August 7 – 18, 2017 – Fountain Valley

sba01Designed for male and female dancers, ages 11 to 20, Southland Ballet’s Summer Intensive is dedicated to excellence in training the aspiring professional dancer. During this extensive program, students, divided into professional, advanced and intermediate levels, are offered the rare opportunity to benefit under the guidance and expertise of internationally known Ballet Masters.

Curriculum: ballet technique, pointe, variations, contemporary, jazz, pilates and pas de deux.

2017 Summer Intensive Faculty:


Christopher Powney, Artistic Director, The Royal Ballet School, UK




Larissa Saveliev, Founder and Artistic Director of Youth America Grand Prix




Gennadi Saveliev, Co-Founder, YAGP and Former Soloist, American Ballet Theatre




Tadeusz Matacz, Director John Cranko School (Stuttgart Ballet)

More faculty to be announced.
Guest faculty are subject to change without notice.


February 3, 2017
Irvine Studio
5:30 pm – 7:30 pm:  Ages 11-20 – pointe work required

February 4, 2017
Fountain Valley Studio
9:00 am – 10:30 am:  Ages 11-13 – pointe work required
10:30 am – 12:00 pm: Ages 14-20 – pointe work required

Audition Cost:
Online Pre-Registration:  $35 Registration Fee for non-Southland Ballet Academy students
Audition Day:  $30 Registration Fee for non-Southland Ballet Academy students (cash only and exact cash is preferred)

Registration Form:
Online Pre-Registration Form:  Click Here
Audition Day:  Please download form here, and must be turned in at the time of audition.

Can’t Make The Audition Date?:
You must request an audition time in one of the SBA scheduled classes. Please e-mail us at with your preferred class time to be scheduled.

Audition videos are also accepted. Click here for video audition requirements.  A registration form and $25 registration fee are required along with the video.  Deadline for video submission is March 2017.

Students who audition in person will be notified after the audition via a hand-delivered note of their acceptance or by e-mail before the end of February.

2017 Tuition & Fees:

Tuition Early Bird Price – Paid by March 17, 2017
1 Week $1,000 n/a
2 Weeks $1,700 $1,600

Tuition Payment Schedule:

  • Early-Bird Price: $1,600 – Total cost for the two-week program if paid by March 17, 2017
  • Installment Plan Price: $1,700 – 50% payment due by March 17, 2017. Final payment due no later than May 1, 2017

Tuition is non-refundable and non-transferable. In cases of withdrawal for severe illness or injury that is documented by a physician, a partial refund may be given on a case by case basis.

Scholarships available for advanced male dancers, ages 15 and up.


Housing is available from August 6-August 19, 2017. The housing fee includes:

  • Room and board at the Residence Inn, Fountain Valley
  • Chaperone
  • 3 meals a day
  • Transportation to and from the studio, theatre and different events
  • One ticket for Gala of the Stars performance on August 18, 2017

Housing Fee:

  • $2,100: Housing fee for the two-week program. 50% due by March 17, 2017 with final payment due no later than May 1, 2017


We are offering activities for students interested in taking part at a separate cost.

  • $250: Activities fee

Final Day Performance: 

Inspired Young Dancer Performance held Friday, August 18, 2017 at Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall

*Prices and information may be subject to change without notice

Private Coaching: 

Private coaching can be arranged with Summer Intensive faculty, and studio space will be available for rental. Please contact prior to July 5, 2017 with requests.  Availability of guest faculty is not guaranteed.