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Intensive Workshops with Michael Vernon


June 4-6 from 10:00am-2:30pm

August 20-22 from 10:00am-2:30pm



The Project Ballet Intensive Workshops featuring Michael Vernon are three-day intensives for dancers who are interested in a technique-focused intensive with individualized instruction. Dancers will have a 2 hour class each morning and a 1.5 hour class each afternoon. Schedule will include daily pointe work and daily study with Mr. Vernon, as well as with our PB Faculty.


This intensive is open to Project Ballet students who are currently enrolled in Level 4, Level 5 or Advanced, as well as Project Ballet alumni. (Students who will be new to Level 4 in the Fall of 2024 are not eligible.) Guest dancers with an equivalent level of training would generally be 12-18 years old and accustomed to daily ballet and pointe training. However, at Project Ballet, level placement is based on skill competency, rather than age, so this age range is meant as a guideline, not a restriction. Guest dancers will need to reach out to our Artistic Director, Beth McLeish, to schedule a level placement evaluation, prior to enrolling:


Level Placement

Students will be split into two levels each week to ensure relatively equal and balanced class sizes. Level placement will depend entirely on the demographics of the enrolled students each week. 



The Project Ballet Intensive featuring Michael Vernon is $225. Currently enrolled PB dancers may use a discount code to receive $20 off their enrollment, per week, if they enroll by April 1, 2024. A minimum $50 deposit is due a registration. Payment plan options will be available at check-out.

Tuition is non-refundable. Tuition cannot be transferred, except in the case of documented illness or injury documented by a doctor's note. If a doctor's note is produced by 4:00pm on the Thursday prior to the Monday of the intensive week starting, then summer intensive tuition can be transferred into account credit to be used for future classes. Otherwise, tuition is forfeited. 

Summer Attendance Requirement

Each week of the Project Ballet Intensive featuring Michael Vernon will fulfill one week of our summer attendance requirement. PB students placed in Level 4 for the 2024-2025 school year must attend a minimum of three weeks of Project Ballet intensives. PB students placed in Level 5 for the 2024-2025 school year must attend a minimum of four weeks of Project Ballet intensives, or approved outside summer intensive. PB students placed in Advanced for the 2024-2025 school year must attend a minimum of five weeks of Project Ballet intensives, or approved outside summer intensive.

Dancers who fail to meet this requirement, due to schedule conflicts, illness, injury, etc. will be required to complete an equivalent course of two private lessons per day missed, or may elect to be demoted to a lower level in the fall equivalent to the amount of summer study they completed. From there, students will be re-promoted once they have regained the strength and technique they lost over the summer months.

Dress Code - Females

Any solid color leotard. No multi-colored leotards. More than one type of fabric is permitted so long as the leotard is all one color (such as velvet and cotton, etc.). Pink or skin tone tights worn under the leotard and over the feet. Pink or skin tone ballet slippers and pointe shoes. Tights and shoes must match. Hair in a classical bun or similar style allowing free movement of the head and neck. No jewelry besides small earrings.

Dress Code - Males

Plain white or black fitted t-shirt. Black footed tights. Black ballet shoes or white ballet shoes with white socks. Dance belt. Long hair must be secured back from the face. No jewelry besides small earrings. 

Food and Drink

Please bring a water bottle and a lunch. Students will be given a 60 minute lunch break between classes each day. 

Parent Observation

There is no parent observation permitted for this intensive.

Enrollment is now open. Enrollment links are not available to the general public. Current students received a summer enrollment email with links. New or guest students should contact the Artistic Director ( to arrange for a level placement evaluation. 

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