As always, The Dallas Conservatory has assembled a star-studded faculty of internationally-known teachers and choreographers to teach our lucky students from around America and the world in boutique-sized classes! Choose 1-7 weeks and AUDITION TODAY – it’s as simple as joining a zoom audition or submitting a short video. And the best thing is, our intensive takes place BEFORE and AFTER the major intensives, so TDC summer students can dance all summer long and get a TRUE competitive advantage — while making lifelong connections with our teachers from Royal Ballet, SAB, ABT, YAGP, and more!
2021 INTERNATIONAL SUMMER DANCE INTENSIVE (ISDI)
Dream of studying at The Dallas Conservatory? Audition today for YOUR life-changing summer! Classical Ballet and Contemporary Styles with a stellar faculty, and options for private/ semi-private Training, Coaching and Choreography.
A simple video audition submitted now could change the course of your life with the technique you gain, and the connections you make at TDC. Our year-round students often come from seeing our videos on Instagram or Facebook … and then their lives change utterly when they follow the instructions – on this very page – to study with us here in Dallas, Texas at our two lovely campuses.
Our year-round graduates have been accepted to and attend Juilliard, USC, NYU Tisch, Royal Ballet School, American Ballet Theatre School, School of American Ballet (SAB), San Francisco Ballet, Washington Ballet, Pacific Northwest Ballet, Boston Ballet … and they also work professionally in dance, theater, and TV.
Now in our 13th summer presenting our International Summer Dance Intensive, we have 7 levels for ages 8-22, Advanced Beginning through Professional 2, including our hybrid level “Aqua” for those with strong contemporary and jazz backgrounds needing to improve in classical ballet QUICKLY.
Some students visit on a 2/3/4 weekly basis, while others stay in Dallas and train all summer long, including a month of privates and semi-privates in July.
As always, our Summer Faculty is a mix of elite international guests such as YAGP’s Larissa Saveliev and Alexei Moskalenko, SAB’s Katrina Killian, Royal Ballet School’s Anita Young, American Ballet Theatre Studio Co’s Sascha Radetsky and Karin Averty, Dusty Button, Kathryn Morgan, Project 21’s Molly Long, Drew Jacoby, Nick Palmquist and of course, TDC’s award winning faculty led by 7-time YAGP Outstanding School and Outstanding Teacher awardee, TDC Founder and Director Jacqueline Porter.
Our 2021 Summer Faculty will be announced over the coming months but you can be SURE that whatever weeks you are lucky enough to spend in Dallas, your experience will be AMAZING!!!
June 7-25 (Choose 2-3 weeks) | July 19-August 13 (Choose 2-4 weeks)
Private and Semi-private available.
$675/week for group intensive, 5 hrs/day. Discounts: 4 weeks $2500, 5th/6th/7th week at $550 each
The Dallas Conservatory offers 3 ways to audition for Summer 2021:
1) In person auditions February 5&7 (Dallas, TX ) and March 5&7 (Frisco, TX)
2) Live virtual auditions on ZOOM, or
3) Pre-recorded audition video
AUDITION AGE REQUIREMENTS
Students must be age 8–22 by July 1, 2021 to audition for 2021 ISDI. Students should audition with the age group based on their current age.
REQUIRED ITEMS TO AUDITION
When submitting your audition registration, please be prepared to submit the following items:
– Resume (Ages 12+)
– Headshot or snapshot
– Bodyshot or snapshot if you plan to attend in-person: 1st arabesque (on pointe if you prefer)
Register for Summer and/or Year-Round in-person audition. $50
- February 5 | Dallas, TX
- February 7 | Dallas, TX
- March 5 | Frisco, TX
- March 7 | Frisco, TX
LIVE VIRTUAL AUDITIONS:
Live virtual auditions will be conducted virtually via Zoom and will run like a traditional ballet class, starting at the barre and moving to the center, utilizing very little space in center. There will be an across the floor combination followed by pointe for those who can safely participate. Those who cannot safely do grand allegro, pirouettes or pointe need not worry that this will affect acceptance!
RECORDED DIGITAL AUDITIONS:
Students who are unable to participate in a live virtual or in-person auditions may submit a pre-recorded video audition online via the link below. Video auditions are given the same positive consideration as other formats.
DIGITAL AUDITIONS DEADLINE: March 15, 2021. Submit your video audition at the link below for Summer and/or Year-Round training. Please include:
- 2-3 minutes of any barre or center work you know.
- Any genre solo if you have one, or 1 minute of improv
- Total video 5-10 minutes
- Barre work (plie, tendu, ronde de jambe, développé)
- Center (adagio, center jumps and turns, grand allegro)
- Pointe work (age 12+ only please) to include echappe and releve on two feet. Optional: pirouette, ballonne, releve arabesque.
- A solo in jazz and/or contemporary, or 1 minute of improv
- A ballet solo or variation if you have one
- Total video 10-15 minutes
- Resume (Ages 12+)
- Bodyshot if you plan to attend in-person: 1st arabesque (on pointe if you prefer)
You will be notified within two weeks of your submission, and will need to register within two weeks with a week’s tuition. A half deposit is due by March 30th unless other arrangements are made in special circumstances.
Scholarships: MERIT SCHOLARSHIPS are available to those in need. Please submit an application above, stating your need in the application.
Housing: We have options to live with a family, in a long-stay hotel, or Air BNB. Please submit an application below, stating your need in the application.
International: We happily accept international students! Please submit an online application above.
READY TO GET STARTED? WE LOOK FORWARD TO MEETING YOU!! Remember to enjoy your audition.