Monday June 20 - Friday June 24, 2022

Audition Video Required • Ages 18+

Our Collegiate & Pre-Professional Intensive is geared towards dancers ages 18 and older who have a minimum of 5-years of ballet training and at least 2-years of pointe who are exploring joining a ballet company or teaching ballet in their future.  The Intensive is offered as one level of training with a maximum of 12 attendees.   

SDI Audition Applications will be accepted through May 1, 2022.   We will respond within two-weeks of receiving your completed application and encourage you to apply early.  If your application is not accepted, we will refund your registration fee. 

Dancer's who are accepted into the intensive will participate in ballet technique classes, pointe, contemporary, PBT, creative worship, Bible study, and more during the week.  An application Video is required for all who wish to participate in the Collegiate & Pre-Professional Intensive.  

Please do not book housing or secure transportation until you have heard back from us on May 2, 2022.  We will need a minimum of 5-attendees registered before May 1, 2022 in order for the intensive to run. If we do not have enough attendees registered, any registration fees and tuition that you have sent to us will be refunded. 


    • Standard Application Fee $35: Registration closes on May 1, 2022
    • Tuition $550:  The tuition for the Intensive is $550 and includes lunch and materials. If you are accepted into the intensive we will send you an invoice for the tuition. 

    *Please note the following when filling out your application:

    • Do not use autofill when filling out your application as it may result in an error when you submit your application.  
    • Please have your required photos and video links available when you start to fill out your application. 
    • If you will be submitting your Activity  Waiver online please have that filled out and ready to upload in PDF, JPG, or PNG

  • Please upload your video to YouTube or Vimeo and set to unlisted.  

    Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions at: 


    Part 1: Your Information

    At the beginning of your video please:

    1. State your name
    2. Age
    3. Where you are from

    Part 2: Ballet Technique Class

    Section A: BARRE 

    Please film barre work from the side, rotating combinations on the right and left side. 

    1. Plié 

    2. Tendus from fifth position 

    3. Ronde de jambe 

    4. Développé en croix 

    5. Grand battement

    Section B: CENTRE

    Please film Centre from the front. 

    1. Adagio

    2. Pirouettes 

    3. Petite allegro 

    4. Grand allegro 

    Section C: POINTE (If you are not currently dancing en pointe it will not disqualify you from attending.  You will just be dancing those classes on flat.)

    1. Échappés with en-dehors pirouettes 

    2. Diagonal turning combination

    *If you have prepared an audition video within the last year for other auditions that covers most of the requirements, please feel free to submit that video to us.  Please do not submit dance reels. 

  • Dancers who are invited to participate in the Collegiate & Pre-Professional Intensive will be required to secure their own housing, transportation, breakfast and dinner during the intensive.  Paradosi will provide lunch.

    We recommend arriving in Tacoma the day before the intensive and departing the day after the intensive.  

    Housing Recommendations That We Have Used: 


    Public transportation is very limited around our studio.  We recommend either driving to the intensive, renting a car, or utilizing Uber and Lyft.  


    The local airport is SeaTac (SEA) which is a 35-40-minute drive from our studio.   Please note that during peak commuter times it can take 1-1.5 hours to get to the airport. 

    Train Station:

    The local Amtrak train station is in Downtown Tacoma  (TAC) which is a 10-minute drive from our studio.

    *If you want to share housing and local transportation costs with other participants, please let us know on your application and we will add you to a group contact list of others wanting to do the same.  There is no guarantee that we will be able to connect you with other participants interested in sharing expenses. 


  • The Collegiate & Pre-Professional Intensive mirrors an average day in the studio for our dancers with additional classes being offered to help you to grow as an artists and in your spiritual walk. 

    9:00-9:30am Chapel

    9:45-12:00pm Ballet Technique

    12:00-12:30pm Lunch

    12:30-1:15pm Class 1

    1:15-2:15pm  Class 2

    2:15-3:30pm Choreography

    3:30-4:00pm Bible Study

    This schedule is to give you a rough outline of what to expect during the day and is subject to change.   We will have two Creative Worship times  during the week running until 5:00pm. 

  • 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

  • All  students should bring: 

    • Black wrap skirt 

    • Black jazz or dance pants

    • Black leotards 

    • Dance clothes for ballet and other dance classes as outlined in the Dress Code section of this 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, class corrections, 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

  • Refund Policy

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


    • Registration cancellation requests made on or before May 25, 2022 will receive a full refund less the non-refundable application fee.
    • Registration cancellation requests made between May 26, 2022 and June 1, 2022 will incur a $100 Cancellation Fee in addition to the non-refundable application fee paid. 
    • Registration cancellation requests made between June 1, 2022 and June 10, 2022  will incur a $250 Cancellation Fee in addition to the non-refundable application fee paid. 
    • Refunds will not be issued for cancellation requests made after June 10, 2022
    • 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 to Paradosi Ballet Company.
    • The organizers may alter the times, dates and speakers of this event by written notice to you.
    • 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


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  • During the Intensive dancers will be given an opportunity to audition to join Paradosi during the following season.  The 2022/2023 Season will begin on September 1, 2022.  Dancers must be 18 years of age or older by the start of the season in order to audition.

    There are only a couple of extra steps to audition during the intensive.  The first step is to let us know that you would like to audition to join the ministry. 

    You do not need to know before coming if you will be auditioning to join the ministry or not.  In the past we have had dancers come to our intensives with no intention of joining the ministry but during their time with us, God spoke to their hearts and they followed His lead.  If you are already here during the intensive and would like to audition, please speak with one of our Director's to let us know that you are interested. 

    If you are coming to the intensive knowing that you will be auditioning, please indicate so on your application. 

  • Auditioning during the intensive involves having a meeting with the Director's where you will hear more about the heart of the ministry and how Paradosi operates.  During the meeting you will also have an opportunity to ask more questions about the ministry.  This meeting is as much about you getting to know us and us getting to know you. 

  • For dancers auditioning during the intensive there will be three additional short written requirements to finalize your application.  You may provide your responses in advance if you know you will be auditioning or you may complete this section while you are at the intensive.  

    • Share Your Salvation Testimony: Please include when you accepted Jesus as your personal Lord and Savior and what God is currently doing in your life.
    • Why are you interested in joining Paradosi Ballet Company?
    • What do you hope to accomplish/do during your time with the ministry?

  • As finding housing for our dancers occurs during the early part of the summer, dancers auditioning during the intensive will have a very short window for accepting any offer given to them to join Paradosi's Trainee-Apprentice Program or other positions in the ministry.  

    • We will notify applicants within 3-days after the end of the intensive of an offer to join the ministry. 
    • Applicants will then have 4-days to pray about their decision before we will require a response.  

    We are sorry for the short turn around time but it is necessary in order for dancers to connect with roommates and secure housing before the start of the season.  Please do not hesitate to reach out to us if you have any questions. We look forward to getting to know you!