Summer at CityDance Conservatory brings world-renowned guest artists to work alongside our esteemed faculty and in-house choreographers. Together, they provide students with rigorous training in both classical and contemporary techniques, creative development opportunities, and performance experiences. A schedule of technique classes, repertory rehearsals, and coaching sessions challenges and inspires students to meet the program’s high expectations in a supportive and caring environment.
The companies and artists teach repertory from their current touring productions and create new works. These partnerships ensure that Conservatory students learn and develop the technical, creative, and performance skills they need to support their trajectory into a professional career.
Check out our past Summer Intensives!
“I’ve met so many new teachers and choreographers and have made a lot of new friendships. I feel like I’ve grown so much just in the past two weeks that I’ve been here.”
CityDance Summer Intensive Student
“Working with so many different choreographers from different backgrounds is so inspirational. It gives me the motive to be able to push myself to be the best person I can be so that one day I can reach up to their level.”
Summer Intensive Student
“Being able to collaborate with CityDance for the 2021 Summer Intensive has been nothing short of amazing. The children’s dedication to their craft is probably my most favorite aspect of being able to work in an intensive environment that trains not only young dancers, but young artists. When you watch these children perform, they approach it with the same mentality as some of me and my coworkers do as professional company members and to see that commitment at such a young age is inspiring. I think the staff here are incredible. They do a wonderful job of just making sure that the children not only are committed to their craft, but are in a safe space.”
Jameel Maliks Hendricks
CityDance Summer Intensive Guest Artist, PHILADANCO! Company Dancer
“We’re here teaching rep, we’re here teaching classes. We have a similar schedule during the intensive as what we do as Company members during the week. Very intense dancing, lots of practicing, lots of rehearsals!”
CityDance Summer Intensive Guest Artist, Koresh Dance Company Member
“There’s a spirit here that is about making the arts alive and connecting these young people to the arts in a powerful way. I love walking through the studios and seeing the focus and determination.”
CityDance Summer Intensive Guest Artistic, Artistic Director of Dance Theatre of Harlem