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Summer Dance Professional Studies

Summer Dance Professional Studies

Renew and refresh your skills as a dance artist! Summer Dance Professional Studies offers university dance majors, pre-professional dancers over 18, and professional dancers a one-week immersive apprenticeship with some of today’s leading dance makers in our beautiful studios at UNCSA School of Dance.

Deadline extended to April 10, 2020.  Scroll to the bottom of this page for audition details.

The workshops offer dancers the opportunity to dive deeply into the creative process of one renowned choreographer or dance artist.  Dancers will collaborate on new material and/or learn repertory. Dancers will also attend master classes with the other participating choreographers.

Professional Studies:
Sidra Bell, Alexandra Damiani, Victor Quijada, 

June 14 - June 20, 2020

Professional Studies:
Gregory Dolbashian

June 28 - July 3, 2020

In 2020, choose to study for an entire week exclusively with Sidra Bell, Alexandra Damiani, Victor Quijada, or Gregory Dolbashian. 

Each workshop is designed for one week of daily classes 10:00 am-5:00 pm and consists of a morning physical warm up, exploration of creative process, creation of new material and/or learning repertory.

The workshops are open to university dance majors, advanced pre-professional and professional dancers. Must be 18 or over. Former and current UNCSA dance students do not need to audition. Housing in our UNCSA student apartments can be provided at an additional cost.

How to apply

Choose which artist you want to work with.

Email program director Elizabeth Parkinson at:

  • In the subject line, please indicate which choreographer you are applying to work with.
  • In the body of the email, please include your name, age, phone number and email address, and if you will need campus housing. 
  • Attach your CV or résumé in PDF format.
  • Include a link to a 5-minute unedited video of your dancing - this can be a clip from a performance, rehearsal or simply a 5 minute improv in the studio.  We want to get a sense of your movement. Former and current UNCSA Dance Majors do not need to submit an audition video. 

We will respond within two weeks of receiving your application.