Ballet Summer Intensive

Ballet Summer Intensive

How to Apply

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Online Registration for Summer 2018:  CLICK HERE!

To make changes to your account including adding tuition or housing charges, or to make a payment, please see the directions HERE.

1. Pre-register online and pay only the $70 application fee
2. Send audition materials to (see Audition Requirements):

Office of Pre-College and Summer Programs
IU Jacobs School of Music
1201 E. 3rd St. MU006
Bloomington, IN  47405 

3. If you are accepted, You will be notified via email of your acceptance.
4. Once accepted, finish registration and pay for tuition/housing to secure your spot for the 2018 Summer Ballet Intensive.

Payment Instructions [PDF]

***Please note: all registrations must be completed online; there is no paper format of this application.

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May 4, 2018: Pre-Registration and Audition Material Deadline (please see audition requirements below)
May 11, 2018Completed Registration, Tuition and Fees, and Forms Deadline
(To download the required forms click HERE)

Students MAY NOT participate in the Intensive without completed forms!

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Non-refundable pre-registration fee: $70

Tuition for Session I OR II OR III (one week):  $725.00
Tuition for 2 sessions:  $1,350.00
Tuition for all 3 sessions:  $1,995.00
Room and board, session I or II or III (one week):  $432.00
Room and board, 2 consecutive sessions (includes the weekend):  $949.00
Room and board, all 3 sessions (includes both weekends):  $1415.00

Audition requirements:

No physical audition required.  However please submit the following items in lieu of an audition no later than May 4, 2018:

  1. Resumé

  2. A letter of recommendation from current instructor

  3. Photograph of dancer in first arabesque (on pointe for women)

Items may be scanned and sent to: or mailed to:

Office of Pre-College and Summer Programs
IU Jacobs School of Music
1201 E. 3rd St. MU006
Bloomington, IN  47405

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Travel and Housing
Important Travel Policy for 2018 Summer Ballet Intensive Students:

All students arriving alone at the Indianapolis International Airport may travel to and from the airport to I.U. by GO Express Travel service or Classic Touch Limousine. 

GO Express Travel: 800-589-6004 or 812-332-6004,
Students will be met at the Willkie Residence Center drop-off point by a Ballet Intensive Staff member and transported to Spruce Hall Residence Center. Reservations must be made and paid for in advance.

Classic Touch Limousine: 800-319-0082 or 812-339-7269,
Classic Touch will take the student directly to Spruce Hall Residence Center, located at 1801 E. Jones Drive, Bloomington, IN.


Day of arrival: if there are questions, concerns or changes in travel plans, please contact: Shawn Stevens at or 812-318-2967


Please plan to arrive for check-in at Spruce Hall Residence Center between 4-6 PM on Sunday of each Session. The students may not enter the dorm any earlier without a parent than 4 p.m.

For information about traveling to Bloomington and accommodations, please click on the "Visiting" link in the left menu.

Participants will stay in a double room (with roommate) in the Spruce Residence Center. It has air conditioning and coin-operated laundry facilities available for personal use. Three meals are served daily. Televisions are not allowed in individual rooms. Adult counselors are resident in the dorm.

Staying Off-Campus

Ballet Summer Intensive participants may choose to stay off campus; however, he/she must stay with a parent or guardian if under age 18. Click on "Visiting" in the left menu.

Participants staying off-campus cannot buy meal cards. If they wish to eat meals on campus, they may pay with cash or credit card.

Off-campus students under age 18 are the responsibility of the established legal guardian. A drop-off and collect time must be planned in advance with our staff. The agreed drop-off and collect time should be convenient to the daily schedule.

Transportation to the Indiana University campus is the responsibility of the designated legal guardian.

At no time can a student under age 18 be dropped on the Indiana University campus and left unattended. The student must be handed-off from the legal guardian to a Ballet counselor.

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Tuition, minus a $200 cancellation charge (which includes the $70 non-refundable registration fee) will be refunded to participants if they withdraw prior to the start of the intensive. Refunds are not guaranteed after the intensive has begun.

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End of Week Performance

A final showing will be held at the end of each session on Saturday. Showings will begin at 12:00 p.m. and will continue until 1:15 p.m. at the latest. The showing will be held in the Musical Arts Center (MAC) room 305. Parents are invited to attend the final showing, as well as the Saturday class that will be held prior to the performance.

The MAC is located on the East side of the Indiana University campus on Jordan Avenue. Please find a campus map HERE. The Jordan Avenue Parking Garage is conveniently located across the street from the MAC. Parking is free from 6 p.m. on Friday until 7 a.m. on Monday. We do recommend that parents park on the upper level of the parking garage. 

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The Jacobs School of Music reserves the right to cancel a workshop if enrollment is not met. Participants will be informed 2 weeks before the start of the workshop and receive a full refund.

Indiana University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity institution.
Indiana University complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Students who believe that they are eligible for an accommodation should contact Disability Services for Students at (812) 855-7578 or

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