Summer Dance Intensive

Summer Dance Intensive Information

  • General Information

    About the Intensive

     July 23 – August 3, 2018
    The Summer Dance Intensive offers professional dance training to students ages 14 and up. The intensive program focuses on technical training in ballet, modern, and jazz, with additional classes offered in African dance, Hip-Hop, Improvisation, Pilates, and yoga. Students will also learn repertory work created by the faculty.  The two-week program will culminate in an informal presentation on Friday, August 3.

    2-week Intensive:  July 23 - August 3
    1-week Intensive:  July 23 - July 27

    College Credits
    Students with a high school graduation date of 2020 or prior with at least three years of dance training may register under DA 301 and receive 3 credits from DeSales University. Qualified students must participate in the full two-week intensive.

    Residential Option
    Students have the option to live on campus during the Intensive. The Residential Option includes additional evening and weekend activities. Students are supervised by Residential Counselors, who live in the residence hall with the students throughout the intensive program.

    Requirements for Enrollment
    This is an intermediate/advanced dance training program for students entering high school and above.  There are no exceptions to the minimum age of 14 - students must be 14 by the start date of the intensive.  Interested students must have some previous dance training.
    Students interested in taking the pointe elective must have at least two years of training en pointe, or may take the class in flat ballet slippers.

     

  • Welcome from the Director

    Angela Sigley, MFA - Assistant Professor, Dance Department, DeSales UniversityWe are thrilled to invite you to join us this summer at the DeSales University Summer Dance Intensive. 

    Come and spend one or two weeks on the beautiful campus of DeSales University immersing yourself in dance with the faculty of the Dance Department and other esteemed guest artists.  You’ll leave enriched, inspired, and renewed after experiencing a wide array of classes and styles, as well as working with faculty on repertory work.  We hope to see you in our studios this summer!

    - Angela Sigley Grossman, Director

  • Tuition and Fees

     

    Programs Tuition Appl. Fee Total

    Intensive
    2-week $ 970 $ 25 $ 995
    1-week $ 645 $ 25 $ 670
     
    Residential
    2-week      
    Residential Security
    Room Board Fee Deposit Total
    $600 $400 $150 $50 $1200

    Residential
    1-week      
    Residential Security
    Room Board Fee Deposit Total
    $300 $200 $75 $50

    $625

    For more information on the residential program please e-mail angela.grossman@desales.edu

    SDI Refund Policy
    Students who withdraw before July 1, 2018 will receive a full refund less the $25 application fee. Students who withdraw between July 2 and July 20, 2018 will receive a refund less $100 tuition deposit and the $25 application fee. NO MONEY will be refunded FOR ANY REASON after July 20, 2018.

  • Enrollment and Scholarship Information

    How to Enroll

    Application coming soon!

    Deadlines

    • July 9, 2018 for residential students

    • July 22, 2018 for non-residential students

    There is a $25 non-refundable registration fee for applying.

    Scholarship Information

    • Deadline June 1, 2018

    A limited number of scholarships are available for exceptional students. Scholarships are only available to those students enrolled for the two-week Intensive. Awards will be given as a percentage off of tuition but do not include room and board fees. Persons interested in applying for a scholarship must contact director Angela Sigley Grossman for information on submitting a video audition.

    No scholarship video auditions will be considered after June 1, 2018.

  • Faculty

    Coming soon - Faculty lineup for SDI 2018!  Stay tuned!

  • Sample Schedule

    (Updated schedules will be sent to students enrolled in the intensive.)

    Monday Week 1 Tuesday Week 1 Wednesday Week 1 Thursday Week 1 Friday Week 1
    Registration
    8:00-9:00
    Somatics
    8:00-9:00
    Somatics
    8:00-9:00
    Somatics
    8:00-9:00
    Somatics
    8:00-9:00
    Ballet
    9:15-10:30
    Ballet
    9:15-10:30
    Modern
    9:15-10:30
    Ballet
    9:15-10:30
    Modern
    9:15-10:30
    Modern
    10:45-12:00
    Modern
    10:45-12:00
    Jazz
    10:45-12:00
    Modern
    10:45-12:00
    Jazz
    10:45-12:00
    Repertory Audition
    12:15-1:30
    Lunch
    12:00-1:00
    Lunch
    12:00-1:00
    Lunch
    12:00-1:00
    Lunch
    12:00-1:00
    Lunch
    1:30-2:30
    Elective
    1:00-1:50
    Elective
    1:00-1:50
    Elective
    1:00-1:50
    Elective
    1:00-1:50
    Tour of Campus
    2:30-3:15
    Improvisation
    2:00-3:15
    Ballet
    2:00-3:15
    Improvisation
    2:00-3:15
    Ballet
    2:00-3:15
    Repertory
    3:30-5:00
    Hip Hop Master Class
    3:30-5:00
    Repertory
    3:30-5:00
    Photo Shoot
    3:30-5:00
    Repertory
    3:30-5:00

     


    Monday Week 2 Tuesday Week 2 Wednesday Week 2 Thursday Week 2 Friday Week 2
    Somatics
    8:00-9:00
    Somatics
    8:00-9:00
    Somatics
    8:00-9:00
    Somatics
    8:00-9:00
    Somatics
    8:00-9:00
    Modern
    9:15-10:30
    Ballet
    9:15-10:30
    Modern
    9:15-10:30
    Ballet
    9:15-10:30
    Ballet
    9:15-10:30
    Jazz
    10:45-12:00
    Modern
    10:45-12:00
    Jazz
    10:45-12:00
    Modern
    10:45-12:00
    Modern
    10:45-12:00
    Lunch
    12:00-1:00
    Lunch
    12:00-1:00
    Lunch
    12:00-1:00
    Lunch
    12:00-1:00
    Lunch
    12:00-1:00
    Elective
    1:00-1:50
    Elective
    1:00-1:50
    Elective
    1:00-1:50
    Elective
    1:00-1:50
    Dance on Camera Screening
    1:00-2:15
    Ballet
    2:00-3:15
    Composition
    2:00-3:15
    Ballet
    2:00-3:15
    Composition
    2:00-3:15
    Repertory
    2:30-4:00
    Repertory
    3:30-5:00
    West African Master Class
    3:30-5:00
    Repertory
    3:30-5:00
    Inversions Master Class
    3:30-5:00
    Spacing
    4:15-5:30 Informal Showing
    6:30
  • Testimonials

    “SDI was a great experience for me, especially because I am looking to pursue dance as my career. I loved every second of it and I hope to return next year! SDI was a very memorable 2 weeks and I gained so much from this experience.”
     - Anonymous SDI Participant, 2017

    “SDI gave me the opportunity to explore a variety of styles, with a great deal of teachers in just two weeks. Every teacher was informative and amazing to work with. Each instructor taught me something different about dance and performing and about myself as well. It was an amazing opportunity to work and connect with all the teachers, as well as the other students. We had so much fun, while also learning and expanding our comfort levels. Please continue offering a variety of classes as you do, as well as include the screen dance information session. I feel as though that was very interesting and important for upcoming dancers. Thank you so much for the experience!”
     - Anonymous SDI Participant, 2017

    “The thing for me was I came very close to giving up dance completely, but this intensive helped me find my love for dance again. I'm the happiest I've ever been now.”
     - Anonymous SDI Participant, 2017

    “I thought the program was very beneficial! 2 weeks of dancing and I can definitely see a difference in my technique and confidence level. I think it's a good opportunity to get you to take classes outside of your studio and away from the dancers you always dance with! It really shows you how you can handle different challenges.”
     - Anonymous SDI Participant, 2017

  • Directions

    DeSales University is located on Station Avenue in Center Valley, Pa., 1 mile south of Rt. 378, just a mile from where Rt. 309 meets Rt. 378. 

    Address for GPS

    2755 Station Ave
    Center Valley, PA 18034

Any questions?

Please contact Angela Grossman at Angela.Grossman@desales.edu or 610-282-1100, ext. 1719.

 


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