a waitlist.

How are students chosen for Summer Intensive?

Summer Intensive is by audition only. Students are assessed based on their technique, overall ability, physical attributes, strength, focus, attitude, and previous classical ballet training, as well as the ability to receive and apply corrections.

Are there different levels within the program? How and when does level placement happen? 

At ABA we have Tiers of Training and our Summer Intensive focuses on our Primary Tier which is divided into three levels, Foundation, Intermediate & Advanced. Proper tier placement is determined on the day of the audition. Normally there are students of a broad range of ages in each class. On rare occasions when adjustment in level is warranted, a change will be made as soon as possible.

Is it possible to attend a portion of one session?

Partial session attendance is not allowed.

Can parents observe classes? Will there be a performance at the end of the session?

Yes, we maintain an open-door policy at ABA. Parents are allowed to observe as long as they stay quiet and respectful of the class. We do not provide a performance during the Summer Intensive however all parents are invited for observation day on the respective dates outlined below:

For students attending Session 1, parents will have the opportunity to attend an informal demonstration on Saturday, July 20th, 2024.

For students attending Session 2, parents will have the opportunity to attend an informal demonstration on Saturday, August 3rd, 2024. 

For students attending Session 3, parents will have the opportunity to attend an informal demonstration on Saturday, August 17th, 2024.

Contact us with any questions prior to submitting your application.

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