Summer Intensive

South Dakota Ballet is proud to present the second annual Summer Intensive led by instructors from some of the most acclaimed professional ballet companies in the world.

Participants in this pre-professional program will receive the most high-level professional dance instruction in the region as well as the opportunity to perform the opening piece of the performances in Rapid City & Sioux Falls alongside professional artists from around the world.

The programs hosted in Rapid City & Sioux Falls are open to dancers ages 10-25. Dancers are invited to participate in both programs, but this is not required. You may choose to dance in either one of the programs. Those who choose to participate in both programs, will receive 15% off tuition.

The South Dakota Ballet Summer Intensive is limited to 60 spots in each location to ensure that every dancer has a quality experience. 

Dancers interested in the 2022 Summer Intensive must audition to gain entry into the program. Dancers will audition by taking part in a 45 minute ballet class & 45 minute contemporary class. Jumps will not be a part of this audition process so dancers who do not have access to studio space may audition from home. There is no fee for this audition.

Virtual Audition Dates & Times:
12:00pm-2:00pm central on Saturday, February 26th (Results will be sent out via email by Monday, March 14th.)
12:00pm-2:00pm central on Saturday, March 19th (Results will be sent out via email by Monday, March 28th)

2022 Summer Intensive Dates:
Rapid City, SD- June 6th-16th *Performance on Thursday, June 16th
Sioux Falls, SD- June 20th-30th *Performance on Thursday, June 30th

$654.98 ($615 tuition + $39.98 tax) *Tuition includes a ticket to the performance. Dancers will be escorted to the balcony of the theater to enjoy the work of the professional dancers immediately after they perform. Should you be invited to participate in the 2022 summer intensive, all tuition & registration forms are due on Friday, April 15th. “

Virtual Audition Registration