Commercial Dance Summer Intensive

About the Program

When you are ready to take your dance training to the next level, join us at our commercial dance summer intensive. Designed for commercial dancers ages 10 and up in intermediate to advanced levels, this summer intensive provides a deep dive into dance technique and artistry with a foundation in ballet as we prepare you for a career as a professional artist. The dance programs are designed to address the individual technical and artistic needs of intermediate and advanced/pre-professional students. Dancers under 10 interested in attending our commercial dance intensive will need to submit a video audition.

Our 2020 Summer Intensive includes special guest instructors such as Star Dixon, Maria Konrad, Jason Ambrose, Rasta Thomas, Christopher Broughton, and more. Along with our guest instructors, you will receive training from our exemplary Skyra faculty: award-winning choreographers and industry professionals with decades of training and performance experience, boasting connections to top agents, casting directors, directors, producers, and distributors. They are passionate about the arts, believe in educating through positive reinforcement and respect, and together represent a vast knowledge in all aspects of visual and performing arts.

During the week of June 15-21, dancers will have the opportunity to participate in the Skyra Film Experience, where they will learn the ins and outs of working on a professional film set as a dancer.  Be a part of the making of an incredible short film that you can share with agents, casting directors, friends & family, and earn a professional credit on IMDB (Internet Movie Database)!

Dancers specifically interested in a pre-professional classical ballet program (advanced intermediate to advanced levels) are invited to consider the Ballet Conservatory Summer Intensive.


Week 1: June 1-5

Week 2: June 8-12

Week 3: June 15-21 – FILM WEEK

Week 4: June 22-26

Week 5: July 27-August 2

Week 6: August 3-7

Recommended Minimum Stay

We recommend staying a minimum of 2 weeks.
Choose from 1 to 6 weeks.

Film Shoot

To be guaranteed a part in one of our short films you must attend Week 3: June 15-21.


Full Day: $400 per week

Half Day: $350 per week

Single Day: $100 per day

Drop-In: $25 per hour

Discount for booking multiple weeks.

Scholarships are available through video or in-person auditions only.

A 50% Deposit is due upon enrollment. The remainder is due on or before June 1st, 2019.

Payment plans are available, please email for more info.

Early Bird Discounts

Early Bird Discount’s for booking before April 1st:

Book 1 week, save
$25 (half)/$50 (full)

Book 2 weeks, save
$50 (half)/$100 (full)

Book 3 weeks, save
$100 (half)/$200 (full)

Book 4 weeks, save
$150 (half)/$300 (full)



Skyra’s Commercial Dance Summer Intensive is limited to 50 dancers ages 10+ and will be broken into two levels (intermediate and advanced). Dancers under 10 who wish to be considered for our commercial dance summer intensive program will need to attend a live audition or submit an audition video.

If you have ever been enrolled in a Skyra class or intensive you may register through your parent portal. Once logged in, choose the current student button and add the weeks you are registering for to your student’s schedule.  New students will need to choose the new student registration button.


The Film Projects

We have an exciting opportunity for students interested in gaining a real-world professional film performance experience. Skyra Studios will partner with Skyra Entertainment to create 2 short film projects that students will be a part of. Each project will include dance scenes for those dancers interested in learning how to perform for the camera. Award-winning producers Scott and Mary Poiley have developed the summer program for interested students to gain real industry experience. These students will be quickly immersed in a hands-on program that will teach them the do’s and don’ts of auditioning, scene study, character development and what it’s like to be on a real film set. The summer program offers opportunities for all interests. If your child is not interested in being in front of the camera and still wants to experience the film production side, they can join us behind the scenes. They can learn about producing, writing and other departments on a film set.

A Halloween Film

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A Halloween Film
During Week 5: July 27 – August 2nd

Have fun creating a spooky Halloween themed film! Similar to previous projects, Let The Spirit Move You, Thriller, and The Werehouse, you too will take part in making a Skyra’s next Halloween Short Film.

Shooting Dates for Session 1: August 1st and/or 2nd.

In-Person Audition

Sunday, January 26th (click on time to register):
2:30-3:00 Registration

3:00-5:00 Audition

Pre-Register Here

If you are unable to attend a live audition, you may request a personal placement appointment by email at or submit a video audition.

Audition Attire
Ladies: black leotard, pink transition tights, ballet shoes, and hair secured in a ballet bun.  Ladies en pointe for two years or more should bring pointe shoes.

Gentlemen: black or white t-shirt, black leggings, and black or white ballet shoes with matching socks.

Students will be considered for the following programs:

1) Skyra Commercial Dance Summer Intensive – Beginning through Advanced levels, June 1-26, 2020 and/or July 27-August 7, 2020

2) The Ballet Conservatory at Skyra Summer Intensive – Advanced levels, June 1-26, 2020

3) The Ballet Conservatory at Skyra Pre-Professional Training Program (2020-2021 school year)

Digital Audition

We are so happy that you are considering Skyra’s Commercial Dance Summer Intensive!  If you are unable to attend an in-person audition, you are welcome to apply via video audition and online application.  A $25 fee applies.

  • Fill out the application form.
  • Submit your video.
  • Pay your $25.00 application fee.

We invite you to submit a private email or YouTube link of including one of the following:

    • a solo performance (may be recorded in studio)
    • ballet technique video no more than 10 minutes in length
      • barre work taken from the front and side (pliés, tendu, rond de jambe, développé)
      • center work (adagio, petite and grand allegro with grand allegro including pirouettes)
      • pointe work if applicable (two combinations of your choice)

A link to your audition video may be submitted as part of your online application or sent separately by email, along with a resume and headshot, to  Please use the following subject: “(Name) Ballet Summer 2020 Audition”.

To be certain your submission was received, please follow up by email to one week after sending to request status.

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