U.S.A. Ballet Ambassadors Tour to China

After 4 long years, we are bringing back one of our most beloved and anticipated programs!

U.S.A. Ballet Ambassadors Tour to China makes a triumphant return

An elite program for students looking for life-changing experiences, increased strength, technique, artistry, and a profoundly enhanced view of themselves and the international world of dance.

A group of dancers (ages 14-19) will be selected from those attending Long Beach Ballet’s summer intensive to tour in China for 2 weeks. Where you will rehearse and perform David Wilcox’s Don Quixote alongside local schools. 

Long Beach/China Collaborative Summer Intensive

5 Weeks  – July 8th – August 12th, 2024 (ages 14 – 20)

Includes All of the Following —

Long Beach, California – 3 weeks

4 classes per day at Long Beach Ballet Academy with master teachers.

  • Daily Ballet Training
  • Pointe / Variation Classes
  • Modern/Contemporary Classes
  • Russian Character  Classes
  • Jazz
  • Pilates Training
  • Rehearsals

Beach bonfire
Performance at Lakewood High School
Optional excursions to Disneyland, Medieval Times (additional cost)

Guangzhou, China – (2 weeks)

Daily classes and rehearsals/performance

  • Ballet Training by Guangzhou Ballet principal dancers
  • Classical Chinese Dance
  • Traditional Chinese Dance
  • Rehearsals

Performance at the Guangzhou Ballet Theater
Performance at the new Zhuhai Theater
Performance at the Yulan Theater in Dong Guan
All hotels and meals
Excursions to Lotus Mountain, Yuesiu Park and more.

Tuition & Fees

5 Week Intensive Including China Tour with Three Performances 

Registration fee………………………………………………$125

3 week Long Beach & 2 week China Intensive………..$3,100
Scholarship provided by Chinese presenters………..– $1,000

Airfare LAX – Guangzhou – LAX (estimate)……………….$1,200 – $1,500

Housing in Long Beach with meals and transportation……..$1,700

Companions to China………..$1,750 (double occupancy)
(not incl. international airfare)

Tour Participants Comments

My dance quality has grown exponentially, thanks to Long Beach Ballet’s expert training and support, as well as the opportunities to train in China as part of the “Ballet Ambassadors” tours.

Ellen Bigelow

When I began dancing at Long Beach Ballet at the age of four, I could never have imagined that I would one day dance in China! I’ll have these memories for the rest of my life.

Theodore Watler

and I couldn’t have asked for a more rewarding life experience than spending 14 years at Long Beach Ballet, as well as four amazing summers in China. I felt that every time I went it progressed me more as a dancer, performer, and as a person who has a broader view of the world and people.

Megan Wilcox

A Message From The Director…

I encourage you to read through this material carefully.  Sending your daughter or son away to another city or another state is a big decision, and we want you to feel assured that we take very seriously the supervision and care of each of our visiting students.

Over the past 40 years, under the same artistic and administrative direction, the Long Beach Ballet has continuously molded young talent into professional dancers and brought joy to our students and pride to their parents.

Our method?  A combination of admiration and respect for youth and a collection of world-class teachers who love sharing their knowledge and inspiration with others.

Our commitment to our students and to their parents is that all participants of our Summer Program leave Long Beach with a new zeal for ballet, additional technical knowledge and ability, and many wonderful memories.

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