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Course Description

The Ballet Arkansas Summer Intensive provides students ages 10+ with opportunities to train in multiple disciples at the highest level with a distinguished faculty that includes renowned guest professionals. Classes and workshops offered include ballet, pointe, variations, conditioning, contemporary, pilates/yoga, choreography & improvisation, nutrition, stage makeup, acting, dance history, production, and career counseling. Boys will be provided with specialty classes for the male dancer. Multiple levels with small class sizes give students the personalized attention and encouragement they need to advance their abilities. The intensive further develops well-rounded dancers, providing a strong classical foundation to each student's dance education. Ballet Arkansas works closely with the Arkansas Department of Health to implement safe Covid-19 practices for all of its education programs. It is our intention to return to an in-person intensive this summer. Virtual and hybrid alternatives that take into account the safety of each participant will be considered should conditions facing our community warrant a change in format. Dancers must attend a placement class or submit a video audition to attend this program.


Location & Dates

Little Rock, Arkansas | Multiple Locations TBA

July 12 - 31, dates and times TBA

Placement Class

A virtual placement class with the artistic staff is used to assess each student's leveling. The class will be conducted on Zoom and will be recorded for later reference. Students will be given the opportunity to be present the class material individually and in small groups. We understand that taking class at home (or in a studio remotely) may provide a challenge. The class will be modified to accommodate technological and spatial challenges and dancers will not be penalized for timing lags or spatial difficulty. Ladies may wear a black leotard, pink or skin-tone tights and have ballet and pointe shoes with them (if en pointe). Hair should be neatly styled in a bun. Gentlemen may wear a white or black fitted t-shirt, black tights, and black or white ballet shoes. Hair must be styled out of the eyes. Registration and a $20 non-refundable registration fee is required to participate. All classes will be capped at 25 participants. Please email questions to

Saturday, February 6th 

Ages 17 + | 3:30 - 5:00 pm 

Sunday, February 7th

Ages 10 - 11 | 12:30 - 2:00 pm

Ages 12 - 13 | 2:30 - 4:00 pm 

Ages 14 - 16 | 4:30 - 6:00 pm 

Video Audition

Video audition materials may be accepted in lieu of a placement class. Registration and a $20 non-refundable registration fee required for consideration. Submit the audition materials listed below in a single email (Subject Line: Dancer’s Full Name, Summer Intensive Audition) to Audition Materials include a current headshot, photo in 1st arabesque, and ballet class/performance footage that highlights the range of the student. 

Recommended Video Footage

Barre Work (one side is sufficient) - Plies, Tendu & Dégagé, Rond de Jambe a Terre & Fondu, Develope & Grand Battement

Center Work - Adagio, Pirouettes, Petit Allegro, Grand Allegro *if space allows, Tours en l'air  (boys) *if space allows

Pointe Combinations - 2 combinations  (women)

Classical or Contemporary Variation  (optional)




Ballet Arkansas offers small group dance lessons for dancers of all ages at our 520 Main Street studio. Enroll and Pay below and our staff will contact you to discuss your training needs and pair you with a member of our faculty.


Email for additional inquiries.



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Physical Address

520 Main Street

Little Rock, AR 72201


Mailing Address

PO Box 941

Little Rock, AR 72203