Summer Programs

Open
Ballet Classes

OPEN BALLET CLASSES

Our Open Classes are a wonderful opportunity for students to continue their classical ballet training during summer. All our summer programs are open to continuing Academy students and new students alike.

  • Open classes for Mini Movers, Pre-Primary & Primary (ages 2-8), Summer 2024: July 8-August 3, 2024

Mondays- Pre-Primary (ages 3-5) 4:00-4:45 pm
Primary (ages 5-7) 5:00-6:00 pm

Wednesdays- Mini Movers 10:00-10:45 am

  • Open Classes for Level 1 through Level 4 (ages 9+), Summer 2024: May 28- July 12, 2024,* & August 12-16, 2024 (*No Classes the Week of July 4)
  • Open Classes for Level 5 through Intermediate/Advanced & Adults Summer 2024: May 28- July 19, 2024* & August 12-16, 2024 (*No Classes the Week of July 4)

Mondays
Level 5 + Int/Adv 5:00-7:00 pm (Tech & Pointe)
Adult class 6:00-7:30 pm

Tuesdays
Level 1/2 (ages 8-10) 4:00-5:15 pm (NO CLASSES 7/15-8/3/24)
Level 3/4 (ages 11-13) 4:00-5:30 pm (NO CLASSES 7/15-8/3/24)
Intermediate/Advanced/Level 5  4:00-6:00 pm (Tech & Pointe)

Wednesdays
Level 5 + Int/Adv 5:00-7:00 pm (Tech & Pointe)

Thursdays
Level 3/4 (ages 11-13) 4:00-5:30 pm (NO CLASSES 7/15-8/3/24)
Intermediate/Advanced/Level 5  5:30-7:00 pm
Adult Class 6:00-7:30 pm

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Mini-DUBS
(Dancing Under the Big Sky)

Mini DUBS Program

July 15-26, 2024

This updated program is a “mini” version of our Dancing Under the Big Sky (DUBS) and is designed specifically for dancers ages 7-11 who are ready to commit to an intensive. Our new standalone schedule will offer students the opportunity to immerse themselves in classes and perform in a final in-studio showing. In addition, we are offering dancers who are interested the opportunity to return and perform again in the Sweet Pea Festival held on August 3, 2024.

Mini DUBS will take place July 15-26, 2024, and run Monday-Friday from 9:00 am – 2:00 pm. This two-week intensive is a unique opportunity for dancers to explore a variety of dance forms focusing on technique, artistry, musicality, and expression. Along with ballet technique, dancers may have contemporary, character, mime, injury prevention, nutrition, and body conditioning.

This program, led by our outstanding MBC Faculty and with our DUBS guest teachers, Lesley Rausch and Samantha Shelton, exemplifies our belief in nurturing the “whole dancer,” mind, body, and spirit.

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Dancing Under
the Big Sky

DANCING UNDER THE BIG SKY

July 22 – August 3, 2024

Montana Ballet Company’s Annual Dancing Under the Big Sky (DUBS) two-week Summer Dance Intensive is an enriching educational program featuring exceptional guest teachers from across the country and a full curriculum. This year, we are delighted to welcome guests Lesley Rausch and Samantha Shelton.

DUBS 2023 will be held Monday, July 22 through Saturday, August 3. Classes will run Monday through Friday from 9:00 am – 5:30 pm, with short breaks and a lunch break each day.

Our Dancing Under the Big Sky Intensive, with a full and thoughtful curriculum, exemplifies our belief in nurturing the “whole dancer,” mind, body, and spirit.

Classes may include:

  • Ballet Technique
  • Pointe and Pre-Pointe
  • Variations
  • Artistry
  • Pirouette and Allegro Classes
  • Modern/Contemporary
  • Repertory
  • Pilates
  • Physical Therapy
  • Nutrition
  • Musicality
  • Stage Make-up
  • Stretch and Strengthen
  • Progressive Muscle Relaxation and Diaphragmatic Breathing
  • Managing Performance Anxiety
  • A Day in the Life of a Professional Dancer

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*Non-MBC students must arrange for an in-person audition class at MBC, or send an audition video, prior to acceptance to our program. Please contact our office at 406.582.8702 or academy@montanaballet.org for more information.

Guest Faculty

  • LESLEY RAUSCH
    LESLEY RAUSCH Guest Facilty
  • SAMANTHA SHELTON
    SAMANTHA SHELTON Guest Facilty

Adult Intensive

MBC ADULT INTENSIVE

July 29-August 3, 2024

This new program is designed for adult dancers who take their training seriously. Each day is specifically designed to help optimize your training and take your technique to the next level. We are excited to announce that our DUBS guest ballet faculty, Lesley Rausch and Samantha Shelton, will be joining us for some classes in this program.

Classes may include:

  • Ballet Technique
  • Character Dance
  • Variations
  • Contemporary
  • Body Conditioning
  • Pilates
  • Yoga
  • Lectures (Dance History, Nutrition and Mindfulness and Deliberate Breathing)
  • Repertoire and final performance – for dancers who would like to perform and participate the full week.

Classes run 9:00 am -5:00 pm Monday – Friday, with the performance on Saturday.

Any nonperforming dancers will have classes on Saturday from 9:00 am – 2:00 pm.

Two attendance options:

#A Monday – Saturday (7/29-8/3/24) with performance on August 3, 2024

#B Thursday – Saturday (8/1-8/3/24)

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Shape up for
Nutcracker

Shape up for Nutcracker

August 19-22, 2024

This fun program will offer students the opportunity to get back in shape and start learning and working on MBC’s Nutcracker choreography.

This program runs Monday – Thursday and has two levels:

Ages 12-18
Technique class, 9:30 am -11:15 am + 11:30 am -12:30 pm Nutcracker Repertoire

Ages 9-11
Technique class 1:30 – 2:45 pm + 3:00 – 4:00 pm Nutcracker Repertoire

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CINDERELLA
Summer

“CINDERELLA SUMMER” WORKSHOPS 

June 10-27, 2024

Based on Montana Ballet Company’s original production, Cinderella, this program offers dancers ages 4-8 the opportunity to take part in themed classes, choreography, arts & crafts, and an in-studio performance. Come dance with us!

Week 1
June 10-13, 2024
Monday-Thursday from 9:00 am -12:00 pm for ages 4-6
Monday-Thursday from 1:00 pm -4:00 pm for ages 7-8

Week 2
June 17-20, 2024
Monday-Thursday from 9:00 am -12:00 pm for ages 4-6

Week 3
June 24-27, 2024
Monday-Thursday from 9:00 am -12:00 pm for ages 4-6

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