Group A & Group B
Classical Technique, Contemporary, Conditioning (cross-training) and Repertoire
Monday to Friday from 10 to 2 pm for Group B, and 2 to 4:30 pm to Group A
Why Orlando MET’s Summer Program?
Orlando MET Students have been successfully trained to be accepted into the most prestigious ballet schools around the world, such as Paris Opera Ballet School, Royal Ballet School (London), Elmhurst Ballet School, John Granko Schule, School of American Ballet, San Francisco Ballet School, Miami Ballet School, Boston Ballet School, to mention some.
Our Faculty is not only certified in ABT NTC at different levels but also certified personal trainers, certified Pilates instructors, certified stretching instructors, certified progressing ballet technique;
our director, Laura Torres, received the Youth America Grand Prix (YAGP) Outstanding Teacher Award in 2022.
Orlando Met’s students have been offered scholarships to the most prestigious ballet schools as winners of ballet competitions such as YAGP and UBC and have been selected as candidates of the Prix de Lausanne. This Scholarships include, John Cranko Schule, Houston Ballet School, School of American Ballet, Elmhurst Ballet School (UK), etc.
Our results speak for themselves, and in our opinion, our secret is the customized quality every programs, especially in the summer. At Orlando MET, all classes (technique, and complementary cross-training) are designed to improve the students’ conditions and technique.
Our method is based on ABT NTC, Vaganova, and the Cuban Method, our classes comprehend barre, center, allegro, grand allegro, and pointe work. Summer intensive’s students might take pointe classes two, three, or five times a week, according to their respective technical level and strength.
We use, combined or separately, Pilates, Progressing Ballet Technique, Stretching, and Cuban Conditioning routines to help our students.
Summer intensive students take at least one conditioning/cross-training session every day aiming at different things from class to class and even from exercise to exercise.
Summer intensive students placed in level 3 and higher will have repertory classes every day based on their abilities and knowledge.
As a non-profit organization with a 501 c 3 determination status by the IRS we try to make all our programs affordable.
Registration Fee $10
- Group A $600 (all 4 weeks) or $200 per week
- Group B $1200 (all 4 weeks) or $400 per week
Group A July 10th to August 4th 2023, Monday to Friday, 2:15 pm to 4:30 pm
Group B $July 10th to August 4th 2023, Monday to Friday, 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
There is no formal application for scholarships, during the audition based on the general evaluation scholarships are awarded. It is possible to receive 10%, 25%, 40%, 50%, 75% or 100% tuition scholarship.
Video Audition Requirements
Your audition video must be 10 minutes in length maximum, recorded with your smartphone, at the barre place the recording device diagonally to you, and at the center in front.
- Barre work, not more than 5 min in length (the barre). Including (just one side) pliés, tendus, adagio, battements and/or developpés, and grand battements.
- Center, not more than 5 min in length (the center). Please include a pirouette combination, adagio, small jumps and beats, assamblés, jetés, sissonnes.
If you do not have a class video as we mentioned, you can also send us a video of you alone dancing any variation from the world’s classical repertoire on pointe, it can be rehearsing or performing on stage. Just choose one of the options.
Audition & Registration
Thank you for considering Orlando Metropolitan Ballet Academy!, our admission process begins with an audition (required for all levels). We audition all year long, in-person or by video. If you are interested in joining us please fill out our audition request form.
Orlando Metropolitan Ballet Academy’s classes are semi-private, in order to maintain quality, we share the idea of classes no bigger than 12 students (for the higher levels). For this reason, it may be possible that after auditions you do not receive the invitation (the group may be full), a situation like this could happen if the class fills up with students situated upper in the waiting list. We create the waiting list based on auditions requested in the same order of arrival, the first request that arrives will be offered admission first, and so on.
Please review the guidelines for the video audition.