JSB Dance Intensive

JUNE 12 - JULY 1, 2023
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This Intensive is no longer admitting participants. Stay tuned for the next one!

Personalized Instruction

Geared toward pre-professional and young adult dancers with Int/Adv technique.

Class Schedule

+ Two or three week option!
+ Offering classes in Ballet, JSB Repertoire, new Choreography, Improvisation Techniques, Conditioning and more.
+ Public performances on Saturdays June 24 & July 1.

World-Class Faculty

Train with dancers, choreographers and movement experts who value personal growth and agency. We combine rigor with playfulness to foster each student's best potential.


featuring guest instructor & choreographer
Shohei Iwahama!

Overall I loved this intensive! It was amazing. Being in close contact with the company members was definitely my favorite thing. Being able to watch them in class and take their advice gave me an entire new perspective on not only how I dance, but also how I think about attacking or conserving my movements in a step. I am so grateful I was given this opportunity!!

Student from 2018 Twin Sky Intensive

I was welcomed each day in class by being pushed to work harder as well as acceptance of where my movement level stands. Each teaching artists had so many unique offerings that each day felt like a whole new world of ideas. Finally, despite the days being long they did not feel that way, it was such a fun program to be a part of!

C.R., reflecting on JSB's August 2022 Intensive

I most enjoyed having the privilege of working with such a great group of non-judgmental and passionate people.

Student from 2018 Twin Sky Intensive

Over the course of the rehearsals and performance, I realized that effective movement felt like a language I didn't know how to speak, and that the company dancers were completely fluent in. It highlighted my insecurities, but it also felt like it opened my eyes to how dance can serve as a language and a means of communication. I loved the experience overall, learned so much, and developed even more respect for the dancers.

Big Sky community member, reflecting on a 2019 workshop and performance experience with JSB

The JSB summer intensive was a lovely experience that helped me to ground myself in my body and my movement style! Every class set me up for success and the reflections from company members and teachers have impacted my dancing in more ways than one! It was an incredible experience to learn from so many wonderful artists and I am extremely grateful for the company, teachers, pianists and my fellow dancers for all of the special moments that have come from this intensive.

A.S., reflecting on JSB's August 2022 Intensive

What you need to know:

Program Basics

JUNE 12 - JULY 1, 2023

9am-4pm (Saturday programming times vary)

Classes include Ballet, new Choreography by Intensive teachers, JSB Repertoire, Improvisation Techniques, and various forms of Conditioning, among others.

Program includes thoughtful goal-setting & mentorship.

Flat rate includes 34 hours of professional instruction and development per week.

Classes will take place in beautiful studio 2B at the Cowles Center in downtown Minneapolis. Please contact deirdre@jsballet.org to inquire about lodging assistance.

Health and Safety Policies

Effective June 20th, 2022, the Cowles Center will require masks only when attending a performance in the theatres. Masks are no longer required in hallways and dance studios. JSB will adhere to this policy, making masks optional in our classes until further notice. JSB reserves the right to make changes to these policies at any time.

To take full advantage of this program, we expect participants to be well-nourished, well-rested, and hydrated.

Injuries should be communicated immediately so a plan for best program interaction can be formed.


Secure your spot now!

General registration rate is $550 per week. Dancers may participate two weeks (June 12 & 19th) or three weeks (June 12, 19, & 26th).

You may register one of two ways:

  1. By using the online form, below, or
  2. By completing the pdf version and sending, along with check, to James Sewell Ballet, 528 Hennepin Ave ste 215, Minneapolis MN 55403. Please make payment to James Sewell Ballet with “June 2023 Intensive” in memo line.

Cancellations will be refunded minus $50 admin fee.

Registrants will need to send additional paperwork (medical information, asset release, etc.) to be submitted via email.