Summer Intensive

Each summer, Studio West Dance Center hosts a Summer Intensive for intermediate to advanced dancers, ages 10+. We pride ourselves on bringing elevated opportunities to Northern Colorado, so that our local dance community can be exposed to world-class training. These Intensives are open to all, not just currently enrolled SWDC students.

Intensive 2024 June 17th – 22nd!

SWDC is honored to host Lillian Barbeito & Ballare Carmel and bring this world opportunity to Fort Collins for our 7th annual collaboration.

Classes: Monday – Friday 10am – 4pm
Meet & Greet at 9:30am

Last summer classes included the following and we expect a similar schedule this year as well:
  • 10-12 Ballet
  • 12-1:30 Contemporary/Partnering/Counter Technique
  • 1:30-2:15 Lunch
  • 2:15-4:00 Repertory

Performance: TBC

Ballet, Modern, Improv and Counter Technique
Ages 10+
College students 1/2 price
Space is limited – $890


Lillian Barbeito

Other Guest Artists to be announced.

Tuition & Fees

We offer a substantial discount in the form of a flat monthly tuition rate for multiple & unlimited classes.

Monthly Fees

1 Class (30 Min)


1 Class (45 Min)


1 Class (60 Min)


1 Class (90 Min)


1 Class (120 Min)


Multi-Class Discounts

(This tuition will be figured by family rate or per class tuition, whichever rate is less)

1 Dancer

5-7 Hours: $30 each

(standard $70 rate applies to first 4 hours)

1 Dancer

8+ Classes

$375 flat rate

Family Plan (2+ Dancer)

5+ Classes (each dancer)

$665 flat rate

Lillian Barbeito

grew up in the desert under the blues skies of Santa Fe, New Mexico where she trained with the Santa Fe Dance Foundation and worked with The Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival, Southwest Ballet, and the Santa Fe Opera. She earned her BFA from The Juilliard School where she studied on a 4 year, full-tuition scholarship awarded by Tomorrow’s Leaders of America for her essay about the world dancing together in harmony. Barbeito had an extensive performance career that took her to Europe, New York, and then finally to Los Angeles, where she founded BODYTRAFFIC with Tina Berkett, serving as Co-Artistic Director and Director of Education for over 13 years. Under her Co-Direction, the company toured to sold-out audiences and international acclaim at prestigious venues around the globe, as well as Cultural Ambassadors of the United States to Algeria, Israel, Jordan, and Korea. Barbeito is one of 36 teachers in the world who is certified to teach Anouk van Dijk’s groundbreaking Countertechnique. She has choreographed over 50 works for high schools, universities, competitions, regional ballet companies, and professional modern dance companies throughout the US and Canada. She was a Guest Lecturer, Senior Lecturer, and Full-time Visiting Professor at Loyola Marymount University, where she taught various dance-related courses from 2010 to 2021. Barbeito relocated with her family to Carmel Valley in 2021 in order to launch the Carmel Dance Festival. Barbeito is extremely enthusiastic about leading Ballare Carmel, Monterey County’s first and foremost professional dance company whose repertoire includes works by Jennifer Archibald, James Gregg, Noelle Kayser, Ihsan Rustem, and Skye Schmidt with upcoming commissions by Gianna Burright and Kelly Ashton Todd.

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