June 17-July 19, 2019

Summer Intensive Audition Dates

Students take classes in beautiful, spacious studios with sprung floors at the Patel Conservatory, our home facility and a nearby sister campuses, conveniently located to the Conservatory. Students will be provided transportation to and from campuses on a school bus that meets at the Patel Conservatory. All levels will take classes at the Patel Conservatory and at the nearby sister campuses.

Students typically take 6 hours of classes Monday - Friday and 2.5 hours on Saturday. A sample schedule and class descriptions can be found at the bottom of the page.


Students age 11 through college will be placed in a level to best help them progress. All accepted students must have an intermediate to advanced background. Emphasis is placed on discipline, musicality and technique. Girls must have prior experience on pointe.

Pointe/Men's Class:

Pointe class builds foot articulation and strength and also incorporates classical variations for the students to learn. Men's class builds strength necessary for bravura dancing.


Partnering class is offered for advanced students only. All boys will take partnering. Girls must have advanced training, strength and flexibility in addition to significant prior pointe training.


Contemporary and jazz classes make a more well-rounded dancer and allow students to feel greater confidence and expansion in their dancing.


Specially trained stretch teachers help students to lengthen tendons and muscles and build necessary strength for professional ballet.


Each class learns a classic or original work that is performed at the program’s conclusion. The showcase will be held on the Ferguson Hall's stage at the Straz Center.

Sample Schedule:

9:30-11:30 a.m.             Ballet
11:30-12:30 a.m.           Pointe/Men’s class
12:30-1:30 p.m.             Lunch
1:30-2:30 p.m.               Technique/Choreography/Character
2:30-3:30 p.m.               Partnering/Contemporary/Stretch
3:30-4:30 p.m.               Variations/Repertoire

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