Jose Mateo Ballet Theatre | Summer Dance Programs
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Summer Dance Programs


Jose Mateo Ballet Theatre offers distinctive and exciting summer dance program for students of all ages and levels, reflecting its philosophy that all students can reach their individual potential.




Ages 10 – 20
June 26-July 14 and/or July 17-August 4, 2017

Since 1985 José Mateo Ballet Theatre has helped hundreds of hard working young dancers make critical breakthroughs in their technical achievement during the Summer Intensive Program. Students will discover new potential and master unexpected levels of ability and artistic creativity in a welcoming environment with a staff of dedicated and highly qualified instructors.

The Summer Intensive Program is designed for students looking for a rigorous ballet training program and focuses on small class sizes and individual attention.  The goal of the Intensive is to ensure that all students see significant growth in their ballet technique in a short time frame.

All students will participate in daily ballet technique and pointe classes, variations, partnering, alignment and body mechanics, and daily rehearsals for a public performance.  Students will also participate in master classes by guest faculty in ballet, character and ethnic dance forms.  Male students will have men’s specific classes that focus on the technique and vocabulary specific to male dancers.

$2,990 plus $25 audition fee for the 6-week session
$1,600 plus $25 audition fee for a 3-week session

Financial aid is available. Click here to download an application form.

José Mateo Ballet Theatre works with out-of-town dancers who have been accepted into the program to find suitable housing with host families in the area.

Students must pre-register for auditions at least 72 hours in advance.

Students must attend one of the audition dates listed and bring the following with them:
– $25 audition fee
– A 4×6 headshot
– Photo in First Arabesque

Video auditions are accepted on a rolling basis through June 15, 2017.
Click here to download Video Application Requirements.


There are no more Summer Intensive Auditions scheduled for 2017. If you are interested in participating in the program, please contact us at 617-354-7467.


Ages 3 – 12
June 26-August 4, 2017

Elementary Brochure 1Young dancers discover the joy of music and movement in classes that engage, inspire and develop real skills that will last a lifetime. This 6-week program offers classes in Creative Movement, Pre-Ballet I and II and Ballet I and II.

CREATIVE DANCE I (age 3) – Tuesdays, 4:00-4:45 pm
CREATIVE DANCE II (age 4) – Tuesdays, 4:45-5:30 pm 

Creative Dance classes include singing, games, stories, folk dance and creative movement exercises. Students discover their ability to express themselves creatively through dance movement.


PREBALLET I (age 5) – Thursdays, 4:00-4:45 pm
PREBALLET II (age 6) – Thurdays, 4:45-5:30 pm

PreBallet students expand their range of experience through dance rhythms and movements that prepare them for future study in ballet technique. Classes emphasize freedom of movement through improvised and choreographed exercises.


LEVEL I (ages 7-9) – Mondays & Wednesdays, 4:30-6:00 pm
LEVEL II (ages 8-12) – Tuesdays & Thursdays, 4:30-6:00 pm

Students participate in structured exercises at the barre and center and learn basic positions, steps and dance phrases. Classes highlight the joys of music and movement in a more formal introduction to classical ballet vocabulary and beginning technique.


Click here to download the 2017 Summer Elementary Program Flyer

Click here to download the 2017 Summer Elementary Registration Form

Questions? Call us at 617-354-7467