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Audition for CityDance Summer Intensives 

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February 10, 2018

DREAM Center for Dance
2001 10th St, NW
Washington, DC 20001

Ages 8-11 y.o.:
Check-in: 9:00am - 9:30am
Ballet Class: 9:30am - 11:00am 
Contemporary/Modern: 1:00 - 2:00pm 

Ages 12-14 y.o.:
Check-in 10:30-11:00am
Ballet Class: 11:00am - 12:30pm 
Pointe Class: 12:30 - 01:00 
Contemporary/Modern: 1:00 - 2:00pm 

Ages 15+y.o.:
Check-in: 2:00pm-2:30pm
Ballet Class: 2:30pm - 3:45pm 
Mens Class: 3:45 - 4:15pm 
Pointe Class: 4:15 - 5:00pm 
Contemporary/Modern: 5:00pm to 6:30pm

Please register here with $25 audition fee. Online registration is encouraged and will make the audition process more seamless, however the doors will be open for walk-in students ages 8-14 y.o. on February 10th. Please bring a headshot and a full body shot. These do not need to be professionally-done photos. Photos taken on phones are more than welcome!

If you have any questions please email: summer@citydance.net

DRESS CODE

Female: leotard, pink ballet tights, pink ballet shoes with elastic straps and/or pointe for ballet and pointe class. Leotard, black dance shorts/leggings and bare feet for contemporary.
Male: fitted black or white t-shirt or tank, men's tights, black or white ballet shoes

CityDance Summer Intensives 2019

You don't have to go to NYC, Philadelphia or Brazil 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 8-20, interested in a challenging exploration of classical and contemporary training with daily classes in ballet, pointe, pas de deux, modern, contemporary, jazz, and African culminating in an end of intensive performance.  Other highlights include masterclasses with guest artists and choreography workshops.

Contact summer@citydance.net

Dance Theatre of Harlem at CityDance

June 17 - June 28  (M-F, 9:00 - 5:00PM)
 Ages 9 - 20
Rockville Location
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 the CityDance contemporary faculty.
Dancers will present their DTH classical repertoire and CityDance signature contemporary works as well as any  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 28  (M-F, 9:00 - 5:00PM)
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 the 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, 9:00 - 5:30PM)
Ages 8 - 20
Rockville Location
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 classical and 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 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 and contemporary pieces as well as any 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- August TBD (M-F) 9:00 - 5:00PM
Ages 8 - 20
Rockville Location
Early Bird Fee: $1,050  ($500 is due by April 1 to secure Early Bird Pricing)
Full Fee: $1,200

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, as well as, accelerate his or her technical and artistic trajectory. Dancers will train across classical ballet and contemporary techniques, as well as, 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 will present their classical repertoire and contemporary pieces as well as any 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.

Conservatory Back to Dance

August 12th - August 23rd (2 weeks)
( M-F) 4:30pm-8:45pm
Ages 12-18
Strathmore Location
Full Fee: $600
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 


• 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
• a classical variation or contemporary solo, if available

DREAM Center for Dance
2001 10th St, NW
Washington, DC 20001
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