June 27 - July 3, 2021

We are so excited that you are here to learn more about Paradosi's annual summer dance intensive!!! Each year our intensive attracts dozens of dancer from across the country and internationally to our studio in Tacoma, Washington.  While our intensives are shorter in length, they do not compromise on the experience that you will receive.  Our week long intensive is packed with opportunities for you to grow as a dancer, in your faith, and to form new friendships with attendees and the dancers of Paradosi Ballet! 

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 intensive are staffed with current and former dancers from Paradosi whose goal is to not only help dancers grow as artists but in their faith journeys as well.  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!



Important Information 2021 SDI

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  • This section will be updated periodically with new information as conditions, guidelines, and mandates change.  

    • Paradosi Ballet Company has protocols in place to promote the health and wellbeing of all participants during our SDI in accordance with CDC guidelines and Washington State mandates.
    • More detailed procedures and requirements will be provided closer to the start of our SDI

    In accordance with guidelines for Summer Camps, in oder to attend this years Summer Dance Intensive:
    1. Participants must not have tested positive for COVID-19 or be showing symptoms of COVID-19 including fever within the 14-day period prior to the start of our SDI
    2. Participants who are not fully vaccinated must not have come in close contact with anyone with COVID-19, including family members who they live with,  during the 14-day period prior to the start of SDI
    If either of these situations apply to your household, please call our office to discuss your options.  (253)474-4881

    Face Coverings
    Washington State Mandates currently require facial coverings for all coaches, volunteers, and athletes at all times with the following exceptions:
    1. While eating or drinking
    2. Medical Exemptions: Washington State Order 20-03.1: "Persons with a medical condition, mental health condition, developmental or cognitive condition, or disability that prevents wearing a face covering.  This includes, but is not limited to, persons with a medical condition for whom wearing a face covering could obstruct breathing or who are unconscious, incapacitated, or otherwise unable to remove a face covering without assistance."      If you or your student has a medical exemption, please contact us prior to your arrival. 
    3. During Phase 3 of the Washington State - Roadmap to Recovery:  "Dance while tumbling, stunting, flying," etc and "during low contact dance while performing. Facial coverings must still be worn by athletes when training or when not actively performing."

    Class Size, Social Distancing, and Cohorts
    • This years attendance has been capped and class sizes will be limited to accommodate social distancing
    • Our studios and barres are marked with visual references in 6 foot increments
    • Participants will be assigned to a level during their placement class which will be the cohort that they will remain with during the intensive

  • Refund Policy

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

    • Registration cancellation requests made on or before May 15, 2021 will receive a full refund less the non-refundable registration fee.
    • Registration cancellation requests made between May 16, 2021 and May 31, 2021 will incur a $100 Cancellation Fee in addition to the non-refundable registration fee paid. 
    • Registration cancellation requests made between June 1, 2021 and June 5, 2021 will incur a $300 Cancellation Fee in addition to the non-refundable registration fee paid.
    • Due to prepaid housing expenses and cancellation policies, housing refunds will NOT be issued after June 5, 2021.
    • 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 expensed 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 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.

    In light of current COVID-19 guidelines,
    the following Supplemental Refund Policy is being put into place
    Effective: April 29, 2021

    COVID-19 Positive Refunds

    • If a participant has a positive test result for COVID-19 within the 14 day period prior to the start of our SDI, June 13 through June 26, 2021, the participant should not attend the intensive.  If this situation applies to you or your student, please call our office to discuss your options.  It the situation cannot be resolved then a full refund, including housing fees, will be issued less the registration fee.  Proof of a positive COVID-19 diagnosis will need to be emailed to Paradosi in order to receive the refund.

    If Paradosi Ballet Company Needs to Cancel or Postpone the Summer Dance Intensive

    Families will be given two courses of action if Paradosi is required to cancel or postpones the summer dance intensive:

    1. Paradosi will issue a refund for all fees paid, less the registration fee.  
    2. Families will have the option to transfer their registration to our next summer dance intensive which will lock in the current years tuition and housing rate. All funds must be paid by the cancelation date in order to lock in the rates for the following year.
    • Families will be notified via email of any cancellations or postponements.
    • Please allow up to 60 days for refunds to be issued.
    • As stated in the original Terms:  Paradosi is only financially responsible for the tuition and housing fees paid.  Paradosi will not be held responsible for the loss of any travel related expenses. 

    How to Cancel Your Registration

    In light of the pandemic and as conditions change,  we will  be as flexible as possible with withdrawal requests.  Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.
  • 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.  All payments for students receiving financial assistance will be due no later than May 21, 2021. 

    *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





If you would like to be added to the waitlist, please fill out the Online Application via the link above.  There is no registration fee to fill out the waitlist application.  We will contact families if any openings become available from this list. 

  • Please make sure to select the box next to the Sold Out at the top of the form in order to be added to the list. 
  • If you are on the waitlist, please do not make any travel arrangements until we have contacted you with an open spot.

We are sorry for the inconvenience! We wish that we could accept more students this year.  Our capacity should return to normal for our 2022 SDI. 

  • Please have a headshot photograph and a first arabesque photo ready to upload with your application.
  • Open to participants ages 11 to 18 with three or more years of ballet training and ages 18 - 24 with 5 or more years of ballet training and at least 1-year of pointe; students in this age bracket should be at an intermediate level or higher.  Our intensives are geared towards teens with most of our attendees being under the age of 18.  
  • 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.
  • This year housing is for students under the age of 18.  If you are over 18 years of age, you will be responsible for your own housing and daily transportation. 

Click HERE to download the required Activity Release Form


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

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

Materials & Activity Fee* (All Students): $24

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


Registration Fees:

Registration Fee • If paid between January 16 and May 20, 2021: $35

Late Registration Fee • If paid between May 21 and May 31, 2021: $100

**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.  If housing is in a hotel or rented house students may be sharing a double bed or larger with one other student their own age.  If you do not want your student sharing a bed please let us know and we will make other arrangements. 


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

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.