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Audition for CityDance Summer Intensives

2019 Audition

Saturday, May 4
CityDance School & Conservatory at Strathmore
Bethesda, MD
Register here

Virginia audition TBA. If you cannot make any of these audition dates, you may audition by video


CityDance Summer Intensives 2019

You don't have to go to NYC, Philadelphia or travel internationally for world-class intensives this summer. CityDance Summer Intensives bring professional artists from around the US and the world to you! CityDance Summer Intensives provide a challenging exploration of classical and contemporary techniques taught by Dance Theatre of Harlem, Koresh Dance Company 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.

Contact summer@citydance.net

Dance Theatre of Harlem at CityDance

June 17 - June 29 (M-F, 9am - 5pm)
Ages 9 - 20
Early Bird Fee: $1,195 ($500 is due by April 1 to secure Early Bird Pricing)
Full Fee: $1,400
CityDance School & Conservatory @ Rockville: 1570 East Jefferson Street Rockville, Maryland 20852

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

June 17 - June 29  (M-F, 9am - 5pm)
Ages 8 - 11
Rockville Location
Full Fee: $850

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

July 8 - July 19 (M-F, 9am - 5:30pm)
Ages 8 - 20
Early Bird Fee: $1,050  ($500 is due by April 1 to secure Early Bird Pricing)
Full Fee: $1,200
CityDance School & Conservatory @ Rockville: 1570 East Jefferson Street Rockville, Maryland 20852

Meet the Koresh Dance Summer Intensive 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 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 and ICONS (The International Choreographers’ Organization and Networking Services)

July 22 - August 2 (M-F, 9am - 5pm, subject to change)
Ages 8 - 20
Early Bird Fee: $1,050  ($500 is due by April 1 to secure Early Bird Pricing)
Full Fee: $1,200
CityDance School & Conservatory @ Rockville: 1570 East Jefferson Street Rockville, Maryland 20852

ICONS and CityDance come together to provide 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 and create choreography within ICONS Artistic Director Vladimir Angelov’s choreographic explorations.
Dancers will have a meet and greet with the guest artists during the intensive and present their classical repertoire, contemporary pieces and workshop creations in two exciting black box performances on the last day of the intensive.
CityDance Ballet Master Stanislav Issaev and senior faculty members will join with guest teaching artists at the intensive. International guest artist for summer 2019 to be announced.

Choreographer-in-Residence Robert J. Priore Intensive

August 4 - August 9 (M-F, 9am - 5pm, subject to change)
More information coming soon.

Conservatory Back to Dance

August 12 - August 23 (M-F, 4:30 - 8:45pm)
Ages 12-18
Full Fee: $600
CityDance School & Conservatory @ Strathmore: 5301 Tuckerman Lane North Bethesda, Maryland 20852

Program Schedule:
Ballet Technique Class: 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Pointe Technique Class: 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Contemporary Technique: 7:15pm - 8:45pm
Faculty to be announced.


Payment Process

Once a dancer is accepted in to 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.


Requirements for 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 submit video link(s) here after the audition fee payment. Contact summer@citydance.net with any questions.

Videos are accepted on a rolling basis.

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