August 7 – 18, 2017 – Irvine


This two-week program is designed for the pre-pointe and beginning pointe ballet student, ages 9 to 12, looking for serious training. The program builds strength for pointe, and prepares the student for advanced movement.

Curriculum: ballet technique, pre-pointe/beginning pointework, variation, contemporary, jazz and pilates

International Guest Faculty may include:

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

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

Gennadi Saveliev, Former Soloist, American Ballet Theatre

Tadeusz Matacz, Director John Cranko School (Stuttgart Ballet)

Guest faculty are subject to change without notice.


February 3, 2017
Irvine Studio
6:00 pm – 7:30 pm:  Ages 9-12 – no pointework required (Ballet 2 and up)

February 4, 2017
Fountain Valley Studio
9:00 am – 10:30 am:  Ages 9-12 – no pointework required (Ballet 2 and up)

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 southland@festivalballet.org 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 Monday, March 20, 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:

TuitionEarly-Bird Price
Paid by March 17, 2017
2 Weeks$1,100$1,000

Tuition Payment Schedule:

  • Early-Bird Price: $1,000 – Total cost for the two-week program if paid by March 17, 2017
  • Installment Plan Price: $1,100 – 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.


No Housing is available


Activity Fee: $85 – includes a student ticket to Gala of the Stars Performance, SBA summer t-shirt & dvd of Inspired Young Dancer Performance

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