Summer Intensive Programs

Virtual Summer Intensive
June 6-June 26, 2020

Open to Intermediate dancers (ages 9 and up)
Full day Option: ($275/week)
10:00-11:30: Technique
12:00-1:00: Pointe/ pre-pointe/Jumps & Turns
2:00-3:00: Conditioning/Strengthening
3:00-4:00: Seminar
Half-day Option: ($225/ week)
10:00-11:30: Technique
12:00-1:00: Pointe/pre-pointe/Jumps & Turns
Register here for the Virtual Summer Intensive

In Person Summer Intensive
June 29-July 30, 2020

Email at IBA at for registration information

IBA offers several options for dancers who want to continue their dance study during the summer months.

For students ages 9 and up who dance at an intermediate or advanced level, IBA offers an eight-week summer intensive program. This program focuses on intensive classical training and is designed to challenge and encourage the student. Classes in ballet technique, pointe, partnering, variations, jazz, modern, pilates and yoga are combined with seminars focusing on proper nutrition and injury prevention. The goal is to provide opportunities for a dancer to grow both technically and artistically.

In addition to the summer intensive program, IBA offers evening classes during the summer. More information here.

Audition information

Date: March 7th, 2020

201 Davis Grove Circle, Suite 104, Cary, NC 27519

9:30 am: Registration – Ages 9-12
10:00-11:30 am: Audition – Ages 9-12

11:30 am: Registration – Ages 13 and up
12:00-1:30 pm: Audition– Ages 13 and up

Entrance into the IBA summer intensive program is by audition only.

Audition Fee:  $30 (non-refundable)

If you are not able to attend the audition and take class at IBA, you may contact the office to schedule an audition during a weekly class.

Video Audition Requirements: Barre work including tendus, fondus, développés, and grand battements. Center work including adagio, turns, petite allegro, and grand allegro. Girls who are already on pointe should do center work en pointe. Videos should be no longer than 7-10 minutes. Upload your video to YouTube and email a link to


Students attend classes Monday – Friday from 9:30am to 4:30pm. Students may choose between a 2-week session, a 4-week session or attend both 4-week sessions.


Session Price Start Date End Date
A (2 weeks)  $800  June 8th  June 19th
B (4 weeks)  $1,575  June 8th  July 3rd
C (4 weeks)  $1,575  July 6th July 31st
B + C  $2,650  June 8th July 31st
Weekly Rate  $430
1/2 Day Weekly Rate
Ages 9-10 Only

Upon acceptance into IBA’s summer intensive program, a non-refundable 50% deposit is due by March 28th, 2020. The remainder of the summer tuition is due by May 16th, 2020. All summer tuition is non-refundable.

Summer Faculty

In addition to our award-winning staff, summer provides an opportunity for IBA to bring in national and internationally recognized teachers.

Previous faculty includes Nadia Pavlenko, Maxim Ponomarenko, Emma Frenette, Olivier Pardina, Olivier Muñoz, Haydée Gutierrez, Sally Rojas Herrera, Lauren Lovette, Roberto Muñoz, Melinda Roy, Kimberly Smiley, Cari-Lenn Miles, and Kathryn Mowat Murphy.


All intermediate and advanced students will be notified of their initial placement once accepted into the program. Final placement is determined during the first week of each session.


IBA will host an in-studio demonstration the last day of sessions B and C. Students who do not participate in the entire 4 weeks may not be eligible to perform. There is also an end-of-summer performance with the Philharmonic Association for students who do Sessions C or B+C.


We are happy to assist all out-of-town students who need housing by helping to identify host families. The cost of this housing is $200/week. For more information, please contact our Administrative Director. Limited housing is available.