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Summer Intensives 2021


July 5th – July 30th, 2021



Students 10 and up with previous ballet training are eligible for BYB’s Summer Intensive. BYB welcomes males and females with a strong ballet background, who have a great love for dance, and are not afraid to push themselves to the next level under a healthy and positive environment. Students that have never attended BYB before are required to attend an evaluation class before enrolling. Spots will be filled on a first-come-first served basis. BYB reserves the right to adjust a student’s class placement if necessary at any given. Tuition fees are non-refundable except for documented cases of extreme illness/injury. Our faculty includes our current faculty as well as guest teachers. Upon registration, students will be informed of additional information such as dress code, schedule and policies.
BYB will follow the CDC recommendations as well as our own Covid-19 protocols. 



We choose our faculty for intensives based on their: 

  • Outstanding experience and qualifications 
  • Love for the art of dance and teaching 
  • Professionalism and good work ethics 
  • Belief in teaching students to excel 
  • Desire to make a difference in a student’s life 


Guest Teachers
Jason Douglas- Week One Intensives

Jayson Douglas, professional career began at NC Dance Theatre after attending Point Park University. Throughout the past 18 years, he has danced for prestigious dance companies such as, James Sewell Ballet and one of the top 25 to watch companies named in Dance Magazine, Company C Contemporary Ballet. This provided him the opportunity to perform and tour internationally and be featured in a Twyla Tharp’s ballet. Aside from his performance career he been the resident choreographer with Mid-State Ballet, Sarah Berge’s Dance, and teaches masterclasses globally. He is currently a company member and Development & Community Engagement Associate with Ballet Co. Laboratory and on faculty at TU Dance Center in Saint Paul, Minnesota.


Gretchen Gunther, Week 3 Intensives

Gretchen Gunther began her training on Long Island and continued at the Joffrey School, Melissa Hayden School, and as a scholarship student at Steps in New York City. During her professional career she also studied with Larissa Luvisicuk, Ilya Gaft, and Victoria Lebedeva of the Kirov Ballet. As a professional, she has danced with The Classics Dance Theatre of Connecticut, New Jersey Ballet, Staten Island Ballet, Ilya Gaft Dance Theatre, and North Atlantic ballet. She has worked with many independent choreographers as well. With over 20 years experience teaching all levels of classical ballet, Ms. Gunther teaches both pre-professional and technique classes at The School at Steps. Many of her students have graduated from the school and have gone on to careers in dance. For the past six years she has also taught at Eglevsky Ballet School on Long Island, where she rehearses the upper level students for their performances. Ms Gunther has also taught at the Ailey School, The School of Staten Island Ballet, and others throughout the Tri-State area. In 2013, she was featured in Dance Teacher Magazine in an article on alignment for young dancers. To further advance her teaching, Ms. Gunther continues to take pedagogical courses, including John White’s Vaganova Syllabus Seminar at the Pennsylvania Ballet, and has completed the Bolshoi Teacher Certification program in New York City for Levels one through three in 2018.

More to come!


Weekly Theme’s for all Levels

In addition to their technique classes, students will have the opportunity to perform original and classical ballet choreography at the end of each session in an informal in-studio performance.

(Subject to change)

July 5 – 9 – Theme: Le Corsaire

July 12-16 – La Fille Mal Gardee

July 19-23 – La Bayadere

July 26 – 30 – Mixed Repertoire


  • See individual levels for pricing, pricing is per week
  • Registration fee (non refundable): $30
  • 10% discount off tuition for students enrolled in all weeks
  • Registration waived if enrolled before May 31st, 2021
  • Students currently enrolled in the Tuition Assistance Program may receive a discount based on their year round agreement
  • All prospects must fill out an enrollment form and pay the non-refundable registration fee and 50% deposit by May 28, 2021 to be considered.
  • Tuition fees are non-refundable except for documented cases of extreme illness/injury.



(Students not currently enrolled at Bluegrass Youth Ballet, please call or email for an evaluation for level placement)


Level 1 Lower Intermediate
Former BYB Beginning C or Intermediate A

Mon – Fri 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Conditioning, Ballet, Contemporary, Variations, Character, Dance Theory

Tuition per week $250


Level 2 Upper Intermediate
Former BYB Intermediate B or C

Mon – Fri 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Conditioning, Ballet, Pointe, Contemporary, Variations, Character, Dance Theory, Choreography

Tuition per week $300


Level 3 Advanced
Former BYB Advanced or Pre-professional

Mon – Fri 9:00 am – 4:30 pm

Conditioning, Ballet, Contemporary, Variations, Character, Dance Theory

Tuition per week $330



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