A physically demanding and rewarding program that embraces the strength of both traditional and 21st-Century concert dance.

Students apply in 6th - 11th grade
June 16 - July 20

Summer dance is an intensive program that offers pre-professional training in classical ballet with a modern/contemporary dance component. The ballet program, similar to the residential program, is based on long-established concepts and ideas taken from the Vaganova, Cecchetti and R.A.D. schools. The modern/contemporary dance component exposes students to theoretical concepts rooted in principles based on the Graham, Horton, Limon, and Cunningham techniques.

Our Summer Dance program, like our Residential High School program, is committed to remaining at the forefront of a fast-changing dance world by complementing its classical ballet and modern dance training with a diverse range of concert dance and dance related forms such as Variation, Men’s Technique, Basic Partnering, Historical Dance, Pantomime/Acting for Dancers, Yoga, Movement Improvisation, African Dance, Stretch & Strength and Nutrition.

Our summer dance faculty includes many instructors from our Residential High School program. They are experts in their fields and are experienced in their specialty. Learn more about our Dance faculty.

Learn how to apply for Summer Dance

You are strongly encouraged to apply during our Early Decision process in the fall. While we do hold auditions for Regular Decision in February, most of our spaces are filled during the Early Decision audition process.

Male and female dancers
Photo of young dancers at the barre
Young ballerinas in the parent presentation