Summer Intensive 2021

American Midwest Ballet
June 21 – July 9

We regret that because of continued public-health uncertainty, we are postponing our 2020 Summer Intensive.

But… we’re pleased to announce that the Summer Intensive has been rescheduled for 2021, with the same stellar guest faculty! Read this page for full information, then return later in the year for registration information and updates.

Key Dates for 2021:

Registration will open December 1.

Students who registered for the 2020 session will receive a tuition discount if they register by December 31!


Hoff Family Arts & Culture Center, Council Bluffs, Iowa

The Midwest’s newest and most beautiful performing arts center… minutes away from the heart of the vibrant Omaha metro area!

Professional training for dancers age 12+ in Ballet, Pointe, Contemporary, Jazz, Variations, and Improv

Junior Intensive program for ages 10-12

Performance Opportunity:  Summer Concert, July 9


Anna Grunewald
Miami City Ballet
Ann Reinking
Broadway legend
Janice Rosario headshot
Janice Rosario
of Janice Rosario & Co., NYC

and Artists of American Midwest Ballet

How to Register:

Online registration will open on December 1, 2020.

Programs for both Day Students &
Boarding Students

  • Participate in the whole program, single weeks, single days, or individual classes
  • Junior Summer Intensive for ages 10-12:  June 21 –  July 9.
  • Dormitory Housing Available
  • A detailed schedule will be posted here as the date approaches.
  • If you have questions, please email


  • 3 Weeks: $1,400
  • 2 Weeks: $900
  • 1 Week: $500
  • 1 Day: $125
  • Single class: $22

(Max. 2 per day)

Junior Intensive Tuition

  • 3 Weeks:  $650
  • 2 Weeks:  $400
  • 1 Week:  $250
  • 1 Day:  $75
  • Single Class:  $18

(Max. 2 per day)

Boarding Fees

(includes room, 3 meals per day, transportation, chaperone, and activities fee)

  • 3 Weeks:  $1,950
  • 2 Weeks:  $1,400
  • 1 Week:  $700
  • Single day: $135

Important Dates

Registration deadlines and payment due dates will be posted as the date approaches.

Prompt registration is recommended, as AMB limits class size to ensure the most impactful experience possible:

Class capacity:
Intensive (ages 12+):  50 students (25 in each group)
Jr. Intensive (ages 10-12):  20 students

Questions and Answers

Do I have to audition to participate in the Summer Intensive?
No, auditions are not required in order to enroll in Summer Intensive; however, it is recommended that dancers have at least 3 years of experience in formal dance training and currently take 3 ballet classes per week.

What are the Audition Master Classes for in other cities?
AMB holds Audition Master Classes at locations around the country so that students have an opportunity to take class with AMB staff, learn more about the Summer Intensive, and ask questions.  Merit scholarships are available on a limited basis for students attending from out of town, so Audition Master Classes are also an opportunity for us to see if and how much scholarship money might be available to you.

There are two groups in the Summer Intensive.  Which group will I be in?
A separate panel of ballet teachers/professionals (who are not on summer staff) are employed to adjudicate placement classes that will take place on the first day of the program.  Student groups will be posted by the end of the day on the first day of classes.  Some younger/less experienced dancers may be asked to attend Junior Intensive classes in the morning and Summer Intensive classes (Group 2) in the afternoon.  Younger boarding students who take Junior Intensive classes in the morning will automatically be enrolled in afternoon classes (Group 2) with the Summer Intensive.  Students who join the Intensive after the first day of placement classes will be put in contact with the Director of Summer Intensives, who will place the dancer in the appropriate program. 

For more information:

If you have questions about the Summer Intensive, please email