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Program Descriptions

Program Descriptions

Program/Class Placement
An audition is required for both programs. The outcome of the audition determines acceptance into the appropriate program and if placed in the Pre-Professional program, level of placement.

View our Auditions page for more information and a list of audition tour sites.

Pre-Professional Summer Program
Six Weeks: June 22-July 31, 2015
An intense, comprehensive course for serious pre-professionals age 11 through 22 who have attained an intermediate to advanced level of ballet technique. Ladies must have a minimum of one full year of intensive pointe training and boys in the equivalent level . The program consists of daily technique, pointe or men's, variations, partnering (upper levels only) and style class. Style classes vary weekly and include jazz, modern, Pilates, African, and more. Classes are followed by a full rehearsal schedule each afternoon.

Tuition: $2,700
Room (per person): Double Room: $2750
  Single Room: $2850
Optional Meal Plans (per person) Plan A: $TBD
    See meal plan details below. Plan B: $TBD
  Plan C: $TBD
Registration Fee: $25
Tuition Deposit: $300
Room & Board Deposit: $300
Deposits are due March 20, 2015.  Remaining balances are due May 15, 2015.

Intermediate Summer Program
Three Weeks: July 13-31, 2015
An intense course for intermediate students age 11 and up.  Ladies must have started pointe work no later than September 2014 and boys in the equivalet level of study. The program consists of daily technique, pointe, and style class (character, jazz, or modern). Classes are followed by a full rehearsal schedule each afternoon.

Tuition: $1,800
Room (per person): Double Room: $1850
  Single Room: $1950
Optional Meal Plans (per person): Plan A: $TBD
   See below for meal plan details Plan B: $TBD
  Plan C: $TBD
Registration Fee: $25
Tuition Deposit: $300
Room & Board Deposit: $300
Deposits are due March 20, 2015.  Remaining balances are due May 15, 2015.

Optional Meal Plans:

All meals served in the Sandburg Café will be served “all you care to eat”. This will include one trip through the Café (no carry outs, except boxed lunches). A typical dining experience might include 2 beverages, 1 sandwich, 1 entrée and up to 4 sides/desserts. Sides include but are not limited to bakery, fresh fruit bar, salad bar, chips, cereal and desserts. Menus will be posted and are subject to change. Management reserves the right to limit and/or change amounts above and beyond the normal dining experience or items carried out.

Students may choose the meal plan that best suits his/her individual needs.  With a full kitchen in each suite, some students may choose to keep some groceries on hand and cook some or all their meals, while others are more dependent on cafeteria services.  Meal plan prices are in addition to room charges.  A meal plan is not included in the room price. Choosing a meal plan is optional.

Plan Name

Approx Meals/Week

Price Per Week

6-week

Program Price

3-week

Program Price

Plan A

5

TBD

TBD

TBD

Plan B

10

TBD

TBD

TBD

Plan C

15

TBD

TBD

TBD

Meal Plan Rates

Choosing one of the meal plan options allows students to purchase meals at a discounted rate.  Meals will be tracked through a card assigned to each student and each purchase will be subtracted from the balance on the card.  Students are responsible for monitoring their meal card balances.  If a student loses his/her card, there will be a $10 charge for a replacement card. It may take up to 24 hours to issue replacement cards, and no credit will be given for meals not used. Neither UWM nor Milwaukee Ballet is responsible for unauthorized use of a card prior to notification that a card is lost.  Any funds remaining on the card at the end of the program will not be refunded and cannot be applied to any future UWM or Milwaukee Ballet program.  If a student spends all his/her funds prior to the end of the program, he/she will be required to pay in cash or add additional money to his/her card to continue to use the cafeteria.

Note the kitchens are not stocked with dishes, utensils, or cookware so students must provide these items if he/she wishes to cook.  Bringing an insulated cooler and ice pack is recommended for packing lunches.

Milwaukee Ballet has consulted with the food service dietitian to ensure the cafeteria provides nutritionally sound food and menus to stay within the budget parameters. Please contact Milwaukee Ballet School & Academy General Manager if you have special dietary needs.