New England Summer Dance Intensive

  • New England Summer Dance Intensive
    August 9-16, 2015
    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

    Looking to get a scholarship to attend the Summer Intensive?

    Please follow these three steps before registering:
    STEP ONE: Submit scholarship application.
    STEP TWO: Wait to hear from the School of Dance (you will hear soon after you submit the application).
    STEP THREE: Work with Tracy to register over the phone if you receive a scholarship.

    Click here to register now.

    Visiting Dance Instructors

    RebeccaWith a solid base in classical ballet and experience in many modern styles, Rebecca Rice's choreography contributes a unique blend of modernism and musicality. From the beginnings of her professional career when she co-founded and performed in Pittsburgh's influential Dance Alloy company, through her work with Bill Evans, Jose Limon, the Laban method, ballet and more, Rebecca Rice has been a sought-after and highly respected modern dance choreographer, teacher and performer. She has created numerous works on Boston Ballet II, her company, Rebecca Rice Dance, and organized Boston Ballet Company's first choreography workshops and performances, as well as created original choreography on the professional-track students at the Boston Ballet School and Summer Dance Programs for ten years. 

    ShuraShura Baryshnikov is a Rhode Island-based educator, improvisor, dancer and movement designer. With a background in physical theatre, contemporary dance and and a range of improvisation practices, Shura seeks the creative space where these mediums overlap to inspire somatic exploration and performer versatility. Shura has worked as a choreographer and movement consultant for Trinity Repertory Company, The Wilbury Theatre Group, Bridge Repertory Theater, Elemental Theatre Collective and on a number of Brown/Trinity MFA productions. As a freelance dancer, she has performed in works by Heidi Henderson, Ali Kenner-Brodsky and Betsy Miller, among others, and with Aerplaye Dance, American Dance Legacy Initiative, Festival Ballet Providence and Lostwax Multimedia Dance. Shura is a Teaching Associate in the Theater Arts and Performance Studies Program at Brown University and has also taught movement at at MIT, Dean College, Rhode Island College and at Earthdance in Plainfield, MA. Shura's performance work has been presented by the RISD Museum, the Providence Fringe Festival and in Earthdance's Moving Arts Lab.

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  • 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 »