Application opens in January 2020
July 6 - July 24, 2020 (3 weeks)
This immersive, three-week program will expand your understanding of dance as an art form, a college major and a career. Take daily studio practice classes; work with a rotating selection of UArts faculty and guest artists; and explore opportunities to choreograph, improvise and perform repertory.
With up to five classes a day, well-deserved physical breaks include rigorous workshops in dance history, theory and collaborative art practices with students in other Pre-College programs. Classes are designed to enhance versatility, precision, experimentation and communication across a wide range of dance genres—letting you strengthen the styles you know and learn about those you don’t.
Transform the way you approach the practice and technique of making and performing dance. Develop both physically and artistically under the guidance of celebrated teachers and choreographers. The program includes electives in over a dozen genres, repertory projects, artist talks, professional dance performances, museum trips and open studio space for developing choreography.
Receive written evaluations from UArts faculty, and gain an introduction to a network of renowned teachers and choreographers. Demonstrate your creative and technical growth in a final public sharing and earn three college credits. Rising seniors have the opportunity to audition for fall 2021 undergraduate admission.
You’ll participate in up to five classes a day, including daily studio practice classes, two or more repertory projects, and a variety of electives and workshops.
Taken daily to build technique and skill
- Traditional Modern Dance Techniques
- Composition and Improvisation
- Jazz & Hip Hop
- Contemporary Forms
Participate in the creation of an original work, choreographed and mentored by UArts faculty. Additionally, you will choose between a second repertory project in ballet, jazz, or hip hop. Works from these projects will be performed in the final sharing.
Each week, you’ll select from a variety of rotating course choices to complement the work done in your core classes. Electives meet daily, and you will choose them once you’ve arrived on campus.
- Activate Your Voice
- African Diasporic Forms
- Archetypal Movement Modes
- Black Dance through the Lens
- Commercial Jazz for the Camera
- Contemporary Partnering
- Contemporary Variations
- Digital Media
- Hip Hop
- Pointe & Variations
- Sensing the Self
Courses in the Dance program are taught by an eclectic group of choreographers, performers, and educators from across the globe. The majority of our faculty teach in the degree programs at UArts. Our expert faculty is comprised of seasoned educators and dedicated artists who enjoy the opportunity to share their expertise and collaborate with the next generation of dancers.
2020 Dance Sample Schedule