Summer intensive 2022

JUne 20 - june 25

224 Farmington ave

acceptance via audition only!

A Note From our Artistic director,
leyna doran

It is a pleasure to provide our community and beyond with an annual summer intensive emphasizing the importance of high-caliber classical training in an encouraging, professional environment. We seek to cultivate the talents of each participant – delighted to nourish the whole dancer – through a diverse spectrum of classes and performance experience. Each year features world-renowned faculty who come alongside the participant in unified pursuit of excellence in both technical and artistic expression. 

Program Overview

The Summer Intensive provides a supportive environment that fosters physical and artistic challenge. Six days of intensive dance combine technique and repertory as well the opportunity to forge community and friendships with your fellow dancers.

Class Offerings

Ballet and pointe technique, classical variations, repertoire, jazz and contemporary.  Guest Faculty includes Daniel Ulbricht, Principal Dancer with New York City Ballet; Danielle Diniz, New York based Dancer and Choreographer,  Ballet Hartford Faculty and more. 

Special Events

  • Q&A with Guest Artists
  • Performance
  • Lectures
  • Optional Field Trip


Ballet Hartford 224 Farmington Ave.
Hartford, CT


June 20 – June 25, 2022


Classes: 9:00am-5:00pm
Ages 10+


$25 Registration Fee – Non-refundable



1 Week

Registration Fee







  1. Early Registration due April 15. Standard Registration due June 15 or as long as space is available.
  2. REFUNDS: No refunds will be issued if we do not receive cancellation notification by the Monday preceding the start of your session. There is a 60% fee of total cost for cancellations after June  15th.
  3. There will be a charge of $25 for all returned checks.
  4. All monies must be paid prior to the start of classes on June 20th. There are no exceptions.
  5. All fees must be paid in U.S. dollars.

important dates:

  1. April 15: Registration and payment due for Early Registration rate
  2. June 15th: Final date for Standard Registration and payment
  3. June 20th: First day of the intensive
  4. June 25th: In-studio performance and last day of intensive


  1. All applicants must be accepted to the intensive via In-Person or Virtual Auditions held throughout Spring 2022.
  2. Must be at least 10 years old.
  3. Female applicants must have a minimum of 3 consecutive years of ballet training and 1 year of pointe since the age of 8. Exceptions are made for students ages 10-12 years old.
  4. Male applicants must have a minimum of 2 years of ballet training.
  5. All applicants must be currently in dance training and be able to dance four to five hours daily, six days a week.
  6. Application/Registration form (available online).
  7. Non-refundable Registration Fee $25.00.


Ballet Hartford does not provide housing. Below is a list of recommendations for housing in the Hartford and greater Hartford area.  

  1. Courtyard Hartford Farmington
    1583 Southeast Rd Farmington, CT 06032

  2. Delamar Hotel West Hartford
  3. AirBNB

Dancers are required to bring  their own sack lunches and snacks with them every day of the Intensive. There is access to a small kitchen and refrigerator at the studio.



It is recommended that out of town participants fly into Hartford Connecticut’s Bradley International Airport. All are responsible for their own transportation from the airport to the place they are staying as well as to and from the studio each day. Ballet Hartford does not provide transportation. 


A performance is held at the end of the 1-week Intensive; all Intensive participants will participate in presenting Ballet Hartford repertory learned during the Intensive.

  • Location: Ballet Hartford, 224 Farmington Ave. Hartford, CT 
  • Date: June 25th
  • Time: 4:00 p.m.

Family and friends are invited to join us!  Due to health and safety guidelines, seating is limited.


Is an audition required?

Yes! All applicants must audition via our In-Person or Virtual auditions. Upcoming In-Person auditions: Saturday, 2/5 in Monroe, CT; Saturday, 2/12 in Manchester, CT; Saturday, 2/19 in Hartford, CT.  All applicants must pre-register by emailing Video audition opportunities released upon request.

What Health and Prevention guidelines are followed? 

Ballet Hartford and its Summer Intensive follows CDC and State Guidelines for safety measures regarding COVID-19.  All participants and faculty self-monitor symptoms, masks are worn at all times, studios and building are sanitized continually, and appropriate distancing is strictly practiced. All participants must sign a waiver prior to the start of the intensive stating that they have not been in close contact in the past 14 days with anyone who has tested positively or had any symptoms during that time frame themselves. Additional queries regarding safety measures can be emailed to

What is the cost of attending the Summer Dance Intensive?

Early Registration:  (Int/Adv Program) $25 Registration Fee + $475 Tuition = $500 Total

                                           (Full Day Program) $25 Registration Fee + $775 Tuition = $800 Total

Standard Registration: (Int/Adv Program) $25 Registration Fee + $575 Tuition = $600 Total

                                                   (Full Day Program) $25 Registration Fee + $875 Tuition = $900 Total

Is there a dress code for the Summer Dance Intensive?

There is no required dress code. All dancers are asked to dress appropriately as is fitting for ballet work. Attire Guidelines: Ladies, pink full-length tights and black leotards with pink ballet or pointe shoes. Gentleman, white t-shirts, black leggings, black tights, black bike shorts, and black or white socks with matching ballet shoes. 

How do I make a tuition payment?

Payments can be made online, through our website. We also accept checks, money order, or cashier’s check.
If paying with check or money order please send all payments to:
Ballet Hartford 
Summer Intensive
224 Farmington Ave.,
Hartford, CT 06105

(All checks should be made out to Ballet Hartford.)

What is the daily schedule like at Ballet Hartford’s Summer Intensive?


9:00am-11:00am: Ballet Technique Class

11:15-12:15pm: Pointe/Variations

12:15-1:00: Lunch (Participants should bring a sack lunch and snacks daily)

1:00-2:00: Jazz/Contemporary/Lecture

2:00-4:30: Rehearsal

4:30-5:00: Q&A with Guest Artists

*Each student is given a daily schedule at orientation.

*Schedule subject to change

What kind of housing is provided?

Ballet Hartford does not provide housing. We recommend the Courtyard Marriot Hotel Hartford Farmington in Farmington, CT.

Minors who wish to stay at the hotel must be accompanied by and room with a legal parent or guardian during their entire stay.

*A shuttle to and from the hotel will NOT be provided for out of town participants. All participants are responsible for their own transportation.

Dancers are required to bring their own personal toiletries and their own sack lunches and snacks with them every day of the Intensive. There is access to a small kitchen and refrigerator at the studio.

Recommended Hotel: 

Courtyard Hartford Farmington
1583 Southeast Rd Farmington, CT 06032


Is living in host homes required for the Summer Intensive?

No. Students may stay with friends or family in the area.  However, ALL students are required to attend all activities (such as Q&A and performances).  Ballet Hartford does not supervise housing arrangement of students staying with friends and family in the area.

How many pairs of pointe shoes should a dancer bring to the summer intensive?

The number of pointe shoes needed for the Summer Intensive depends on several factors: the strength of the dancer’s feet, the brand of shoe, how often shoes are to be worn and humidity. Participants will be on pointe at least 3 days a week, if not more, in moderately humid weather. It is recommended that Dancers bring a minimum of two pair of pointe shoes with them for the week long Intensive.

Is there a performance at the end of the Summer Intensive?

Yes, there is a performance at the end of the Intensive. The performance will be held at Ballet Hartford, 224 Farmington Ave on Saturday, June 25th at 4:00pm. Family and friends are invited to join us! Due to health and safety guidelines, seating is limited.

Mail In Registration

To receive downloadable registration contact:

Send All Payments To:

Ballet Hartford
Summer Intensive

224 Farmington Ave. Hartford, CT 06105

(All checks should be made out to Ballet Hartford.)

Register & pay online

  • Person with whom the student resides:
  • Parent/Guardian will be first person notified; please provide alternate emergency contact.
  • By signing this form, I agree to abide by the refund/withdrawal policies described within the information on the website. I also understand that I have read and agree to the Registrations and Tuition Fee Schedule for this fiscal year. Pricing is recorded on registration form and is subject to verification and correction. Parent or Guardian must sign this form if the student is a minor.
  • I hereby give permission for my child to carry and self-administer the above medication while at Summer Intensive from Monday, June 20 - Saturday, June 25, 2022.
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  • Release Information

    Please initial each segment of this consent form. By doing so you will acknowledge that you have read and understand the terms outlined below. Parent/Guardian must initial if student is under 18.
  • Consent is granted for the student/performer to be photographed or videotaped. This may be used without compensation in a public presentation.
  • It is understood that the risk of physical injury is inherent in dance training. Ballet Hartford strives to reduce that risk through proper training techniques. However, by signing this form, the undersigned is willing to assume those risks and release, hold harmless and indemnify Ballet Hartford, its related entities, agents, employees, officers and representative from and against any and all claims, demands, actions, judgments which the undersigned, or any other person ever had to may have against Ballet Hartford for any losses, costs and expenses (including Attorney’s fees) and damages or injuries known or unknown, real or personal, sustained by me or my shield while in attendance and /or participating in all Ballet Hartford programs. The undersigned also agrees that he or she will not hold Ballet Hartford responsible for the loss or damage of personal property while in attendance and/or participating in any of these programs.
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