Summer Workshop 2021

Have you made plans for August?

We are offering a Virtual Intensive 

All you have to do is register to get the Zoom link.

Don't miss this unique opportunity to train in the French School of Ballet.

Created by the Sun King Louis XIV in 1661, the Académie Royale de Danse became the cradle of ballet.

Come and register for one, two, or three weeks and learn to dance as the royal did.


To register click here





FAB's summer intensive is designed for dancers serious about strengthening their technique and developing their artistry.  Our detailed based classical ballet curriculum emphasizes individual attention.  Every dancer is given the necessary personal instruction along with support and encouragement to enable them to return to their year-round program with marked improvement.


The French Academie of Balletʼs summer program’s curriculum is the same as our year-round program’s; one based on the French School of classical ballet. Our program is one that stresses precision in technique and elegance in artistry.  This approach to ballet instruction has proven to produce strong, capable, employable dancers with the ability to adjust easily to different styles of ballet and choreography.


A fundamental component of the French Academie of Ballet's curriculum is consistency; consistency in faculty, consistency in teaching methodology, and consistency in instruction. 


Supplemental classes such as Contemporary, are important additions to the classical ballet curriculum.


Ballet Technique – Grounded in the French School of classical ballet, the emphasis is placed on precision and elegance. Advanced level dancers are expected to take all technique classes on pointe. Weekly “specialized” technique classes focus on mastering a specific movement.


Pointe – Classes focusing on technique en pointe are an important element of the girls’ curriculum.


Variations – Students learn excerpts from classical ballets.


Men's Class ( If enrollment permit) – Classes focusing on technique specific to the male ballet dancer are an important element of the boys’ curriculum.


Partnering (canceled due to Covid19– Focusing on balance and musicality, Dancers will learn the importance of communication and trust when dancing with a partner.


Contemporary – Classes focus on a wider range of movement than classical ballet and are an important supplement to the curriculum.




French Academie of Ballet's own Director will be teaching the Summer Workshop.

Mister Perron, born in a family of dancers (The title of "Etoile" at the Paris Opera Ballet was created for Mr. Perron's Aunt: Lycette Darsonval, his uncle and mother were both members of the prestigious company. Mr. Perron's brother was also a dancer and now the company manager of the Bejart Ballet in Lausanne Switzerland and his sister-in-law was a principal dancer for the Royal Ballet of Wallonie and Northern Ballet Theatre of England.

Juan Rodriguez will be teaching the contemporary.




A Typical Day


Summer Intensive (Monday, August 3– Friday, August 21).


 In addition to daily technique, pointe/variation classes, and Men's class, student's weekly supplemental classes are contemporary, partnering, and dance history.  Classes are offered in the morning (9:30 am – 2:30 pm) 


The Studios

The French Academie of Ballet’s 2020 Summer Intensive programs will take place at 




French Academie of Ballet does not provide supervised housing during the Summer Intensive. However, we can provide participants with a list of housing options that can be used as a resource when searching for accommodation in New York City.  In some instances, we have found “host” families to house dancers during the summer intensive.

If you are interested in attending the Fall Semester, make sure to indicate it on the registration form.

The French Academie of Ballet Faculty will also assess students on the very first day of the Summer Intensive.


The French Academie of Ballet admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school.  It does not discriminate based on race, color, national and ethnic origin, gender, gender expression, and sexual orientation in the administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship programs, and other school-administered programs.

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