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International Ballet Festival - July 2020 


  • Classical Ballet, Pointe, Variation, Repertoire, Pas de Deux, Men's Technique, Contemporary, Musical Theatre, Lecture Courses


Auditions - Intermediate & Advanced students ages 10+:

  • In order to provide personalized training and individual attention, TCDA-IBF class-sizes are limited

  • Auditions are by video only. Complete the online registration form here including a recent video-link, and submit the non-refundable registration fee via PayPal

  • A headshot should be submitted by email, indicating the name of the dancer to:

  • The video should incorporate center exercises only: tendu, adage, pirouette en dehors & en dedans, small, middle, and grand allegro (jumps). For dancers on pointe, include a pointe enchainment with pirouettes (or a variation) 

  • Audition videos are only viewed once the registration fee has been submitted and the registration and headshot have been received. Incomplete applications will result in the applicants being placed on the waiting list  

  • Once accepted, placement is only guaranteed in conjunction with payment of tuition in full and all materials received

  • All payments must be made via PayPal

Placement is at the discretion of Artistic Director


  • Scholarships may be awarded at the conclusion of the TCDA-IBF Summer Intensive following the Gala performance on stage, to select participating students

Refund Policy


TCDA-IBF has a no-refund policy on payments received. Withdrawal from the Program due to a severe injury or medical condition, unrelated to a pre-existing condition and directly resulting in participant’s inability to train, 30 days or more prior to the beginning of the summer program, may be given special consideration on a case by case basis. 


Given TCDA-IBF’s no-refund policy, you may consider obtaining insurance to protect your summer program costs.  Insurance information may be available through general industry channels.  You are encouraged to research all available options.


  • Each year, the TCDA-IBF culminates with a public performance on stage, which may include class-demonstrations, variations, repertoire, and original choreography in various genres.


  • In addition, students may perform a solo or group dance they have prepared prior to the Festival, at the Director's discretion. In order to be considered for a pre-selected dance piece to be performed at the Festival, submit a video-link on the registration form of the piece you would like to perform. Dancers may also submit their request after registering, no later than June 1, 2020. You will be informed if your piece has been selected by July 1, 2020

Dress Code 


  • Any color leotard, pink tights, pink ballet shoes, pointe shoes (when applicable), hair in tight bun 

  • For the Gala and photo shoot: black leotard with spaghetti straps, pink tights, pink ballet and/or pointe shoes - as advised, hair in tight bun - no part)

  • For contemporary class, dancers may need to be bare foot


  • White, tight T-shirt or leotard, gray or black tights or trunk dance shorts, white ankle socks with white ballet shoes, or black ankle socks with black ballet shoes 

  • For the Gala and photo shoot: white, tight T-shirt or leotard with cap sleeve, black tights, white ankle socks

  • For contemporary class, dancers may need to be bare foot  


  • Our first living option is residency at a local hotel where special rates apply for TCDA-IBF Summer Intensive attendees, their families and guests. The hotel is within walking distance to malls, restaurants, and activities: 


2 bedroom suite, 2 bathrooms, 700 sqft, Breakfast, Pool, fully equipped kitchen (includes fridge, stove, microwave, dishwasher, dish cleaning supplies, pots, pans, serving dishes, silverware, glasses),

3 TVs, WIFI, Fireplace, Workout facility, Transportation

5 students / 1 chaperone in room: $300 per week

(includes all fee & taxes) 


1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, 500 sqft, Breakfast, Pool, kitchenette (includes fridge, stovetop, microwave, dishwasher,

dish cleaning supplies, pots, pans, serving dishes, silverware, glasses), TV, WIFI, Workout facility, Transportation  

3 students / 1 chaperone in room: $389 per week 

(includes all fees & taxes)

  • Our second living option is College-dorms. Upon request, you shall receive information about availability and fees estimates via email

  • Our third living option is "Home Stay", where local families welcome TCDA-IBF students to live as one of the family. The families are friends and cultural contacts of TCDA. Home Stay is a good option for our younger students, as many families have children who are dancers and are participating in the TCDA Summer Program. All of the houses have kitchens so students can cook their meals or their host family provides meals for them. Furniture and linens are provided in each room. Students experience all the comforts of home while living with a host family. Upon request, you shall receive information about availability and fees via e-mail

  • *Please note that TCDA-IBF may not be able to guarantee family "Home-Stay" housing for all accepted students, and that placement is based on completion of forms and payment received on a first come first served basis

Day Students


  • Students who live locally or who have family or friends living in the area can attend the TCDA-IBF program as day students. Day students attend the program during the morning or afternoon hours and then go home


Living Expenses


  • Students can decide how much money they need for their stay based on their personal living preferences. Students may need additional money for groceries, shopping, restaurants, excursions, and personal expenses


  • Students have emergency contact persons whom they may reach for assistance with any problems they may encounter while participating in the Festival. Parents are also provided with contacts that they can call in case of an emergency or with questions

Travel Plans and Airport Pickup


  • Students attending the TCDA International Ballet Festival are responsible for making their own travel plans

  • Students may contact TCDA for guidance in making travel plans


  • Upon arrival at the airport, a staff member of TCDA-IBF will greet each student and accompany them to where they will be lodged


  • Please note that dancers wishing to be picked up and dropped off from/at the Airport should arrive no more than two days before the start date of the program, and leave within two days thereafter. For special requests beyond the two-day frame, contact us to check availability  



  • Enriching activities outside classes are always fun and exciting, and may be organized by the Festival (a minimum number of participating students is required)

  • All group outings are chaperoned by TCDA staff members

  • For those wishing to participate in outings, there will be an additional cost for each package. The price will be determined once all requests are received. You will then be notified via email, and asked if you accept the excursion package. Upon acceptance, paiments must be received via PayPal within the next three days.

  • Outings are intended to give students some well-deserved rest, allow them time to connect and interact, and explore the city and surrounding 

  • Vote for your preferred activities online


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