Opening Session - June 4 - 16

✦ 2-4 Classes/day, 6 days/week
✦ Guest Instructor from American Ballet Theater during week 1
✦ Classes include daily technique, pointe, modern, acting, variations or repertoire, 
pilates and/or body work, and Lunch and Learn Lectures
✦ There will be 2 Parent Watch Days on June 15 and 16
✦ Class on teaching with a teaching experience offered for Advanced levels

End of Summer Session - August 6-17

✦2 classes/day, 5 days/week
✦ classes include daily technique, point, variations or repertoire, and pilates or body work
✦ prepare for CVCB Company Auditions

Audition Information

Acceptance into CVCB’s Summer Ballet Intensive is by audition only.
If you did not attend the live audition, you may submit a video. Video auditions fee is $15 and the deadline for submission is April 13. All those who audition in person or by video will be notified of their acceptance and placement no later than April 20.

Registration Information

The Summer Opening Session runs June 4-16. Attendees at this session must attend the first week. If you are out of town or unavailable the first week, you will not be allowed to attend the second week. You may only attend the first week if you wish, but there is no discount in tuition for less than the full two weeks. Classes in this session run Monday - Saturday. This session also includes class with guest instructor and former ABT dancer, Karen Uphoff. There will be 4 or 5 Lunch and Learn lectures that dancers and parents are invited to attend. And the last two days (June 15 and 16) will be open for parent observation. Tuition for these two weeks is $350 for the Intermediate levels and $450 for advanced levels. (If you are unable to attend this session, you may register for a separate master class with Karen Uphoff. Information will be provided on this class later.)

The End of Summer Session runs Aug 6-17. Classes during these weeks run only Monday-Friday and cost for both levels is $200. The advanced level classes will run from 9am to noon. Intermediate classes are 12 - 3pm. No discount is offered if dancers are unable to attend the full session. However, if you are unable to attend both weeks, you may attend 1 week or another during this session.

Dress code for both sessions is solid color leotards and pink tights with hair pulled back in a secure bun. No skirts will be allowed in technique classes, but may be worn in the other ballet classes (including pointe, repertoire, variations, and pas de deux). Black tights are allowed in Modern classes.

Dancers are expected to arrive on time for all of their classes. Teachers may invite dancers to observe class if dancers are more than 10 minutes late to any class.

Placement in a specific level within that division for the Summer Opening Session will take place on Monday, June 4. The placement class for advanced level dancers begins at 9am. The intermediate class is at 10:30. Dancers will have class for the rest of the day (til 3:30 or 4:30) after their placement classes. (Dancers only attending the End of Summer Session do not need to take these placement classes.)

Thank you for your interest in Cache Valley Civic Ballet's 2018 Summer Intensive. We hope you will experience a lot of growth as a dancer, AND have a wonderful time attending. If you have any questions, please email

If you have been accepted to the intensive, you may register below. 

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Guest Instructor

Karen Uphoff


Karen Uphoff began her ballet training with Jehrin Alexandria and Bud Johansen at the age of ten in Olympia, Washington. She continued her training in Killeen, Texas under the tutelage of Margaret Newcomb and Renee Gillenwater. At age fifteen, Uphoff was accepted to the prestigious Kirov Academy of Ballet in Washington, DC and awarded a scholarship to study for three years under renowned ballerina Alla Sizova and Ludmila Morkovina. Upon graduation from high school, Uphoff joined the Colorado Ballet, dancing the roles of Medora and an Odalisque in excerpts from Le Corsaire.

Uphoff joined American Ballet Theatre (ABT) in 2003 as a member of the corps de ballet, performing worldwide for thirteen seasons. Her repertory with the Company includes the Winter Fairy in Frederick Ashton's Cinderella, Rosaline in Romeo and Juliet, the Queen in The Sleeping Beauty and Swan Lake, a Big Swan in Swan Lake, Anna in La Sylphide, Terpsichore in Sylvia, soloist roles in Black Tuesday and Everything Doesn't Happen at Once, and a leading role in Sechs Tänze, along with roles in several Balanchine ballets and all of the major classical ballets.

Uphoff retired from the company in July 2015. She currently teaches at ABT's Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School in Manhattan and is the mother of one.