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CityDance Summer Intensives 2018

Intensives run from June 18 - Aug 24, 2018 at the CityDance School & Conservatory @ Rockville. 

Spend a dynamic summer studying with directors and artists from Dance Theatre of Harlem, Koresh Dance Company, Bruce Wood Dance and ICONS, as well as, award-winning contemporary choreographers, CityDance Conservatory Ballet Master Stanislav Issaev and other renowned Vaganova teachers. 

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 Theater of Harlem at CityDance

June 18 - 29 (M-F, 9:00 - 5:00PM)
Orientation day: June 17. Ages 8 - 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 Theater of Harlem Young Program at CityDance

June 18 - 29 (M-F, 9:00 - 5:00PM)
Orientation day: June 17. Ages 8 - 11
Rockville Location

Full Fee: $850

Dance Theater 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 9 - 20 (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

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.  


American ICONS, Bruce Wood Dance and Yuan Yuan Wang 

July 23 - Aug 3 (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, including Bruce Wood Dance, described as “Emotionally charged and highly kinetic," and Yuan Yuan Wang, founder of the Beijing Dance Theater and one of China's leading modern dance choreographers.

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.

ICONS will partner with CityDance on a talkback after the performances with Yuan Yuan Wang and Bruce Wood Dance. 

CityDance Ballet Master Stanislav Issaev and senior faculty members will join these teaching artists at the intensive.


Conservatory Back to Dance 

August 13- August 24 (2 weeks)

( M-F) 4:30am-8:45pm

Ages 12-18

Strathmore Location

$600 for full program (Drop In Classes Available)

Program Schedule:

Ballet Technique Class: 4:30 - 6:00

Pointe Technique Class: 6:00 - 7:00

Contemporary Technique: 7:15 - 8:45

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

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