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CityDance Online Summer Intensives 

CityDance is bringing world-renowned guest artists to the DC metro area and virtual 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, Koresh Dance Company and other world-renowned guest artists of high calibre.  

Intensives are open to serious dance students ages 8 to 20. We encourage you to take this opportunity to audition and secure a coveted spot for the summer of 2021! / 301.581.5204

Virtual Audition Tour Dates:

Tuesday, January 26, 2021 / Register for the audition

Monday, February 22, 2021

Saturday, March 20, 2021

Saturday, May 1, 2021

We also accept video auditions on a rolling basis. Learn more here. / 301.581.5204

Summer Intensive 2021 Tentative Schedule

We are hoping to have a hybrid of online and in-person summer intensive programs for 2021. More details about 2021 will be posted soon! 

Koresh & CityDance's Vaganova for the 21st Century

Dates and Time TBD 

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 International Intensive

Dates and Time TBD 

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

Conservatory Back to Dance

Dates and Time TBD 

Ballet and Pointe classes will be taught by CityDance faculty Yeonjin Cho and Jazz technique classes with stellar CityDance year round faculty Keith Thomas. 

Choreographer-in-Residence Creative Intensive

Dates and Time TBD 

CityDance School & Conservatory's award-winning Choreographer-in-Residence (CIR), will lead this intensive and focus on creating a new work. Year-round students will carry this repertory into the 2021-2022 season.

Audition by Video

An audition is required for each Summer Intensive. To audition by video, please pay the $25 audition fee here. Please email your videos to after you have paid online. Videos are accepted on a rolling basis.

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

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


CityDance at Strathmore

5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda, MD 20852

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