Marat Daukayev School of Ballet’s Summer Intensive program is designed to significantly strengthen students’ ballet technique within a short period of time. Whether students aspire to dance professionally or simply want to improve their skills in a friendly and nurturing environment, the summer program provides students with the gift of dancing daily without the added pressure that goes along with the academic school year.
We offer the highest quality of Vaganova based Russian classical ballet training with teachers who encourage every student to achieve their highest potential. Through the study of ballet, students acquire physical coordination, grace, discipline and self-confidence. In class, students learn to use musicality and ballet technique as a vehicle for expression.
Dates: July 5 – August 11
Week 1: July 5 – July 7 (half week – no classes on July 3 & 4)
Week 2: July 10 – July 14
Week 3: July 17 – July 21
Week 4: July 24 – July 28
Week 5: July 31 – August 4 (final performance end of Week 5)
Week 6: August 7 – August 11
MDSB Summer Intensive classes include ballet technique, pointe work, repertoire, boys’ & men’s class, pas de deux, historical dance, contemporary, stretch and conditioning, injury prevention, and performance preparedness.
We welcome students of all ages to participate in our summer programming options! If you are not a current MDSB student, you must either submit a video audition, per the instructions below, or call/email our office to schedule an in-person placement class.
Video submissions should follow these guidelines.
Once you’ve registered, please email your video(s) to email@example.com, with “Summer Intensive Video Audition” included in the subject line.
Weekly rates will be pro-rated for shorter weeks, due to 4th of July!
Advanced I & II (Levels 5 & 6): $700/week (full day)
Intermediate I & II (Levels 3 & 4): $650/week (full day)
Junior Camp (Levels 1 &2): $325/week (half day)
All students must present proof of vaccination. We will not accept negative test results in place of a vaccination record.
We highly encourage students enroll for a minimum of 2 weeks to receive the full benefits of our program. Any students who would like to participate in our in-studio performance must register for a minimum of 3 weeks in total, including the 2nd to last week (week 5).
All levels must wear black leotards and a black georgette skirt to class each day, along with pink tights and shoes. Hair should be up and away from the face and neck. Boys should wear a white tee shirt or tank with black leggings or tights, white socks, and white shoes. Levels 4, 5, and 6 must bring pointe shoes each day, in addition to their canvas flat shoes. Only Level 3 students who have been approved by their teachers for pointe work may bring them, along with their canvas flat shoes. Levels 3, 4, 5 and 6 should also have black or nude-color character shoes. For contemporary classes, students may wear sweat pants, tees, shorts, leggings, and socks.
Log into your portal account to register for the weeks you would like to attend! (New students will be asked to create an account as they sign up for their audition submission.)
New Students: All students new to MDSB should register for the level to which they are accepted, based on the results of their video submission or in-person placement class.
Current Students: All current MDSB students should register for their CURRENT level to reserve their spot in the intensive. Level advancements will take place at the end of the spring semester, and if students are moved up a level, your registration will be adjusted as appropriate ahead of the start of the intensive.