Summer Intensive

Two Week Summer Intensive: August 3-14, 2015

Tendu Devant smallThe School of Missouri Contemporary Ballet’s mission is to cultivate the artistic and personal development of our students by providing a supportive environment of dance study to motivate and inspire. The 2-week summer intensive is designed to give serious students an opportunity to train under MCB’s Artistic Director, Karen Mareck Grundy, as well as guest teachers from across the country.  Students will enjoy a rigorous schedule, dancing 6-7 hours a day, focusing on ballet and modern technique, supplemented by Pilates, jazz, and contemporary repertoire, culminating with an end-of-program performance.


COCA Center of Creative Arts
524 Trinity Avenue
St. Louis, Missouri 63130
Audition Fee $35

Pre-register online at

January 17, 2015
10:00-10:30am Registration for Dancers Ages 11-13
10:30am-12:30pm Ballet/Pointe/Modern Audition
1:00-1:30pm Registration for Dancers Ages 14-15
1:30-4:00pm Ballet/Pointe/Modern Audition

January 18, 2015
9:30-10:00am Registration for Dancers Ages 16-17
10:00am-12:30pm Ballet/Pointe/Modern Audition
12:30-1:30pm Opportunity to talk with representatives from participating programs
1:00-1:30pm Registrations for Dancers Ages 17+ (HS Seniors, College students, and Trainees)
1:30-4:00pm Ballet/Pointe/Modern Audition


Kansas City Ballet School-Todd Bolender Center for Dance & Creativity
500 West Pershing Road
Kansas City, Missouri 64108
Audition Fee $20

March 1, 2015
12:30-1:00pm Registration for Dancers Ages 11+
1:00-3:00pm Ballet/Pointe/Repertoire Audition


School of Missouri Contemporary Ballet
110 Orr Street, Suite 102 & 106
Columbia, Missouri 65201
Audition Fee $20

March 15, 2015
2:00-2:30pm Registration for Dancers Ages 11+
2:30-4:30pm Ballet/Pointe/Repertoire Audition


Audition Requirements

Resume, headshot, and first arabesque photo are required.

If you are unable to attend an on-site audition, you may submit a DVD to:
110 Orr Street, Suite 102
Columbia, MO 65201
$30 DVD Audition fee

Videos should be no longer than 5 minutes and must include ballet
center work consisting of pirouettes, adagio, petite & grand allegro,
and pointe work. A contemporary solo (no longer than 1 minute) is
also preferred.

Results will be sent within three weeks of the audition.



Full 2-week attendance or partial attendance permitted
2 weeks: $630.00
Weekly Rate: $350.00
$100 non-refundable deposit (credited toward tuition) due by June 1st.
Balance due by July 1st, 2015. Receive a 10% discount by paying 2 weeks
in full by May 1st.

Scholarships available.



“The MCB summer intensive was a great experience. Dancing all day gives it the same feel of a large institution, yet you get great one-on-one attention here. I highly recommend it for anyone who aspires to dance or wants to get a feel for dancing professionally.” — Camille Laboile, ballet student 2013

“I appreciated getting to work with great teachers, and I can’t wait till next  summer.” — Helena Jordheim, ballet student 2013

“Last summer, I attended the School of Missouri Contemporary Ballet’s summer intensive. It was a fantastic chance to take class and learn repertoire at a high level and see improvement in just two weeks, and it was a safe environment to grow as an artist and benefit from the diverse faculty. In addition to personalized feedback and corrections, we also had a brief lecture on how best to take care of the body while dancing at a professional or college level. Skills such as managing nutrition and preventing or recovering from injury are often forgotten but are essential tools for every dancer. The rigorous schedule prepared me well for the university schedule I am now in the midst of and equipped me to continue making the most out of every class I’ve taken since.”

–Stephanie Bonham, ballet student 2014