Summer Intensive 2020


*Ballet Arkansas is keeping enrollment for our summer dance programs open at this time. We understand that decisions are rapidly changing due to the uncertain nature of the circumstances impacting us all. We will continue to monitor the recommendations of city and local officials in regards to COVID19. In the event of necessary cancellation or postponement of either week of the Summer Intensive, registered participants will be contacted to discuss tuition reimbursement via credit or refund.

Ballet I Pointe I Variations I Conditioning I Jazz I Modern I Contemporary I Yoga I Pilates

Workshops I Partnering and Men's Class (Invited) I Performance

Summer Intensive Location: 

UA - Little Rock  Department of Theatre Arts & Dance

Summer Intensive Dates: 

July 20-31, 2020

9am - 4pm Monday - Friday, Saturday Master Class (optional add on)


Audition Information​

Audition Requirements

  • $20 Non-refundable audition fee

  • All dancers are required to have at least four years of dance training to audition. Ballet Arkansas' Summer Intensive is an Intermediate - Advanced level program.

  • All dancers ages 13 and up are required to have been enrolled in a Pointe class since the Fall of 2019. Pointe work is not required for dancers ages 10-12.

  • Auditions determine acceptance into the 2020 Summer Intensive.

  • Register below!

The in-person audition (February 2, 2020) has passed. Please submit a video audition for consideration.

Video Audition Submission Guidelines

Please register and submit your audition materials to Summer Program Director Catherine Fothergill at Once all materials are received, we will review your materials.

Video Audition Requested Materials​

  • Send a head shot, 1st arabesque photograph, and ballet class/performance footage to

  • Mail the $20 audition fee  (made payable to "Ballet Arkansas") to PO Box 941, Little Rock, AR 72203.

Recommended Class Work:

1. Barre Work - Plies, Tendu & Degage, Rond de Jambe a Terre & Fondu, Grand Battement

2. Center Work - Adagio, Pirouettes, Petit Allegro, Grand Allegro, Tours en lair (Gentlemen)

3. Pointe Combinations - Two combinations en Pointe, reflecting the level of the dancer (Women on pointe)

4. Classical or Contemporary Variation (Optional)

Frequently Asked Questions

FAQ's to help answer all of your Summer Intensive Audition questions!

1. What happens after the video submission?

The Ballet Arkansas Artistic Team will review each dancer's audition materials (once all materials and fees have been received)  before determining their acceptance into the Ballet Arkansas 2020 Summer Intensive. Ballet Arkansas will contact all dancers within two weeks of the audition to inform them of our decision.

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Studio | 520 Main St., Little Rock, AR 72201

Mail | PO Box 941, Little Rock, AR 72203