Summer Dance Intensive Program

Classes take place 9am-4:30pm each day of the intensive with breaks between classes and a break for lunch. Class schedule is selected after registration, and 2021 classes will be posted soon. If participants choose to stay in the dorms, each night there will be a variety of supervised evening activities. Meal plans will be available.

Class 1: 9:00-10:30am
Class 2: 10:40am-12:10pm
Lunch: 12:10-1:30pm
Class 3: 1:30-3:00pm
Class 4: 3:10-4:40pm

Ballet: Follows a traditional format, but develops the individual voice of movement. Concentration is placed on quality of movement, refining lines and finding new ways for the dancer to move through space.

Modern: Teaches vocabularies from a range of styles including Graham, Limón, Cunningham, Horton and Hawkins techniques, Bartenieff Fundamentals and postmodern strategies.

Contemporary Modern: Embraces the creative side of modern dance fused with contemporary. The class focuses on using technique, flexibility and performance to allow for efficient and sophisticated communication within the choreography.  

Jazz: Emphasizes technical and artistic skills based on a foundation of correct body alignment, movement isolation, rhythmic awareness, musicality, intermediate to advanced vocabulary, auditioning and performance focus, strength, stamina, and flexibility at the intermediate/advanced level. Dynamic range of jazz influences including traditional jazz, commercial jazz, and musical theatre will be explored.

Body Conditioning: Introduces students to fitness practices focusing on strength, stamina and flexibility. Emphasis is placed on anatomical analysis, individual anomalies, conditioning principles, injury prevention.

Improvisation: Explores new ways to move. Movement based improvisation techniques and structures provides a framework for creative physical and self-expression. 

Choreography: Teaches new approaches to choreography focusing on space, time and energy. Expands on themes through movement studies, discussions and videos. The students use the labs to also create their own works.

Hip Hop: Draws on the hip hop aesthetic to create a movement experience that emphasizes a variety of hip hop dance styles and individual form.