FERLA BALLET SUMMER INTENSIVE: Ages 10 - 16 for Intermediate to Advanced Levels

Classical ballet video auditions may be emailed to Info@DTIdance.com after 2/10.
Housing can be arranged for out of town students upon acceptance.

AUDITION: Saturday, February 10, 2018
Ages 10 - 12 from 2:00 - 4:30pm
Ages 13 - 16 from 11:30 - 2:00pm

Summer Intensive dates: July 9 - August 3
Monday - Friday from 9:00am - 4:30pm
Parent observation day on Friday, August 3rd

Instructors: Xavier Ferla and Maggie Ferla
Brian Yoo - Artistic Director of Kirov Academy in Washington, DC and Universal Ballet
Anais Chalendard - Principal, Boston Ballet
More instructors to be announced.

Curriculum: technique, floor barre, stretch, conditioning, pre-pointe to advanced pointe, variations, contemporary, character dance, choreography, pas de deux, and nutrition.

Intensive Attire:
Ladies: ballet bun, black leotard, pink tights, pink ballet shoes, character shoes, character skirt, pointe shoes if en pointe
Boys: white t-shirt, white socks, white Bloch S0205 shoes, & black shorts.

4 weeks - $3,000
3 weeks - $2,275
2 weeks - $1,575
Please note that the 1 week option is no longer available.

AUDITION: Saturday, March 3, 2018 from 9:00 - 11:30am

Ballet Junior Summer Intensive dates: August 6 - August 10
Monday - Friday from 9:00am - 4:30pm

Our full-day summer program includes ballet technique, strength, stretch, floor-barre, ballet related dance forms, and story-book ballet activities. Children will also be introduced to roles for the upcoming Nutcracker Ballet 2018.

Intensive Attire:
Ladies: ballet bun, burgundy leotard, pink tights, pink ballet shoes, character shoes, character skirt
Boys: white t-shirt, white socks, white ballet shoes, & black shorts.

Tuition: $860

REGISTER for an audition

Testimonial from Pascal Molat, trained at the Paris Opera Ballet School and former San Francisco Ballet principal.

"I had the chance to teach a Master Class for Maggie and Xavier's students. I was compelled by the high level and the dedication of their students but I was not surprised. Maggie and Xavier use their beautiful professional career experiences and transmit their knowledge and passion to help every single student improve. Dance Theatre International is great place for all students who want to become professionals or for those who simply want the pleasure of dancing."

Boys scholarship applications, level placement questions, and class scheduling requests can be emailed to Info@DTIdance.com

Bravo to our high school freshmen who were accepted into accredited high school dance programs and students who received scholarships to the Bolshoi Ballet, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis ABT, and SF Ballet schools.

We welcome new and returning students to San Jose's finest by requesting for a level placement in the Register Here link so we may recommend the best classes.

We look forward to working with our Ferla Ballet students in our Fall to Winter December Nutcracker rehearsals and performances as well as our Spring's May 25-26 Student Showcase.

School Year Attire
Boys: White t-shirt, white socks, white Bloch S0205 shoes, & black shorts.

Level 1: Purple
Level 2: Navy
Level 3: Burgundy
Level 4: Royal Blue
Level 5: Black
Level 6: Red in any brand or style
Level 7: Lilac in any brand or style
Level 8: Gray in any brand or style
Hip alignment belt; hair up away from the face in a secure bun (no ponytails);
DTI required brand and leotard colors, pink tights, and pink ballet shoes, black jazz shoes. Levels 4-8 crisscrossed ballet shoe elastics and ribbons.
Free dress is held on Saturdays for Level 4-7.

Classical Ballet is an invaluable dance genre which builds sound technique, freedom of movement, artistic expression and strength. It is best known for pointe dance.

PARENT AND BALLET STUDENT'S HELPFUL GUIDE TO GOING "ON POINTE" Many young ballerinas dream of dancing en pointe. In most cases, a young beginning pointe dancer age 11 to 13 must have several years of good dance and strength training to ensure that her feet, ankles and legs are strong enough to handle dancing on her toes.
Pointe training is a ballet dancer's rite of passage to advanced levels. The decision is one that can only be made on the basis of skill and knowledge and should not be subject to student or parent pressure. Teachers must protect their students from the risk of permanently damaging the bone and muscle structure of their bodies and feet. Such risks far outweigh the temporary disappointment a student may experience when told she is not ready or physically designed for pointe work. It is entirely possible that some students may never "be ready" to go on pointe. It is also important to know that dancing on pointe is not the main key to studying ballet. If a student has been incorrectly placed on pointe at another school, she may be taken off pointe until she is safely ready. "Taking pointe" is not undertaking the study of a new technique. The principles of classical ballet movement are the principles of pointe work as well. Once a student has excellent placement, she can approach pointe work as a series of adjustments in weight distribution, areas of stress, and timing, not a new form of dance.

Nutcracker 2017
DTI students ages 10 and older who are interested in soloist casting are welcome to audition for the SJYB Nutcracker open auditions for soloists. Group parts for ages 6 and older are held during DTI classes. Group casting is determined by the directors based on the ballet class level. The San Jose Youth Ballet's "Nutcracker" is performed at the School of Arts and Culture.