Summer Institute : Dance

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Congrats to our outstanding Summer Institute Dance 2016 students!  
See more of the 2016 final performances on our Vimeo page.  
Information on Summer Institute Dance 2017 will be available in January.


July 11 - July 30, 2016 |     3 weeks |     3 College Credits

The Premise
You’re a standout at your home studio. You’re “the dancer” at your school who wants more challenging curriculum and new experiences in a community of artists who are as serious about dance as you are.

Bring your technique and tenacity to our rigorous three-week Dance program, where you’ll develop both physically and artistically under the guidance of nationally and internationally renowned dancers and professionals. Through a comprehensive and immersive experience, our approach furthers your understanding of dance across genres letting you finesse the styles you know and love and sharpen those you don’t. Spend well deserved physical breaks delving into studies in dance history and theory and discussions of dance career options.

From choreographic and improvisational skills to opportunities to create movement material, let this program stretch your body, your mind, and your understanding of dance as an industry, a career and an art form.



The Perks

  • Guest artist talks
  • Attend professional dance performances
  • Trips to Philadelphia museums 
  • Free space where students work together on  choreography for a student performance
  • Workshops in: Dance History, Music,  Dance for the Camera, and Dance  After College
  • Collaboration with Summer Institute  Art and Music students  

The Proof

  • A showcase of technique, improvisation,  composition and overall growth for  family, friends and peers in a public repertory performance on a professional Philadelphia stage
  • Written evaluations from core instructors
  • An introduction to a network of renowned dance teachers and choreographers

Tuition, Dates + Policies

Mark your calendar and learn more about tuition discounts and our Student Code of Conduct.

View Brochure

View our 2016 Summer Institute brochure and registration form.


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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How to Apply

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