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Ballet Workshop

June 17 - June 30

Jonnie Lynn Jacobs-Percer, director

The Ballet Workshop is designed especially for those high school students drawn to the performing arts who want to explore their interests and talents in a college setting. In addition to fostering creative and artistic growth in students, Summer Arts Immersion will provide a rich college experience and the opportunity to explore the cultural resources of the Cincinnati area.


Tuition is $900.

Tuition is due at registration. Spaces are still available.


Students may audition for the Ballet Workshop either online or in-person. Priority is given to applications received by the published deadlines.

Online Audition

Online auditions will open January 5, 2018 and close June 1, 2018 ( There is a $25 fee to audition online. Select "CCM Preparatory Department" and "Ballet Workshop" from the drop down lists to start your application. Please note this will not be active until January 5, 2018.

Female applicants must wear a black leotard and pink tights – NO SKIRTS.
Male applicants should wear a t-shirt and tights.

Developpes and Grand Battements exercises at the barre, (one side only). Please demonstrate one exercise on the right side and the other on the left.

Center work should consist of:
    •    An adage with developpes to the front and side.  Also, demonstrate 1st arabesque with promenade.
    •    A pirouette combination
    •    A small jumps with some beats
    •    A grand allegro combination.

For females, these exercises may be performed in pointe.  If you choose not to, please add a pointe combination on both sides.  Your total submission should be 5-10 minutes in length.

In-Person Audition

In-person auditions will take place on Saturday, March 10, 2018 from 1:30-3:15 at CCM in room 3765 Corbett Center (aka Studio A). (Link for sign-up genius).  Please bring pointe shoes to your audition. When you arrive to CCM on audition day, please check in at the CCM Prep office in room 3860 Corbett Center. All families will need to provide a signed copy of the Audition Waiver.

Audition Requirements

All students should prepare the following for their audition

  • One-page resume
  • A completed teacher recommendation form (click to download)
  • Online auditions: see parameters above
  • In-person auditions: audition will be class-like environment and involve techniques as expected for online auditions. Female applicants must wear a black leotard and pink tights – NO SKIRTS - and bring pointe shoes.
    Male applicants should wear a t-shirt and tights.


Immersion Housing

Any student attending an Immersion program who is age 14 or older may live on campus at the University of Cincinnati. Housing is available for an additional fee. Click here for full housing details. Dorm check-in is Sunday, June 17, 2018 beginning at 2:00 pm. Check-out is Saturday, June 30, 2018.   


Sample Weekdays

  • 9:00-10:45 a.m. – Ballet Technique
  • 11:00 a.m.-12:10 p.m. – Pointe/Battiere
  • 12:15-1:10 p.m. – Lunch
  • 1:15-2:30 p.m. – Dance classes (modern, hip-hop, jazz, etc)
  • 2:45-4:30 p.m. – Rehearsal
  • 4:30-5:30 p.m. – Immersion Class
  • 5:30-6:30 p.m. – Dinner break
  • 6:30-8:00 p.m. – Ballet Technique


Time/Date TBD

  • location and specifics TBD

Family and the general public are invited to join us for a performance.