Tag: summer intensives

Using Summer Intensives to Recruit New Students

College professors, ballet masters, and studio faculty know that a summer intensive is one of the best ways students can try a program before committing year-round. Intensives are also one of the best recruiting methods dance educators can use to find new students.  “Try before you buy,” is what Diane Bedford, clinical associate professor at […]

Calling All Adult Ballet Students! These 2023 Summer Intensives Are Just for You

Dust off those suitcases, dancers! It’s almost summer, which means ballet intensives are approaching quickly. Whether you’ve been busting your bum all year in class or you’re ready to delve back in after taking a break, scores of studios all over the U.S. (and a few abroad) are gearing up to welcome adult students of all dance […]

How to Help Your Students Deal With the Emotional Toll of Summer Intensive Admission Decisions

Summer intensives are an enriching part of a dance education, giving students the chance to explore a new city, take classes with renowned faculty, and learn about different dance styles and methodologies. Admission acceptances can open the door to these experiences—and feel like a dream come true for some students. But for those receiving admission rejections, […]

How to Cultivate a Healthy Summer Intensive Environment

Summer intensives offer incredible experiences for dancers looking to expand their training. New teachers, new friends and new lessons support a dancer’s versatility and growth. But challenges exist for both the dancers and the educators during the summer season. For dancers, summer intensives can exacerbate the potential for food struggles and negative body image. A […]

Boulder Jazz Dance Workshop Gears Up for Its 42nd Summer

This summer, as for the past 42 years, students will flock to Colorado to immerse themselves in jazz dance training and performance. High school and college students, professional artists and teaching artists alike will find opportunities for growth and connection. The Boulder Jazz Dance Workshop honors tradition while also embracing innovation and change within the […]

Check Out This Instagram Roundup of Summer Intensives Happening Around the Country

It’s summer intensive season, people! Dancers go away to train for weeks at a time and come home having grown by leaps and bounds from all of the endless hours of focused attention with some of the nation’s top talent. Wanting to stay abreast of all of the fabulous summer programs going on this summer? […]