Summer Dance

fun, creative experiences for children and teens

Summers at Ballet Memphis are, well, different! As a classical ballet school housed within a professional company, our students have the benefit of learning from the professionals, but in a setting that is fun, creative and supportive at the same time. Boys and girls and all abilities welcome. We believe in possibilities, and that every child should have a chance to soar!

New to dance? Come join us!

Beginning Ballet for Younger & Older Beginners (ages 8-14) / June 4-July 16, 2019

Designed for new students who have little or no formal ballet training, these classes teach basic technique and terminology in a fun, noncompetitive atmosphere, and will allow you to join one of our regular ballet levels in the Fall. Classes are Tuesdays, 6:00-7:15p, $180.

Build-A-Ballet Workshop/ June 24-28, 2019

You don't have to be a dancer to have fun creating a story ballet of your own! Join us as we create our own short story ballet from scratch, including choreography, sets and costumes.

  • Ballet 1, 2 & 3 (ages 7-9) $165| M–F 9a–12p | Based on the favorite Rainbow Fish
  • Ballet 4, 5 & 6 (ages 10-13) $195 | M–F 1–4:30p | Help us create our own Twisted Tales

Classical ballet training to your dancing to another level.

Summer Intensive I: BUILDING Technique / June 3-21, 2019

Join us for a three-week session that begins each day with ballet technique, and then furthers your development with a wide variety of disciplines including conditioning, modern, tap musicality and artistry. Weekly pricing and registration available — please contact the Ballet Memphis School to register for a partial session. Discounted registration available online when registering for the complete session. Outside students with ballet training welcome — please call the Ballet Memphis School for level placement at 901-737-7322.

  • Ballet 7 & 8, $545 | M–F 9:30a–3p
  • Ballet 5 & 6, $396 | M, T, W, TH 2:15–6p
  • Ballet 3 & 4, $264 | M, W 10–1:30p
  • Ballet 1 & 2, $264 | T, TH 10–1:30p

Summer Intensive II: BEYOND Technique / July 8-26, 2019

A one-of-a-kind immersion in living the life of a professional dancer, this unique experience is not only modeled on the daily life of our professionals, but actually pairs the student with professionals to help develop a more complete dancer. Students will foster their creativity, understand how best to work with their bodies, participate in small-group mentoring, learn hands-on the technical aspects of dancing in a theatre—and become a better dancer! Participation on all days is mandatory. Final public performance on July 26. Call 901-737-7322 to register.

Ballet 7 & 8 $1,300 | M–S for two weeks, then M–F, 9:30a-5p daily