Summer Intensive

2021 Glorify Dance Theatre Preparatory Company Summer Ballet Intensive

We’re excited to be launching a NEW week long summer ballet intensive for dancers ages 11-18!  Dancers will receive pre-professional training in classes taught by GDT company members, GPA Artistic Director, Melody Stanert, and special guest teachers throughout the course of the week.  Combining a serious level of study with a love for Jesus, this program is the perfect start to summer dance training.

The 2021 GDT PrepCo summer ballet intensive will be held June 21st-25th at Time To Leap Dance Center in West Chester, PA from 9:30am-3:30pm.  On Friday, the 25th, there will be an informal performance for parents from 3pm-3:30pm for the dancers to share what they worked on during the week.   Attendees should have a minimum of 3 consecutive years of training in ballet since the age of 7, and dancers desiring to participate in pointe class should have at least 1 year of training en pointe.  Throughout the week, there will be daily technique classes in ballet, time spent learning choreography, devotions to encourage dancers in their faith, as well as special classes to expose the students to other dance styles. 

During this training program, dancers will study:

  • Ballet / pointe
  • Progressing Ballet Technique
  • Floor barre
  • Modern
  • Jazz
  • Ballet mime
  • Choreography (both GDT Repertoire and new works)
PBT class
Progressing Ballet Technique Class

More Info!

Dancer must be 11 years old and no older than 18 by the start date of the intensive.
Classical ballet training of at least 3 years from age 7+ is required, with a minimum of 1 year en pointe for dancers taking pointe class.  (Dancers who have not had 1 year will either be placed in a pre-pointe class, or may take the pointe class in flat shoes.)
Be prepared to submit a recent headshot (does not have to be professional) and a picture of the dancer in 1st arabesque (either flat on en pointe) in the registration form (pics max size of 3mb).
$10 registration fee (waived for current PrepCo members)
$250 Tuition


Females | Any color leotard, pink or black convertible tights, pink ballet shoes and pointe shoes (if dancer dances en pointe), Hair should be neatly off the face in a bun or french twist; jewelry should be minimal with nothing dangling or prone to falling off during movement.
Males | Solid color t-shirt, black leggings or black bike shorts, and black or white ballet shoes with matching socks

Other Styles:
Females | Any color leotard, leggings or ballet skirt or bike shorts (tights must be worn under shorts), jazz shoes, bare feet
Males | Solid color t-shirt, athletic pants, jazz shoes, bare feet


Females | Solid black leotard, pink tights, black ballet skirt, pink ballet shoes
Males | White t-shirt, black leggings, black or white ballet shoes with matching socks


Each day dancers should bring
  • Exercise ball and yoga mat
    • The ball should be big enough so when the dancer sits on it with their feet together, their thighs are parallel to the floor.
  • Water bottle
  • Lunch and snacks (please keep it peanut free!) 
  • Bible and notebook
    • This intensive is open to dancers from any faith background; because we are a Christian organization, we will be spending time reading the Bible and talking about how it integrates into life as a dancer throughout the course of the week.
  • Any warm-up attire desired to wear between classes


Q. What is the Preparatory Company?

A. Glorify Dance Theatre – Preparatory Company (GDT PrepCo) runs throughout the year as a performance company to train dancers age 11-18 pre-professionally in ballet performance.

Q. Do I have to be a member of the PrepCo to participate in the summer intensive?

A. No! The intensive is open to all advanced-beginner through advanced level dancers age 11-18!

Q. What do I do if I want to join the PrepCo during the year?

A. Dancers looking to audition for our 2021-2022 PrepCo may use their attendance at this summer intensive in lieu of submitting an audition video. Please contact for more information.

Q. If I’m age 16-18 and am looking to become an apprentice with Glorify Dance Theatre, how do I audition for that?

A. You can use your attendance at the summer intensive as an audition for an apprentice position in GDT.  Fill out the registration form below, and then contact to notify her of your interest and you’ll receive more info about joining our professional company.

to register:

To register, fill out this form, then securely pay the $10 registration fee through the GiveLively link below. After receiving and reviewing the registration form, you will receive information for paying the $250 tuition.

Dancers enrolled in the 2020-2021 Preparatory Company do not need to fill out this registration form or pay the registration fee, and should contact us directly to register their dancer.

Please Note: there is no audition to attend our intensive, but before registering your dancer, please make sure they are between the ages of 11-18 and has at least 3 consecutive years of ballet training since age 8. Dancers will also need a recent headshot (does not have to be professional) and a photo in 1st arabesque either flat or en pointe.

dancer at barre

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