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  • When is the IBFM Summer Intensive?
    The Intensive usually begins mid-July to mid-August. For the 2024 year, our dates will begin Monday, July 22 - Sunday, August 11, 2024
  • Where is the Summer Intensive held?
    The International Ballet Festival of Miami's headquarters are located at the Miami Hispanic Cultural Arts Center. 111 SW 5 Ave Miami, FL 33130
  • What is the criteria to register for an audition?
    All we ask is for the students to be between the ages of 12 - 17, dance at an intermediate to advanced level, and have a visa where applicable.
  • Do I need a visa?
    We strongly advise students auditioning have a visa already. There are extremely long waits for visas throughout the world. Some appointments are taking 1+ years, so we cannot guarantee a spot in the Intensive. There are several countries that do not need a visa to attend. We recommend checking the link below for more information.
  • Can I audition online?
    Of course! Please navigate to our "Audition" page to download our guidelines and submit your audition form.
  • Do I have to stay the full 3 weeks?
    Students may choose between attending 2 or the full 3 weeks. However, we recommend students staying for the full 3 weeks to experience the totality of the festival. Our classical galas will be held the last week with principal dancers flying in from around the world.
  • What is the class schedule?
    Classes are held five days per week from Monday to Friday. Students can expect up to 35 hours of dance instruction per week. On the weekends students and parents will have the chance to attend the festival's international guest star galas. Please note: Each week may vary as our schedule follows the International Ballet Festival of Miami's performances
  • How much is Summer Intensive tuition?
    Tuition rates as follows: 2 weeks - $800 USD 3 weeks - $1,100 USD
  • Can my family come with me to the Summer Intensive?
    We welcome all family members at the Summer Intensive! Please note: We do not allow parents or extended family to be in or around the studios once the day has started, as to not distract the students. Parents are welcome to tour the facilities.
  • Is transportation provided?
    Transportation will only be provided to and from the airport and performing venues. Transportation is also offered to students staying at our partner hotel. Please look under 'accommodations' for more info. Please email or message us once your flight has been booked so we may schedule pick up/drop off times.
  • What is the dress code?
    Girls: black leotard, pink tights, pink ballet slippers and pointe shoes. Hair in a neat bun with gel. Boys: white socks, white ballet shoes, black tights, dance belt, and a solid white, fitted t-shirt.
  • Can I be picked up at the airport?
    Yes. Please email or message us once your flight has been booked so we may schedule pick up/drop off times.
  • Will meals be provided?
    Students must provide their own meals.
  • What are the costs assumed by the student?
    Travel Documentation Airline ticket Accommodation Meals Transportation outside of classes or festival activities
  • Will I have a chance to perform?
    Students will have the opportunity to perform at 4-5 different venues/theaters across South Florida. The students will perform opening and closing choreography for the events and can also perform their approved variations.
  • Will students have complimentary tickets?
    Students will receive one free ticket for them and a parent to all of our shows. Additional tickets will be sold at 50% off. (Exclusions and limitations may apply)
  • What is the refund policy for the Summer Intensive tuition?
    Students may receive an 80% refund of the tuition if they withdraw at least forty-five (45) days prior to the beginning of the Summer Intensive. Students may receive a 30% refund of the tuition if they withdraw at least twenty (20) days prior to the beginning of the Summer Intensive. There will be no refunds for missed classes. For questions about hotel refunds, please click on the 'accommodations' tab
  • What is the Cuban methodology of ballet?
    The Cuban method, originating from the Russian Vaganova method, emphasizes harmonious movement across the entire body, with a strong and well-aligned torso as the foundation. In contrast to other ballet methods, the Cuban approach combines a romantic feel with high Russian extensions, intricate Italian footwork, French arm artistry, and British attention to detail. Notably, the pas de deux holds special importance, fostering enhanced communication between the dancing couple, elevating ballet through expression and drama. The Cuban method, also known as the "Alonso Method," aims to create an aesthetically perfect figure by integrating physical, emotional, and spiritual elements. This unique style has transformed ballet globally, with its superb technique, impeccable footwork, and incorporation of Cuban cultural roots. Cuban-trained dancers are now sought after internationally, achieving marquee status with leading ballet companies worldwide.
  • Do you offer special discounts for hotels/accommodations?
    We are proud to partner with the Fortune House Hotel, a 4 star hotel located at 185 SE 14th Terrace, Miami, FL 33131 Fortune house has graciously offered special discounts for our Summer Intensive students. In each room you will find either a king or queen bed and one bathroom. For photos please visit the link here *As part of our collaboration the daily resort fee will be waived *Parking rates are $35 a day with in and out privileges
  • What rooming options are available?
    If you choose to stay at our partner hotel (Fortune House) you will have the choice of a 1 bedroom or 2 bedroom suite. Every suite comes with a full kitchen, dining room, living room, and at least one bathroom. We offer a roommate matching program if you are interested in sharing the nightly rate of the 2 bedroom suites. Please inquire directly with us. If you prefer larger rooms or special accommodations, please call us directly at +1 (786) 747-1877 *Subject to availability
  • Will I have a roommate?
    We allow students to have a roommate if they are attending the Summer Intensive. If you do not have a roommate, we will assign one to you prior to check in. This allows students to split the nightly rate of the hotel. *Subject to availability
  • Can I have family stay with me at the hotel?
    We welcome parents and families to take advantage of our special discount rates for the hotel. Families must book the full room. Please note: Students have first priority.
  • Will there be transportation to and from the hotel?
    Yes, we will have a driver pick up and drop off students at our partner hotel. The scheduled times for pickup/drop-off will be sent a few days prior to the start of the intensive. Please keep in mind transportation to and from the intensive classes is ONLY provided for students staying at our partner hotel. We will provide transportation for everyone when there are events, galas, performances, etc.
  • Is parking free?
    There is a $35 daily parking fee at Fortune House The fee includes in and out privileges *Should you prefer, you're welcome to park at the center, and we'll arrange transportation to the hotel for you. Please be aware that parking spaces are limited, and our service operates exclusively between 9am and 10pm
  • What is the refund policy for accommodations?
    Once your accommodations are booked and paid for, there will be no refunds.
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