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Awarded “Outstanding School” at the Youth America Grand Prix (YAGP) New York City finals, Next Generation Ballet (NGB), directed by Philip Neal is a stepping stone for great talent. NGB is part of one of the largest performing arts centers in America, the David A. Straz, Jr. Center for the Performing Arts in Tampa, Florida. For more information regarding the summer intensive program or year-round training program please visit our website at

NGB Year-Round program:
The NGB Trainee Program offers two to four years of advanced training in classical ballet for students in grades 8-12 who have the desire, commitment, aptitude and ability to pursue a career in classical ballet. Select students have the opportunity to participate in the intensive coaching program to prepare for serious ballet competitions. Information on on-site and off-site academic options is available. Acceptance is by audition only

NGB Summer Intensive:
Featuring 30 to 35 hours of instruction weekly, the NGB Summer Intensive program offers the perfect mix of a daily intense dance schedule, a structured and safe environment and a professional performance opportunity on a world class stage. Several weekly activites are scheduled including educational seminars, movie nights and theme park excursions on Sundays. Students are provided with individual attention, a dormitory and a comprehensive meal plan. Advanced students may also audition for the NGB Trainee program.

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