June 27 - July 3, 2021

Paradosi Ballet Company's annual summer dance intensive attracts dozens of students from across the country and internationally each year!  We intentionally limit the number of student participants to no more than 55 to ensure that we are able to give each student as much personal attention as possible.  Our focus during the intensive is to not only help students to grow as artists but more importantly in their spiritual journey.  We look forward to hearing from you and hope to see you this summer!

Please do not hesitate to reach out to us if you have any questions!  We would love to hear from you!





  • Please have a headshot photograph and a first arabesque photo ready to upload with your application.
  • Open to participants ages 11 to 24 with three or more years of ballet training.
  • If you are under the age of 18, please fill this application out with your parent or legal guardian's assistance.
  • Please do not use autofill on the form as it may cause an error that will require you to reenter all of your information. 


Tuition Only: $475 (No Housing. Lunch & Dinner provided)

Tuition + Room & Board: $975 (Housing** + Breakfast, Lunch, & Dinner)

Materials & Activity Fee* (All Students): $25

*Materials Fee and Activity Fee is required for all students and covers a meal at a restaurant, printed materials, t-shirt.  

**Housing may be in college dorms or, if the universities minimum number of students for housing is not met, in hotels or rented houses (Airbnb) with chaperones.


9:00 - 10:00am • Chapel

10:20 - 12:30pm • Ballet Technique Class

12:30 - 1:00pm • Lunch

1:00 - 1:35pm • Choreography

1:35 - 2:15pm • Class 1

2:30 - 3:45pm • Class 2

4:00 - 5:15pm • Class 3

5:30 - 6:30pm • Dinner

6:30 - 8:00pm • Small Group & or Creative Worship

*Please note that the schedule and times may vary slightly from day to day.  The afternoon classes will vary depending on level placement and may include: pointe, pre-pointe, contemporary, jazz, kinesiology, nutrition, Progressing Ballet Technique, etc. 

Our Focus is on Jesus

Paradosi is first and foremost a ministry.  As a ministry, one of our core values is to focus on ministry first, dance second. We carry this value forward into our Summer Dance Intensives in our interactions with each student.  While we want to challenge students in their dancing and to help them to grow as artists, we also want their hearts to be opened to Jesus.  It is our hope that each student will come away with a deeper understanding of God's love for them and a renewed and strengthened relationship with Jesus.  

Christ is at the center of all that we do! Each morning starts out with chapel where students share in a time of worship, prayer, and hear a message or testimony from a member of Paradosi Ballet or one of our amazing guest speakers.  

Every evening each students also participates in a small group Bible study with 5 to 10 other students. During this time students often open up more and free to ask questions, discuss more, and learn with other students their own age. Often very deep and sweet friendships develop from these groups and carry on long after the intensive end. 

As an inter-denominational ministry our dancers all set aside their theological differences and come together to share the love of Jesus and His message of hope.  Our dancers have all been trained in altar ministry, evangelism, and each has an immense heart for others and making Christ known.  Each member of the ministry is prepared and ready to offer prayer and support to the participants at any time.   For more about what we believe and what we focus on sharing, please visit the following link: 

Statements of Faith / Inter-denominational / Gospel Focus

Financial Assistance

Paradosi Ballet offers financial aid through tuition assistance for merit and need-based* scholarships on a limited basis. Scholarships will be applied to Summer Dance Intensive tuition only and will not apply towards SDI housing expenses, SDI travel expenses, or be awarded in the form of cash.  

SDI Financial Assistance Application

Step 1 • Apply

Please use the link above. To be considered for financial assistance, applications must be received no later than May 20, 2021. 

Step 2 • Review

Please give us 2 to 4 weeks to review your application.  Our financial aid committee will review your application and will determine whether you qualify for tuition assistance. 

Step 3 • Award

You will be notified via email of the committees decision and any scholarship that you are being awarded.  If you will be accepting the award, you will have 7-days to arrange a payment plan for any remaining balance due. 

*Our financial aid scholarships are geared towards low-income families and as such we are basing scholarships upon income levels as set forth in the USDA’s Income Eligibility Guidelines for Free and Reduced School Meals. We do not require proof of eligibility, only a self declaration that you qualify. To see if you qualify, please go to the following link and select the current school year to review income level requirements: https://www.fns.usda.gov/cn/income-eligibility-guidelines