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Volunteer of the Year 2013

Ballet Idaho's Volunteer of the Year- 2013/14
Brook Blakeslee
Retail Brokerage
Colliers International
Brook Blakeslee is the team leader of the Retail Services Group, which provides professional services to tenant and landlord assignments. Brook began working in commercial real estate brokerage and development in 1980 with CB Commercial (now CB Richard Ellis) in Orange County, California. Brook moved to Boise in 1993 and has worked on assignments throughout southern Idaho, eastern Washington and eastern Oregon.
Ballet Idaho is proud to recognize Brook Blakeslee as Volunteer of the Year. Brook for the past 1 ½ years has guided, advised and directed Ballet Idaho in finding the perfect location and facility for Ballet Idaho Academy’s new West location. When approached in January of 2012, little did Brook know what he was getting into, but he endured and succeeded and for that Ballet Idaho is truly grateful. The goal for Ballet Idaho Academy was to find an affordable, attractive and great location to open a satellite academy in the west side of Boise/Meridian/Eagle area. He located potential sights, toured the sights and told us the pros and cons of each property. “Brook has been instrumental in bringing our efforts to establish an Academy satellite in Meridian to fruition.” stated Paul Kaine, Executive Director of Ballet Idaho. Emily Wallace, Academy Director added, “On every occasion Brook has gone out of his way to make our Academy West happen-we could not have done it without his good nature guidance.”
Finally a few months ago, a gem of a location was found. Not only has Brook found us the perfect location, he negotiated an outstanding lease and when it was requested we needed to get a variance before signing the lease, once again, Brook stepped up. He set up the entire process for us…from holding a meeting at the location for any questions/concerns from our future neighbors to the City of Boise’s Planning committee approval and finally to City Council for their final blessing. “We literally could not have done it without Brook. We are very grateful for all that he has done to help make our Academy west location a reality.” added Kaine.
Thank you Brook,
Ballet Idaho Board of Directors, Dancers and Staff

Peter Announces the 2013/14 Season!

Please watch as Peter Anastos, Artistic Director, announces the 2013/14 season!

Join Us!

American Girl Fashion Show®

Join us October 12 & 13 for the American Girl Fashion Show® at the Grove Hotel!

Styles of Yesterday and Today

The American Girl Fashion Show® is a fun-filled event for girls and their families, friends, and favorite doll. Celebrate the experience of being a girl, whether yesterday or today, through a colorful presentation of historical and contemporary fashion. Enjoy refreshments, enter to win prizes and learn how clothing has changed over the years to reflect history, culture, and girls' individual style.

Hosted By Ballet Idaho, to benefit Ballet Idaho Academy

Saturday, October 12, 2013 at 11:00 AM and 4:00 PM
Saturday, October 13, 2013 at 11:00 AM and 4:00 PM
Model Call and ticket information coming soon!
Call Kim Kaine at 208-343-0556 or for information

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Summer Maintenance Classes

Ballet Idaho Academy is offering 6 weeks of maintenance classes during July and August for the upper levels of the academy.


July 1 - August 9 (up to 18 classes)


Mondays, Wednesdays, & Fridays
10:30 - 12:30
Ballet Idaho Academy is offering six weeks of maintenance classes during the summer for upper levels of the academy. This is an intermediate/lower advanced level class and will be designed in such a way students at various levels find it beneficial toward maintaining and strengthening technique.
This will run on a punch card system, allowing some flexibility. 1 week minimal commitment.

Punch Card Prices:

  • 6 weeks (18 classes/punches) $216.00
  • 5 weeks (15 classes/punches) $195.00
  • 4 weeks (12 classes/punches) $168.00
  • 3 weeks (9 classes/punches) $135.00
  • 2 weeks (6 classes/punches) $96.00
  • 1 week (3 classes/punches) $51.00

Purchase Punch Cards at the Front Desk

Story Ballet Camps

Come experience the magic of the Story Ballet in Ballet Idaho Academy’s Story Ballet Camps, Peter Pan and Alice in Wonderland this summer. Children will become immersed in story telling through dance, music, mime and arts & crafts in three hour sessions each day.
We have added an Adventure Camp fit for boys & girls!
Pirates Adventure Camp is a fun theatrical pirate adventure for boys & girls. This camp incorporates theater, dance and craft into a world of piracy!
By camps end, students will gain a deeper appreciation for story telling through dance and will have the chance to showcase their creative endeavors in an informal performance for family and friends in the final class. Morning sessions are for children, ages 3 - 5; afternoon sessions are for children, ages 6 - 8. Healthy snacks and drinks will be provided.


Peter Pan

June 17-21 | 9:30-12:30 (ages 3-5) | 1:30-4:30 (ages 6-8)
Registration Closed

Pirate Adventure Camp

July 22 -26 | 2:00- 5:00 | ages 6 - 9
Registration Closed

Alice in Wonderland

August 5-9 1:30-4:30 (ages 3-8)
Sibling discount- 2 children for $325 until August 2

Alice Registration


Tuition: $200.00 per session
Registration: $20.00 (one time, non refundable)

2013 Summer Junior Intensive

2013 Junior Intensive WEBSITE
Ballet Idaho is pleased to offer our 2013 Jr. Summer Intensive for students at the Intermediate level and between the ages of 10 and 15. The program runs two weeks, Monday thru Friday 10:00 - 5:00 and will consist of Ballet, Pointe, Conditioning, Modern Dance and/or Jazz and Composition.
Instructors include distinguished faculty from Ballet Idaho. Jr. Intensive Dancers finish with an informal concert on Friday, June 28th in the early evening, showcasing all of their hard work and creativity. For information on hotel accommodations, please contact us directly. Please note that the addition of classes and/or levels will be determined by enrollment and technical range of dancers. Our full schedule of offerings promises to be both rigorous and rewarding, so we hope you join us in the City of Trees this June!

Audition Information:

Audition Date & Time: Saturday, April 13th 11:00 am
Audition Location: Ballet Idaho (ESPAA) 501 S. 8th Street, Boise, ID 83702 Studio 1
Audition/ Registration: $25.00
Tuition: $700.00

Payment Deadlines:

Option # 1: Early Bird Special

  • Pay in full by Friday, May 3rd and receive $50.00 off tuition

Option # 2: Two Payments

  • 1/2 tuition ($350) due: Friday, May 10th (Note: $375 if student did not audition)
  • Remaining balance ($350) due: Friday, June 14, 2013

A completed Registration Form is due with your first payment. View our forms page

2013 Summer Programs


Story Ballet Camps


Click for more information & registration

Summer Maintenance Classes

Intermediate/Lower Advanced Level

July 1 - August 9
Ballet Idaho Academy is offering six weeks of maintenance classes during the summer for upper levels of the academy. This is an intermediate/lower advanced level class and will be designed in such a way students at various levels find it beneficial toward maintaining and strengthening technique.
Click for more information  

Adult Class Offerings

Adult Ballet 3 Tuesday/Thursday 6:30 - 8:00 pm
Adult Ballet 2 Saturday 11:30 - 1:00
Purchase punch cards at the front desk or call 208-343-0556 with any questions

Masked Ball Gala

Save the Date!

Ballet Idaho's Masked Ball Gala evening of mystery and fun...
Saturday Evening, October 26, 2013
the Riverside Hotel
Masks are required and costumes are highly recommended

Cinco de Mayo

2013 Invitation- website  
Thank you Mark & Lana Hollingshead for another fabulous Cinco de Mayo party!
Thank you to Gallo Giro for the fabulous food. Hispanic Folkoric Dancers of Idaho and Maraichi Alma de Mexico for the fun entertainment. Whitney and Andrew of Photobooth Boise- the photobooth was a blast. And to Fusion Magazine for these fantastic shots! View photos here!
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