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Imagine world class ballet training at the beach! At The Perla Ballet Summer Intensive, dancers can pursue their dreams while enjoying coastal life in beautiful St. Augustine, FL.

At The Perla Ballet’s Summer Dance Intensive, dancers receive daily instruction from a world class faculty of renowned instructors whose combined expertise will challenge and develop each dancer’s classical ballet technique and artistic agility. Dance training at TPBS is designed to prepare dancers for a future in professional dance, while developing thoughtful, fearless, fluent, artistic dancers.

The Perla Ballet’s Summer Dance Intensive provides an opportunity for serious intermediate and advanced pre-professional ballet dancers to receive high quality, classical training with the personal attention necessary to yield real improvement in dance technique.  With a diverse class schedule, including a variety of dance forms, each student is challenged to meet and exceed their personal dance goals.

Training at The Perla Ballet Summer Intensive includes training that truly prepares dancers for the expectations of professional dance companies from a faculty who understands what is needed to take your dancing to the next level.

  • Classes Monday, July 30th – Wednesday, August 8th
  • Ballet, Pointe, Classic Jazz, Contemporary, Modern, Cross-Training for the Dancer, Dance Education
  • 9am – 2:30pm, students should bring their own snacks and lunches
  • Sunday, off for excursions and activities

Sample Schedule
9:00 – 10:45 Ballet Technique
10:45 – 11:00 Break
11:00 – 12:00 Pointe
12:00 – 12:30 Lunch
12:30 – 1:30 Contemporary
1:30 – 2:30 Dance Education


Zhanna Dubrovskaya – Honors graduate from the Vagonova Ballet Academy, in St. Petersburg, Russia, Ms. Dubrovskaya is a world renowned dancer and master teacher whose credits include…

Preston Miller – Founder and artistic director of United Artists Initiative and renowned choreographer for countless dance companies, including Alvin Ailey and the New York City Ballet.  Mr. Miller blends elements of classical ballet, contemporary dance, and modern movements into his fresh, inventive choreography.

Lori Ladwig – ABT® Certified Teacher with over 30 years of experience as an instructor, choreographer and artistic director for numerous training programs and youth companies.  Ms. Ladwig’s students have found success in pre-professional and professional dance companies around the United States.

Meghan Chapman – Co-founder of The Perla Ballet School, Mrs. Chapman is a professional dancer and choreographer.  Her works include short and full- length ballets, as she shares her passion and knowledge of dance and company life with young dancers in Northeast Florida.

Jonathan Chapman – Co-founder of The Perla Ballet School, Mr. Chapman is a professional dancer and choreographer.  He has worked as a guest artist with professional companies around the United States, but finds the greatest fulfillment in working to nurture and grow young dancers. 


THE CITY – Located in the Nation’s Oldest City, The Perla Ballet finds its home near some of the best attractions in the area. Full of rich multi-cultural history, St. Augustine showcases historic sites such as the Castillo de San Marcos, the Colonial Quarter, the St. Augustine Lighthouse and Maritime Museum, and countless other museums, shops and restaurants along St. George Street and the Bayfront. Boredom is not an option, with miles of beautiful beaches, state parks, brick-lined streets, horse-drawn carriages, and beautiful European-style architecture to explore.

Visitors to St. Augustine can find more information about area history, tour information and attractions by visiting St. Augustine’s Website.

THE STUDIO – The Perla Ballet makes its home at St. Augustine Dance Conservatory studios. Each studio is equipped with sprung floor and professional-grade Marley dance surface. The studio is 3 miles south of the intersection of US-1 and SR 312. Just 6 miles from I-95 via Exit 311 (Exit for SR 207).


Limited spots are available from local families of students attending the intensive.

Several local hotels are available. We recommend browsing VisitSt. for the most comprehensive list of options.


Enjoy a day of FUN in beautiful St. Augustine, with excursions around our historic, costal city. 


Limited spots available, so make sure you make your interest known on your online registration form:
– Get Nautical:  Take a boat ride along St. Augustine’s intracoastal waterway and get close to Florida’s marine life. ”
– Hole in One:  Spend the afternoon playing mini-golf and sampling soft serve ice cream on the Atlantic coast
– Early Risers:  Watch the sunrise at St. Augustine’s historic lighthouse
— Beach Day:  Spend a day lounging on the beach and splash in the waves of the Atlantic Ocean.

Dance Photography

Take advantage of personal dance photos during your “FUN” day with two unique locations to choose from:
– Imagine dance photos with one of our beautiful, white or red sand beaches as your backdrop.
– St. Augustine’s historic downtown provides the perfect backdrop for your artistic dance photographs.  With so many beautiful locations, you can’t go wrong.

Registration and Tuition

> Early Registration ends June 15th – Registration will continue through the summer
> One registration form PER STUDENT

Registration Documents

You will be contacted via email with additional registration documents for you to fill out and turn in. We will be emailing using the email you provided at the beginning of this registration form.
All documents must be returned by the first day of the intensive.

Tuition and Fees Schedule


May 15th, 2018 – Early Registration – $50 Non-Refundable
June 16th, 2018 – Registration – $75 Non-refundable
– $25 refund for SADC & TPBS Families – email to request refund.
June 16th, 2018 – $250 Due of Tuition
– Registrations after June 16th must pay the $250 at time of registration.
July 16th, 2018 – Remaining Balance Due
July 16th, 2018 – Deadline for Cancellations
– No refunds after July 16th

Printable Tuition and Fees Schedule

Payment Methods

Registration and Tuition payments in the form of a checks, money order, or cashier’s check should be sent to:

Attn: The Perla Ballet SDI
3670 US-1 South, Suite 150
St. Augustine, FL 32080

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