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Age 7-18
Peabody’s downtown dance studios

A full-day dance training program for students of all levels

Monday, June 18 – Friday, July 13, 2018,* 9:00 am-4:00 pm
Four weeks, two and three-week options available for intermediate and advanced students
(*No classes Wednesday, July 4)

This challenging full-day program for all students – from beginners to highly motivated professional aspirants – provides a strong focus on technique classes in:

  • Ballet technique (for all levels)
  • Pointe/Variations/Men’s classes
    (only for upper-level students who demonstrate technical readiness)
  • Contemporary Dance technique (elementary to advanced levels)

Technique classes are creatively balanced by additional classes in:

Flamenco and Spanish Dance, other dance forms, Improvisation/Composition (for upper-level students), theater arts, and enrichment classes in stretch/conditioning and dance history.
These offerings vary from year to year.

The program culminates in valuable studio performance opportunities, bringing together the participants’ whole course of study during this intensive period – a unique and rewarding experience for both the students and the family audience.

Students new to Peabody Dance with previous dance training must complete a placement session to determine which level is appropriate prior to registration. Beginners with no formal training, along with all 7 year-olds, will enter Level A and do not need to be placed. (Students must be 7 years of age by June 18, 2018 to be eligible to register.) Current Peabody Dance students may use the level guidelines listed below when registering. Please contact Peabody Dance by email at if you have questions about your child’s placement before you register.

The levels and age ranges listed below are only a guide for registration purposes and are subject to change. Students are placed in levels that will best enable them to improve their ballet technique.

Level A: Ages 7-12, beginners and students with up to two years of formal ballet training.
(Primary Ballet Program Level 1)

Level B: Ages 9-14, elementary-level students with a minimum of two years of formal ballet training.
(Primary Ballet Program Levels 1X-2X)

Level C: Ages 11-18, upper-elementary/low intermediate students with a minimum of five years of formal ballet training. (Pre-Professional Program Levels 3-4)

Levels D & E: Ages 13-18, intermediate and advanced students with several years of formal ballet training. Young women must have prior experience on pointe.
(Pre-Professional Program Levels 4X-5X)

All students enrolling in the Summer Dance Program are strongly encouraged to attend the full program. Students placed in Levels A and B must attend all four weeks of the intensive. Students in Levels C, D, and E have the option to enroll for just two or three weeks but are strongly encouraged to attend all four weeks. Any of the weeks may be selected; please send notification of selected weeks to

Final level placements will be made for all students on Monday, June 18 between 9:00 am – 12:00 noon; placements will continue to be assessed over the first few days. Parents will be notified within the first week if registration changes need to be made.

Placement information

Summer Dance Intensive Meal Plans

Dance students have the opportunity to purchase a lunch meal plan for food provided by the Peabody Dining Hall during the Summer Dance Intensive. Meals may be purchased for the entire four-week time period, or customized to the weeks the student attends (for those attending fewer than four weeks). Meal Plan rates are per student for lunch during the days that the Summer Dance Intensive is scheduled, and will not be offered on weekends or on Wednesday, July 4. Lunch is served in the Dining Hall during the students’ lunch break from 11:30 am-12:30 pm Monday-Friday. Students are not allowed to share meals purchased in the Dining Hall with friends or family members. Meal Plan purchases are non-refundable and non-transferable. 

Meal plan rate: $10 per day/$50 per week
($40 for week of July 2-6; no meals on Wednesday, July 4)

Registration begins on April 2, 2018

View the online catalog: Preparatory Dance Summer Programs
Early Registration discount available through May 15, 2018!

Levels A&B
Four weeks (105 hours)
Tuition: $1,479 prior to May 15 (early registration discount!); $1,530 starting on May 16

Levels C-E
Four weeks (114 hours)
Tuition: $1,576 prior to May 15 (early registration discount!); $1,627 starting on May 16

Levels C-E
Three weeks (87 hours)
Tuition: $1,270 prior to May 15 (early registration discount!); $1,321 starting on May 16

Levels C-E
Two weeks (60 hours)
Tuition: $893 prior to May 15 (early registration discount!); $944 starting on May 16

Faculty: DuckettGreen-Cudek, MitonMoraRobinsonStafford, and guest instructors
Class times, levels, and instructors are subject to change.