Summer Intensive Programs at Neglia

COVID-19 UPDATE (May 11, 2020)

Unfortunately due to the Coronavirus Pandemic, travel bans and gathering restrictions, Neglia Ballet will hold their 5-week Summer Intensive on ZOOM only.

Click here for Zoom Summer 2020 info

The following programs have been cancelled:

  • 2-week Workshop (6/29 - 7/10)
  • Boys Dance Too (6/29 - 7/10)
  • Whirl & Twirl (July Wednesdays)
  • Wednesday Choreography (July Wednesdays)
  • Storytime Explorers (8/24 - 28)

Everyone's health and safety are our priority during this uncertain time and we thank you for understanding this summer will be different than originally planned. We look forward to the future when we can gather again for in-person classes. Keep dancing and smiling!



5-Week International Summer Intensive Program

Neglia’s International Summer Intensive Program has earned an international reputation for being a rewarding dance experience for serious students (including professional dancers) at every level of ability, each progressing with the guidance of an excellent staff whose goal is for each student to reach their potential. Daily classes are offered in a variety of disciplines with an emphasis in classical ballet. Classes are offered in Ballet, Pointe, Men’s Class, Contemporary, Partnering, Repertoire and Pilates. Students will dance 4 - 6 hours per day depending on their level. (Serious student ages 12 & up)

Course Curriculum 

  • Ballet Technique (1.75 hours per day) Barre work reinforces correct execution of positions, body placement, alignment. Mastery of Adagio, Pirouettes, Petit Allegro and Grand Allegro
  • Pointe (1 hour per day)
  • Ballet exercises specifically to strengthen pointe work, including echappé, relevé, retiré, pirouette, sissonne, piqué turns, fouette turns, pas de bourée and chaîné.
  • Repertoire (1.25 hours per day) Students learn and execute variations from classical and contemporary works. Emphasis on artistry and musicality.
  • Contemporary / Jazz / Modern (1 hour per day)  Students learn other genres of dance and how to apply their dance vocabulary to new expressions of movement.
  • Floor Barre / Pilates / Progressing Ballet Technique (1 hour per day) Each day ends with treating the body to strengthening, lengthening and balancing to improve one’s core and overall ability to execute ballet steps. Students learn to be mindful of their muscles and bodies as tools for their craft.

2-Week Summer Ballet Workshop 

Designed for young dancers of all levels age 8-12, providing them an opportunity to thrive in a disciplined yet nurturing environment. Small classes allow for individual attention, maximizing the potential of each student. The dedicated faculty of Neglia Ballet provides outstanding instruction at the same time being mindful of the particular needs of working with young dancers. The main emphasis of the workshop is building a solid foundation of Ballet Technique. Other classes include Contemporary, Jazz and Body Conditioning. (Ages 8-12)

Boys Dance Too FREE Workshop

Exposure to both sports and the arts help boys become more well-rounded young men. Boys ages 8-13 are invited to give it a shot at Neglia Ballet’s FREE summer workshop “BOYS DANCE TOO!”. Led by ballet masters for two weeks, boys will learn the fundamentals of ballet, develop their physical strength, and gain a deeper appreciation for this powerful art form – all while having fun and forging new friendships! Class is FREE but students must pay $30 registration fee. (Ages 8-13)


About Summer in Buffalo

A city rich in history, tradition and culture, Buffalo, New York has all of the best a big city has to offer yet without many of the hassles. World-class architecture, theater, concerts, art galleries, museums, professional and recreational sports, shopping and other attractions are conveniently located in the greater metropolitan area. Summers are sunny and warm, helped by the gentle breezes off Lake Erie. 

And if that isn't enough, you're just a bridge away from Canada, the majesty and attractions of Niagara Falls, and a short drive to the bustling metropolis of Toronto.

Neglia Conservatory of Ballet Location

Our state-of-the art studios are conveniently located on the 6th Floor of the historic Tri-Main Center. We are close to public transportation (#8 Main Metro Bus Line), as well as minutes from Routes 33, 198, 190 and Interstate 90.

Free Visitor Parking is available in marked lots and on the streets behind the Tri-Main on Halbert, Jewett, Phelps, and Rodney.

Info for International or Non-Local Students read more about our summer program, optional housing at SEM dormitory, the Buffalo area, what to pack, etc.

More Information:


Studio doors open at 8:45 am and close at 4:15 pm

5-Week Summer Intensive (serious students ages 12 and up): June 29 - July 31, 2020

Classes run Monday - Thursday from 9am - 4pm and Friday 9 am - 3pm

2-Week Summer Workshop (ages 8-12): June 29 - July 10, 2020

Classes run Monday - Friday 9:30 am - 3pm

Boys Dance Too FREE Workshop (ages 8-13): June 29 - July 10, 2020

Classes run Monday - Thursday, 4:15 - 5:15 pm

5-Week Intensive Tuition Rate

5-Week Summer Intensive Tuition Rates (2020):

  • $2,500 for full 5-weeks (or $575/week)  **Tuition cannot be pro-rated by the day or class**
  • $350 non-refundable deposit due upon acceptance to secure spot in program.
  • Discount Tuition Rates for paying in full: $2,250 (if paid in full by March 31, 2020)
  • For current Neglia Students, rate is $2,250 for full 5-weeks when deposit is paid by March 1 and balance is paid by May 31 ($550/week)
  • Tuition Assistance Available by Application

Types of Payment: Personal checks, Exact Cash preferred. Credit card or PayPal (with an added 3.5% transaction fee)

*We also accept Independent Health "Flex Fit Family" and "personalBest" debit cards.

2 Week Workshop Tuition Rate

2-Week Workshop Tuition Rate:

  • $800 for 2-weeks (students must take full 2-week course)
  • $750 for full 2-weeks for current Neglia Students
  • $250 non-refundable deposit due upon acceptance to secure spot in program.
  • Tuition Assistance Available by Application

Types of Payment: Personal checks, Exact Cash preferred. Credit card or PayPal (with an added 3.5% transaction fee)

*We also accept Independent Health "Flex Fit Family" and "personalBest" debit cards.

Optional Room and Board

Room and Board:

  • Neglia Partners with Buffalo Seminary College Preparatory School to provide housing in supervised dorms, for national and international students ages 14+. All meals and transportation to and from the studio will be provided by SEM.
  • $2,600 for 5-weeks (includes weekend activity fee)
  • $595/week

NOTE: Housing is very limited and requires a $1,500 non-refundable deposit to secure your spot. Please email for info.

Application & Deadline


Limited Space Available: We recommend submitting your application, application fee and deposit by March 1, 2020 to ensure a place in Neglia’s prestigious, internationally renowned program. Applications will be accepted until we have reached capacity. Neglia prides itself on individual attention and smaller class sizes, limiting the number of accepted students is one way in which we ensure the best possible training experience for our dancers.

Local Students: Should register online, pay the $30 application fee. Once both are received Neglia Ballet will contact you to arrange a placement class to determine which level of the program they will be accepted into. You must pay the application fee online at the time of registration. A deposit is due at the time of acceptance. Questions? Contact us at 716-447-0401 or e-mail 

Non-Local Students: Should email a file meeting Neglia Ballet’s audition requirements.

For inquiries about summer intensive and additional information, please contact us by phone 716-447-0401 or email (the application form should be used for serious summer intensive applicants only.)


$30 Application Fee: due at the time of your application (for non-Neglia students) for all Summer Programs. It is the responsibility of the applicant to submit the application fee by mail, online or in person. Please contact us at 716-447-0401 or for arrangements. We will not process your application until the application fee is paid.

Deposits: Due upon acceptance to the Summer Intensive, a $350 non-refundable deposit is required. (A $250, non-refundable, deposit is due for the 2-Week Ballet Workshop.) Deposits must be received to reserve a place in the program. The deposit is credited toward the total tuition. The remaining balance is due by May 31, 2020. After June 1, any new applicants must pay the entire tuition upon acceptance into the program. You may not start the program with a tuition balance. It is our recommendation to reserve your place by March 1, 2020 to ensure a spot in our prestigious program.

2020 Summer Program Handbook

Make an online DEPOSIT payment




Small Class Sizes Allow for Personalized Attention


"Dear Sergio, Heidi and the teachers of the summer program, I wanted to thank you for your kindness and attention to my daughter Sarah. Sarah felt that her technique improved a lot from the personal attention that she received from her teachers. As a parent I was so impressed with the hospitality of the girls from Buffalo and their families. The chaperone kept her safe and showed her a good time, even a special cake on her birthday. I hope that the girls from Japan enjoyed their experience. Sarah came home with a small vocabulary in Japanese and a lot of understanding of another culture- something unexpectedly wonderful. I continue to learn myself from the experiences of my creative children, and this summer was wonderful. Thank you." ~Nanette, Syracuse, NY (parent testimonial)


"We are grateful for your support and your presence every moment. We enjoyed our days, the rides and activities, and we value the good treatment of SEM's people and Neglia team. It was a great experience for all of us. Thanks!! Hope to see you again"  ~ Ana y Caro, Chaperones from Argentina (2019)

"Why do we have to sleep?  I just want it to be time for Neglia again!"  ~MG, summer student on Day 2 of the program (2019)


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