Program Dates: July 12-31, 2020
The Summer Dance Intensive is a three-week program in classical ballet, modern and contemporary dance for advanced students who are dedicated, disciplined, and dance with a generosity of spirit. The program is limited to dancers who have completed at least one year of high school/secondary school and who will not graduate before the program begins. Generally, this means that dancers in the program are aged 15-17 and have completed grade 9, 10, or 11. International students are welcome to apply. The program is designed to give young dancers a taste of what a Juilliard dance student's life is all about: refining technique and performance, broadening understanding of various dance styles, experiencing New York City, and making lifelong friends. The program takes place at The Juilliard School in New York City, and optional on-campus housing is available.
Please note: Dancers must have significant prior training in ballet to attend this program. Modern dance experience may be helpful, but is not required. At the start of the program, there will be a placement class for ballet, which will include pointe work for those women who are proficient. (Pointe is offered as part of the program, but is not required for admission.)