Expand, Enrich and Explore Your Ballet Technique with us this Summer in a Nurturing and Demanding Environment Designed to Encourage Growth!

Summer Intensive Training Program Designed for the Serious and Discerning Student!

Scripps Performing Arts summer intensive is an inspired program designed to provide the highest quality, comprehensive, training in Southern California. Choose us as your primary source of education this summer or take advantage of all we offer to maintain your growth and further master your craft. Passionate students the world over who aspire to become the best dancers that they can be will thrive in our environment. Our commitment to excellence is unmatched. Our highly qualified faculty provide the tools necessary to help the dancer hone their skills, expand their mind and stretch their boundaries in a safe, nurturing environment.

Programs Curriculum includes Daily Professional instruction in Progressing Ballet Technique (select Weeks), Ballet and Pointe Technique, Variations or Choreography and bi or tri-weekly Classical Character, Jazz, Modern and Nutrition/Body Care Wellness Workshops and Seminars.

July 9-August 11, 2018

This year’s core faculty will include current Academy Faculty and Guest Teaching Artists including Michael Fothergill and Catherine Garratt-Fothergill, recently appointed Artistic Directors of Ballet Arkansas! Former guest teachers have included artists from American Ballet Theater, Bolshoi Ballet, Pacific Northwest Ballet, Washington Ballet, Moscow City Ballet and Texas Ballet Theater.

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Young Men's/Boy's Intensive

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Summer with Scripps Performing Arts Academy

Intermediate July 30-August 11, 2018 and Pre-Professional July 9- August 11, 2018 For Serious Dancers 10-19 years old

Local and out of town dancers alike will benefit from our rigorous programs while experiencing all that beautiful San Diego has to offer. Our diverse blend of guest faculty enhances the student's ability to adapt to different teaching styles while broadening their artistic reach. With a teacher-student ratio of just 1:16 to 1:20, dancers are given an invaluable opportunity to receive personal, individualized attention in every class! The Intermediate Program is held at our Carmel Valley location, July 30-August 11, for students aged 11-16 and is limited to 14-20 students. Classes meet Monday through Friday, with 20-25 classes per week, 5-7 hours of instruction per day. The Pre-Professional Program is held at our Scripps Ranch location July 9- August 11 for students aged 13-19, with a 1, 3 or 5 week program option. 1- Week Option: July 9, July 16, July 23 3-Week Option: July 23-August 11 5- Week Option: July 9-August 11 The Pre-Professional program will be divided into two levels limited to 14-20 students per level. Classes will meet Monday through Friday with 20-25 classes per week, 5-7 hours of instruction per day. Both programs culminate in a public performance a the Creative Performing Media Arts Theatre at 6:00 pm on Saturday, August 11. Tuition includes two tickets per family.

Merit and Need-Based Scholarships

Intensive Audition Schedule

Audition Tour Begins January 26

San Diego, Los Angeles, Phoenix!

Audition Information and Required Materials

There is an audition fee of $25 (cash or check) due at the time of audition. Students auditioning in person should bring a headshot and 1st arabesque photo (no larger than 4x6 please). For students auditioning from out of town that are unable to attend a live audition, a video audition is accepted with an application fee of $35. Audition results will be provided within two weeks receipt of application.


Tuition Pre-Professional Program Intermediate Program Young Men's/Boys Program: Beg-Int. Young Men's/Boys Program: Int./Adv.
If Postmarked on or before March 15 1-Week: $495, 3-Week: $1350, 5- Week: $2125 $975 $495 $975
If Postmarked after March 15 1-Week: $695, 3-Week: $1550, 5- Week: $2325 $1175 $695 $1175
For Dancers interesting in staying with a host family, there is an additional fee.