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Summer Dance Intensive

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June 21 - July 11, 2015

Application Opens December 1, 2014

The Boston Conservatory's Summer Dance Intensive (SDI) pulls from the talent of international choreographers and directors in creating a challenging, disciplined and supportive environment in which students will experience artistic growth through tenacious work and a diverse educational opportunity. 

This three-week program values artistic risk-taking and encourages independent thinking and creative intelligence, while strengthening the inner voice of the performer. Students start the day at 9 a.m. with classes in Pilates, Gyrokinesis and Floor barre. These classes are followed by ballet, Pointe, coaching or partnering, all of which establish a strong technical foundation. Students then have one-hour free for lunch. 

When they return for afternoon classes students will expand into the areas of Contemporary Ballet, Modern and William Forsythe Improvisation Techniques with guest choreographers. Students will also work with faculty and guest artists from around the world on the creation of a new work to be performed at the end of the program.  Each day ends at 5:30 p.m., with the exception of those days that include special lectures from our guest speakers.

By the end of this three-week intensive, students will be able to demonstrate greater technical foundation in Gyrokinesis, ballet, Pointe and/or partnering. They will be able to discover how to apply these techniques in rehearsal and performance. 

Who Should Apply

Students and professionals between the ages of 15-25 who possess a strong technical background in ballet. Applicants must also have an interest in expanding into contemporary ballet, modern dance and improvisation.

2015 Faculty will be announced soon! 

Application Requirements

Applications open December 1, 2014

Applications received before February 15, 2015: $65
Applications received after February 15, 2015 and before May 1, 2015: $100

  • Online application fee submitted through DecisionDesk
  • Live audition (preferred) OR video audition to be uploaded onto DecisionDesk:
    • Video audition to be no longer than ten minutes. Please include: Barre work one side only, center Adagio and Grand Allegro, pointe work during class or variation, solo of choice in any style, highlight movement quality and artistic choices.

Supplemental materials, to be submitted via DecisionDesk:

  • One letter of intent describing artistic goals, including aspirations, intentions, and why you would like to train at The Boston Conservatory 
  • One letter of recommendation from a dance teacher
  • One headshot

 DecisionDesk accepts the following file formats: 

  • Video (MPEG, MPG, MP4, OGG, MOV, AVI, WMV, M4V, VOB)
  • Audio (MP3, M4A, OGG, AIFF, WMA, WAV, AAC)
  • Image (JPEG, JPG, PNG, GIF)

There is no charge to submit your materials, and we receive it instantly.  Individual files can be as large as 5GB, but keep in mind that larger files may take some time to upload.  For technical support with your DecisionDesk application, please visit or contact   

Application Tips: 

  • Applicants submitting video should be sure the recordings are appropriately lit and are in focus.
  • Applicants who choose to submit a recorded audition should make every effort to have the best possible recording made of their audition performance.  
  • Applicants are encouraged to introduce themselves and provide any information they would like to convey to the faculty. 

2015 Tuition and Fees

Scholarships available for Boston Public School students. More information forthcoming.

2015 Tuition: $2250

Housing and Meals: $1900

Meals Only: $750

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