CHOOSE YOUR OWN
It’s summer-program audition time! But figuring
out which intensives to pursue can be downright daunting. So
we asked a panel of dancers and performing arts high school
counselors to help us construct a quiz that’ll lead you toward
the right program, whatever your goals. Is there a college you’d
like to “preview” by attending its intensive? Do you want to
work with a choreographer you’ve always admired? Are you
hoping to dive deep into a single technique? Follow one of the
paths below to find your unique summer adventure!
Alonzo King LINES Ballet Summer Program
San Francisco, CA
“At the LINES intensive, you’re going to get a great mix
of technique and repertory,” Walker says. “It’s pretty
special that Alonzo himself is such a big part of the
intensive.” There are two four-week sessions, one for
intermediate to advanced dancers (age 11 to 17) and one
for pre-professional dancers ( 17 to 24). Each session
concludes with the performance of new works created
collaboratively over the course of the intensive.
American Dance Festival
With up to 40 classes a day,
you’ll have the opportunity to
get as far out of your comfort
zone as you dare at ADF.
There’s a three-week program
for dancers ages 12 to 16, and
a six-week program for those
16 and up. “ADF also offers
teacher enrichment, so
students see that training never
stops—it’s a career of lifelong
learning,” Walker adds. All
summer programs take place
on the beautiful Duke
Earl Mosley’s Institute
of the Arts’ Hearts of
“This creative intensive is for
male dancers of all ages and
skill levels, from newbies to
pros,” Asca says. “It’s a rare
opportunity—you might end
up collaborating with both high
school students and senior
citizens.” The two-week
workshop culminates in at
least one concert performance,
held later in the fall.
Boston Ballet School Summer Dance Program
Consider working on your technique (and your Boston accent) in this five-week
classical intensive, designed for serious students ages 10 to 19. You’ll get
preventive care from the same physical-therapy staff that consults with the
company dancers, and in week two of the program SDP dancers have a
chance to audition for the school’s year-round pre-professional program.
Do you hope to join
a ballet company
I like the
No, ballet’s just the
style I’m most comfortable
with. I’m open to branching
Who’s your dream
Josie Walsh. Are you more of an NYC or an L. A. person? Alonzo King.
Do you want to stay on Team Street this summer, or try out Team Stage?
Love virtuosic hoofers Michelle Dorrance and Nicholas Young?
I do it all!
In a big city.
Where would you rather spend your summer?
What style are
Would you like to dig further
into modern or try something
new this summer?
In an outdoorsy town that’s tucked away from it all.