Sunday June 25 - Saturday July 1, 2023

Open to dancers ages 11 - 21

Join us next summer for Paradosi's 10th Annual Summer Dance Intensive!!!


Each year our intensive draws dancers from across the country and internationally to our studio in Tacoma, Washington.  Paradosi's intensives are an excellent opportunity for first-time intensive attendees as well as seasoned dancers to be challenged to grow artistically, technically, and in their faith.

We limit our Summer Dance Intensive to no more than 45-students to ensure that each student will receive as much personal attention as possible from our instructors throughout the week.  Make sure to register early to reserve your spot!  

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


Summer Dance Intensive 


Tuition Only: $525

(Includes lunch, dinner, & materials • All Ages)

Tuition + Housing: $1,050

(Housing* + Breakfast, Lunch, & Dinner & materials • Female Dancers Ages 11 to 21 only)


Registration Fee:

Early Bird Registration: (No Registration Fee**) Register before January 15, 2023 and we will waive the registration fee and you will received a FREE bag of Paradosi merch upon arrival! ($45 Minimum Value)*

Registration Fee $45 • If paid before May 20, 2023

Late Registration Fee $100 • If paid between May 21 and May 31, 2023

*Housing may be in college dorms or, if the universities minimum number of students for housing is not met, in hotels or rented houses with chaperones. Dorms are open to female dancers ages 11 to 21.  Dancers over 21 will need to find their own housing. 

**Payment must be received in full or a payment plan started before the cut off date for the next registration level in order to lock in the Early Bird Registration or Standard Registration Fee.



2023 Registration (Ages 11 to 21)


  • Please have a headshot photograph and a first arabesque photo ready to upload with your application.
  • Open to participants ages 11 to 21 with 3 or more years of ballet training. Dancers over 18 should be dancing at a pre-professional / collegiate level. 
  • Please fill out this application 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.
  • After receiving your registration, we will send you an invoice via Square for tuition and housing if it was requested.
  • Registration fees are non-refundable.

Click on the following link to download a copy of our Activity Release Form.  Your registration will not be complete until we have a release on file.

Activity Release Form


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 - 7:30 to 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 or one of our amazing guest speakers.  

Every evening students also participate in a small group Bible study with 5 to 10 students. During this time students are free to ask questions and learn with students their own age. Often very deep and sweet friendships develop from these groups and carry on long after the intensive ends. 

As an inter-denominational Christian ministry, our dancers set aside their theological differences and come together to share the love of Jesus.  Our dancers have all been trained in prayer 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

Important Summer Dance Intensive Information

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  • May we get our own housing for SDI?

    • Yes, of course you may get your own housing.  Please keep in mind that we only provide transportation for students staying in our housing so you will need your own vehicle or hired vehicle to get to and from where you are staying and the studio.

    May I watch my students classes?

    • In order to make the studio a safe environment and to avoid distractions for the students,  the studio is closed to all guests and family members during the intensive.

    Who teaches the classes during SDI?
    • Our Artistic Director, faculty, as well as current and former dancers with Paradosi teach all of our classes. 

    May I request a roommate?

    • Yes, you may request one (1) roommate for SDI housing.  As dorm rooms typically accommodate one to three dancers, we may not be able to honor all requests but will do our best to put roommate requests in the same room.  
    • Please keep in mind that dancers ages 18 and older will not be allowed to share a room with a minor participant who is under the age of 18. 

    Why are the dorms only open to female dancers ages 11 to 21? 

    • Our contract with the university requires that when minors are housed in the dorms that all students are to be under the age of 21, chaperoned, and of the same gender.  Additionally, dancers ages 18-21 will be housed in rooms separate from minor dancers. 
    • We cannot provide housing for male dancers due to our needing a minimum of 15-male dancers with 3-male staff members to serve as chaperones.  

    I have special dietary needs / allergies.  Will you be able to provide meals for me?

    • Our meals are all prepared in commercial kitchens with a Food Safety Manager present and certified food workers.  
    • We have experience in preparing meals for all sorts of dietary needs and do our best to avoid cross contamination for food allergens.  While we take immense steps to minimize the risk of cross-contamination, and as the kitchens we use are used by other businesses, we cannot guarantee that our meals will be 100% safe for all allergies.   
    • If you have dietary concerns that you would like to discuss before registering, please contact us to discuss your situation. 

    Who drives the students to and from the dorms?
    • Our Executive Director, Jeff, is our main driver for the ministry.  He has a Commercial Drivers License with passenger endorsements and a clean driving record.  He has logged thousands of miles driving the ministries vehicles on tour throughout the US and has the passengers safety in mind at all times.  Most students are driven in Paradosi's bus, a Mercedes Sprinter, or in one of the ministries other vehicles.
    • Our Artistic Director, Larissa, may also drive a few dancers in a secondary vehicle if the bus is at capacity. 

    May I drive myself to and from the dorms? 

    • As students are in our care during the intensive, students are not permitted to drive themselves back and forth from the dorms.  
    • If a student drives their car from their home to the intensive and will be staying in the dorms, they will need to leave their vehicle at the dorms during the week.

    Where will students be housed and are they left on their own or chaperoned? 
    • In the past we have used the dormitories at the University of Puget Sound or rooms at local hotels when the minimum numbers of housing students needed for the dorms are not met.  We are currently planning to utilize the dorms at the University of Puget Sound for our SDI but will not be able to confirm the location until the Spring.
    • Students are in our care at all times and are chaperoned by trusted members of the ministry.  Chaperones are trusted current and former dancers with Paradosi Ballet Company, undergo background checks, and taken abuse awareness training. 

    • Black wrap skirt 

    • Black jazz or dance pants

    • Black leotards (Enough for the week)

    • Dance clothes for ballet and other dance classes as outlined in the Dress Code section of the Welcome Packet.

    • Warm up clothes

    • Ballet Technique Shoes

    • Pointe Shoes (If applicable)

    • Jazz Shoes or Dance Sneakers (optional)

    • Bible

    • Journal/notebook and pen for Bible study and class notes

    • A sewing kit for pointe shoes (If applicable)

    • Theraband and tennis ball for kinesiology and conditioning classes 

    • Pilates/yoga mat

    • Spending money for t-shirts, sweatpants, hoodies, posters, stickers, etc. 

    • Water bottle

    • Extra snacks for your dance bag (peanut free)


    • When arriving please bring your belongings to the studio and leave them in the lobby with your name on all items

    • On the last day please bring all of your belongings with you from the hotel to the studio 

    • Casual clothes for the evenings: i.e. t-shirts, sweatshirts, jeans, pants, shorts, sweatpants, etc. 

    • Toiletries for the week (Soap, shampoo, conditioner, etc)

    • Sheets, Bedding, and or a Sleeping Bag
    • Pillow
    • Bath towel and hand towel


    Please check back in May for a final pick up and drop off schedule.

    2022 Summer Dance Intensive Drop Off and Pick Up Times

    • Sunday: Drop Off: 2:30pm • Pick Up: 7:30pm
    • Monday: Drop Off: 8:50am • Pick Up: 7:45pm
    • Tuesday:  Drop Off: 8:50am • Pick Up: 7:45pm
    • Wednesday: Drop Off: 8:50am • Pick Up: 8:00pm
    • Thursday:  Drop Off: 8:50am • Pick Up: 8:15pm
    • Friday: Drop Off: 8:50am • Pick Up: 8:00pm
    • Saturday: Drop Off: 8:35am • Pick Up: 1:00pm
  • Typical Menu

    Lunch and Dinner are served to all students during SDI. Students staying in the dorms will also have breakfast provided by the university in their cafeteria.  The lunch and dinner menu typically contain one of the following meals: 

    Lunch A

    • Spring mix garden salad

    • Greek yogurt

    • Fruit

    • String Cheese

    Lunch B

    • Spring mix garden salad

    • Wrap such as: Turkey and cheese with veggies

    • Fruit

    • Chips

    Dinner A

    • Spring mix garden salad

    • Baked potato with chili and cheese

    • Cornbread

    Dinner B

    • Tacos or Taco Salad: spring mix garden greens, assorted vegetables, black beans, ground beef, cheese, guacamole, sour cream, cheese, pico de gallo, tortilla chips

    Dinner C

    • Spring mix garden salad

    • Penne pasta with meatballs

    • Green beans

    • Garlic bread

    Dinner D

    • Spring mix garden salad

    • Hamburgers

    • Chips or potato salad 

    • Watermelon

    Dinner E

    • Spring mix garden salad

    • Teriyaki Chicken

    • Rice

    • Steamed or stir-fried vegetables

    Dinner F

    • Spring mix garden salad

    • Pizza

    • Chips and salsa

    • Watermelon

    We include a spring mix garden salad at all of our meals Monday through Friday. Vegetarian and food restriction options available upon request when registering. If your student requires additional food beyond the planned meals, we encourage you to send them with additional snacks to consumed between classes. 

  • Refund Policy

    The following are the Terms and Conditions as outlined in the registration agreement: 

    • Registration fees are non-refundable
    • Registration cancellation requests made on or before May 15, 2023 will receive a full refund less the non-refundable registration fee.
    • Registration cancellation requests made between May 16, 2023 and May 31, 2023 will incur a $100 Cancellation Fee in addition to the non-refundable registration fee paid. 
    • Registration cancellation requests made between June 1, 2023 and June 5, 2023  will incur a $300 Cancellation Fee in addition to the non-refundable registration fee paid.
    • Due to prepaid SDI expenses and cancellation policies, housing refunds will NOT be issued after June 5, 2023.
    • Please allow up to 60 days for refunds to be issued on cancellations.

    • In the unlikely event that Paradosi needs to cancel the intensive, the financial liability of the organizer is limited to the return of paid fees for Tuition and Housing expenses paid to Paradosi Ballet Company less the registration Fee.
    • The organizers may alter the times, dates and speakers of this event by written notice to you.
    • The housing venue is subject to change.  While Paradosi is making every effort to secure dorm rooms at a local university for this years summer dance intensive, we may need to change the housing from dorm rooms to hotel rooms or other rental properties such as an Airbnb if the universities minimum number of students for housing is not met. Chaperones will be provided by Paradosi in all housing situations.
    • While Paradosi would be immensely sorry if any of these incidents were to occur, the organizer will not be liable for any financial loss, damages, or sadness arising from such changes.
    How to Cancel Your Registration
    • Requests to cancel may be made by email or mailed request to our studio. 
    • Emailed requests should be made to:  
    • Paradosi Ballet - SDI • 4020 S 56th Street Ste 105, Tacoma, WA 98409
  • Paradosi Ballet offers a limited amount of financial aid geared towards low-income families in the United States and as such we base our financial assistance 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 your household qualifies for free or reduced school meals.  To see if your household qualifies please to to the following link and select the current school year to review income levels:

    Any finical aid offered to applicants will be applied to the applicants Summer Dance Intensive tuition only and will not apply towards housing expenses, airfare, train, or other travel related expenses, or any other expenses associated with the Summer Dance Intensive, or be awarded in the form of cash.  

    2023 SDI Financial Assistance Application

    Step 1 • Apply

    If you are in need of financial assistance, please apply through the link above.  Your financial assistance application will become your registration if a scholarship is offered so there is no need to apply using the main registration link.  To be considered for financial assistance, applications must be received no later than May 20, 2023 but we encourage you to apply early.  Applications must be filled out with the assistance of the parent or legal guardian of the student named in the application. Applications completed without parental consent will not be processed. 

    Step 2 • Review

    Please allow us up to 6-weeks for us to review your application.  Our financial aid committee will review your application and will determine if financial assistance will be given. Please note that as resources for financial aid are limited, not everyone who applies for financial aid may receive financial assistance.  We encourage applicants to apply early. 

    Step 3 • Financial Aid 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.  All payments for students receiving financial assistance will be due no later than May 21, 2023.

  • International Students are welcome to attend Paradosi's Summer Dance Intensive; however, there are additional requirements that must be met in order for you to attend.  

    Please note that there may be additional requirements from your country or the U.S. than what are listed below.  We encourage you to do your research before registering to attend one of Paradosi's Summer Dance Intensives:

    • COVID: Please be aware that during the COVID pandemic, travel requirements, restrictions, and regulations may change frequently and often on a national level and they will also vary by each state. Please make sure that you are aware of current travel requirements to the U.S. and any requirements that may be in place in the State of Washington during the COVID pandemic.  
    • CDC Travel Guidelines  
    • Washington State Department of Health
    • PASSPORT & U.S. ENTRY VISA: Students from outside of the U.S. are welcome to attend our summer dance intensive but travel requirements for visiting the United States must possess a valid Passport and a U.S. entry visa if required. Please visit the U.S. Department of State website or embassy for more information on traveling to the U.S.:
    • Additional travel requirements may be in place for minors, individuals under the age of 18, if they are traveling alone.
    • Students must have proof of Medical Insurance that will be accepted in the United States.  If you do not have medical insurance that is accepted in the U.S., you may be eligible to purchase short-term travel medical insurance for your visit to the U.S.  Please do a search for travel medical insurance and make sure that the policy you select covers sport activities.
    If you have any questions please do not hesitate to reach out to us. 

  • Please make sure to send us a copy of your activity waiver for this years intensive for each student in your household.  

    Click to Download ACTIVITY RELEASE FORM.pdf

    Waivers may be attached to your registration, emailed to us at: or mailed to our studio at: 

    Paradosi Ballet

    4020 S 56th Street, Suite 105

    Tacoma, WA 98409

We are excited that you are considering joining us for this years summer dance intensive.  Paradosi's is considered one of the best Christian ballet companies in the U.S.  Our heart is that every dancer who joins us for our christian summer dance intensive will grow to have a better understanding of the love of Jesus.