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!







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

Additional Information

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  • 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

  • In light of the pandemic, we are putting into place a refund policy as follows for the 2021 Summer Dance Intensive:

    If Paradosi Ballet Company Cancels or Postpones the Summer Dance Intensive

    Families will be given two courses of action if Paradosi cancels 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.
    • For refund requests please allow up to 60 days for refunds to be issued.
    • Paradosi will not be held responsible for the loss of any travel related expenses. 

    Refund Policy if You  Decide To Withdrawal: 

    • Registration cancellation requests made on or before May 15, 2021 will receive a full refund less the registration fee.
    • Registration cancellation requests made between May 16, 2021 and May 31, 2021 will incur a $100 Cancellation Fee in addition to the 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 registration fee paid.
    • Due to prepaid expenses with vendors for the intensive, refunds will NOT be issued after June 5, 2021.
    • Requests to cancel may be made by email or mail.  Emailed requests should be made to: booking@paradosiballet.org
    • We will attempt to process refunds as quickly as possible but please allow up to 60-days for refunds to be issued for cancelled registrations. 

    We will be monitoring the reopening of the country in the months ahead and will keep open communication with families registering for SDI.  We will be as flexible as possible with withdrawal requests. 

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.