Senior Ballet Intensive Program

Senior Ballet Intensive Program
June 24 – August 2, 2019

Come to our audition on February 10th! Download Audition Information
Alumni Steven Morse & Jordan Hammond San Francisco Ballet Corps de Ballet Members

Alumni Steven Morse & Jordan Hammond, San Francisco Ballet Corps de Ballet Members

Our six-week senior program is for male & female intermediate and advanced-level dancers who want to receive a high-caliber of dance training in a small-class environment.

Our program will offer a rigorous training program for serious dancers that will focus on developing strong, consistent classical technique, which is crucial for successful progress in ballet and other dance styles.

Participation in the Senior Ballet Intensive requires a commitment of at least two weeks.

Audition for Senior Intensive

Sunday February 10th, 2019

4:00pm Ages 11-23
Junior/Senior Dancers en pointe

Registration is 30 minutes prior to audition time.
Auditions by appointment or video will be accepted until all spaces are filled.

Download Audition Registration Form

Supervised Housing Available

Admission to our summer program is by audition only. The audition will take place at our Irvine location.

Dancers should audition in the age group based on their age on June 25, 2019.

Missed our Audition?

Not to worry! Dancers who are interested in our summer program can contact our conservatory front desk at 949-660-9930 or email to make alternative audition arrangements or schedule an alternate audition date.

Audition Fee & Requirements

The class audition fee is $25 payable by cash only (exact change is preferred). Dancers should bring a full-body photo in first arabesque position wearing practice clothes and no skirts.

Note that local students who cannot attend our February 10th audition class may make arrangements with us to audition on another date; the audition fee for alternative audition dates is $35 for a 1.5 hour class and $50 for a 1.5 hour class (plus evaluation for pointe).

Program Faculty & Guest Faculty

Program Director: Charles Maple

Summer Faculty: Pili Doheny, Kristin Hakala, Charles Maple, Kimberly Olmos, Stella Viorica View Faculty biographies

Summer Guest Faculty: Tong Wong, Asst. Professor UC Irvine Dept. of Dance and former Ballet West principal dancer View Mr. Wong’s biography

Class Curriculum & Schedule

Our curriculum will consist of
Ballet technique, pre-pointe, pointe, repertoire, female and male variations, men’s technique, conditioning, Horton technique, partnering, dance history, and workshops in stage makeup, nutrition and injury prevention

Classes will take place Monday through Friday. There are no make up classes for classes missed during this Summer Intensive. If you must cancel for any reason, you must submit this in writing. A partial refund may be given on a case by case basis, basis for students who withdraw due to severe illness or injury that is documented by a physician.

Limited supervised housing is available for dancers ages 13 & older.

Dancers must be at least age 11 by June 25, 2019 to attend. A limited number of scholarships will be available.

Schedule of Audition Notices & Deposits

Applicants will be notified of audition results within one week of their audition. Students who are accepted will receive instructions for securing their place in our summer program.

  • February 2019: Enrollment packets will be sent by email.
  • March 2019: Submit enrollment forms and full tuition to receive Early Bird Discount.
  • March 2019: Deposit (50% of tuition) due.
  • April 2019: All enrollment forms and full tuition and fees are due. Completed housing forms and a 50% housing deposit are due.
  • June 2019: Balance of housing fee is due to the Maple Conservatory of Dance.

Senior Intensive Program Tuition

Our summer program tuition is as follows:

Weeks Tuition Early Bird*
2 $975.00 $875.00
3 $1,350.00 $1,250.00
4 $1,725.00 $1,600.00
5 $2,075.00 $1,900.00
6 $2,400.00 $2,200.00

* Early Bird Discount: Receive the specified tuition discount by submitting full payment and required documents by March 2019.

Deposit & Payment Deadlines (for Non-Early Bird Applicants)

Space in our intensive programs are filled on a first-come, first-served basis and invited dancers must confirm their acceptance and secure their space by completing and returning their application forms along with the required deposit (50% of tuition) by March 2019. The remaining tuition balance is due by April 2019.

Scholarships Available

A limited number of partial and full tuition scholarships are available for select students.

Scholarship applicants are reviewed by the directors of the Maple Conservatory on the basis of demonstrated financial need and technical/artistic proficiency and merit. Interested candidates must turn in a completed scholarship application to be considered. For more information on our scholarships, please contact us at


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