Our Summer Course curriculum offers serious ballet students the highest caliber of intensive classical training, augmented by a rich diversity of dance forms necessary to meet the eclectic demands of dance companies today. PNBS Summer Course also offers students seminars by physicians and dance specialists on a wide variety of topics relevant to the young dancer including injury prevention, mental health, music, strength and conditioning, and pointe shoe care.
Technique, Pointe, Modern, Hip Hop, Jazz, Circuit Training, and Seminars*
*Seminars may include injury prevention, mental health, and other dance-related topics.
Students attend classes Monday–Friday. Class size is limited and all ballet classes are accompanied by professional pianists.
Due to the current pandemic, PNB School is not able to offer housing for the 2020 Summer Course.
Tuition for all levels of the 4-week 2020 Online Summer Course is $1,000.
How do I apply for the year round program?
Summer Course students in Levels VII and VIII who are interested in applying to the 2020-21 Professional Division program must complete and submit the application by July 1, 2020.
Students interested in the year round program must either attend the 2020 Summer Course or must have attended a prior PNB Summer Course. All students complete and submit a written application. Students who are not attending the 2020 Summer Course must also submit 3 recent videos, including 10 minutes of classwork, 1 classical variation, and 1 contemporary variation.
Those invited to the year round program will be notified by the end of the Summer Course. We generally advise students 16 or younger not to move to Seattle unless a family member is relocating with them. No housing is available during the school year, and students must make their own arrangements for housing and completion of high school courses. Please email Denise Bolstad if you are interested: email@example.com
Are there scholarships &/or financial aid available?
Pacific Northwest Ballet School determines 98% of its awards at the time of the Summer Course audition. Awards are given for part or full tuition only. Financial aid applications are available for those accepted and in need of assistance. Students must register first to hold a spot in the Summer Course before applying for Financial Aid; once registered, PNB School staff will email the application to the student.
The distinguished faculty of PNBS is dedicated to providing the highest caliber of ballet training to our students. PNBS’s diverse and talented faculty includes current and former dancers from Pacific Northwest Ballet, New York City Ballet, Boston Ballet, American Ballet Theatre, Royal Winnipeg Ballet and National Ballet of Canada, among many others.
2020 Audition Tour
Our 2020 Audition Tour has concluded. Thank you to all who attended!
Please check back in November for 2021 tour information!
For questions or more information about Pacific Northwest Ballet’s Summer Course, please contact:
Pacific Northwest Ballet School
301 Mercer Street
Seattle, WA 98109
Pacific Northwest Ballet School admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accepted or made available to the students of the School.