July 16th– August 4th

3 – Week Program
Intermediate to Pre-Professional level
Dancers ages 12+
Acceptance to the 3-week program is by audition only.

July 23rd– August 4th

2 – Week Program
Dancers 8-10yrs
Dancers 11+
No audition necessary but must take a minimum of 2 ballet classes weekly for 8-10yrs and 3 for ages 11+. Dancers will be assessed for proper level placement on the first day.

The NCDC Summer Intensive core program offers a rigorous and challenging classical and contemporary dance experience with a world class faculty.

Dancers rigorously train daily in core technique classes supplemented with a variety of enrichment classes focused on topics relevant to today’s dance world.


Daily ballet & contemporary technique. Supplemental classes include variations, partnering, character, Pilates, pantomime, improvisation, Gaga, floor barre & more. Dancers in the 3 week program will have the unique opportunity to work with innovative choreographers on new creations or learn professional company repertoire to be performed the last day.


The NCDC faculty and guest master educators from around the world cohesively come together to give students an unparalleled level of training. The esteemed faculty has a passion for dance education and works with the students in a professional setting while challenging each student to reach the peak of their potential.

Past Guest Faculty Includes

Clara Blanco
San Francisco Ballet & Escuela Profesional de Danza, Spain

Sidra Bell
Sidra Bell Dance

Yujin Kim
Lines Ballet

James Gregg

Lee Wei Chao
Lines Ballet

Bret Easterling

Katie Jacobson
Cullberg Ballet, Sweden

Shannon Gillen
Artistic Director Vigor Dance Company

Ommi Pippith
San Jose Ballet

Francisco Gella
Artistic Director of Francisco Gella Dance works

Anthony Lomuljo
Royal Swedish Ballet

Dwana Smallwood
Alvin Ailey Dance Theatre

Brendon Feeney
Hagen Ballet, Regensberg Ballet Germany

Adam Barruch
Adam Barruch Dance

Amy Seiwert
Smuin Ballet/ Artistic Director im’ij-re Ballet Company , SF

Cristina Hamel
International Ballet Mistress – Soloist for Bucharest Ballet

Brian Enos
Hubbard Street

Rudy Candia
San Jose Ballet

Drew Jacoby
Nederlands Dance Theatre

Ben Levy
Levy Dance SF

Marek Rozycki
Staatliche Balletschule, Germany

Cosmine Marculetiu
Festival Ballet, Providence

Lillian Barbeito

Jon Olstad
Freelance artist

Erin Mahoney
Trey Mcintyre Project

Anne-Sophie Rodriguez Hoyt
City Ballet School

2018 Fees & Details

  • Dancers ages 8-10

    $ 495 Full price Fee (Due in full by May 30th)
  • Duration:

    2 week program 3 hours daily M-F

    Early registration Fee
    (Paid in full by April 15th):


  • Dancers ages 11+

    $ 650 Full price Fee (Due in full by May 30th)
  • Duration:

    2 week program 4 hrs daily M-F

    Early registration Fee
    (Paid in full by April 15th):


  • Dancers ages 12+

    $ 1290 Full price Fee (Due in full by May 30th)
  • Duration:

    3 week program 6 hrs daily M-F & 4 hours on Saturday

    Early registration Fee
    (Paid in full by April 15th):


Registration Procedures:

  1. All applicants both current NCDC students and students coming from other schools must download and complete the Application and Release Form.
  2. The 3 week intensive for ages 12+ requires an audition. Live auditions are scheduled by contacting [email protected] Video submissions are accepted via the application below.
  3. Dancers will be notified by email within 2 weeks of the audition with audition results.
Submit the completed Application Form and audition fee of $25 to the NCDC Front Office at the time of your audition. Notification of your acceptance will be sent within 2 weeks of your audition class. Once accepted, unless otherwise notified, your credit card will be charged according to the payment schedule you selected on the Application Form.
If you cannot attend an in-person audition at the school, a videotaped audition may be submitted. Click here to upload your video audition. Please include payment for the $25.00 audition fee and a Youtube or Vimeo link to your video.

The video submission should include the following:

  • A brief close-up shot of the dancer (face or body), in which the dancer clearly states his or her name, age, and a brief history of previous dance training
  • Technique Section (to musical accompaniment)
  • Grand Adagio with développés in each position, promenades, and pirouettes
  • Petit Allegro, including jumps on two feet, jetés, temps levés, assemblés, and beats
  • Grand Allegro including grand jetés and tour jetés, and either balancés or waltzes
  • MEN: Simple tour en l’air exercise and multiple pirouette combination
  • WOMEN: Pointe work including pirouettes, relevés on two legs and repeated relevés on one leg, and turns executed on the diagonal.
  • A contemporary phrase or improvisation demonstrating your personal movement quality and style.
  • Videos should be no longer then 10 minutes in length

Housing/Lodging Information

For out-of-town students, lodging is available at the Hyatt Place & Courtyard Marriott or from local host families. For more information, please call the NCDC office at (916) 791-2061.