Advanced Intensive

Elevate Your Ballet Technique

June 17-  July 27 | For Ages 13 to 19

The Advanced Summer Intensive provides multi-disciplinary dance training
in a rigorous and nurturing environment geared towards fostering individual growth
through technical proficiency and movement literacy.

Students will finish each week with a showcase demonstrating what they have learned.

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Work done in this summer intensive is still helping me today in my BFA program.

– Summer Intensive Dancer

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A Dance Intensive for teens, focusing on
Screendance and Leadership Skill Development

Offered on a weekly basis, or sign up for the full 6 week intensive!

Screendance

Screendance is a hybrid arts form that combines movement with the camera to stir the imagination and deliver a unique visual experience to explore motion and subject matter.

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My time in [the advanced summer intensive], and with the staff at CCD, was transformative.

– Movement Lab Dancer

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Taking ballet class with purpose, learning world-renowned techniques and choreography, and hearing from well accomplished dancers from across the world allowed me to add more depth to my dancing.

– Summer Intensive Dancer

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Students train up to 10 hours every day

Weekly focuses that engage and excite students, taught by esteemed guest faculty.

Week 1
Week 2
Week 3
Week 4
Week 5
Week 6

(June 17 – June 22)
(June 24 – June 29)
(July 1 – July 6)
(July 8 – July 13)
(July 15 – July 20)
(July 22 – July 27)

Hip Hop
Salsa
U.S. Social Dance / Swing Dance
Contemporary Dance
Musical Theater
Spanish Dance

Program Leads

Guest Artists

Weeks 2 & 6 to be Announced Soon!

Christina Johnson | Week 1

Dance Theatre of Harlem
Co-founder of Complexions

Larry Southall | Week 1

Assistant Teaching Professor • Co-Director of Hip-hop Studies
University of Colorado Boulder

Zippora Karz | Week 3

Former Soloist of NYC Ballet
George Balanchine Trust™ Repetiteur

Faculty from CMDance | Week 3

CMDance strives to build healthy, thriving communities through world-class arts education programs.

LeeWei Chao | Week 4

Current faculty at Oregon Ballet Theatre School
Former Alonzo King LINES Ballet

Romy Karz Rapoport | Week 5

Former Soloist of NYC Ballet
Faculty of Colburn School Dance Academy

Jonathan Royse Windham| Week 5

KAMEA Dance Company

Jeanette Trujillo-Lucero | Week 6

Founder of Fiesta Colorado Dance Company

Audition at CCD

The audition will include a ballet class plus a contemporary workshop. Pointe shoes are required for female students.

  • January 7th | 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM
  • January 27th | 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM
  • February 11th | 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM
  • March 17th | 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM

National Audition Tour

  • Jan 12-14, 2024 – St. Louis, MO, at the Center of Creative Arts (COCA)
  • Atlanta (date/location TBA)
  • Los Angeles (date/location TBA)
  • New Orleans (date/location TBA)
  • Additional dates and locations to be announced.

Register to Audition | $20 Online Registration Fee

Dancers may also register in-person on the date of the audition for a $20 registration fee.

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Tuition

$650 / week + Room and board fees (if applicable)

$35 registration fee for new students

Weeks 1 and 2*

Summer Intensive students will attend classes Monday-Saturday. Core classes include Ballet, Pointe, Variations, Partnering, Conditioning and Pilates with Dance Composition and Screendance in collaboration with Sans Souci Festival of Dance Cinema.

Weeks 3 – 6*

Leadership Development through Dance in collaboration with Women in Dance. During these weeks, we use dance education as a vehicle to inspire and nurture adolescent students to develop continuous appreciation for dance and more importantly, to become future leaders in all fields.

Core Classes include Ballet, Pointe, Variation, Partnering, Conditioning and Pilates with Dance Composition, Dance History and developing leadership skills through seminars and panel discussions with professionals from all fields

Including a Focused Dance Form Each Week

Week 1 (June 17 – June 22) – Hip Hop
Week 2 (June 24 – June 29) – Salsa
Week 3 (July 1 – July 6) – U.S. Social Dance / Swing Dance
Week 4 (July 8 – July 13) – Contemporary Dance
Week 5 (July 15 – July 20) –  Musical Theater
Week 6 (July 22 – July 27) – Spanish Dance

Daily*

Weeks 1 and 2 | Screendance

Time Class Content
8:45 AM – 9 AM  Arrival
9 AM – 9:30 AM Conditioning or Pilates 
9:30 AM – 11 AM Ballet Technique Class
11 AM – 12:30 PM

Pointe Class/Variation/Partnering

Screen Dance History/Creating for Screen/Editing 

12:30 PM – 1:15 PM Lunch break
1:15 PM – 2:45 PM

Focused class 

Dress Rehearsal for Showcase

2:45 PM – 4:15 PM

Focused rehearsals

3 PM Showcase

4:15 PM – 4:30 PM  Break
4:30 PM – 6:30 PM  Student creating for Screen Dance 
6:30 PM – 7:30 PM Dinner time for Residents/Back to Dorm

Weeks 3 – 6 | Dance and Leadership Institute

Time Class Content
8:45 AM – 9 AM  Arrival
9 AM – 9:30 AM Conditioning or Pilates 
9:30 AM – 11 AM Ballet Class Technique Class
11 AM – 12:30 PM

Pointe Class/Variation/Partnering

Dance and Culture/Choreography/Rehearsal time

12:30 PM – 1 PM Lunch break
1 PM – 2:30 PM New Dance Form Class
2:30 PM – 4 PM New Dance Form Creation
4 PM – 4:30 PM  Break
4:30 PM – 6:30 PM 

Leadership Skills Seminar

Leadership and Career Panel Discussions 

6:30 PM – 7:30 PM Dinner time for Residents/Back to Dorm

*Subject to change.

Peace of Mind

Parents can rest assured that their dancer will be under the vigilant and capable care of our summer intensive’s staff and faculty at all times. We prioritize the safety and well-being of every student entrusted to us, and to ensure this, all our team members have undergone rigorous background checks, verifying their suitability to work with youth. Your dancer’s safety is our top priority, and we are committed to providing a secure and nurturing environment throughout their time at our summer intensive.

Ballet Technique

Advanced 1
Students heighten their strength, control, speed and mental acuity through the introduction of more complex combinations, turns, jumps and balances.

Advanced 2
Students begin to transition to our more advanced syllabus, taking on more complex turns, and big jumps, while refining their movements and building stamina.

Advanced 3
Turns the attention to “the whole picture” as students begin to develop a comprehensive understanding of how their upper and lower bodies work together. They learn complex combinations quickly and focus their energies on strength, refinement, confidence and risk taking.

Advanced 4/5/Pre-Professional Program (PPP)
A rigorous and challenging program that encourages dancers to move beyond their comfort zone with a focus on cultivating individual artistic voices. PPP students in this program often plan to go on to college programs or professional careers in dance. For year-round entry into PPP, students are required to study six days per week.

Advanced Summer Classes

Screendance
A hybrid arts form that combines movement with the camera to stir the imagination and deliver a unique visual experience to explore motion and subject matter.

Ballet Technique
Dancers will be placed in a level that best supports their progress. Classes will focus on technique with an emphasis on proper alignment, functional anatomy, musicality and artistry.

Pointe
Dancers will be placed in a level that best supports their progress. Pointe classes will focus on foot articulation and strength.

Power, Flight & Turn
This class is designed to gain full-body strength, while perfecting the technical requirements necessary when performing jumps and turns. Dancers will learn variations and other excerpts from classical repertoire typically attributed to male danseurs.

Variations and Repertoire
This class will cover classical variations in addition to contemporary and modern repertoire by such choreographers as Crystal Pite, Yvonne Rainer, Twyla Tharp and Bill T. Jones, to name a few.

Modern Dance
This class will focus on building fundamental modern dance skills including floorwork, the dynamic use of weight, improvisation and elemental concepts of effort, space and time. This conceptual approach allows dancers to be successful in a range of modern styles while creating a full and developed physical understanding of their body and its abilities.

Progressing Ballet Technique (PBT)
An innovative body-conditioning and strengthening program developed by Marie Walton-Mahon. PBT focuses on training muscle memory to strengthen and enhance technique.

Classes may also include:

  • Contemporary
  • Partnering
  • Anatomy & Kinesiology
  • Composition
  • Dance History
  • Jazz
  • Hip Hop
  • Somatic Awareness
  • Yoga

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