Brussels International Ballet is happy to announce its 8th edition Summer Intensive Program from 26 July 2021 to 6 August 2021 in Brussels, Belgium
The course welcomes talented dancers aged between 13 to 24 years.
Our Summer Intensive Program is a unique opportunity to work with our world famous guest teachers with one on one support in a friendly, positive atmosphere.
Brussels International Ballet has become a well known destination for some of the most talented students from Europe, America, Japan, Latin America, Canada and Australia.
Famous classical and contemporary teachers such as:
Irek Moukhamedov, Amanda Bennett, Irina Zavialova, Rafael Sady, Geraldine Meslier, Roberto Altamura, Luca Cesa, and many others have taught at previous Summer Intensive Programs. You will also have the chance to audition for the year round Professional Training Program.
Boys & girls: 13-15 / 16-17 / 18 plus
Intermediate and Advanced
This program will provide students the opportunity to understand and improve their skills and gain strength. It is designed to give them a deeper understanding of Classical Ballet and contemporary dance.
Pre- and Professional
Students have the opportunity to improve their skills, and explore the demands of a professional career. They will have greater strength, precision, confidence and will empower their passion for the art of Ballet.
In our studios the students will take part in a professional and intensive training program with prestigious international dancers, teachers and choreographers from Mariinsky, Bolshoi, Royal Ballet Covent Garden and others with styles of classical and modern, such as Jiří Kylián, Forsythe, McGregor and more, offering a unique experience to share knowledge, inspiration and passion of a great artistic team.
Classical Technique; Pointes; Female Variations; Male Variations; Pas de Deux; Barre à terre; Pilates and others. Contemporary Technique; Repertoires with different techniques such as Jiří Kylián, Mats Ek, Forsythe etc.
A professional performance will be held at the end of the 2 weeks intensive course, on the Friday afternoon.
Only registration forms duly filled, signed and sent with all the mandatory required photos will be revised. Any uncompleted form will be rejected. Please do not forget to upload your ID photo as well onto the application form.
For registration to the International intensive Summer Program, it is mandatory to download, complete and upload the registration form along with the required photos. Please see the required photos in this PDF.
Dress code for the pictures:
Girls - Any colour leotard, salmon tights and shoes, no skirts, no warm-ups.
Boys - t-shirt (black or white); tights (black or white); ballet shoes (black or white), no warm-ups. Photos with “barefoot” will be rejected.
The choice of the accepted applicants is up to the sole discretion of the Ballet School. The reasons for not being accepted to the Summer Program 2021 will not be disclosed.
Candidates over 16 years can also send a link or a video of a classical solo variation as alternative.
Once we receive your materials, we will assess your application and the results will be sent by email.
For the students wishing to enrol for the full year round program 2021/2022, they will be able to audition at the very end of the Summer Program.
Famous classical and contemporary teachers such as: Irek Moukhamedov, Amanda Bennett, Irina Zavialova, Rafael Sady, Geraldine Meslier, Roberto Altamura, Luca Cesa, Istvan Simon, Elena Vorontsova, Boglarka Simon Hatala, Alessandro Nahman, Yamit Kalef, Sabine Hoffmann, Nikita Korotkov, Marc Cloot, Audrey Pascal and many others have taught at our previous Summer Intensive Programs.
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Brussels international Ballet School offers a boarding school option, located 300 meters from the school at the Internat Don Bosco. Attention! For any dormitory related question you have to contact only Brussels International Ballet.
Arrivals: Students must arrive on Sunday 25 July 2021 from 12:00 and not later than 21:00, dorm will be closed at 21:00! Dorm will be open ONLY from 12:00!
Departure: all student must leave the dorm Saturday 07 August 2021 at latest 12:00. Please plan departure flights accordingly. Dorm's doors will be closed at 12:00.
Dorm option: This package includes overnight stays, breakfasts, lunches & dinners from Monday 26 July to Saturday 07 August (on Saturday 07 August only breakfast).
Housing for parents:
Parents are not allowed to stay at the dormitory.
Attention! For any dormitory related question you have to contact only Brussels International Ballet.
This is a fillable PDF form
1. Download the form to your computer
2. Complete the form in Adobe Reader, or in any other PDF reader then save it (save as) with the following format: First name, Last name_SP2021. Please upload your ID photo as well onto the form! If you couldn't upload the ID photo onto the form, please upload it separately below with the help of "Upload photo 6" button
3. Upload the form along with the required photos.
Frequently asked questions
Summer Program 2021
How old must I be to take part in the program?
The Summer School is open to the following age groups:
From 13 to 24 years of age as of 2021, July 1st.
However we also consider the application of students who are slightly younger or older depending on their technical level and experience.
How can I apply?
The application has to be made via our website:
No paper or email applications will be considered. Email application will be considered only in case of the applicant is experiencing technical issues during the online application procedure.
Please follow each step of the application procedure and do not forget any part of the supporting documentation. Upload all the photos including your ID Photo.
Incomplete or non-compliant applications will not be considered.
When is the deadline to submit my application?
Applications are open until 15th of March 2021 at 11.55pm (GMT+1).
Must I comply with the weight and height criteria?
No; the Summer Program and the year round Professional Training Program are two independent events. The Summer Program is a specialized professional training and it is possible to be accepted even if one does not comply with the physical criteria. However, dancers are required to follow a healthy lifestyle.
How many times can I apply?
It is possible to apply as many years as you want; there are no limits, even if you have failed the selection process in the past years.
I took part in previous editions of the Summer Program, must I send new video/pictures with my new application?
Yes, students from previous years must apply as all new applicants.
I am not able to attend the full 2 weeks course, only 1 week, 1 and a half, etc.
This is not possible. We only accept students who are willing to attend the full 2 weeks program as you will be participating to the final Summer Production on Friday 6th of August 2021
What are the picture requirements?
Applicants must be wearing dance clothing in the required positions as described on the website .Pictures must be of good quality and taken in a studio. Please note that selfies are not allowed. You also find the requirements here.
During the Summer Program you can wear the danse clothing you want basically.
For the “Ballet In Brussels” Summer presentation, each guest teacher will provide the clothes that are required. You will also be able to order clothing directly from our partner, Absoludance with a discount code that will be communicated to you. Clothes will be then delivered at the school.
How do I apply for accommodation?
Please tick the corresponding box on the application form and do not forget to fill the correct amount on the second page.
If you do not tick the box, but you will ask for a room later, you will join a waiting list.
How do you allocate the rooms in the dorm?
Priority is given to the first students who apply and pay the deposit. The final payment will guarantee your room. There are individual rooms for the majority of the students. As we have limited availability on individual rooms, should we reach the full capacity, sharing rooms are up to 4 are availbale (for students over 18 years old).
How is the dorm monitored?
There are always Staff members at the dorm who will be taking care of all the residents.
Is the dorm far form the school?
The dormitory is at 5 min walk from School. Students travel the short walk together from the school to the dorimtory and from the dormitory to the school.
Are my parents allowed to come into the dorm?
It is strictly forbidden for parents to visit the dorm during the Summer Program. Parents are welcome during the students arrival and during the final day for the preparation of vacating the dorm.
Can I bring my own lunch as a non residential student?
No. Lunch is included in the non residentials fees as well. All students are having lunch together at the dorm.
What if I have special dietary requirements?
You have to mention that you have dietary requirements and give us the list of foods you cannot eat. We will take care of it and you will have your specific lunch and diner. It is applied for both non-residential and residential students.
What are the requirements of auditioning for the Professional Training Program during the Summer Program?
During the Summer Program we give you the opportunity to audition to the year round Professional Training Program 2021/2022. If you have selected this option on your application form of the Summer Program, it means that in case you are accepted, you and your parents have to bare in mind that you might have to be in Brussels as of September 2021 to start the season. Please read carefully the conditions of acceptation and financial implications in the Professional Training Program section.
The jury for the audition is composed of Mr Anderson Santana - founder and Artistic Director, and of several teachers of the Brussels International Ballet.
What information the insurance certificate must contain?
The certificate must state that the child is covered in case he/she has an accident or an accident caused by him/her. Students are also responsible for any equipment damage they cause on our premises.
I cannot send an insurance certificate if I am not sure my child will be accepted, what should I do?
Please send, instead of the insurance certificate, a signed statement indicating that you will send the certificate after your child’s acceptance.
What information must be written on the medical certificate?
The medical certificate must be signed by a doctor, and must state that the child is fit to attend intensive ballet classes. The certificate must be signed and dated no earlier than 1st of May 2021.
What information must be written on the "description of training"?
This document must list the schools attended by the applicant, and if she/he attends a recreational or a professional programme. It must also indicate other intensives programmes, competitions, noteworthy performances and masterclasses (document shouldn't be no longer than 1 page)
Can I provide my child with non prescription medication e.g. paracetamol?
It is forbidden to bring medicines at the School, we also strongly advise against self-medication.
For preventive purposes, we provide a prescription model with the other documents to fill in and send back during final registration. It must be filled in by the students’ general practitioner. Without this prescription our nurse will not be in a position to give any medicine if needed.
Only the medicines that correspond to a specific treatment (asthma for example) are allowed and must be justified by a prescription.
What are the accepted file formats?
- For the video: .avi, .mov, .mp4 and should not exceed 2GB
- For the pictures: .jpg, .png
- For the written documents: .pdf
Should I have the written documents translated?
The documents in languages using other characters than Latin ones (for example, Japanese, Chinese, Russian or Hebrew) must be translated into French or English by a professional translator.
How do I pay for the Summer Program?
The tuition fees must be sent after you have confirmed your child’s participation in case of admission. You will receive more information about payment in the acceptance letter.After the admission, the deposit will be asked to be paid 1 week after the acceptance. The deposit is not an additional fee, it will be deducted from your total fee. The deposit is not refundable.
Are there any scholarships or financial support available for the Summer Program?
Please note that we don’t offer full scholarships for the Summer Program.
How will I know my child’s schedule?
You will receive a complete schedule by level a few weeks before the beginning of the Summer program, but detailed schedule will be given on the first day of the Summer Program.
Does the Summer Program schedule include time for private auditioning for the Professional Training Program?
Students who have selected this option and would like to apply for the Professionnal Training Program will receive a number that they will be wearing during the Summer Program. This allows the teachers to recognise and monitor those who wish to be considered for the Professional Training Program. This will be treated as the audition process. Acceptances will be communicated by the Director at the end of the Gala presentation.
I encountered a technical problem which prevented me from applying on time, what can I do?
Please contact the Summer Program office as soon as possible by email:
Would it be possible to receive a feedback on the audition video or submission if I am not selected for the Summer?
Unfortunately, we cannot give any feedback about the reason why you are not selected.
Who can I contact if I need specific information?
Always email us: firstname.lastname@example.org