IBC | Summer Programs



Enrollment in IBC’s Summer Intensive program (IBCSI) is strictly by audition only. Students may audition in one of three ways:

1) Attend an IBCSI audition during our 2018 Audition Tour. Students interested in auditioning for the Pre-Professional Day Program may also attend a SI audition.

2018 Summer Intensive Audition Tour:

World class instructors

Thursday, February 1
The Ruth Page Center for the Arts
1016 N. Dearborn Street
Chicago, IL 60610
11:30 AM Registration
12:00 PM – 1:30 PM Audition Class

Saturday, February 17
Indiana Ballet Conservatory
849 W Carmel Drive
Carmel, IN, 46032
11:30 AM Registration
12:00 PM – 2:00 PM Audition Class

To pre-register for your audition, follow the prompts on Studio Director until you get to “enroll in a class”, and from there you will select the “Auditions – Summer Intensive 2018” option that suits your schedule.

Please plan to arrive 30 minutes prior to class to check-in, warm-up, and prepare for audition.

Dancers should bring two 4x6 photos to audition (professional photos are not required) – headshot & 1st arabesque in center on pointe or demi-pointe. Photos will not be returned and should be labeled on the back with dancer's name and age. Audition fee is $30.

Girls must wear full-length pink tights and solid color leotard with ballet slippers. Bring pointe shoes for the last thirty minutes of class. Boys must wear white t-shirts, full-length black tights and ballet slippers.

2) Schedule an audition during any regularly scheduled Technique & Pointe classes during the school year. Please contact Admissions to arrange your audition class. Audition fee is $30.

3) Send a video audition via YouTube link or Dropbox to the Administrative Director. All video auditions are due no later than March 1, 2018. Please include the following in your video, and label your email with the subject “IBCSI 2018 Audition: Student Name.”

Video audition minimum requirements:

  • 2 photos – informal headshot, and 1st arabesque (pointe or demi-pointe) in center
  • short barre (including plié, tendu/jeté, rond de jambe, frappé/rond de jambe en l'air, adagio, grand battement)
  • center (adagio, tendu, pirouettes, grand battement)
  • allegro (both petit allegro and grand allegro)
  • few combinations on pointe – at least echappés, pirouettes, piqué turns, fouettés or italian fouettés
  • optional – classical variation

Please also note the student's full name, age, current ballet school/teachers, and years training, as well as any other items of note (awards, scholarships, previous summer programs, etc.).

Indiana Ballet Conservatory Summer Intensive (IBCSI)

June 11 – July 13, 2018
3 options for enrollment – 1st two weeks, last 3 weeks, or all 5 weeks
*Last 3 weeks required for students wishing to perform in the Gala

Registration Coming Soon

IBC’s Summer Intensive is a comprehensive five-week program designed to give serious students a well-rounded dance education and exposure to the Vaganova-based curriculum provided by IBC. Taught by our world-class instructors in a professional atmosphere, the IBCSI will allow students to experience the training that has consistently won awards and recognition in the ballet world. Now in its 8th year, the IBCSI has quickly grown into one of the most well-regarded and sought-after summer programs for career-minded students.

With well over 30 hours per week of training and focused attention on individual needs, IBCSI provides each student a greater opportunity to grow and improve. Students receive the highest level of training by our esteemed Faculty:

Tuition for IBCSI 2018: $2,000

Summer intensive ballet


Classes will be taught from Monday through Friday from 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. A detailed class schedule will be given to accepted students prior to the first day of classes. Classes to include the following:

  • Ballet Technique
  • Pointe (or Pre-Pointe)
  • Variations
  • Repertoire
  • Gentlemen’s Variations
  • Character
  • Jazz
  • Modern
  • Contemporary
  • Choreography
  • Floor Barre / Yoga / Pilates / & Intensive Stretching
  • Seminars on Nutrition & Wellness, Kinesiology, Acting, Music Appreciation & more


This program is designed for the serious pre-professional dancer. Although this is intended for ladies and gentlemen 10-19 years of age, there may be exceptions for younger students who have special Faculty approval. Dancers will be grouped into three divisions based on age and ability. Placement, which is non-negotiable, will be finalized within the first few days of classes.

Attendance at IBCSI may also serve as a student’s audition for the Pre-Professional Day Program. Students wishing to be evaluated during the summer for admittance into the Day Program may express their intent and interest to the Admissions or Administrative Director before or during the first week of classes.

All interested students must attend an IBCSI Audition. Currently enrolled IBC students who meet the initial age requirements need not attend an audition, but should confirm with the school regarding the student’s eligibility prior to enrolling in SI.


Summer Intensive Audition Tour

Students are housed with host families during the summer, which are carefully selected by IBC. Fees start at $300 per week, which covers the students’ room & board, food, and transportation to and from the studio. Students may also opt to bring additional spending money for weekend activities, shopping and souvenirs, and other excursions.

For questions regarding housing, please contact Admissions.

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Young Dancer Intensive (ages 6-9)

July 16 – 27, 2018 (2 weeks – ages 6-7 and 8-9 – two groups)
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM, Monday - Friday
Multiple weeks encouraged!

Summer intensive ballet for young dancers

2018 YDI Tuition $225 per week – includes IBC t-shirt
2018 Summer Registration Fee $35 (new families only)
$35 per week for Before-Care at 8am (no daily option)

IBC's Young Dancers' Intensive (YDI) gives serious young students the same well-rounded dance education that is offered in our Summer Intensive for older students, with consideration for the age-appropriate time and class content for ages 6-9. Taught by our Head of Preparatory Division, Hailey Agran, the YDI allows students to experience their own “mini-intensive” while receiving in-depth training in Ballet Technique, Pre-Pointe, Historical Dance, and Conditioning.

In addition, students spend time learning original choreography or pieces within IBC’s repertoire, providing the opportunity to learn and familiarize themselves with various styles of dance. This highly anticipated program has become an important cornerstone of the IBC summer experience and also provides a wonderful introduction for new students to the training and teaching style at IBC.

Special seminars may include nutrition, costume history, injury prevention, and stage makeup. Parents will be treated to an informal studio demonstration on the final day of each week. Multiple weeks are encouraged in order to build upon technical elements and repertoire.

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Summer Camps (ages 3-5)

June 4 - 15, 2018 (2 weeks)
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM, Monday - Friday
Multiple weeks encouraged!

Summer camps for young dancers

2018 Summer Camp Tuition $130 per week
$35 per week for Before-Care at 8am (no daily option)
$35 per week for After-Care until 1pm (no daily option)

IBC Camps are designed to continue the solid foundational dance training taught throughout the school year. Within a warm and friendly environment, children also have the opportunity to make new friends and learn about weekly themes such as “The Nutcracker,” “Swan Lake,” “Angelina Ballerina,” and more. Classes, crafts, games, and activities are all implemented with the age of the student in mind.

Offering the strong ballet instruction for which IBC is known, students also spend time delving into each weekly ballet or storybook as they discuss music, costumes, and other details pertaining to the story. Themed crafts, games, and snacks will be provided (students with dietary restrictions or allergies should bring their own snack). All parents and visitors will enjoy a casual demonstration on the last day of camp.

We encourage students to attend multiple weeks of camp, as they are designed to offer a new experience each week. Before and after-care is available at additional cost.

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Summer Session Classes

May 29 - June 7 (2 weeks) & July 17-26 (2 weeks), 2018
2018 Summer Session Tuition & Schedule Information TBA

Summer interim classes Interim classes

Registration Coming Soon

IBC offers ongoing summer evening classes for all Preparatory & Pre-Professional levels to ensure students receive a consistency in training and education throughout the summer.

Summer is the prime time to focus on improvement in ballet in all levels; without the added stress of school or other commitments, students are able to better concentrate on their technique and make meaningful improvements prior to the fall semester. It is also highly recommended that all Pre-Professional Division students attend a minimum of two-three weeks in Summer Intensive and Prep 3/4 students attend one-two weeks in Young Dancer Intensive.

In order to accommodate for active summer lifestyles, families may register for individual classes or for the entire session. Typically, classes are offered once per week for Preparatory levels, and up to 3 times per week for Pre-Professional students during the 4-6 week summer session.

2017 Summer Classes Info (2018 Info TBA):

$10/class Preparatory
$7.50/class Pre-Professional
$15/class Adult Ballet

Preparatory 1/2 Technique & Tap
Wednesdays 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Preparatory 3/4 Technique
Wednesdays 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Pre-Professional Level 1/2 Technique
Tues/Thurs 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Pre-Professional Level 3/4 Technique
Tues/Wed/Thurs 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Pre-Professional Level 5-8 & Int/Adv Day Program Technique
Tues/Wed/Thurs 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Adult Ballet (subject to change)
Thursdays 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

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