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San Diego, CA 92111


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Advanced Level Recital

Intermediate Level Recital

Acting Class production of La Fille mal gardée

Produced entirely during the Summer Intensive 2020 (2.5 hours of class time)

Advanced Level Ballet Class

SUMMER INTENSIVE (live and online options)

July 6 – 24, 2020

Dancers ages 10+ will have 6 hours per day of classes in Ballet, Pointe, Contemporary, Modern, Flexibility, Barre a Terre, Acting, Character Dance, Flamenco


Irina Chistyakova

Irina Chistyakova

Mariinsky Ballet coach with Uliana Lopatkina

Jurgita Dronina

Jurgita Dronina

Principal dancer with both National Ballet of Canada and English National Ballet, having previously danced with Royal Swedish Ballet and Dutch National Ballet.

Migle Praniauskaite

Migle Praniauskaite

Master degree in dance educology. Founder of Contemporary Dance Company “Fond of Sounds”. Migle is also a contemporary dance teacher at M.K. Čiurlionis School for the Arts, Vilnius, Lithuania. A lecturer at the Lithuanian University of Educology and Vilnius College

Elzanne Crause

Elzanne Crause

National Diploma in dance as a Ballet major from Tshwane University in South Africa. In the past, principal dancer with Bovim Ballet, Cape Dance Company and South African National Dance Trust and as Soloist ballet dancer with Joburg Ballet

Beatrice Tomaseviciene

Beatrice Tomaseviciene

Dance Educologist, a graduate of Moscow’s Russian Institute of Theatre Arts (GITIS)

Egle Spokaite

Egle Spokaite

Prima Ballerina of the Lithuanian National Ballet and Opera Theatre. Founder and Artistic Director of Ballet Institute of San Diego


Students ages 10(9) – 12

Intermediate Level Details

This expanded Professional program (6 hours a day) provides knowledge and skills of ballet fundamentals. On these basics, the students will build technique, health, and beauty in the future. During the two weeks we will learn the correct posture (Barre, Center); the correct positions of the feet and arms; coordination of working and stable body parts. Epaulement, En Face meaning and how to use it correctly. Barre and Center ballet workout basics. Jumps: the right-off and different types of ballet jumps. Turns: half-turn, full turn basics. Pointe: basics. Character dance: Spanish, Slavic, character arm positions, feet positions, jumps. The classical variation. The French type compulsory variation.
Your commitment: 6 (7) hours every day (Mon-Fri) and studio performance/recital at the end of the course.

Dress Code

Girls: black leotard with straps. Pink tights and pink canvas ballet slippers.
Boys: White short-sleeved T-shirt, black bike shorts or tights, white ankle socks – students may wear any plain thin white socks, white ballet slippers.


Students ages 12+

Advanced Level Details

A precise, rigorous and passionately creative training program with Egle Spokaite or a Master Teacher, designed for motivated dancers ages 12+. Classes: Ballet technique, Pas De Deux, Body strengthening and stretching, Pointe technique, Character Dance, Contemporary, Variation, Ballet repertoire.
For the students who are not part of Ballet Institute of San Diego”, please send a link to the video (5-10 min)  of student regular ballet (dance) routine practice or performance or variation to

Your Commitment: 1 – 3 weeks (7 hours every day Mon-Fri),  and the studio performance/recital at the end of the Intensive.

Dress Code

Black leotard with straps. Short skirt (optional). Pink ballet tights. Ballet slippers, pointe shoes, black character shoes.


For dancers whho are not BISD students, please send a video (5-7 minutes) link or file via Wetransfer/Google Drive/Dropbox to: to be placed into an appropriate group.


As the COVID-19 situation is stabilizing, we will have the Summer Intensive for Intermediate and Advanced levels with both “in-studio” and Zoom options available for the students depending on individual circumstances. Here is the partial list of measures:

the studios are marked with the social distancing in mind
lifted gates will provide the best possible ventilation
we will issue N95 masks to all students
breaks will be held outside where it is easier to spread around
yoga mats will be assigned/marked for individual students and disinfected daily
studios will be equipped with monitors/TV screens so the teachers can interact and make corrections for students who decided to take the Zoom-Summer-Intensive
the recital at the end of the summer intensive will be broadcast live online and the recording will be offered to all participating students ( at no cost)
additional rules and measures will be implemented as needed and we welcome your suggestions.

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