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Summer Dance Intensive

June 26–July 16, 2016

Three innovative artists, one extraordinary program!

Are you ready to take your dancing to the next level? Study with our world-renowned faculty and guest artists in an immersive summer program that will transform your technique, ignite your artistry, and inspire your spirit!

During The Boston Conservatory's three-week Summer Dance Intensive, you will study with Conservatory faculty and acclaimed guest artists Roderick George, Clarice Young and Sidra Bell in a program that offers the trademark Boston Conservatory combination of rigorous classical training and a cutting-edge approach to contemporary dance.

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.

Tuition and Fees

Application Fee: $90 (before April 1); $125 (April 2–May 1)
Tuition: $2,250
Housing and Meals (optional): $1,950
Meals Only (optional): $750

Students who take advantage of the Housing and Meal plan enjoy on-campus housing in the Conservatory’s historical brownstones and the many offerings of the Berklee Cafeteria, just down the street.


Scholarships are available for Boston Public School students. For more information, contact the Extension Programs Office.

Audition Information

2016 Live Audition Dates and Cities:
January 3—New York City
January 5—Washington D.C.
January 8—Seattle
January 10—San Francisco
January 12—Los Angeles
January 15—Houston
January 17—Chicago
January 19—Atlanta
January 22—Miami
January 24—Philadelphia - POSTPONED DUE TO WEATHER (date pending)
January 30, February 6, February 13, April 23—Boston


Last Opportunity to Audition Live:

April 23, 2016—Boston 
The Boston Conservatory, 31 Hemenway St., Boston, MA 02115 
11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

  • Application and fee submitted through online system.
  • Live auditions consist of both ballet and modern dance classes. No solo need be prepared. Audition dates and times pending.
    • Ballet: Barre, center and traveling combinations, including adagio, pirouettes, petit and grand allegro. Pointe work is optional.
    • Modern: Floor and center work, plus across the floor combinations, including jumps, falls, and turns. If applicable, showing of different modern techniques is encouraged.
  • Video auditions are due May 1 
  • 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.
  • Applicants submitting video should be sure the recordings are appropriately lit and are in focus.

There is no additional 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.

Registration Deadline

Register by June 1, 2016.

Faculty and Guest Instructors

Kurt Douglas, Co-Director
Tommy Neblett, Co-Director
Roderick George
Clarice Young
Sidra Bell


WEEK 1—June 26July 1: Technique & Improvisation

Roderick George
The Forsythe Company (Frankfurt); Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet

An acclaimed performer, Roderick George's teaching focuses on clarity of movement, stemming from ballet, release technique, Límon, acrobatic physicality and rhythmic coordination.

WEEK 2—July 4–8: Embodied Afro-Modern

Clarice Young
Dancer & Rehearsal Director for Evidence/Ronald K. Brown

Drawing upon fundamentals from contemporary modern dance and forms from the African diaspora, Clarice Young's teaching accesses the connection of body, mind and spirit in order to illuminate a space of imaginative engagement.

WEEK 3—July 1115: Creativity & Process

Sidra Bell
Artistic Director of Sidra Bell Dance New York

Demanding both physical power and tender expressiveness, Sidra Bell’s process is intuitive and collaborative, and emphasizes intention, curiosity and empathy.

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