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Receive World Class Training with DCSA This Summer


Dance Center of San Antonio’s Summer Intensive offers a premier camp with a robust curriculum for serious dancers ages 7 to 19 years. Dancers will participate of a variety of classes to improve their overall technique and artistry. Our prestigious faculty (see below) will work in detail on classical technique, pointe, pas de deux, contemporary/jazz, classical variations, repertoire, contemporary choreography and Progressing Ballet Technique. 


Summer Intensive Faculty


Our excellent faculty includes  DCSA's own Artistic Director Vanessa Bessler and top-notch DCSA Faculty, together with renown ballet masters from all over the world, who bring a wealth of knowledge and experience from accomplished performing and teaching careers.



Vanessa Bessler - Artistic Director and Founder DCSA



Natalia Bashkatova

International Ballet Master and Judge

Sally Herrera

International Ballet Master and Judge, CEO of Corsu Dancewear

Mikhail Tchoupakov 

Bolshoi Graduate and Faculty at UNCSA


International Ballet Master and Judge


Nikoloz Makhateli

International Ballet Master

Carlos Dos Santos

Alvin Ailey NY teacher and choreographer

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DCSA Pre-Professional Program


Freelance Contemporary Choreographer/Teacher


Program Dates and Tuition:


Full Day - 9:00 to 3:00 pm

Half day option for dancers 8 and under as well as dancers participating in DCSA’s Level O Program - 9:00am - 12:00pm

DCSA Summer Intensives Featuring DCSA’s own Top-notch Faculty:

WEEK 1: May 28-May 31

Full Day Tuition: $320.00

Half Day: $260.00

WEEK 2, 3, 6, 7, and 10: June 3-June 7, June 10-June 14, July 1-July 5, July 8-July 12, July 29-August2

Full Day Tuition: $400.00

Half Day: $200.00

DCSA Summer Intensives Featuring Guest Master Teachers:

Full Day Tuition: $500.00

Half Day: $250.00

WEEK 4: June 17 - June 21 - Misha Tchoupakov

WEEK 5: June 24 - June 28 - Sally Rojas Herrera

WEEK 8: July 15-July 19 - Nikoloz Makhateli

WEEK 9: July 22-July 26 - natalia Bashkatova

week 11: August 5-August 9 - Carlos Dos Santos


DCSA students do not need to audition!

Non-DCSA students please submit audition material online to  siregistration@dancecenterofsanantonio.org.

Online Auditions should include the following:

  • Video Audition - Please send a video of a variation or solo

  • A short biography. Please include age, number of years training and training history

  • Headshot

  • Full-body first arabesque shot


Dancers will be separated by levels per audition.

Note: Video, Bio, Headshot and Photo only applies to new students age 9+.


Registration is open now! There are limited spots available so please be prompt in reserving  your spot, registration will close as soon as classes have reach their student limit.