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Joffrey South Ballet Summer Intensive

In-Person Instruction
Virtual Instruction
Ages 8, 20
Athens, Georgia
The Joffrey Ballet School Presents

Joffrey South Ballet Summer Intensive

  • Ages: 8, 20
  • Dates: June 6, 2022, July 1, 2022
  • Location: Athens, Georgia
  • Format(s): In-Person, Virtual
  • Housing: Residence Hall at University of Georgia
  • Artistic Director(s):
    Colleen Barnes

Nestled on the campus of the University of Georgia in Athens, the Joffrey South Ballet Intensive is the ideal intensive for aspiring ballet students. Student’s work intimately with a small dedicated group of faculty. This encouraging environment is an ideal setting for young dancers who may be traveling away from home for the first time. Multiple classes in ballet and pointe/pre-pointe are held each day further helping the dancer apply and absorb the many individual corrections they are given. Students are challenged on a daily basis and given the tools they need to grow beyond their expectations.

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The Joffrey Ballet School has been operating in-person utilizing Covid Safety procedures since October 2020 without interruption.

The Joffrey South Ballet Intensive will be operated IN-PERSON in Athens, Georgia this summer. In the unlikely event of a government mandate which prohibits dance instruction, all students registered for in-person programming will be offered their choice of a refund (less registration and processing fees) or transfer to another program.

Joffrey South Ballet Summer Intensive

Artistic Directors & Faculty

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Colleen Barnes

Colleen Barnes danced professionally with the Dayton Ballet, Ballet Pensacola, and Dance Now! Miami, touring both domestically and abroad, in addition to free-lancing with the late David Holmes in British Columbia. Her favorite roles include Diego Salterini’s Chronicles; Hannah Baumgarten’s Unburden; Swan Lake’s Pas de Trois; the Opera Singer in...
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Past Faculty Includes

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Abigail Simon

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Elizabeth Osborn-Kibbe

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Lindsay Giedl

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Maxfield Haynes

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Nena Gilreath

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Rodney Hamilton

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Joffrey South Ballet Summer Intensive

What to Expect

Ballet Technique
Contemporary Pointe
Contemporary Ballet
Joffrey South Ballet Summer Intensive

Instruction Formats

In-Person Instruction Details

Our studios are designed to welcome students back in-person safely, with social distancing, temperature checks, use of masks, limited class sizes, and frequent disinfecting procedures, based on the recommendations of Dance/USA Task Force on Dancer Health.

Tuition & Pricing

$799 Per Week
For 1 Week
$699 Per Week
For 2 Weeks
$599 Per Week
For 3 Weeks or More


$649 Per Week
Ages 10 and aboveHousing is available and optional for this intensive.Multiple Session Discounts Available.

Meal Plans

$225 Per Week
A meal plan is required for this intensive.
Additional Costs & Fees
Registration Fee

One Time Fee
Covid Cleaning Fee

Attending 1-4 Weeks
Covid Cleaning Fee

Attending 5 Weeks or More
Roommate Initial Request Fee

Housing Students - One Time Fee
Roommate Change Request Fee

Housing Students - One Time Fee
Processing Fee

Due at Registration
Meal Plan Deposit

Deposit at Registration. Balance by June 1st, 2021
Housing Deposit

Deposit at Registration. Balance by June 1st, 2021
In-Person Tuition Deposit

Deposit at Registration. Balance by June 1st, 2021
In-Person or Virtual Options Available

Athens, Georgia

Our Joffrey South Ballet Summer Intensive will be held at:

University of Georgia
325 Sanford Drive Athens, GA 30602

Housing Overview


Residence Hall at University of Georgia

Available for students 10 and older.

At Joffrey Ballet School we welcome our students to a safe, exciting and diverse student life. Our community provides a peaceful environment without the distraction of a large city where students can learn, grow and make life changing connections and memories. 

Meal plans are required. Our full time live-in Housing staff are available to students and parents 24 hours a day and assist by providing support and guidance along the way. Students can sign up for an escort to and from the studio.

All of our students also enjoy access to our student life programs and events. The events include site tours, world class workshops, and dance productions. *All events are contingent on availability and the COVID-19 pandemic.

Although it is not required, we highly recommend that students attending the summer intensives stay at the residence hall.

Housing Details

Myers Hall
at the University of Georgia
Athens, GA 30602
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