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We're thrilled to present the International Ballet Festival of Miami's Summer Intensive, in collaboration with the Cuban Classical Ballet of Miami. Our intensive is centered around the classical Cuban methodology of ballet which is enforced through our curriculum. Tentative programming includes, physical conditioning, ballet technique, variations, pointe, pas de deux, group choreography, contemporary, jazz, dance history, and stage makeup providing students with a comprehensive dance education. Don't miss the chance to learn and grow as a dancer alongside the top professional dancers the ballet universe has to offer!

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IBFM Summer Intensive
(Monday, July 22 - Sunday, August 11, 2024)

Since 1996 the International Ballet Festival of Miami has been bringing together ballet dancers and enthusiasts from around the world to share their passion. In 2019, we expanded our offerings to include our Summer Intensive program. By combining experienced instructors, a supportive community, and the excitement of the festival, we provide an unparalleled opportunity for dancers to grow both technically and artistically.


Our Intensive takes places towards the end of July and typically ends mid-August. We give the choice of participating for 2 or the full 3 weeks for students whose auditions have been approved. During the 2nd and 3rd week of the Intensive, students may train alongside principal dancers and soloists from top contemporary and classical ballet companies around the globe.

This is the perfect opportunity for serious dancers looking to refine their skills in a creative and supportive environment. Our program is designed to support each student's technical level and is comprised of a well-rounded selection of classes. We believe in helping our students reach their greatest potential and provide them with the tools and training they need to succeed. Some of these classes include:

  • Physical Conditioning

  • Ballet Technique

  • Variations

  • Pointe

  • Pas de Deux

  • Group Choreography

  • Contemporary

  • Jazz

  • Dance History

  • Stage Makeup

During this program, students will have the opportunity to garner new experiences which will uplift them to find growth and confidence within their ballet journey. Classes are held five days per week (M-F). Students can expect up to 35 hours of dance instruction per week. During the first week of the Intensive, students with an approved variation, may perform as part of our festival's International Youth Gala. On the weekends students and parents will have the chance to attend the festival's international guest star galas. Each week may vary as our schedule follows the International Ballet Festival of Miami's performances. Please see our Calendar of Events for more information.

In addition to daily dance classes, students will have the chance to explore and enjoy Miami's vibrant art deco culture, stunning beaches, and bustling nightlife. Students will have one free courtesy ticket for them and a guardian to watch the festival's performances and galas. If you choose to stay at our 4 star partner hotel, Fortune House, located in the heart of Brickell, you'll be able to enjoy all of it's shopping, arts, culture, and gastronomy. 

Please note to be eligible to audition, dancers must dance at an intermediate to advanced level, be within the ages of 12 - 17, and have a valid visa where applicable. Students must audition during our open call, available in different cities throughout the world, or send us your audition video. Local students may audition in person at the Cuban Classical Ballet of Miami, during our morning professional class. Visit our Audition Registration Page for more info.

Visit our FAQ Page to answer your most asked questions. If you need more help feel free to call or Whatsapp us at (786) 747-1877, or email us at Intensive@InternationalBalletFestival.Org

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