Advanced Summer Intensive 2023

June 19-July 29
Offered on a weekly basis or full 6 weeks

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

– Summer Intensive Dancer

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.

My time in Movement Lab, and with the staff at CCD, was transformative.

– Movement Lab Dancer

Summer Moving Project

Summer Moving Project (SMP) is the culmination performance opportunity for the Advanced & Intermediate Summer Intensive. All students who participate in weeks 3 through 6 of the intensive are invited to perform. This show allows students the opportunity to learn contemporary choreography, classical repertoire, and focus on artistry in an intensive rehearsal process with nationally recognized artists such as Sidra Bell, Romy Karz Rapoport, Zippora Karz, and more.

Summer Moving Project is an enriching experience for all students who participate in weeks 3 through 6, but is best experienced by students participating in all 6 weeks. Students who complete all 6 weeks of the Advanced Summer Intensive will begin SMP two weeks early and will be cast in additional pieces.

Participation in SMP is FREE with a signed contract. Participation requires enrollment of at least weeks 3-6 of CCD’s Advanced Summer Intensive. SMP participation includes a digital video, performance photos, and a summer t-shirt. To ensure that dancers fulfill their commitment to the choreographers, there will be a $200 cancellation fee for withdrawal from SMP, for any reason.


Taking ballet class with a new 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

Students train up to 8 hours per day

Summer Intensive students will attend classes Monday-Friday, to train in ballet technique, pointe, classical repertoire and variations, contemporary dance, improvisation, Modern, Jazz, cultural dance techniques, Gaga, and more.

Special classes for male-identifying students.

An optional 2-hour ballet technique class is also available on Saturdays.

Audition Schedule

In-Person Auditions - Colorado

Saturday, February 4, 2023

  • 2:30pm—4:30pm 
  • Colorado Conservatory of Dance, Broomfield, CO

Sunday Mar. 12, 2023 

  • 11:00am—1:00pm 
  • Colorado Conservatory of Dance, Broomfield, CO
In-Person Auditions - National Tour

Indiana University, Jacobs School of Music 

  • Tuesday, February 7th, 6:00pm, Pre-College Class Audition
  • Majors Audition with Zippora Karz – Date & Time TBA

Los Angeles, CA

  • Sunday March 5th
  • California Dance Theatre
    2282 Townsgate Road Suites 4/5/6, Westlake Village, California 91361
    Sunday, March 5, 2023 11:30am to 12:00pm
    Sunday, March 5, 2023 12:00pm to 1:30pm

New York City

  • Sunday March 12th
  • 11:30am Registration
  • 12:00pm – 2:00pm Class (Ballet, Pointe, Contemporary)
  • Mark Morris Dance Center
    3 Lafayette Avenue
    Brooklyn, NY 11217-1415
    Hodgkins Studio
    Taught by Ann Chiaverini
Zoom Auditions

Sun. Mar. 12, 2023

  • 1:30pm—3:30pm
  • Zoom link to be provided upon registration

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Advanced 3, 4, & 5

Advanced 3, 4, & 5 Schedule

Weeks 1 – 6

  • M – 9am to 4pm
  • Tu – 9am to 4pm
  • W – 9am to 4pm
  • Th – 9am to 4pm
  • F – 9am to 4pm
  • Sa – 11am to 1pm

Adv. 3, 4, & 5 Summer Moving Project

  • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
  • 4pm to 6pm
Advanced 1 & 2

Advanced 1 & 2 Schedule

Weeks 1 – 6

  • M – 9am to 4pm
  • Tu – 9am to 1:45pm
  • W – 9am to 4pm
  • Th – 9am to 1:45pm
  • F – 9am to 4pm
  • Sa – 11am to 1pm

Adv. 1 & 2 Summer Moving Project

  • M – 4pm to 6pm
  • Tu – 1:45pm to 3:45pm
  • W – 4pm to 6pm
  • Th – 1:45pm to 3:45pm
  • F – 4pm to 6pm
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Includes Summer Moving Project performance fee*

Advanced 3/4/5

  • By May 1: $575/week
  • By June 1: $625/week
  • After June 1: $675/week

Advanced 1/2 

  • By May 1: $455/week
  • By June 1: $505/week
  • After June 1: $555/week

*Please see Summer Moving Project requirements

Tuition is non-refundable.

Ballet Technique

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

In 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) is 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/PPP Summer Classes

Ballet Folklórico: This class, taught by Janelle Ayón, former dancer with Ballet Folklórico de Mexico de Amalia Hernández, focuses on implementing ballet and contemporary techniques to traditional Mexican Dance. Students will be introduced to footwork, upper body and skirt techniques and also explore the origins and history of dance in Mexico.

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) is 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, and Yoga.


Regis University

  • Double occupancy traditional dormitory
  • Daily transportation
  • Fun supervised activities on the weekend

Room & Board Pricing

1 week – $800

2 weeks – $1,600

3 weeks – $2,400

4 weeks – $3,200

5 weeks – $4,000

6 weeks – $4,800

Housing Administrative Fee: $100*
*One-time fee for the Summer Program

Summer Residential Experience

Dancers choosing the housing option will reside at the beautiful and historic Regis University Campus. Traditional dormitory style rooms are double occupancy, air-conditioned with a shared bathroom and washer/dryer in the facility.

A full-time trained resident advisor will chaperon and oversee all the dancers. The RA has a TCLogic background check and is certified by Regis University regarding safety and health protocol.

Transportation from Regis to Colorado Conservatory of Dance is included. This does not include transit from Denver International Airport.

Dancers are encouraged to bring pocket money for extra outings and snacks. Weekend excursions are not included in the summer pricing.

Please contact info@ccdance.org.


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