Summer Institute : Dance

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July 10- July 28, 2017 |     3 weeks |     3 College Credits


Bring your technique and tenacity to our rigorous three-week Dance program, where you’ll develop both physically and artisti­cally under the guidance of internationally renowned dancers and choreographers. Through a comprehensive and immersive experience, UArts offers a challenging curriculum and new experiences in a community of artists who are as serious about dance as you are.

This program allows you to finesse the styles you know and love and sharpen those you don’t. With a rotating selection of guest artists in each of our core courses, you will gain an expansive understanding of the facets of ballet, modern, and composition + improvisation. Customize your experience with electives, participate in repertories, and work on choreographing your own pieces.

Spend well deserved physical breaks delving into dance history and theory alongside dis­cussions of college and career options. From technique to improvisation, let this program stretch your body, mind and understanding of dance as both an industry and art form.


• Workshops in: Dance History, Music, Dance for the Camera, and Dance After College

• Collaboration with Summer Institute Music students

• Guest artist talks

• Attend professional dance performances

• Trips to Philadelphia museums

• Open studio space for students to collaborate on choreography for a student performance

• For rising seniors, the opportunity to be evaluated for admission into the Fall 2018 undergraduate Dance program.


• A showcase of technique, improvisation, composition and overall growth for family, friends and peers in a public repertory performance on a professional Philadelphia stage

• Detailed evaluations from UArts instructors

• An introduction to a network of renowned dance teachers and choreographers








Tuition, Dates + Policies

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Scholarship funds are limited, therefore awards are competitive.

Student Life + Housing

The University of the Arts' campus is located in Center City Philadelphia and is easy to navigate by foot.

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