2019 Summer Program OVERVIEW

June 3 - August 24, 2018

There are so many opportunities to dance at Ballet U this summer!

  • June Intersession: Drop-in classes for Youth II-V 
  • 4 week sessions for our youngest dancers (Tiny Dancers (2.5-3), Leap 'N Learn 3/4, Leap 'N Learn 5/6 (Preballet))
  • 4 week ballet intensive for youth beginners (9+) - July 1-25
  • 8 weeks of weekly youth classes between July 1 and August 24
  • 1 week ballet intensive for ages 9+ (2 levels) June 24-28
  • Several dance workshops/mini-camps for ages 3-5, 5-8 and 8-12 on various dates throughout the summer
  • Weekly adult ballet classes between June 3 and August 24 

See below for more details on each program and registration links. New students welcome! If you're not sure about which level to register for or have any other questions, please use the contact form or call Stephanie at 608-620-5598.

June Intersession

Weekly classes for dancers in level II and up. We highly recommend maintaining regular attendance throughout summer. Take advantage of smaller class sizes and opportunities to train with Ms. Charmaine Ristow, Ballet U founder and Master Teacher who is returning to teach at Ballet U this summer.

Register per class in advance and pay the drop-in fee of $15 for 90 min or $20 for 120 min classes. 

Two short sessions of weekly classes for young children

Tiny Dancers (ages 2.5-3), Leap 'N Learn 3/4, 4/5 and Leap 'N Learn 5/6 (Preballet):

Session I - July 1-27
Session II - July 29 - August 24.

Morning, mid-day and late afternoon classes available.

No time for weekly classes? Scroll down for info on our mini-camps!

8 week program for levels Youth I through Youth V 

Classes will be held between July 1 and August 24. Students will register for the full 8 weeks.  

Summer Q&A:

I'm going to be on vacation for one or two weeks and will have to miss some classes.  Is that a problem? Can I make up the classes?
We're  glad you have vacation plans. You may make up missed class time in classes of the same or next higher or lower level. Please talk to us to schedule make-up classes.

I will be out of town for several weeks and cannot commit to 8 weeks of classes. Should I just take the summer off and return in the fall?
Please talk to us about a customized summer schedule. For optimal progress we recommend everyone in level II and up continue classes throughout the summer and ideally intensify study over the summer by increasing the number of classes they take per week and attending our ballet intensive.

Ballet Summer Intensive


June 24-28, M-F, 9:30 am - 3:30 pm (extended care available if needed)
Ages 9+, 2-3 levels, adult students are welcome to attend all or individual classes. 

This is a great opportunity for dancers who would like dive deep into ballet, get stronger quicker, improve fast and and explore some additional dance styles. Performance on last day. Click the link for schedule, faculty, etc.

4 week ballet intensive for youth beginners - July 1-25

Special class designed for students of ages 9-14 (approximately)with no or limited previous experience. 90 min classes Monday-Wednesday 9:00-10:30 am and optional Thursday class 5:30-7:00 pm with more experienced students. Thorough introduction to all the basics of ballet and enough practice that students will be able to comfortably join a class with their age group afterwards.

If it has been your older child's dream to dance ballet and to progress quickly in a focused and nurturing environment, then this is the class for them! If you have to miss a few classes due to vacations or other commitments, no problem.

Tuition is just $175 for 4 weeks of instruction.

We welcome students currently enrolled at other studios to supplement their training with classes at Ballet U this summer! Experience how our teaching of holistic, skeletal and anatomical science of movement in a sensitive and nurturing environment, can empower YOU - no matter your age, level or dance discipline - to reach your full individual potential by identifying and correcting technical weaknesses generating improved turns, jumps, extensions and pointe work.
Pay per class or purchase a 10-class card or enroll for the full session.

One Day Dance Camps for Ages 3-5

Your child will love these popular 2 hour mini-camps that include dance, dress-up,  story time, dramatic play as well as snack time and a small craft project.  ($35)
This year's dates and themes: 

Monday, 6/10, 10-12 pm - Princess Ballerinas
Thursday, 6/20, 10-12 pm - Fancy Nancy
Tuesday, 7/2, 10:30-12:30 pm - Circus
Tuesday, 7/23, 10:30-12:30 pm - Teddy Bear's Picnic
Thursday, 8/8, 10-12 pm - Unicorns
Tuesday, 8/13, 2-4 pm - Unicorns

Explore Ballet - Summer Workshops for Ages 5-8

Too busy for weekly classes but still want to dance and have fun? Join one of both of these 2.5 hour dance camps. ($35)


Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, 6/17-19, 1:00-3:30 pm - Unicorns and Fairies - sign up for one or all three days
Thursday, 7/18, 9:30-12:00 pm - Coppelia
Tuesday, 8/6, 2:00-4:30 pm - Nutcracker

VYB Summer Workshop with Ms. Judy for Ages 8-12

This is a unique opportunity to look at how ballets come together to make their magic. And you get to dance your heart out! ($50, materials for props included)

Sleeping Beauty

Saturday, June 22, 1:30-4:30 pm

Weekly Adult Ballet Classes

Weekly classes for adults of all ages. Please register for each individual class you plan on attending. We require a minimum of 3 students per class.