Who is this for?
Preparation for emerging artists
This advanced program is for dancers who want a challenging summer experience that will accelerate their ballet and contemporary dance training in an intimate, individualized setting. The Advanced Summer Intensive runs June 17 – July 27, 2019 with four divisions serving intermediate and advanced dancers ages 12-22. Students will train up to 8 hours per day Monday-Friday with rigorous and invigorating classes designed to diversify their capacity for movement. An optional 2-hour ballet technique class is also available on Saturdays.
Guest Master Teachers may include:
International Choreographer and master teacher. Faculty member for Lines, Dominican University, and Smuin.
Mary Margaret Holt
Dean of Fine Arts, University of Oklahoma
Former dancer under Twyla Tharp and White Oak.
Company artist under Crystal Pite, Ohad Naharin, Pina Bausch. Gaga Certified.
Mario Alberto Zambrano
Repetiteur/methodology of William Forsythe, Ohad Naharin, Jirí Kylián.
Julia Wilkinson Manley
CCD Artistic Director
Advanced 2, 3 & 4 classes may include:
Ballet, Pointe, Variations, Gaga, Modern, Jazz, Hip Hop, Contemporary, Repertoire, Pas de Deux, Character, Health & Wellness Seminars, Video Studies, and Dynamic Stretching
Advanced 1 classes may include:
Ballet, Pre-Pointe or Pointe, Variations, Modern, Jazz, Hip Hop, Contemporary, Character, Health & Wellness Seminars, Video Studies, and Dynamic Stretching.
• Special classes offered for male students.
• Class size is limited.
• Special seminars may be added throughout the intensive.
• CCD boasts 5 beautiful studios with beautiful views of the Rocky Mountains.
• Dancers will have access to Physical Therapy, Fascial Distortion and a full Pilates studio.
Advanced Summer Tuition:
Advanced 3 & 4
“I have never excelled more as a dancer than while at CCD. With new friendships and supportive faculty members, you have a foundation to achieve anything.”
– Lindsay 2016 & 2013
Students who are enrolled in at least weeks 3-6 are invited to perform in CCD’s Summer Moving Project. This valuable program allows students to learn contemporary choreography and classical repertoire in an intensive rehearsal process. Divisions 5-8 will have additional rehearsal times throughout the week. Students enrolled in all 6 weeks receive 2 weeks of additional rehearsal time and may be cast in additional works for the showcase. This extensive rehearsal process will culminate with the Summer Moving Project on July 27, 2019. Additional fee for Summer Moving Project is $250.
“Overall, this entire experience has inspired me to grow further as a dancer, and I learned a lot from the guest teachers to the Artistic Director. I have never met such a great group of dancers, faculty, and staff. They have inspired me on stage, outside of dance, and inside the studio.”
– Paige (2016)