Preparatory Division

young dancer
Classes Monday through Friday,
from 10:00 am - 2:30 pm.

Preparatory Division

June 29 - July 24, 2020

We are excited to announce the launch of our Virtual Summer Intensive for 2020! We realize that is a different program than what we anticipated, but we have a wonderful interactive program planned.

This program is an exceptional opportunity for aspiring young dancers, ages 9-11, to enjoy a summer intensive training experience concurrent with Carolina Ballet’s pre-professional summer intensive. Focus on early training is considered essential to realize full potential as a dancer and to prepare a student for the strength necessary to dance en pointe.

The Virtual Summer Intensive will be Monday thru Friday from 10-2:30pm. We will offer daily ballet technique class as well as pre-pointe,  jumps, conditioning, contemporary and hip-hop.

We have adapted our program to best suit training from home in this unprecedented time and we look forward to seeing you and working toward your future in dance.

The Curriculum

An introduction to many of the aspects of the Carolina Ballet’s pre-professional summer intensive. In addition to level appropriate and attentive instruction in ballet technique, supplemental classes in jazz, modern, choreography, and variations are offered. Additional studies will include dancers health, injury prevention, and strength and flexibility classes. Students will also have pool time during the week.

Audition and Application

  • Auditions are Saturday, January 4th at 9:30, Saturday, January 25th at 1:30 and February 2nd at 10:30.
  • Please bring one 4×6 photo of dancer in first arabesque, headshot, application and $30 audition fee, cash only.
  • Students should have at least 2–3+ years of previous ballet training in order to apply and be accepted into the program. Students can take 2 or 4 weeks of the program. We have a limited number of spaces so we encourage early enrollment in the program.
Audition Form

Audition Video/DVD

We strongly encourage students to attend one of our local audition. If you cannot attend our scheduled audition, you may submit a video/DVD audition with an application form.

DUE BY: Audition videos must be postmarked no later than February 21st, 2020.
FEE: There is a $30 video audition fee. Please make the check payable to Carolina Ballet, and mail check, audition form, and video or DVD to:
Carolina Ballet Summer Intensive
3401 Atlantic Avenue
Raleigh, NC 27604


Tuition $300 per week. All students will be notified of acceptance by email within 3 weeks of audition. An enrollment form and packet will accompany the acceptance letter and a non-refundable deposit of $100.00 per week will be required to secure a student’s spot in the program. You will receive additional forms and information by the end of March. Final payment is due June 1, 2020.


Are there pointe classes in Preparatory Division?

No, the classes are non-pointe shoe based.