Collegiate Summer Dance Intensive
Dates: June 21 -27, 2020
**REGISTRATION IS OPEN - Click the link here.
*Please scroll down this page & read through all registration steps and our REFUND POLICY.
Please note there is an updated contact email for the summer intensives.
Texas A&M Collegiate Summer Dance Intensive is designed to provide serious dancers with the opportunity to prepare for dance at the collegiate and pre-professional level, as well as gain insight into campus life and the Dance Science Program at Texas A&M University. Participants must be ages 12-20 and have a minimum of four years of dance experience. Students will be staying in university dormitories, walking our vast campus, and working closely with dance faculty. Each day will include various classes in Ballet, Modern, and Wellness (Yoga, Pilates, etc.) as well as Improvisation and Choreography as taught by TAMU dance faculty: Carisa Armstrong, Christine Bergeron, Diane Cahill-Bedford, Andrea Alvarez, and Alex Pooley-Detwiler and other professional guests. For students looking to enter TAMU in Fall 2021 (Class of 2025) an audition will also be available during the intensive at no additional cost. Please click here for audition application to be completed and sent in prior to the intensive. Additionally, the students will participate in evening activities to enhance their preparation for dancing in college and beyond as well as explore our campus.
We seek to improve the technique, performance quality, anatomical awareness, and strength of dancers who wish to pursue dance at the collegiate level and beyond. There will be an informal performance the last day of the intensive to which parents are invited. No audition is required for attendance in the intensive, however, students must have a minimum of 4 years of dance training (more instructions in forms area below). Payment includes 7 days full of classes, a final performance, housing, meals, t-shirt, and lanyard. All fees will be due when registration ends (May 1st). The Collegiate Summer Dance Intensive (June 21-27, 2020) will be hosted in Texas A&M University Dance Program’s facilities in the Physical Education and Activity Programs building on the TAMU campus. Facilities include:
- Yoga studio with yoga wall
- Pilates studio
- 4 spacious dance studios
- Informal performance space
Cost and Fees
$990 includes tuition, housing and meal plan
The first payment is a non-refundable $350 deposit due at the time of registration. The second payment of the remaining $640 will be due no later than May 1, 2020. The student's registration and place in the intensive are not final until this payment has been made.
**Please see REFUND POLICY below PRIOR to registering for the intensive**
Optional Technique Assessment: $50 (Register early - only 20 Assessment spots available!)
Registration Deadline: May 1, 2020.
Students will eat their meals on campus at various restaurants and/or be served a boxed lunch. All students are required to stay on campus in dorms to get the full Aggie experience. Students will be housed in a residence hall on campus in either double or single occupancy rooms. Students will need to bring their own linens for their stay during the camp. A staff of counselors will supervise the students during their stay, and these counselors are accountable for all students daily. Students are required to attend all classes by walking as a group with the counselors from dorms/meals to classes each day. Students will eat at on-campus dining facilities and be served a boxed lunch at the dance studios. Counselors will be made up of undergraduate dance program students who have gone through a background check through Texas A&M University as well as Child Protection Training.
Individual Assessment Program
As part of the collegiate dance intensive, we will be offering the opportunity to receive an individualized assessment on your student’s technical ability. Through the course of the 7-day intensive, the student will be evaluated by the faculty in all technique classes and rehearsals to assess her/his strengths and areas for improvement with attention to strength, flexibility, musicality, and alignment. Students will be required to wear an assigned number during classes and rehearsals so faculty may clearly identify and assess them. After the completion of the intensive, the student’s written assessment will be mailed to their permanent address. The fee for this individualized assessment is $50.00. Register early as we only have 20 assessment spots available. Assessment fees are NON-REFUNDABLE.
PLEASE COMPLETE ALL THE STEPS BELOW:
Step One - Register Online (click here)
- The $350 NON-REFUNDABLE deposit is due at the time of registration
- Add Technique Assessment as a separate store item in cart (if spaces are still available). Assessment fees are non-refundable.
The store is organized by event. Please click the Collegiate Summer Dance Intensive folder inside the store. You will then be able to register, to pay tuition, and you may add the optional technique assessment as well if spaces remain. You will be guided through a box to input necessary registration information. After filling your cart with all of the items you need to purchase and completing the required registration information, you may proceed to check-out.
*We will make every effort to honor roommate requests.
Step Two - Send forms via email
Fill out the forms at the links below and send them to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please be sure to label your documents with the dancers first and last name. Also please send in a head shot/photo of the applicant. This photo is used for student recognition only.
- Medical Release Form
- Media Consent Form
- Medical Distribution Form - This form allows us to give OTC meds (tums, pepto bismol, etc.) to your student.
- Permission for Self-Administration of Medication Form
Step Three - Auditioning for the program?
If you are interested in being part of the TAMU dance program and would like to audition during the intensive, please fill out an application and send it in prior to the intensive. Click here for an application and more information on what is needed to complete your application.
Step Four - Make final payment of $640 before May 1, 2020
$350 NON-REFUNDABLE deposit - may be made with the initial registration for the intensive until the registration deadline - May 1, 2020. Payment in FULL MUST be received by May 1, 2020. Cancellation of registration prior to May 1, 2020 will be refunded minus the $350 NON-REFUNDABLE deposit. Due to fees being paid to housing, dining, and other TAMU camp offices NO REFUNDS will be available after MAY 1, 2020. Assessment fees are NON-REFUNDABLE.
Feel free to contact Carisa Armstrong at email@example.com with any questions in regards to the Collegiate Summer Dance Intensive that you may have.