July 8 - July 26, 2019 (3 weeks)
Through daily technique classes and opportunities to choreograph, improvise, and perform repertory, this immersive three-week program stretches your body, mind, and understanding of dance as an art form, a college major, and a career. With a rotating selection of guest artists in each of your core courses, you will gain an expansive understanding of the facets of ballet, modern, and composition and improvisation.
With up to five movement classes a day, well deserved physical breaks include rigorous workshops in dance history, music, and collaborative art projects with Jazz students. You'll be required to show precision and experience in a wide range of dance genres — letting you sharpen the styles you know and study those you don’t.
Develop both physically and artistically under the guidance of celebrated dancers and choreographers. The program includes electives in over a dozen genres, repertory projects, artist talks, professional dance concerts, 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. Showcase technique, improvisation and overall growth in a final public showcase and earn 3 college credits .
All students participate in daily core classes, two or more repertory projects and a
variety of electives + workshops. Students participate in up to five classes a day.
Taken daily to build on technique and skill.
• Composition + Improvisation
Each student participates in a modern repertory and audition on campus for a
second repertory in ballet, jazz or hip-hop. Work from these projects will be
included in the final showcase.
Students select from a variety of electives to complement work done in core classes.
Electives are chosen once students have arrived on campus. Electives meet daily.
Past electives have included:
• Digital Media
• Franklin Method
• Voice + Performance
• Yoga + Pilates
Interdisciplinary Evening Workshops
Students may elect to participate in Interdisciplinary Evening Workshops on Tuesday and Thursday evenings. Topics may include acting for the screen, dance/performance for beginners, music + sound art, taxidermy, drawing 101, vocal lab, lyrics + poetry, d.i.y. digital media, film screenings, and more.
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.
Summer 2018 Faculty Include
- Review the Dance application requirements
- Complete the application, including audition, and submit the program deposit online or by mail.
Start your application *Please note: Housing for Dance is nearing capacity for summer 2018. Contact Pre-College for more information. Space is still available for commuter students.