Summer Intensive Programs: In Person and Virtual

Virtual Summer Intensive Option
June 14-July 30, 2021

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 14-July 30, 2021

Admission to our In Person Summer Intensive program is by audition only.

Audition for the 2021 Summer Intensive:

  1. In person:  IBA will offer several opportunities to audition in person in March: 3/6, 3/13, 3/20, 3/27.  Limited slots available.
  2. Video:  IBA is currently accepting video auditions.
  3. IBA students:  IBA will offer current students audition dates during regularly scheduled classes.

IBA offers a seven-week summer intensive program designed for students age 9 and up who dance at an intermediate level and up. The program focuses on intensive classical training and is designed to challenge and encourage the student. Classes in ballet technique, pointe, partnering (if allowed under the COVID-19 protocols), 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.

IBA will follow all our established COVID-19 protocols.  These protocols may change depending on federal and state mandates and guidelines set out by the CDC.

Audition information

In person Audition Dates Options:  3/6, 3/13, 3/20, and 3/27.  Limited slots available.

Audition Time March 6, March 13, March 27:  11:00-12:30pm.  Registration begins at 10:30.

Audition Time March 20:  1:00-2:30pm.  Registration begins at 12:30pm.

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

Video Audition Option:  Auditions via video are currently being accepted.

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 or Vimeo and email a link to Students without access to a studio can submit a video taken from home.  Classwork should be adjusted as needed.

Audition Fee:  $30 (non-refundable).


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)  $850  June 14th  June 25th
B (4 weeks)  $1,600  June 14th  July 9th
C (3 weeks)  $1,275  July 12th July 30th
B + C  $2,750  June 8th July 31st
Weekly Rate  $440
1/2 Day Weekly Rate
Ages 9-10 Only

Upon acceptance into IBA’s summer intensive program, a non-refundable 50% deposit is due within 2 weeks of acceptance to secure a student’s place. Class sizes are LIMITED and acceptance into the program does not secure a spot. The remainder of the summer tuition is due by May 10th, 2021. 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.

Summer 2021 Faculty*: Nadia Pavlenko, Maxim Ponomarenko, Emma Frenette, Olivier Pardina, Haydée Gutierrez, Sally Rojas Herrera, Cari-Lenn Miles, and Kathryn Mowat Murphy.

*Faculty subject to change


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.

*Performances subject to COVID-19 federal and state mandates


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 Director, Christina Fannéy by calling IBA at 919-303-7200 or via email at

Housing is limited and is available on a first come, first serve basis.