Summer Intensive Program

The Academy of Dance offers a rigorous summer intensive program for beginning through advanced dancers. Our schedule and courses of study are similar to the offerings of stay-away summer intensives but are available at a fraction of the cost.

Our summer intensives feature classes in classical ballet technique, body conditioning, pointe/pre-pointe work, jazz, character, modern, contemporary, repertoire, and more. Space is limited!



Beginning Intensive

August 8-12, 9:30-1:30



Ages 9 and up (AOD levels 1-2); 1 year ballet experience required

Detailed Schedule:

9:30-9:45 body conditioning

9:45-11:00 ballet technique

11:00-11:15 break (bring a healthy snack)

11:15-11:45 stretch

11:45-12:15 lunch (bring your own lunch) and faculty lecture

12:15-1:30 alternate disciplines (character, jazz, and lyrical)

Intermediate Intensive

July 18-22, 9:30-3:00



Ages 10 and up (AOD current level 3), at least 3 years ballet experience required; beginning pointe work will be studied this week

Detailed Schedule:

9:30--10:00 body conditioning

10:00-11:30 ballet technique

11:30-11:45 break (bring a healthy snack)

11:45-12:15 beginning pointe

12:15-12:45 lunch (bring your own lunch) and faculty lecture

12:45-2:15 alternate disciplines (character, jazz, modern, and contemporary)

2:15-2:30 break

2:30-3:00 stretch

Advanced Intensive

August 1-5, 9:30-3:30


Ages 14 and up (AOD current level 4-5), at least 4 years ballet experience and at least 2 years pointe experience required

Detailed schedule:

9:30-10:00 body conditioning

10:00-11:45 ballet technique

11:45-12:00 break (bring a healthy snack)

12:00-12:45 pointe

12:45-1:15 lunch (bring your own lunch) and faculty lecture

1:15-2:45 alternate discipline (jazz, modern, and flamenco)

2:45-3:00 break

3:00-3:30 stretch

Choreography Workshop

Fridays, July 8 - August 26, 4:15-6:15


Showcase Saturday, August 27, 6:00 pm

Ages 13+; at least 1 year of Modern Improvisation preferred

A local composer has written two short piano pieces and has always envisioned them as ballets. Over the course of 8 weeks, our faculty will guide students through the process of choreographing, setting, editing, and rehearsing their own works set to these pieces. Students in this workshop will not only choreograph but also will perform their own work at our showcase during Open House on Saturday, August 27. The studio will furnish costumes for the event.