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CityDance School & Conservatory Summer Intensives

CityDance is bringing world-renowned guest artists to DC, Maryland and online platforms this summer! CityDance's signature Summer Intensives provide challenging training in classical and contemporary techniques, world dance forms, dance history, improvisation / composition and repertory with classes taught by the stellar teaching artists of CityDance Conservatory, PHILADANCO!, Koresh Dance Company and other world-renowned guest artists of high caliber.

There will be multiple technique levels in each program according to the stage of training and age of each dancer. Intensives are open to serious dance students ages 8 to 20. Each intensive requires an audition. 

In-person intensives will be held at two locations: The Music Center at Strathmore in North Bethesda and Whittle School & Studios in Northwest DC. Space is limited for in-studio programming. Students who are selected for an in-studio summer intensive will remain in that venue for the full duration of the program. See the full list of our online and in-studio summer intensives below. Click on the program to learn more and see the pricing. Please review the COVID-19 policies.

CityDance also offers summer programs for students ages 5-15 with no audition necessary. Learn more here.

summer@citydance.net | 301.581.5204

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2021 CityDance Summer Intensive Schedule (Ages 9-20 )

Focus Forward | June 7, 8, 10 and 11 | Ages 10-20 | Strathmore OR Online

Launch your summer of dance with one week of specialized and highly focused classes with CityDance School & Conservatory Artistic Director, Ballet Master and Robert J. Priore, Choreographer-in-Residence Artist.

PHILADANCO! @ CityDance Summer Intensive | June 14 - June 25 | Ages 9-20 | Strathmore, Whittle OR Online

PHILADANCO! will bring their signature Horton technique and modern dance training to CityDance! All students will have a full classical and contemporary technique class each day as well as repertory experiences of high caliber in both genres.

Koresh & CityDance's Vaganova for the 21st Century | July 5 - July 9 and July 12 - July 16 | Ages 9-20 | Strathmore, Whittle OR Online

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 caliber in both genres. Classical repertoire includes variations for senior students as well as ensemble pieces from major ballets in the Vaganova Tradition. Contemporary works will be taken from current professional repertory of the Koresh Dance Company.

Choreographer-in-Residence Intensive | July 19 - July 23 | Ages 10-20 | Whittle 

Award-winning Choreographer-in-Residence (CIR),Robert J. Priore will lead this intensive and focus on creating new work. This intensive features contemporary jazz technique training with repertory experiences that year-round students will carry into the 2021-2022 season.

Conservatory Boys Workshop | July 31 - August 1 | Ages 10-20 | Strathmore OR Online

This workshop is designed specifically for male dancers and will be centered in Ballet, Broadway Jazz, Hip Hop, Modern and Contemporary techniques. The two day workshop will be taught by male teachers of calibre including Nijinsky Award winning Conservatory Ballet Master, Stanislav Issaev and Choreographer-in-Residence (CIR), Robert J. Priore amongst others.

CityDance International Intensive | August 2 - August 6 and August 9 - August 13 | Ages 10-20 | Strathmore, Whittle OR Online

The CityDance International Intensive brings together a talented and exciting lineup of American artists who work internationally as well as international guests who have experience producing their work online. This intensive serves to ignite a young dancer’s creativity and accelerate his or her technical and artistic trajectory.

Dancers train across classical ballet and contemporary techniques and learn about Dance and Film. Students will also have the opportunity to work with videographers and choreographers who have experience with dance videos. Amongst other guests, Yuanyuan Wang, Founding Artistic Director of Beijing Dance Theatre, will share her rich and robust experience and choreography from her world-famous dance company.  Yuanyuan Wang will create a dance video linking choreography for professional dancers in her company with choreography created by the intensive dancers. 

All students will have a full classical and contemporary technique class each day as well as repertory experiences of high caliber in both genres. Classical repertoire includes variations for advanced students as well as ensemble pieces, led by Conservatory Ballet Master Stanislav Issaev, Artistic Director Lorraine Spiegler and other CityDance teaching faculty.

NEW Petite Conservatory Workshop | August 21 - August 22 | Ages 11-20 | Strathmore OR Online

This workshop is designed specifically to introduce students to the challenges of the Petite Conservatory Program as well as  ignite individual student development in skills and performance in classical ballet and contemporary. This workshop will be taught by CityDance School & Conservatory Founding Artistic Director, Lorraine Spiegler as well as by Contemporary and Jazz CityDance teaching faculty members.

FAST FORWARD: Conservatory | September 8 - Friday, September 10 | Ages 11-20 | Strathmore OR Online

Fast Forward your dancing and thinking towards your training for the season ahead. Ballet and Pointe/Variation technique classes will be taught by CityDance faculty member, Nijinsky Award winning Conservatory Ballet Master, Stanislav Issaev and Contemporary Jazz Technique classes will be taught by Choreographer-in-Residence (CIR), Robert J. Priore, amongst others.


2021 CityDance Young Program Summer Intensive Schedule (Ages 8-13)

PHILADANCO! @ CityDance Young Program Summer Intensive | June 15 - June 25 | Ages 8-11 | Whittle

PHILADANCO! will bring their signature Horton technique and modern dance training to CityDance! All students will have a full classical and contemporary technique class each day as well as repertory experiences of high caliber in both genres.

Koresh & CityDance Young Program | July 5 - July 9 and July 12 - Friday, July 16 | Ages 10-13 | Whittle

CityDance is ideal for very young dancers interested in a challenging summer intensive with high level Ballet and Contemporary training. This intensive features contemporary technique training with repertory experiences with Koresh Dance Company as well as floor barre and classical ballet technique and repertoire with CityDance Vaganova teaching faculty. All students have a full classical and contemporary technique class each day as well as repertory experiences of high caliber in both genres. 

CityDance International Young Program | August 2 - August 6 and August 9 - August 13 | Ages 9-11| Whittle

CityDance’s International Young Program is ideal for very young dancers interested in a highly stimulating summer intensive of strong foundational Ballet and Contemporary techniques that will begin to prepare them for future Conservatory studies. Improvisation and composition experiences and new repertory will be taught by CityDance’s excellent teaching faculty as well as by international guest artists of repute.


Audition by Video 

An audition is required for each Summer Intensive. For the Video Audition please pay the $25 audition fee by clicking here. Please email your videos to summer@citydance.net after you have paid online. The videos are accepted on rolling admission.

Dancers who competed with a solo in YAGP, or other dance competitions, can send a video link of the competition performance to summer@citydance.net.

Video requirements 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 years and older 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

Summer Intensive

CityDance at Strathmore

5301Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda, MD 20852 | View on Google Maps

CityDance at Whittle School & Studios

3400 International Drive NW Washington, DC 20008 | View on Google Maps

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