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07/17/17 – 08/04/17
(1 - 3 Week Sessions)

Ages 8 – 25

The San Francisco Ballet Intensive is the West coast Flagship program with Josie Walsh as the Artistic Director. The program has a contemporary ballet focus but also instructs classical ballet, pointe and current relevant contemporary classes in repertory, improv and choreography. This program will transform you as a dancer with its world class faculty. Every week builds upon the next with a final performance that is life changing. We do recommend a three week stay that this world class dance  experience.

Master Faculty


$1299 per week

Tuition Due at Registration: $300

Tuition Balance Deadline: May 1st

Registration Fee: $99


$499 per week

Housing Due at Registration: $250

Housing Balance Deadline: April 1st

Meal Plan

$225 per week

Meal Plan Due at Registration: 50%

Prices include food & beverages plus sales tax. Only offered to dancers in housing.

Meal Plan Balance Deadline: May 1st

Chaperone Fee

$250 per dancer

Due April 1st

Required for ages 13 and under in housing
(Optional for dancers ages 14+ in housing)

1-3 Weeks: $250

Resident Fee

$125 per dancer

Due April 1st

Required for all dancers in housing
1-3 Weeks: $125

Performance Fee

$75 one time fee

Due May 1st $75

Be a part of the Joffrey San Francisco Finale Performance.

Must attend Weeks 2 and 3.

Costume Fee

$50 one time fee

Due May 1st $50

Required for all dancers performing in the Finale Performance.

Must attend Weeks 2 and 3.

2.5% Processing Fee

For all transactions, a 2.5% processing fee will be applied. Half of processing fee will be due upon registration, other half will be charged on May 1st for final tuition payment.

Joffrey FAQ's

Some of the most common camp questions are answered on the below FAQ.

For more detailed information about our summer dance camps, feel free to check out the following links. Please look this over, and if you still have a question, don’t hesitate to email us at Our offices are open from 9 am to 6 pm CST.

Housing, Studio & Meal FAQ's

San Francisco State University
1600 Holloway Ave San Francisco, CA 94132

McKenna Theatre
CA 129 San Francisco, CA 94132
Students will be performing at the McKenna Theatre

Note: Please see your Weekly Schedule’s studio assignment for your exact location

San Francisco State University – Mary Ward Hall
San Francisco State University offers traditional residence halls. Mary Ward Hall offers furnished double occupancy rooms with gender specific common bathrooms in the hallway. In partnership with our residents, SFSU and JBS Residential Life establish and maintain a living and learning environment where members of the community are respected and valued.


Mary Ward Hall rooms are double occupancy with showers and bathrooms on each wing of every floor. Rooms are furnished with beds, desks, bookshelves, dressers, and closets – one for each student. Housing provides Internet connection and a single telephone line in each unit. Residents are allowed to bring a small refrigerator or microwave to use in their rooms. Daily housekeeping is not provided, but if you are staying longer than one week, your sheets may be replaced.

Download: SFSU Campus Map

10 years of age or older to be in Joffrey Ballet School housing. Students under 10 years of age that require housing should attend our Joffrey South Intensive.

Mary Ward Hall

Mary Ward Hall rooms are double occupancy with showers and bathrooms on each wing of every floor. Rooms are furnished with:

  • beds, desks, bookshelves, dressers, and open closets – one for each student.
  • Housing provides WIFI Internet connection.
  • Residents are allowed to bring a small refrigerator or microwave to use in their rooms.
  • *Students will also be housed at the Towers Junior Suites at Centennial Square. More information will be available shortly. Amenities will be similar

We will do our best to honor roommate requests that are completed and remain within the established guidelines.

A dancer may request up to a maximum of three roommates for a total of four dancers in a chain. Please note that all roommate requests must be completed by both sets of parents, at least fourteen days prior to arrival.

Please note that confirmed roommates will be in the same room, but we are unable to accommodate requests for a bunk assignment near another dancer. Dancers are assigned their beds by their Resident Assistants based on numerous factors including medical conditions, sleepwalking, etc. and these assignments may not be changed during the arrival process.

This document lists the most important housing policies. Please refer to the housing manual of your assigned facility for a complete list of rules, policies, and procedures.

What to Bring
Your room will fill up quickly; so only bring what you really need. Remember, you can always purchase extras or have your family send them to you. All accommodation’s facilities include one pillow with case, one blanket, one mattress pad, two sheets, two bath towels, and soap.

  1. Bring the basics such as toothpaste, toothbrush, shampoo, deodorant, a shower caddy, and any other personal toiletry products.
  2. Bring your dance clothes, shoes, and other school related supplies.
  3. Bring your own personal computers, iPods, and valuables at your own discretion.
  4. Bring an alarm clock, chargers, blow dryer, UL tested surge protectors (at least two if you have many electronics), desk lamp and light bulbs.
  5. Every student is required to bring, or purchase upon his or her arrival, a personal mobile phone. The phone number of this mobile phone must be provided to the Joffrey Ballet School staff and will serve as the primary method of communication between the staff and student.

What Not to Bring
The following items are prohibited in Joffrey housing and may be confiscated if found in your

  1. Hot plates, toasters, toaster ovens, BBQ grill or any other cooking appliances
  2. Candles or incense
  3. Halogen lights
  4. Pets of any kind
  5. Alcohol
  6. Illegal substances of any nature

The Joffrey Ballet School has setup a very simple and orderly housing check in and check out process. Please drop off your dancer Sunday from 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM at Mary Ward Hall. When picking up your happy dancer please assist your child to be packed and on their way home prior to 12:00 PM Saturday. Please note after check-in that evening the dancers will have a mandatory orientation.

The Joffrey Ballet school is proud to have partnered with SFSU and Sodexo that serves healthy, well-balanced and mindful meals. The food is delicious and healthy. It is perfect for the developing dancer. We care about you and your child and have worked very hard to partner with SFSU.

For vegetarian diets, gluten-free or other special dietary needs:

Please contact:
Alison McAllister (
Program Administrator

We do not provide transportation from the airport for this intensive.

There is a Lost and Found table set-up during check-out on Saturday. Please check this section for any misplaced items before you leave. If you realize that you did not make it home with an item, please call Customer Service at +1 888.438.3808 and leave a message describing the missing item(s). All claimed items will be returned C.O.D. Items will be held for two weeks, and after that time they will be donated to charity. Please label all items and make sure that you have all your belongings before leaving. JBS is not responsible for lost or broken items.

Other FAQ's


$50 Change Buildings (NYC only)

$50 Roommate Change Request

$100 Initial Roommate Request

$100 Early, Late Check In and Check Out

Team Assignments

$50 Change Team Assignment Request

We know you are anxious to find out everything you need to know to prepare for your intensive(s) and we cannot wait to share all the details! All dancers are required to complete our Online Pre-Check In form prior to arrival. All dancers will need to DocuSign their Pre-Check In packet, print and bring it with them to orientation/housing check in.

Non-Refundable Tuition and Other Fees

It is the policy of the Center for American Dance / Joffrey Ballet School that all tuition and other fees paid shall not be refunded at any time, regardless of the time of cancellation by the student or student’s parents or guardians or whether the relevant program has commenced. In the event that the relevant program has been cancelled by the Center for American Dance / Joffrey Ballet School, the School will make best efforts to move the student into a substantially similar program; in the event that no such substantially similar program exists, the School will issue a full refund.
In some instances we are able to offer a credit towards a future Joffrey program. The Registration Fee, All Deposits, and all Processing Fees are non-refundable and will be forfeited.
Prior to May 1st, a credit for any remaining tuition and some additional payments may be placed in the dancer’s name to be used the following summer.
After May 1st, all payments are non-refundable unless due to injury or illness certified by a Dr’s. note. A partial credit may be used towards next summer at Joffrey Ballet School’s Discretion.

We provide a professionally choreographed performance for all dancers attending the last weeks of the intensive. Be sure to attend the last two or three weeks of the intensive to participate in this life changing event.

Performance Date: Friday, August 4, 2016 | Time: TBA
Location: McKenna Theatre, San Francisco State University, 1600 Holloway Ave, San Francisco, California 94132

There is a mandatory orientation at all dormitories on the day of check in.

The Joffrey Ballet School prides itself in taking photos of the dancers that represent their superb experience and will utilize the photos for its website and or marketing and advertising purposes. Dancers and parents are welcome to take photos of the dance experience. When attending the program you consent to the use of your photography in our website and marketing materials.

We have taken great care in providing superb and exciting weekend and after class activities. Please see our activities page for details.

You will be emailed a link to your dance schedule. You will receive it a week before your session starts.

Sample Schedule

Daily Schedule

Ballet Technique/Contemporary Ballet
9:00AM – 10:30AM

10:45AM – 11:45AM

Ballet Technique/Contemporary/Variations/Blender
1:00PM – 2:30PM

2:45PM – 4:15PM

4:15PM – 6:15PM


Interns assist the Joffrey Ballet School in the administration of the summer programs. This is a tremendous learning experience. Be ready to work hard and long hours. Interns MUST HAVE AN ATTITUDE OF GRATITUDE! The Joffrey Ballet School is seeking hard-working, ethical, caring, organized, teamwork minded, detail-oriented individuals interested in perusing a career in Arts Administration. Interns would gain valuable experience working within an office environment, assisting with daily operations of the school’s variety of summer programs and supporting the administrative staff with customer assistance.

Joffrey Ballet School seeks hard working and enthusiastic individuals for Head Resident Advisors in New York City, Dallas, San Francisco, and Athens. This is a temporary, full-time position, with live-in and on-call responsibilities. The Head RA is responsible for supervising housing staff and students who are residing in their assigned dormitory during the summer school session. The Head RA will organize transportation of students to and from the dormitory and Joffrey studio locations and activities. The Head RA will organize and supervise staff schedules and work assignments in the dormitory. The Head RA will ensure that all staff schedules, policies, transportation schedules, major disciplinary decisions and scheduled staff meetings are presented to the Director of Resident Life for review and approval. The Head RA will be responsible for communication between their assigned dormitory and Joffrey administrative staff, faculty, students, and parents.

The Resident Assistant (RA) is responsible for assisting students who are staying at Joffrey Ballet School during the summer school session. The Resident Assistant helps dancers feel at home in housing, organize fun activities, problem solve, ensure dancers are following the rules. RAs will also collaborate with the Joffrey administration to ensure the well-being of all residents. Applicants must be able to work within the artistic culture of Joffrey, have the ability to give and receive constructive feedback, be able to problem solve, have excellent verbal and written communication, and have good organizational and analytical skills.
Dance and Residence Life experience preferred. We background check each applicant to ensure the safety of our dancers. Joffrey Ballet School seeks enthusiastic and hard working individuals for several Resident Advisor (RA) positions in New York City, LA, Dallas, San Francisco and Athens. This is a temporary, full-time position with live-in and on-call responsibilities. The RAs report to the Head RA. The RAs manage the daily operations of the Residence Halls and maintain an active leadership role to cultivate a positive and supportive community to the residents. The RAs serve as a role model and resource to students by assisting in artistic and personal growth.

Joffrey Ballet School seeks enthusiastic individuals for several Chaperone positions in New York City, Dallas, LA, San Francisco, Miami, and Athens. This is a temporary, full-time position with live-in and on-call responsibilities. A Chaperone is responsible for supervising 6-8 students ages 12 to 14. Their primary responsibility is babysitting the younger students, including maintaining an evening schedule/bedtime, morning routine, cleaning schedule, and enforcing the rules in the dormitory. Chaperones work with Head Chaperone to ensure that these students are supervised to and from classes, during lunch, on activities, shopping and in the dormitory. Chaperone ensures that students are safe at all times, eating responsibly, and adjusting to housing at JBS.
Applicants must be able to work within the artistic culture of Joffrey, have the ability to give and receive constructive feedback, be able to problem solve, have excellent verbal and written communication, and have good organizational and analytical skills. Dance experience preferred.

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