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.

This program has reached its enrollment capacity and registration is closed.  Please check this page in Fall 2021 for information on the 2022 program.

Classes are held 10 a.m. - 4:45 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

Sample Schedule for Professional Studies
(all times are Eastern Standard Time)

10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Warm-up and Movement Exploration with Choreographer 1
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Lunch
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Masterclass with Guest Artist
students will have a class with a different guest artist each day
2:30 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. Break
2:45 p.m. - 4:45 p.m. Creative Practive with Choreographer 2

Choreographers 1 and 2 will alternate between the 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. and 2:45 - 4:45 p.m. times slots each day.

Masterclasses from 1 - 2:30 p.m. will be taught by a different guest artist each day.
Past masterclasses have included content creation, dance for film, lectures and seminars.


2021 faculty includes Jon Bond; check this page as more choreographers are added!

Past Faculty includes Sidra Bell, Peter Chu, Victor Quijada, Alexandra Damiani, Juel D. Lane and Gregory Dolbashian.


Video auditions are now open and will close on May 16, 2021.  A Live Zoom Audition will be held on May 16.

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.

Video Auditions

Please include the following.

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


After you register, we will send you an email address for your audition materials.

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.

Live Zoom Auditions May 16

UNCSA Summer Dance is excited to announce our 2021 live Zoom audition day! Dancers interested in attending our Classical Ballet, Contemporary, Professional Studies, and Broadway Commerical Dance Lab intensives may choose to attend our virtual audition day on May 16th. Please see the audition video submission requirements if you cannot attend the virtual audition day. 

The audition schedule will be as follows. All times are EST.

Ages 12 and older
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Ballet Class
1:15 pm - 2:00 pm Pointe Class
1:15 pm - 2:15 pm Zoom Room 2 Contemporary Class 
2:15 pm - 3:00 pm Summer Dance Informational Meeting (optional)

Ages 15 and older
3:00 pm - 4:00pm - Professional Studies Audition - warmup, phrase work and improvisation. 

Students interested in attending the Classical Ballet Intensive or Broadway Commercial Dance Lab or the Contemporary program will be evaluated for these intensives during their ballet class. 

Audition fee - Waived for Professional Studies.  Use discount code pro.

If you have any questions, please contact Summer Program director Ashley Lindsey at

At-home Requirements

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