Summer Intensive 2020

Ages 6-19

AABD offers dancers an elite training program in a supportive and encouraging environment.

Come join us this Summer!


Audition required for Senior Intensives only. No charge to audition.


Missed our auditions? Email for available dates and times.

Enrollment is limited, dancers
are accepted on a first come basis. 

Ages are approximate. Dancers are placed based on ability following the first class each week.


Ages 11-19

limited to 20 dancers per level

Ages 6-10

limited to 15 dancers per level

2020 Senior & Teen Intensives


2020 Junior Intensives

Performance Opportunities


*Please note some of our Intensives have minimum dance experience requirements.


Housing, Fees, and Discounts

We have limited housing with AABD host families.  Reserve early if you require housing. Housing: $150 per week (includes Room & Board)


A non-refundable deposit of $100 per week is required to reserve a place in the program.  The deposit is charged to the card on file at the time of registration and will be charged to your credit card.  All remaining balances for the summer are due on June 1, 2020. (Please understand that faculty is retained on enrollment numbers and are holding these dates for their summer work.)  All intensives that are registered before April 1, 2020 will receive a 10% discount.  All registrations received between April 2 and May 1, 2020 will receive a 5% discount.



* All registrations received before April 1, 2020 will receive a 10% discount.

* All registrations received between April 2 and May 1, 2020 will receive a 5% discount.

* We offer a sibling discount of 25%. (Discount applies to the sibling(s) enrolled in the fewest hours.)

* All male dancers are awarded a 100% tuition scholarship.






Students in our Junior and Senior Full-Day Ballet & Dance Intensives will Showcase their progress in a performance on Thursday, June 25th, 2020 at 6:00 PM in the beautiful Murray Arts Center on the campus of Mount Paran School in Kennesaw, GA.  Tickets are not required.  All dancers enrolled in 1 or more sessions may participate. Participating dancers must be available Thursday, June 25th from 12:00 PM to 7:30 PM for rehearsal and performance.  (Class will be held on Friday, June 26th.)


Students in our other Junior and Senior Intensives will host a class demonstration and repertoire showing each Friday at AABD Studios. Tickets are not required.


Classes for may include:

  • Ballet Technique

  • Pointe (for those en pointe)

  • Repertory

  • Variations

  • Men's Class

  • Pas de Deux

  • African

  • Modern 

  • Jazz

  • Contemporary 

  • Progressive Ballet Technique

  • Improv

  • Pilates

  • Yoga

  • Injury Prevention

  • Nutrition

  • Stretch & Conditioning



Dance Intensive Sample Day 


9:30                 Arrival

9:45-11:15       Ballet

11:15-12:15     Pointe/Pre-Pointe

12:15-12:45     Variations

12:45-1:30       Lunch

1:30-2:00         Stretch & Conditioning/Pilates/Yoga

2:00-3:15         Contemporary/Modern/Jazz

3:15-4:00         Contemporary or Ballet Repertory

4:00-4:45         Group Choreography


Ballet Only Intensive Sample Day 

9:30                Arrival

9:45-11:45      Ballet

11:45-12:45    Pointe/Variations

12:45-1:30      Lunch

1:30-2:30        Pilates/Progressive Ballet Technique/Stretch

2:30-4:00        Ballet

4:00-4:45        Ballet Repertory



Artistic staff and school faculty of AABD bring their expertise combined with guest instructors to create a stellar intensive program.  Visit our Faculty page to learn more.


What to Bring

Theraband, notebook, pencil, and exercise ball (only for Ballet Intensive)

Water bottle, light healthy snacks, and lunch.  Microwave, refrigerator, and water fountain are available.



What to Wear

All girls must have a black camisole leotard (no halters or zippers), convertible pink tights, pink ballet slippers, pointe shoes (if en pointe).  Girls participating in the Showcase require black footless tights, a white camisole leotard, and a short white wrap skirt.  All boys must have black convertible tights or dance shorts, a white dance shirt, dance belt, and black ballet shoes.


Girls and boys in Jr Intensive must provide black jazz shoes. Jr girls participating in the Showcase require black footless tights and a short black wrap skirt.