New England Summer Dance Intensive


    New England Summer Dance Intensive
    August 7-14, 2016
    Dean College in Franklin, Massachusetts 

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    High school students ages 14-18 interested in majoring in dance may train with esteemed faculty from all over New England during the New England Summer Dance Intensive at Dean College this August. During this time, you will perform in repertory with Dean alum and renowned choreographer, Jay T. Jenkins, and will also develop a college audition solo and portfolio with head shots. 


    • Conservatory training in ballet, modern, jazz, tap, choreography and hip hop techniques taught by renowned New England faculty from schools such as Boston Conservatory, Dean College, College of the Holy Cross, Brown University, Harvard University, and other guest artists!
    • Perform original work as well as work by celebrated guest artists
    • Workshops in college life, majoring in dance, resume writing, and headshots
    • Staff-guided residential program with 24-hour supervision
    • Athletic trainer on-site for injury prevention 

    Shondra WeinbergThe 2016 New England Summer Dance Intensive also includes a master class taught by Dean College alum, Shondra Weinberg. Originally from New Haven, CT, Shondra is an experienced dancer, gymnast, and aerialist, who is trained in modern, jazz, lyrical, ballet, tap, and hip-hop and currently performs with the internationally celebrated company Cirque du Soleil. In addition to Dean, she has also studied at the Debbie Allen Dance Academy. 

    Shondra's class will take place on Friday, August 12 at 3:00 PM beginning with contemporary technique (3-4:30) and ending with a Q&A session with students about the dance field, available careers, etc.


    NOTE: Payment plans are available. Please contact Tracy Lane at 508-541-1606 or to arrange.

    To apply for a scholarship, please return a completed copy of the scholarship application to the Palladino School of Dance.

    Scholarship deadline is June 15. To be considered for a scholarship, you must apply by this deadline.


    “My favorite part of the program was the staff. The teachers and advisors were extremely friendly and accommodating.”

    “I liked how this program did not focus on one specific style, but all styles of dance that are vital to creating a well-rounded dancer.”

    “I learned new ways to step outside of my comfort zone and try new styles that I wouldn’t normally do or even know about.”


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  • Summer Dance Intensive

    $1,200 (all-inclusive)
    $800 (commuter)

    - Room & Board
    - Meals
    - Workshops & Classes
    - Solo Concert Finale
    - Professionally Staffed 24/7

  • Dance Intensive Featured on the Rhode Show!

    The Rhode Show on WPRI heard about the Summer Dance Intensive at Dean College and sent Meaghan Mooney down to hang out with us for a day! Click below to view the video clip! Details »