Ballet Intensives for Ages 9+

Looking for a challenging, inspiring and inclusive summer intensive? At award-winning Emerald Ballet Academy in Bellevue, students will delve into their craft while increasing strength, flexibility, stamina, technique, versatility and artistry.

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Daily ballet technique and pointe/pre-pointe classes build a strong classical foundation. In addition, students take a variety of enrichment classes, which vary by week. Past offerings include: Stretching, conditioning, character, modern, contemporary, jazz, choreography, variations, floor barre, pilates, music, musical theater, dance history, dance photography, stage make-up, and teaching methods.

Older students also enjoy guest instructors and workshops related to different weekly themes.

No audition is required. Register/pay by May 15 to receive early-bird pricing (the amount listed first: $300/$320). Families new to EBA will need to create a DanceWorks account.

Download our brochure here and registration cheat sheet here.

All programming subject to change. There is a $20 registration fee for new students. Classes are subject to change or cancellation based on enrollment. $50 processing fee for withdrawals. No refunds given within one week of class/camp start. We try to accommodate walk-in students for camps and ballet intensives, but due to maximum class sizes, we cannot guarantee enrollment. Please register by the prior Friday in order to avoid disappointment.


Meet our Faculty

EBA’s outstanding Russian and American teachers will be joined by exciting guest instructors, including:


Dates & Placement

Not sure which level is right for your child? Please email registration@emeraldballet.org. We are here to help!

Level A: ages 9-11 (with 0-1 years pointe)

  • July 8-12, 12:30-3:30 ($225/$240)

  • July 22-26, 12:30-3:30 ($225/$240)

  • July 29-August 2, 12:30-3:30 ($225/$240)

Level B: AGES 11-14 (with 1-3 years pointe)

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Level C: AGES 13+ (with 3-4+ years pointe)

I just wanted to be sure you know how great intensives are. Kennedy is completely inspired. She comes home tired but wanting to dance more. It’s so great! She even said she feels like she’s getting better. Absolutely wonderful!

Thank you for all you do. It’s magical!
— Parent of Level A student
In the past, I have gone away to intensives at big schools, but the personalized attention I receive at EBA just can’t be beat. They also bring in the best guest teachers. It’s really exciting!
— Level C student