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Summer

Intensive

Program

Brussels International Ballet's

21 July - 4 August 2024

Welcome

Brussels International Ballet is proud to announce its 11th edition Summer Intensive Program from July 21 to 4 August 2024 in Brussels, Belgium.​ The course welcomes all dancers, from 12 to 17 years old, and our NEW PROGRAM for pre-professionals and professionals from 18 to 24 years old.

 

​Our Summer Intensive Program is a unique opportunity to work with our renowned 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: 

Sofia Gumerova, Irek Moukhamedov, Sergii Bondur, Amanda Bennett, Irina Zavialova, Rafael Sady, Geraldine Meslier, Roberto Altamura, Luca Cesa, Mickael Fuscaldo,  Lesley  Telford, Thomas Klein,  and many others have taught at previous Summer Intensive Programs. You will also have the chance to audition for the year-round Professional Intensive Training Program.

Groups  

IMPORTANT NOTE: Inscriptions are CLOSED FOR GROUP 1 and 2

Intermediate: Students aged 12-14 years old as of 30 July 2024 - INSCRIPTIONS CLOSED

 

This program allows dancers to enjoy an intensive period of World-class ballet during two intensive weeks. It provides 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 repertoire and to explore their passion for dance with international students in a kindly and inspiring environment.

This year, the intermediate level is open for young dancers from the age of 12 to give them the chance to take intensive courses for two weeks. Accommodation in the dorms is highly recommended to experience a total immersion in the world of dance. 

 

Semi-Advanced: students aged 15-17 years as of 30 July 2024 - INSCRIPTIONS CLOSED

 

This program is aimed at students aged 15 to 17 who already have a good level in Ballet Classique and who want to improve their skills.

NEW PROGRAM: Company Ballet Classes with Artistic Directors: Students have the opportunity to improve their skills and explore the demands of a professional career. They will have greater strength, precision, and confidence and will empower their passion for the art of Classical Ballet, Please click here for information & application.

 

Classes

 

Classical technique

Pointe technique

Female variations

Male variations

Pas de Deux

Pilates 

Contemporary technique

and others.

 

Class Schedule

The final timetable will be announced on the first day of the Summer Program.  

 

  • Morning Programs run from 9:00 to 13:00

  • Afternoon Programs run from 14:30 to 17:30

Teachers of the Summer Programs since 2013

How to apply 

To register for the Intensive Summer Program, all candidates must download the Application form below. You must fill it out and upload it with the required photos and pay the administration fee. Please see the required photos in this PDF.

 

Only completed, signed, and submitted registration forms with all required photos will be considered.

 

Any incomplete form will be rejected.

 

Be sure to upload your ID picture  (HEADSHOT) to the application form. (Recommended format is 35 mm x45 mm).

 

Administration fee:

 

An administrative fee of EUR 30  is payable during the submission process. When the Submit button is clicked, a payment window pops up. Upon successful payment, your registration is complete.

 

Once accepted, you will receive the acceptance letter and will be required to pay the amount according to your registration.

If you encounter technical issues with the online application platform, please follow the instructions outlined below the online registration window. After paying the administration fee, email the completed application pdf to summer@brusselsintballet.org .

Dress code for the pictures:

Girls - Any colour leotard, salmon tights and shoes, hair bun. 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 selection of accepted applicants is at the sole discretion of the artistic director and the artistic team. The reasons for not being accepted to the Summer Program 2024 will not be disclosed.

 

Applicants older than 15 can also send a link or video of a classic solo variation as an alternative.

Once we have received your material, we will evaluate your registration and the results will be sent via email.

 

For students who wish to register for the Professional Training Program season 2024/2025, they will have the opportunity to audition at the very end of the Summer Program. We strongly recommend you read all the information about PTP before applying for this year-round program.

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Accommodation Dormitory

Brussels International Ballet School offers a boarding option, located 300 metres from the school (Internat Don Bosco) Attention! If you have any questions concerning the dormitory, please contact Brussels International Ballet only summer@brusselsintballet.org

ARRIVALS/DEPARTURE 

Arrivals: Students opting for the Dormitory option should arrive for check-in at the dormitory on Sunday, 21st of July 2024 from 12:00 pm. Dorms will be open ONLY from 12:00 pm. Book your flight based on this check-in time.  Students are not allowed before 12:00 pm

Departure: Students must leave the dorm by 11:00 the latest on Sunday 04 August .The dorm's doors will be closed from 11:00 onwards on Sunday  4th of August. Book your return flight reservation based on this check-out time: Sunday 04 August 11:00 A.M.

 

It is recommended and is your responsibility to book your flights in accordance with the dormitory schedules. Early arrivals or late departures will not be accommodated by the organizers.

Dorms Options - Building and Features :

Dorm option:  This package includes 13 overnight stays, breakfasts, lunches, and dinners. Please find more information about this option in the application form. Brussels International Ballet provides  a dormitory-style 

 to all accepted Summer Intensive students, conveniently located near the School.  Accepted students can reserve housing upon their enrollment . Detailed information, including an extensive Housing Handbook, is sent to all students who reserve housing.

  • Room Features

    • single bedrooms (or eventually  double bedrooms, 2-bathroom suites for girls and separated for boys

    • WIFI

    • Linen packets provided to each student with pillow, pillowcase, top and bottom sheets, blanket, (no bath towels) (details in student portfolio)

    • BIB staff  chaperones live on-site with students.

    • Common lounge areas

    • laundry room with app-operated self-service laundry​ machines.

    • STUDENT SUPERVISION

  • BIB - Summer Intensive provides chaperones to supervise and live with the students throughout their participation in the Intensive. The chaperones are internal staff members .
     

  • Pick-up Option / Service 

BIB - Summer Program offer you our airport pick-up service tailored specifically for  young students travelling alone. Our specialized airport pick-up service is designed with students in mind, ensuring a smooth and stress-free transition from the airport to dorms. 

1.     Personalized Assistance: Upon arrival, our staff members will be waiting for you at the airport arrival gate  at pick-up point holding a sign with your name on it. You won't have to worry about navigating the bustling airport on your own – we'll be there to guide you every step of the way. You will receive before all details of your staff driver .

2.     Safe and Reliable Transport: We prioritize your safety and comfort. Our fleet of vehicles is well-maintained and driven by experienced and professional drivers. Sit back, relax, and enjoy a comfortable ride to your dorm. Parents are informed as soon as the student has been picked-up.

3.     Convenient Scheduling: We understand that travel plans can change, which is why we  have a schedule with different options. Simply provide us with your flight details, and we'll make sure to arrange a pick-up time that aligns with your arrival schedule. In case of delay of your flight , our staff driver will be always informed .

Housing for parents:

Parents are not allowed to stay at the dormitory, and it is not allowed to pick up students during the two-week program.  Should you wish to plan a program with your child during the Summer Program, the days for this can be Saturday 27th, and Sunday 28th of July (for both internal and external students). Students must be back at the dorms before 8 pm.

 

An excursion is planned and is mandatory for residential students on Sunday 28th July. Details are provided

 at boarding .

Attention! If you have any questions concerning the dormitory, please contact Brussels International Ballet only.

For hotels and Airbnbs in the area “Woluwe Saint Pierre”, search www.booking.com, www.airbnb.com

Tuition & payment information  

Please find all fee and payment information in the Application form below.

 

For any additional questions, please email summer@brusselsintballet.org

Registration  

Download Application Form

IMPORTANT NOTE: Inscriptions are CLOSED FOR GROUP 1 and 2

Attention! This application form is only for groups Intermediate (age 12-14) and Semi-advanced (age 15-17). Application forms for the Pre-professional and Professional levels are coming soon!

 

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_SP2024. Please upload your ID photo (Headshot)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. Click "Submit" to make the payment for the administration fee and to submit the form along with the required photos.

Please read the "Help" section below this form for an alternative application method in the event you are experiencing technical issues.

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Help

Help   

The primary application method is the online application platform above. In the event you are experiencing any technical difficulties with the online uploading procedure, you can send your completed application form along with the photos and the proof of payment of the 30 Eur administration fee by email to: 

summer@brusselsintballet.org, indicating "SP2024 Application + name of the candidate" in the subject field. 

To make the payment of 30 EUR for the administration fee, please click on the "Pay now" button:

Attention! Only use this method if you were unable to submit your application through the website.

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