School and Conservatory

Summer

CityDance 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. Other highlights include master classes with guest artists, choreography workshops and a culminating performance on the final day of each intensive.

Intensive locations:

CityDance School & Conservatory at Rockville
1570 East Jefferson Street / Rockville, MD 20852

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

Are you new to CityDance and our Summer Intensives? You may be eligible for a special summer scholarship for new students! CityDance will award two scholarships to high-level dancers (ages 13-18) during our 2020 audition tour. Learn more about these summer intensive scholarships here

Contact summer@citydance.net


Audition Tour 

Saturday, March 21, 2020 - Register to audition March 21 

CityDance School & Conservatory at Strathmore
5301 Tuckerman Lane
North Bethesda, Maryland 20852

Saturday, May 2, 2020

CityDance School & Conservatory at Strathmore
5301 Tuckerman Lane
North Bethesda, Maryland 20852

If you can't make these dates you can audition by video


Dance Theatre of Harlem at CityDance

Orientation Day: Monday, June 15 (4-8pm)
Intensive Dates: Tuesday, June 16 - Saturday, June 20; Monday, June 22 - Friday, June 26 (9am-5pm). *There will be final showing on Friday, June 26 at the Strathmore location.
Location: CityDance School & Conservatory at Rockville
Ages: 8 - 20
Early Bird Fee: $1,195 ($500 is due by April 1 to secure Early Bird Pricing)
Full Fee: $1,400

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, men's classes and the allied arts - modern, contemporary, jazz and African. Other activities include a DTH dance history component. Past topics and repertory experiences have included "Giselle Creole" and "Firebird."
All students have a full classical and contemporary technique class each day as well as repertory rehearsals in both genres. Classical repertoire includes variations for senior students as well as ensemble pieces from the DTH repertory. Original contemporary works will be created on the dancers by CityDance faculty.
Dancers will present their DTH classical repertoire, CityDance signature contemporary works and workshop creations in two exciting black box performances on the last day of the intensive.

Dance Theatre of Harlem Young Program at CityDance

Orientation Day: Monday, June 15 (4-8pm)
Intensive Dates: Tuesday, June 16 - Saturday, June 20; Monday, June 22 - Friday, June 26 (9am-5pm). *There will be final showing on Friday, June 26 at the Strathmore location.
Location: CityDance School & Conservatory at Rockville
Ages: 8 - 11
Full Fee: $950

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 includes classical ballet taught by DTH faculty, contemporary technique, floor barre and music exploration for dance.
All students have a full classical and contemporary technique class each day and original contemporary works will be created on the dancers by CityDance faculty.
The Young Program Dancers will present a short ballet class demonstration and a CityDance signature contemporary work in two exciting black box performances on the last day of the intensive.

Koresh & CityDance's Vaganova for the 21st Century

Intensive Dates: Monday, July 6 - Friday, July 17 (M-F, 9am-5pm)
Location: CityDance School & Conservatory at Strathmore
Ages: 8 - 20
Early Bird Fee: $1,050 ($500 is due by April 1 to secure Early Bird Pricing)
Full Fee: $1,200

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.
Dancers will present their classical repertoire, contemporary pieces and workshop creations in two exciting black box performances on the last day of the intensive.

CityDance International Intensive

Intensive Dates: Monday, July 20 - Friday, July 31 (M-F, 9am-5pm)
Location: CityDance School & Conservatory at Strathmore
Ages: 8 - 20
Early Bird Fee: $1,050 ($500 is due by April 1 to secure Early Bird Pricing)
Full Fee: $1,200

CityDance brings together a world-class line up of highly acclaimed and renowned guest artists. This professional intensive serves to ignite a dancer’s individual creativity and accelerate his or her technical and artistic trajectory. Dancers train across classical ballet and contemporary techniques. This intensive will also feature CityDance Conservatory’s award-winning Choreographer-in-Residence Robert J. Priore.

Conservatory Back to Dance

Dates: August 17 - 28 (M-F, time TBD)
Location: CityDance School & Conservatory at Strathmore
Ages: 8 - 20
Full Fee: TBD


Payment Process

Once a dancer is accepted into an Intensive, they must pay $100 per program to secure their spot.
$500 is due by April 1 to secure Early Bird Pricing.

Balance is due by Day 1 of each program.


Audition by Video

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.