Summer Dance Professional Studies

Summer Dance Professional Studies

UNCSA Summer Dance has redesigned our Professional Studies intensive to make the most of the online learning experience. Our Professional Studies intensive offers a one-week deep dive into five of today's leading dance-makers' teaching and creative process. This program is designed for dancers age 15 and up, university dance majors, advanced pre-professional and professional dancers.

Classes are held 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Daily classes include a morning physical warm-up, exploration of the creative process, creation of new material, and learning of repertory.

Professional Studies

July 5 - 9, 2021


Past Faculty includes Sidra Bell, Peter Chu, Victor Quijada, Alexandra Damiani, Juel D. Lane and Gregory Dolbashian. 2021 faculty will be announced in January.


Video auditions will open on January 4, 2021, and close on April 15, 2021.

We encourage you to send video submissions early as space for the intensive is limited. Applicants must be 15 years old by June 21, 2021.

Please include the following.

  • CV or résumé in PDF format
  • A link to a 3 - 5 minute unedited video of yourself This can be a clip from a performance, rehearsal, or an improv solo from a studio or home.

There is a $30 audition fee, which must be paid in full at the time of video submission.

Upload your audition materials to a portal that will be provided here at a later date.

Audition results will be sent via email; if you do not hear from us within two weeks of your audition, please contact Ashley Lindsey at to inquire about your audition results.

Former and current UNCSA Dance majors are exempt from submitting an audition video.

Due to the high volume of audition participation, individual feedback from auditions cannot be given.

At-home Requirements

  • High speed internet service
  • Laptop, tablet or internet monitor for viewing
  • Online session will be delivered via Zoom