Variation/Repertoire Intensive 2 week (11-20)

Variation/Repertoire – Silver Spring, Maryland: For serious dancers, the ABA Silver Spring Summer Intensive is a perfect opportunity to improve their technique, and learn new repertoire that will be very useful for future training, competitions and performances. Students will learn several variations and small group pieces from the classical repertoire.

Dates: June 19 – June 30 (2 weeks)

Time: 10am to 4pm Monday through Friday

Cost: $1600 (2 week). For an extended learning experience and even greater improvement at a discounted price, combine with 5 week Ballet/Contemporary Intensive 2.

Cost: $4500 (6 weeks)

Dancers can attend either of the 2 week and 4 weeks intensives or both (6 weeks). Each one will have a demonstration performance in studio or on stage.

Housing for 2, 4 or 6 weeks is available for a low cost close by. Spots are limited and are on a first come first serve basis. 

Why attend an ABA summer intensive?

ABA utilizes the traditional Russian Vaganova method in which some of the greatest ballet dancers such as Nureyev, Makarova, Baryshnikov, Zakharova, and Osipova were trained.

Summer Intensive students who wish to attend ABA Professional Training Program will be carefully evaluated for the year-round programs.

Classes are kept small so that serious dancers ages 11-20 receive the finest quality ballet training.

Classes will be taught by our professional ABA faculty and well known guest teachers.

Each student is given an opportunity to learn solo variations, group pieces, character dances and contemporary choreographies to be performed at the end of the intensive in studio.

“I have absolutely loved the ABA summer intensive both years I have participated. The environment is friendly and welcoming. The teachers are highly experienced and very good at providing constructive feedback to the dancers. I always feel encouraged to push harder and believe in myself while I am dancing in the studio.”
~ Lela Haroldsen

The ABA Summer Intensive includes classes in:

  • Technique
  • Pointe
  • Repertoire
  • Contemporary
  • Character/Folk
  • Pilates
  • Conditioning/Stretching
  • Ballet Mime