Butler Community Arts School - Ballet Summer Intensive

July 5, 2022

Ages 13–18 (students must be 13 years old by July 5)

2022 Ballet Summer Intensive: July 5–31 

Application Deadline | March 1, 2022

***A $50 non-refundable application fee is required at the time of application***

  • Late applications accepted if available space; please inquire
  • Pre-professional level only
  • Space is limited; we encourage you to apply early


  • Residential tuition: $4,600
  • Commuter tuition: $3,600

*2022 Intensive Information Subject to Change

COVID-19 Update

  • Due to the ever-evolving nature of the pandemic, all information is subject to change.
  • Participants agree to abide by all public health guidelines that may be in effect during summer 2022, including directives by local/state government, Butler University, CDC and American Camp Association.
  • It is unknown at this time what protocols (including testing) will be required for summer 2022 participation.
  • While there are many unknowns in this ever-changing landscape, we are confident that we will provide a safe and educational experience for our participants.

Join Butler dance faculty, under the artistic direction of Marek Cholewa, for our pre-professional dance Intensive on the beautiful campus of Butler University. The 4-week Intensive will have a classical ballet focus with additional classes in character, modern, jazz, pas de deux, pilates (NEW!), and repertoire. Please note: students must turn age 13 by the first day of the Intensive in order to be eligible to participate.

Students are encouraged to apply early as space is limited. A photo of the student en pointe in first arabesque (females) or in first arabesque (males) is required with the application. A headshot is also required. Video auditions may be requested in addition to a completed application form. Applicants may receive this request via email after submitting the application form. Video auditions should consist of one classical variation (ladies en pointe).

More detailed scheduling information, what to bring, and where to report, etc. will be included with the Intensive information packet provided to all participants in early summer. Please review our FAQ page for general details.

Application deadline and accompanying $50 application fee is due March 1. Late applications accepted if available space; please inquire.  Full tuition is due by April 1. Payments can be made online by selecting “Make a Payment” on the BCAS homepage.



In the event that a student accepted into the Intensive is no longer able to attend the Intensive, notification of withdrawal from the program should be submitted in writing to BCAS@butler.edu. For students withdrawing prior to April 1, all tuition fees will be refunded (excluding the $50 non-refundable application fee). There will be no refunds issued after April 1. Injury Policy: In the case of injury that prevents the student from beginning participation in the Intensive, a half-tuition credit will be provided for participation in the Intensive the following year (half-tuition as residential or commuter is determined based on which option was selected with the application). Documentation from a physician is required. All credit requests must be submitted via email to BCAS@butler.edu. No refunds or credits will be given after the start of the Intensive

Frequently Asked Questions (class size, dorm supervision, etc.)

Need-based scholarships are available for ages 18 and under. You may apply for scholarship on the registration form or complete the separate Scholarship Application Form.

Contact BCAS@butler.edu or 317-940-5500 with any questions regarding registration, housing, etc. For questions regarding Intensive curriculum, please contact artistic director, Marek Cholewa at mcholewa@butler.edu OR 317-940-9664.

Visit the BCAS website for all class and registration information!