The online Contemporary Dance Intensive is a program focusing on cross-disciplinary dance training that is designed to reflect the needs of today's professional dance world. The virtual contemporary dance program is highly focused and is an extensive pre-professional experience for intermediate and advanced dancers age 12-18.
|Contemporary Dance Intensive||June 21 - July 17, 2020|
During the intensive, we will offer specially tailored virtual classes Monday through Friday. The program will also include master classes, seminars, and Q&A sessions with members of our faculty and distinguished guest artists.
Classes will be held using Zoom to maximize feedback and personalized training. Classes will be designed so students can take them in small spaces with minimal impact on the joints. We are reducing our class sizes to create a more intimate relationship between students and instructors, and Zoom will allow faculty to observe students and provide verbal instructions and corrections.
Daily classes will include Contemporary Technique, Classical Ballet, Composition, Improvisation, Phase work, Music for Dancers, Yoga, Pilates and Conditioning.
Additional master classes will include jazz, musical theatre, ballroom, and hip hop. Seminars will cover audition techniques, performing arts college discussions, and other topics for dancers seeking a professional dance career.
We are excited to partner with The American Dance Festival's Movies by Movers to offer our students exclusive film screenings and discussions, led by UNCSA alumni and festival director Cara Hagan.
Dante Puleio, Artistic Director of the Jose Limon Dance Company, will join us for a workshop to discuss Limon's most iconic works and his impact on the world of modern dance.
The goal of our virtual Contemporary Dance Intensive is to provide the highest level of professional training and to encourage technical and artistic development with each student.
An online orientation for parents and students will be held June 21 at 1 p.m.
|11:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.||Open Zoom hang out and wellness check-in for all students and faculty|
|12:00 - 1:30 p.m.||Ballet Class|
|1:40 - 2:25 p.m.||
Classical Ballet: Pointe and Men's Class
|2:25 - 3:30 p.m.||Lunch Break and optional Open Zoom Hang
During this time, students will have the opportunity to socialize and connect with classmates and work-study advisors. These advisors are current UNCSA students and alumni. They will use this time to facilitate Q & A sessions on their UNCSA experience as well as discussions on dance related topics.
|3:30 - 4:45 p.m.||Contemporary Technique Class|
|4:45 - 5:00 p.m.||Optional Cardio Dance Break (twice a week)|
|5:00 - 6:00 p.m.||Optional Yoga, Pilates or Conditioning (three times a week)|
|6:00 - 7:00 p.m.||Dinner Break|
|7:00 - 8:00 p.m.||Optional masterclasses (two or three times a week)|
Important! Registered students must download and submit the documents linked below no later than June 1, 2020:
If you wish to be considered for admission to the Contemporary Dance Intensive you must audition either in-person (see Audition Dates), or by video audition via e-mailed link. Should inclement weather prohibit travel, UNCSA reserves the right to cancel and will reschedule auditions.
Live Audition Requirements
Video Email Audition Requirements
Please provide all requested information below by email to Ashley Lindsey at UNCSAsummerdance@gmail.com. Video auditions will open January 1, 2020, and close April 15, 2020. We encourage you to send video submission early. No fee required.
Video Email Audition Must Include
Results of both in-person and live auditions will be sent via email. If you do not hear from us within two weeks of your audition, please contact Ashley Lindsey at UNCSAsummerdance@gmail.com to inquire about the results of your audition. Due to high volume of audition participation, individual feedback from auditions cannot be given.