Summer Intensive Programs at Neglia

Neglia is holding Zoom Audition / Placement Classes for Summer 2021

5-Week Applicants
Mondays 4:30 - 7 pm

2-Week Applicants
Tuesdays 4:15 - 5:45 pm 

To schedule a placement class, CLICK HERE

Summer Intensives 2021

We're planning for an exciting summer of training both on Zoom and In-Person*

-Tuition & Fees-

5-Week Intensive

  • $40 application fee ($20 placement class + $20 registration fee)
  • $2,750 tuition for all 5 weeks. Or $750 per week
  • Early bird discount: $2,475 when paid in full by 3/31/21
  • $350 non-refundable deposit due upon acceptance into the program to secure spot

2-Week Workshop

  • $40 application fee ($20 placement class + $20 registration fee)
  • $900 tuition
  • $250 non-refundable deposit due upon acceptance into the program to secure spot

*In-person offerings subject to change due to COVID-19 travel and class capacity regulations

Read how Neglia teaches on Zoom


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.

Previous Summer Intensive instructors include: 

Erica Cornejo

Carlos Molina

Vilia Putrius

Mindaugus Bauzys

Beth Bartholomew

Fidel Orillo

Sherri Campagni

Eun-Kyung Chung

Heidi Halt

Seyong Kim

Sergio Neglia

Viktor Plotnikov

Larissa Ponomarenko

Jennifer Golonka

Natalia Boesch 

and more!



"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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