Amazingly, Burklyn offers both the ideal experience and spectacular dance training. I was not expecting to be taught by ABT principals and owners of international dance companies. It was spectacular how we had the opportunity to experience other types of dance along with rigorous ballet training, such as modern, contemporary, ZUMBA, and jazz! Pointe and pas de deux classes were also emphasized and offered a professional experience. Being involved in such professional performances provides an experience like no other.
Burklyn Ballet Theatre
Modeled after the schedule and rigors of a professional ballet company, our summer intensive is for the 12 to 25 year old pre-professional dancer. Every dancer is offered the challenge and opportunity to learn and perform new repertoire each week. Dancers spend Monday through Thursday taking three technique classes per day. Jazz, modern, character, variations and partnering are taught as extra compulsory classes four times weekly. Afternoon and evening rehearsals follow daily classes. Friday’s schedule consists of two technique classes and a dress rehearsal. Saturdays begin with warm up class followed by final rehearsals and preparations for the evening’s public performance.
Pricing is all inclusive. No additional hidden fees for rehearsals, performances, costumes, etc. apply to any Burklyn experience.
Working at a ballet school myself, I’m familiar with many summer intensives our students have gone to. While they all have their strengths, BBT has the most intensive class and staging experience I know of. If your dancer loves to be challenged, be in front of an audience and desires to perform for a living, this is a great fit for summer ballet training!
Vicky, Parent 2014
I am amazed how talented these dancers are and how far they traveled to attend Burklyn Ballet Theatre. I’m so glad Burklyn Ballet Theatre was recommended to us, and only sorry we did not know of you sooner. I’m not sure what direction my daughter will be taking in her dance career, but I know this experience will stay with her forever. She was exposed to more than she ever would have just staying and dancing at her studio this summer and for that I thank you.
Theresa, Parent 2013
Burklyn was the greatest three weeks of my life. I have never been someplace where I felt so much at home. What do you miss about Burklyn? The list can go on for days … because Burklyn is where I was really home and where I felt free to be myself. I grew as a dancer but also a person and I learned more than I can express.
Kerry, Student 2013
2 Weeks | 2019
June 28 – July 12
July 12 – July 26
July 26 – August 9
3 Weeks | 2020
June 28 – July 19
July 19 – August 9
4 Weeks | 2020
June 28 – July 26
July 12 – August 9
6 Weeks | 2020
June 28 – August 9
Per week / Does not include Room & Board
Program I – All classes and performances $TBD
Program II – Three classes per day M-F, no performances $TBD
Program III – Two classes perday M-F, no performances $TBD
BBT Workshop is a two week program option available to dancers 12 years old and up. The workshop is designed for serious dancers with less experience. Participants of this program take one ballet class and two other classes each day. This provides the dancers with a less intensive, yet professional experience. These dancers are given two weeks to perfect the choreography and perform on the last Saturday of their session.
Burklyn Ballet Theatre offers a limited number of scholarships ranging from $100 to $500. Dancers are automatically considered for talent-based scholarships during the audition. No separate application is necessary. Scholarship notifications are sent out throughout the audition tour.