Summer Intensives 2022

Coming soon!

Pre-Ballet, Junior, and PAD Summer Sessions 2022

Coming soon!

Why should you train with us now more than ever?

Our training has always been about reacting and finding solutions to the current needs of dancers as they are constantly changing.

More than ever, small classes are the only way. It is a substantial difference if a teacher needs to observe and give corrections to 8 students versus 30 students during a one to two minute ballet class combination. The way this happens in a class:

120 seconds / 8 students = 15 seconds for the teacher to observe and communicate to each student

Compared to…

120 seconds / 30 students = 4 seconds for the teacher to observe and communicate to each student

Giving general corrections are only partially effective and taking too much time between the combinations for corrections stops or slows down the pace of the class.

Other major time factors for giving corrections in a well-communicated and speedy manner are how insightful, energetic, and progressive a teacher is. Also, how cohesively the faculty is led by director Lilla Séber, with her 30 years of teaching experience. Each and every student has a monthly personalized training plan, in addition to their personalized schedule, that is reflected in the corrections that they receive.

Age Groups

10-19 years old. Ages younger or older, please contact us for information.

Daily Schedules

Classical Ballet Intensive Session I & II

Monday to Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (the building opens at 9:30 a.m. daily).

Optional Rotation Privates: Tuesdays and Thursdays

Rotation Privates only four students working with faculty on variations, personalized conditioning, or advanced steps. Sign-up today as these slots will go quickly!

Contemporary & Repertoire Intensive

Monday to Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Curriculum

All levels are focused on classical ballet training and conditioning. Other genres of dance are mixed in as needed for the different levels to develop students’ ballet technique and artistic abilities.

  • Classical Ballet Technique
  • Pointe
  • Variations
  • Ballet Repertoire
  • Ballet Conditioning
  • Advanced Stretch
  • Rolling (myofascial release)
  • Yoga for Dancers
  • Contemporary
  • Acro for Dancers
  • Jazz
  • Commercial Dance
  • Ballroom Cardio
  • Bollywood
  • Deep-Relaxation Techniques for Dancers
  • Dance Photography / Social Media
  • Dance History
  • Makeup for Stage/Video/Photography

Our dancers always come away with great technical improvement both in advancing the best aspects of their talent and in overcoming unproductive habitual patterns. This allows students to soar to new technical heights and truly find joy in the art of dance!

Pricing

5 weeks or more

$535 per week

4 weeks

$565 per week

3 weeks

$595 per week

2 weeks

$665 per week

1 week

$675 per week

Audition Information

After signing up for your selected audition type, you will receive an audition form. Please email it back to [email protected] along with the following two photos.

  1. First arabesque
  2. Headshot

Ladies should wear a solid color leotard and full-length pink tights with ballet slippers.

Men should wear white t-shirts and full-length black tights.

Audition Types

Dancers can audition in the following three different ways.

  1. Virtual Audition
  2. Video Audition
  3. Online Private Audition

Virtual Audition

We will be holding the following virtual auditions for our Summer Courses 2021. These classes will be with our director Lilla Séber in our Studios in the Cloud.

We will only be allowing 15 students per audition class, so please email to reserve your space today!

To register for the virtual audition, please email [email protected] with the following information:

  1. Full name
  2. Age
  3. How many years you/your student has been studying ballet
  4. Audition date preference

Video Audition

Video submissions should be approximately 10-15 minutes in length.

At the beginning of the video, list your name and age, the number of years of ballet/dance study, the number of years of pointe work (if applicable) and the name of your current school.

The video should demonstrate barre and center exercises, including tendus, adagio, all versions of pirouettes studied, petit, medium, and grand allegro, tours en l’air for men, pointe work and fouetté for ladies. You may also include a classical ballet variation or other dance solo if desired.

For clear visibility, ladies should wear a solid color leotard and full-length pink tights with ballet slippers, while men should wear white t-shirts and full-length black tights.

Send link to video via email or mail a DVD.

Please mail all DVD submissions to:

Séber Method Academy, Inc.
4908 Wisconsin Ave. Washington, D.C.
20016

Online Private Audition

We are now offering one-on-one evaluations with Founder-Director Ms. Lilla Séber completely online in our Studios in the Cloud. As with our in-person consultations, students or parents will receive an elaborate training guideline after the audition. This can last from 45 minutes to 1.5 hours, which also allows for addressing any questions a student or a parent may have in regards to training.

Consultation and Audition fee: $40–$85