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CityDance Online Summer Intensives 

CityDance Summer Intensives provide a challenging exploration of classical and contemporary techniques taught by Dance Theatre of Harlem, Koresh Dance and International Artists, as well as CityDance Ballet Master Stanislav Issaev and award-winning contemporary choreographers including CityDance Choreographer-in-Residence Robert J. Priore.

Our signature structure of 1 - 2 week intensives with each professional company or artist allows young dancers to tailor their summer training to participate in one or all of these summer experiences.

Led by Artistic Director Lorraine Spiegler, CityDance prepares young dancers for 21st century careers with specialized training, rich performance opportunities and strong connections to the professional dance world.

Intensives are ideal for serious dancers, ages 8 to 20, interested in a challenging exploration of classical and contemporary training with daily classes in ballet, pointe, pas de deux, modern, contemporary, jazz and African. 

Intensive locations:

Online

CityDance School & Conservatory at Strathmore
5301 Tuckerman Lane / N Bethesda, MD 20852

Please contact summer@citydance.net with any questions.


Summer Intensive Schedule

Dance Theatre of Harlem at CityDance

Online 

Orientation Day: Monday, June 15 (4-8pm)
Intensive Dates: Tuesday, June 16 - Saturday, June 20; Monday, June 22 - Friday, June 26 (9am-5pm).
Ages: 8 - 20
Online Fee: $700

Meet the faculty here

Dance Theatre of Harlem (DTH) at CityDance is ideal for students interested in a challenging ballet summer intensive within the style of this iconic American dance company. Daily training includes ballet, pointe and the allied arts - Modern, Contemporary Jazz and Umfundalai. In addition, using an online platform during the intensive will allow us to offer an in-depth DTH dance history history video exploration taught by Robert Garland, DTH Choreographer-In-Residence.

All students have full classical ballet and contemporary technique classes each day online, as well as learn repertory in all genres. Past DTH themes and repertory experiences have included "Giselle Creole" and "Firebird". Original contemporary works will be created for the dancers by CityDance faculty. At the end of the intensive, dancers will receive a video recording of the DTH intensive experience which dancers will be able to share with family and friends. Year-round CityDance students will be able to perform  repertory learned later in the 2020-2021 season.

Dance Theatre of Harlem Young Program at CityDance

Online

Orientation Day: Monday, June 15 (4-8pm)
Intensive Dates: Tuesday, June 16 - Saturday, June 20; Monday, June 22 - Friday, June 26 (9am-5pm).
Ages: 8 - 11
Online Fee: $475

Meet the faculty here

Dance Theatre of Harlem Young Program at CityDance is ideal for very young dancers interested in a challenging summer intensive within the style of this iconic American ballet company. Daily training in foundational principles of ballet, floor barre and  technique and a dance history video exploration  are taught by Robert Garland, DTH Choreographer-In-Residence and DTH faculty.

All students have full classical ballet and contemporary technique classes each day online, as well as learn repertory in all genres: Ballet, Modern, Contemporary Jazz and Umfundalai repertory taught by DTH and CityDance faculty. At the end of the intensive, dancers will receive a video recording of the DTH intensive experience which dancers will be able to share with family and friends.

At the end of the intensive, dancers will receive a video recording of the DTH intensive experience which dancers will be able to share with family and friends.

Koresh & CityDance's Vaganova for the 21st Century

Online 

Intensive Dates: Monday, July 6 - Friday, July 17 (M-F, 9am-5pm)
Ages: 8 - 20
Online Fee: $650

Meet the faculty here

World-renowned Koresh Dance Company provides an intensive summer dance training experience in true Koresh style - hard-hitting, powerful and challenging. This intensive features contemporary technique training with repertory experiences and improvisation/composition workshops created by Ronen Koresh, Artistic Director of Koresh Dance as well as classical ballet technique, variations and ensemble repertoire from CityDance's in-house Vaganova for the 21st Century program, led by Conservatory Ballet Master Stanislav Issaev, Artistic Director Lorraine Spiegler and other CityDance Vaganova teaching faculty.

All students have a full classical and contemporary technique class each day, as well as, repertory experiences of high calibre in both genres. Classical repertoire  from the major ballets including variations and ensemble segments  will be taught in the Vaganova Tradition. Strength training/conditioning and improvisation/composition process information will be shared through our online platform by the dynamic teaching artists of Koresh Dance. In this online intensive dancers will learn current touring repertory from the professional company. CityDance Conservatory year round students will perform new summer 2020 repertory pieces later in the 2020-2021 season in CityDance Conservatory performances. At the end of the intensive, dancers will receive a video recording of the Koresh Intensive experience which dancers will be able to share with family and friends.

CityDance International Intensive

Online

Intensive Dates: Monday, July 20 - Friday, July 31 (M-F, 9am-5pm)
Ages: 8 - 20

Choose between our full-day or half-day intensive options!

Full-day (Classical Ballet and Contemporary, 9am - 5pm): $650
Half-day (Classical Ballet, 9am - 12:15 or 1pm): $300
Half-day (Contemporary, Jazz and Modern, 1 - 5pm): $390

Meet the faculty here

Using our online platform, we have the unique opportunity this summer to bring together a talented and exciting lineup of international artists and American artists who work internationally and have experience producing their work online. This virtual intensive, July 20 through 31, 2020, serves to ignite a dancer’s creativity and accelerate his or her technical and artistic trajectory.

We will reach across the Caribbean to welcome back Alex Neoral(Focus Cia De Dança, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil), across the Atlantic to welcome Liz Gahl (Compagnie José Montalvo, Paris, France), and one Mystery Guest who will be announced in the first days of the intensive. They will teach alongside CityDance Ignite Contemporary Artists who have worked extensively internationally, Choreographer-in-Residence and Robert J. Priore and Sarah J. Ewing (Australia). 

The Intensive will include Classical Ballet technique, variations and classical heritage ballet repertory led by Conservatory Ballet Master Stanislav Issaev and Artistic Director Lorraine Spiegler, as well as esteemed teaching faculty members Caroline Rocher and Keith Thomas. CityDance Conservatory year round students will perform new summer 2020 repertory pieces later in the 2020-2021 season in CityDance Conservatory performances. At the end of the intensive, dancers will receive a video recording of the International Intensive experience which dancers will be able to share with family and friends.

Week One
Contemporary: Alex Neoral, Sarah J. Ewing, Robert J. Priore
Ballet: Stanislav Issaev, Caroline Rocher, Keith Thomas
Special Wellness Workshop: Nutrition in the time of COVID with Marie Scioscia

Week Two
Contemporary: Alex Neoral, Elizabeth Gahl, Robert J. Priore and Mystery Guest
Ballet: Stanislav Issaev, Caroline Rocher, Keith Thomas


August 2020 Programs

Conservatory Back to Dance

Dates: Monday, August 24 - Friday, August 28 (M-F, 4:30 - 8:45pm)
Location: Online
Ages: 8 - 20
Full Fee: $600 (Subject to change) 

Ballet and Pointe/Variation classes will be taught by CityDance Ballet Master and Nijinsky prize awardee, Stanislav Issaev and Jazz & Modern technique classes with stellar CityDance year round faculty.  

Choreographer-in-Residence Creative Intensive

Dates: Monday, August 17 - Friday, August 21 (M-F, 9am - 3pm)
Location: Online
Ages: 10 - 18
Full Fee: $350

Robert J. Priore, CityDance School & Conservatory's award-winning Choreographer-in-Residence (CIR), will lead this intensive and focus on creating a new work with teaching artist Diana Amalfitano. Year-round students will carry this repertory into the 2020-2021 season.


Payment Process

Once a dancer is accepted into an Intensive, a $250 deposit per program is due two weeks before the start date of each program to confirm enrollment for your child. Full payment is due by Day 1 of each program.


Audition by Video

Experience Summer Training at CityDance!

You still have the chance to audition online for CityDance School & Conservatory Online Summer Intensives! To audition by video, please register here with $25 audition fee.

Videos requirements are different for each age category.

8 - 12 year old dancers should include the following:

• video from a dance class
• short video of improvisation or performance

12+ year old dancers should include the following:

• short ballet barre including: pliés, tendus, dégagés, rond de jambes, battements (right and left sides)
• short ballet center including: adagio, turns, jumps, reverence
pointe work if applicable
• short modern warm up of choice to include contractions (on floor or standing) and work in parallel
• contemporary across the floor of choice
• demonstration of any other genre you would like to share, if applicable

Dancers who competed a solo in YAGP or other dance competitions can just submit a video link to the competition performance.

Please be sure to email your video link(s) to summer@citydance.net after the audition fee payment. 

Videos are accepted on a rolling basis.

Please contact summer@citydance.net with any questions.

DANCE STUDIO LOCATIONS

CityDance at Strathmore

5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda, MD 20852

Opening 2021: CityDance at Rockville

11910 Parklawn Drive, Rockville, MD 20852

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