Summer Dance Professional Studies

Summer Dance Professional Studies

The Professional Studies Intensive offers a one-week deep dive into the creative process, teaching methodology, and repertory of some of today's leading contemporary dance choreographers. The Intensive provides a space for dancers to experience the creative practices of a diverse and innovative group of choreographers. Through rigorous training and creative exploration, dancers are encouraged to step beyond what is familiar and into what is possible while cultivating their artistic voice.

Previous Faculty: Sidra Bell, Jon Bond, Peter Chu, Alexandra Damiani, Greg Dolbashian, Wesley Ensminger, Victor Quijada, Jason Parsons and Dante Puleio.

Professional Studies

July 14 - 20, 2024 


Instructions to Audition for Professional Studies 2024

Please follow these instructions to register for an UNCSA Summer Dance Intensive audition. Unless otherwise informed by the Summer Dance Team, all interested applicants MUST go through the following process.

  1. Go to the Apply and Audition section of the UNCSA Summer Dance Intensive website
  2. Click on the “Register to Audition Now” button
  3. Select the correct audition method for which you would like to register.
  4. Fill out the audition application and pay the $50 audition fee.
  5. Submit your video audition materials. When preparing your video audition, please follow the instructions listed in the “Recorded Audition Content Requirements” section on the "Apply and Audition" page.
  6. You will receive audition results within two weeks of the date that you submit your audition materials via email. If accepted into an intensive program, you will receive instructions on how to enroll.

Sample Schedule for Professional Studies*

10:00 - 11:30 a.m. Warm-up
11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Creative Practice
1:30 - 2:30 p.m. Lunch
2:30 - 4:30 p.m. Improvisation, repertory and new creations

*Schedule subject to change

Evening Seminars and Q&A sessions may include:

  • Careers in the Arts
  • Business of Dance
  • Injury Prevention
  • Mental wellness

Enrollment Requirements

Only accepted dancers will be invited to enroll in the UNCSA Summer Dance Intensive. Applicants must have completed audition registration, paid the audition fee, and submitted their video audition properly in order to receive an admissions decision, and receive instructions on how to enroll.