Summer Intensive 2020


Have you made plans for August?

Then do not hesitate any longer and come dance with us, bring your Joyce of dance along and let's work.

I do believe that a summer intensive should be a potent supplement to every dancer's year-round training, and what best but to train in the French School of Dancing.

Celebrating 350 years of existence. The very first ballet school was established in France in 1661 by Louis XIV. French ballet is known for its elegance and refinement.
Considered to be one of the world's best dance schools. Its former pupils have won a record of 20 Benois de la Danse awards.😊

You missed the audition in March no worries, the French Academie of Ballet will accept students after receiving an application form along with 4 photographs.

Girls/Boys age 10 to 12
Girls/Boys age 13 and up

So what are you waiting for? Bring your joy of dance and let's dance.







FAB's summer intensive is designed for dancers serious about strengthening their technique and developing their artistry.  Our detailed based classical ballet curriculum emphasizes individual attention.  Every dancer is given the necessary personal instruction along with support and encouragement to enable them to return to their year-round program with marked improvement.


The French Academie of Balletʼs summer program’s curriculum is the same as our year-round program’s; one based on the French School of classical ballet. Our program is one that stresses precision in technique and elegance in artistry.  This approach to ballet instruction has proven to produce strong, capable, employable dancers with the ability to adjust easily to different styles of ballet and choreography.


A fundamental component of the French Academie of Ballet's curriculum is consistency; consistency in faculty, consistency in teaching methodology and consistency in instruction. 


Supplemental classes such as Contemporary, are important additions to the classical ballet curriculum.


Ballet Technique – Grounded in the French School of classical ballet, the emphasis is placed on precision and elegance. Advanced level dancers are expected to take all technique classes on pointe. Weekly “specialized” technique classes focus on mastering a specific movement.


Pointe – Classes focusing on technique en pointe are an important element of the girls’ curriculum.


Variations – Students learn excerpts from classical ballets.


Men's Class ( If enrollment permit) – Classes focusing on technique specific to the male ballet dancer are an important element of the boys’ curriculum.


Partnering ( If enrollment permit– Focusing on balance and musicality, Dancers will learn the importance of communication and trust when dancing with a partner.



Contemporary – Classes focus on a wider range of movement than classical ballet and are an important supplement to the curriculum.



Class Size

Our small, intimate class sizes enable us to provide each of our dancers the attention necessary for improvement.  Our 2020 summer intensive class sizes will be in line with our year-round class sizes (approximately 20 dancers per level).




The core faculty for the summer intensive consists of our year-round faculty, Francois Perron, Bivi Kimura, and Juan Rodriguez.




A Typical Day


Summer Intensive (Monday, August 3– Friday, August 21).


 In addition to daily technique, pointe/variation classes, and Men's class, student's weekly supplemental classes are contemporary, partnering, and dance history.  Classes are offered either in the morning (9:30 am – 2:00 pm) or in the afternoon (2:00 pm – 6:30 pm).  The dancer’s schedule is dependent on level placement.


The Studios

The French Academie of Ballet’s 2019 Summer Intensive programs will take place at St. Veronica Creative Cultural Center located at 149 Christopher Street.




French Academie of Ballet does not provide supervised housing during the Summer Intensive. However, we can provide participants with a list of housing options that can be used as a resource when searching for accommodation in New York City.  In some instances, we have found “host” families to house dancers during the summer intensive.

Dancers have the choice of partaking in one, two or the full three weeks of the program.

Tuition can be paid in full or in 2, 3, or 4 installments. Learn more

  1. One week                                              $675  Any One Week

  2. Two  Weeks                                            $650 (Per week) Any Two Week

  3. Three Weeks                                          $600 (Per week) Any Three Weeks

Registration fees                                        $35 (Audition). If accepted to the program

                                                                $10 will be credited to the Summer   

                                                                Intensive Registration Fee

                                                                $160 Registration for Summer Intensive

Audition by Video                                      $50

Scholarships are awarded on a case-by-case basis and are determined at the time of the audition.

Students will be notified of any scholarship awarded at the time of acceptance. There is no separate application for Summer Course scholarships.

If you are interested in attending the Fall Semester, make sure to indicate it on the registration form.

The French Academie of Ballet Faculty will also assess students on the very first day of the Summer Intensive.


Other Audition Methods

Dancers unable to attend the Sunda March 1st audition can arrange to audition in one of our year-round classes or by video.  Please fill an Audition Request Form if you are interested in auditioning by one of these alternative methods.



Live abroad or out of the state? No worries you can submit a video

Click on the link to get all the pertinent information.

Video Guideline

Video Audition Form


The French Academie of Ballet admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school.  It does not discriminate based on race, color, national and ethnic origin, gender, gender expression and sexual orientation in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship programs, and other school-administered programs.

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