Summer Intensive 2015
Summer Intensive 2017 Schedule Announced!
July 10th-29th
3 - Week Program
Intermediate to Advanced Dancers
Dancers ages 11+
Acceptance to the 3-week program is by audition only.
July 17th-29th
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 placement on the first day.
The NCDC Summer Intensive core program offers a rigorous and challenging classical and contemporary ballet experience with a world class faculty. Dancer train daily in core and enrichment classes and have the opportunity to learn repertoire from innovative choreographers around the world.
Dancers ages 8-10
Duration: 2 week program 3 hours daily M-F
Early registration Fee: $445.00 (Paid in full by April 15th)
Full price Fee: $495.00 (Due in full by May 30th)
Dancers ages 11+
Duration: 2 week program 4 hrs daily M-F
Early registration Fee: $600 (Paid in full by April 15th)
Full price Fee: $650 (Due in full by May 30th)

Duration: 3 week program 6 hrs daily M-F & 4 hours on Saturday
Early registration Fee: $1,190 (Due in full by April 15th)
Full price Fee: 1,290 (Due in full by May 30th)
Daily ballet & contemporary technique. Supplemental classes include variations, partnering, character, Pilates, pantomime, Gaga, floor barre & more. Dancers in the 3 week intensive will have the unique opportunity to work with choreographers on new creations or learn 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
Lee Wei Chao - Lines Ballet
Bret Easterling - Batsheva
Katie Jacobson - Cullberg Ballet, Sweden
Shannon Gillen - Artistic Director Vigor Dance Company
Francisco Gella - Artistic Director of Francisco Gella Dance works
Anthony Lomuljo - Royal Swedish Ballet
Dwana Smallwood - Alivin 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
Drew Jacoby - Nederlands Dance Theatre
Ben Levy - Levy Dance SF
Marek Rozycki - Staatliche Balletschule, Germany
Cosmine Marculetiu - Festival Ballet, Providence
Lillian Barbeito - BODYTRAFFIC
Jon Olstad - Freelance artist
Erin Mahoney - Trey Mcintyre Project

Summer Application 2017
- All dancers including current NCDC students must fill out an application form. All applications are due April 1, 2017

Audition & Registration Information

1. Current NCDC Ambassadors do not need to audition. You must turn in the application by April 1st, 2017

2. All applicants both current NCDC students and students coming from other schools must download and complete the Application and Release Form.

3. The 3 week intensive for ages 11+ requires an audition. Call (916) 791-2061 or email to schedule an in-person audition.

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 5 business days of your audition class. 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, a videotaped audition may be submitted. Please submit the Application Form with the $20 Audition Fee with your DVD. NCDC will notify you of your placement within 5 days of receipt of your DVD via email.

The DVD 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.
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.