Michiana’s Premiere Classical Ballet School and Home of the Southold Dance Theater Pre Professional Ballet Company

International Summer Intensive 2017

Summer is a time of focused, intensive training, where many skills are gained and refined.  Classical dance training is a methodical, graded process that demands a high level of commitment to reach your maximum potential. It requires a self-discipline rarely matched by any other endeavor. We strongly encourage all Southold Dancers to participate fully in our summer programs. Registration is based on fall 2017 placement. New students are welcome to audition into our summer program. Please call the office to schedule a placement class 574-233-9841.

*All company members must attend at least three weeks of Southold summer training.  Two of those weeks must be July 24-29 and July 31-August 4. During the Intensive, new works will be created and new repertoire will be set for the Arts Everywhere performance on August 5, 2017 and the Art Beat performance on August 19. Company students will not be cast in pieces created during the week that they do not attend. 

NOTE: Tuition must be current in order for a student to register. 

Pre-Professional Intensive, Ballet IV-VII

Week 1 – June 12 – Jun 16, 2017
Week 2 – June 19 – June 23, 2017
Week 3 — July 24 – July 29, 2017
Week 4 — July 31 – August 4, 2017
Ballet IV : $450/per one week or $650/two weeks or $950/three weeks, or $1100/full intensive
Ballet V-VII: $500/per one week or $850/two weeks or $1150/three weeks, or $1400/full intensive

10:00am – 4:00pm (10:00am – 4:30pm on Friday, August 4th)

Registration Due Date:  June 1, 2017

This intensive program is designed to meet the need of serious students interested in maximizing their professional career potential. The rigorous curriculum explores multiple technical and artistic aspects of ballet technique and disciplines. Students are trained in classical ballet technique, pointe, men’s variations, pirouettes, batterie, repertoire, partnering, and expand their dance horizons by participating in jazz, modern, hip-hop, Pilates, acting for dancers, and other theatrical skills of the trade. Dancers also experience new choreography by Southold’s own exceptional faculty and world-renowned guest faculty. Southold Dance Theater offers an extraordinary combination of high-quality instruction and personal attention that will take each student to new levels of excellence.

Students who attend Intensive Weeks 1 & 2 will perform at the Little Theater of Saint Mary’s College on Saturday, June 24, 2017, 2:00 PM.

The new works created Weeks 3 & 4 will be performed at Arts Everywhere Performing Arts Series on Saturday, August 5, 2017 at the Chris Wilson Pavilion at Potawatomi Park at 7pm and at Art Beat in Downtown South Bend on August 19, 2017.

International Summer Guest Faculty




Housing for out of town students may be arranged with host families of SDT’s local students. In addition, South Bend has many fine hotels and motels near Southold Dance Theater for families wishing to vacation with their Summer Intensive students.

Enjoy the Summer in South Bend, Michigan’s sandy beaches, Chicago, Indiana Dunes State Park, Notre Dame, East Race Waterway, Morris Performing Arts Center, Studebaker National Museum, Lighthouse Outlet, hundreds of restaurants, clubs and plenty of fun! Whether you are looking for a day out with the family or a night on the town with friends, South Bend delivers!


An audition is required for acceptance into Southold Dance Theater’s International Summer Intensive. Audition classes are arranged through the Southold Office. Please call 574-233-9841 or email admin@southolddance.org  to make an appointment.*

Video auditions will be allowed if applicants are unable to attend an audition class.

*Current Southold Students do not need to audition. Placement will be made based on current class placement.

Video Audition Guidelines:

Please submit a photo in 1st arabesque position and a video/DVD with your application. The video should not be more than 10 minutes of basic barre and center work. Please include adagio, petite and grand allegro, pirouettes. We ask that pointe shoes are worn for center for appropriate ages. A solo variation may be added at the end of your tape.

The video is not returnable unless you supply a self addressed mailer.
Be sure to label your DVD/video and all photos with your full name.

Please mail your application, dance photos and DVD/video to:

Southold Dance Theater
914 Lincoln Way West
South Bend, Indiana 46616

Fax:  574-289-3735

Dress Code

In keeping with classical ballet tradition and to achieve a uniformity of appearance a strict dress code is followed.

Hair Requirements for all students:

All girls with hair chin length or longer must wear their hair in a traditional ballet bun for every class. Girls and boys with very short hair must have their hair secured neatly off their face in a way that will not distract from class (headbands are not recommended because they fall out easily when dancing). Boys with long hair must secure it back in a neat ponytail for class.


Ballet: Ladies must wear a black leotard, pink tights and pink ballet shoes, and pointe shoes (ballet IV – VII). Men wear black tights or unitards, black or white ballet shoes, and white T-shirt. Variations/Partnering: Ladies may wear a short Chiffon or Georgette wrap or pull on skirt over required ballet attire.

Wednesday’s are color days in our dress code. Ladies may wear a colored ballet leotard of their choice and gentlemen may wear a colored shirt of their choice. Men may also wear grey or white tights on Wednesdays. Ladies must wear pink tights for ballet every day.

Character: Black character shoes, a short Chiffon or Georgette wrap or pull on skirt over required ballet attire. Jazz: Black jazz shoes, and Ballet attire.

Modern: Ballet attire with bare feet. Performance: Ladies must wear a black camisole (spaghetti-strap) leotard. Men should be prepared to wear ballet class attire for the performance.

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