Collegiate Summer Dance Intensive

Dates: June 11-17, 2017

**REGISTRATION WILL OPEN NOVEMBER 7TH - Click the link here.

*Please scroll down this page & read through all registration steps. 

Please note there is an updated contact email for the summer intensives. 

 

Texas A&M Dance 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 15-20 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 2018 (Class of 2022) an audition will also be available during the intensive at no additional cost.  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 15th). The Collegiate Summer Dance Intensive (June 11-17, 2017) 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

$985 includes tuition, housing and meal plan (pay in full or 2 installments)

Optional Technique Assessment: $40 (Register early - only 20 Assessment spots available!)

Date for fees to be due: May 15, 2017.

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 $40.00. Register early as we only have 20 assessment spots available. 

 

    

Registration Steps

MUST COMPLETE BOTH STEPS BELOW

Step One - Register by paying Tuition fee online (Link to store will appear November 7, 2016 or click here)

  • Register by paying Tuition and Registration Installment Payment #1
  • If you wish to pay in full immediately, you can then select and pay for Installement #2. Otherwise, it is due by May 15, 2017.
  • Add Technique Assessment as a separate store item in cart (if spaces are still available)

The store is organized by event. Please click the Collegiate Summer Dance Intensive folder inside the store. You will then be able to pay tuition to register, 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 tamusummerintensives@gmail.com.  Also please send in a photo of the applicant.  This photo is used for student recognition only.  

 

*Refund Policy:

Tuition may be refunded prior to May 15, 2017 minus a $75 processing fee.  No refunds after May 15, 2017 will be available. 

 

Feel free to contact Diane Bedford at dcbedford@tamu.edu with any questions in regards to the Collegiate Summer Dance Intensive that you may have.

 

 

    

Schedule

 

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Time

Class/Event

Location

1-3:00pm

Registration

Lobby area – Hullabaloo

3:30-5:30pm

Placement Class

PEAP 207/210

5:45-7pm

Dinner

Sibasa Dining Hall

7-9pm

Getting to know each other activity

Dorm

9-10:00pm

Get ready for bed

Dorm

10:00pm

Lights out

Dorm

 

 

Monday-Friday, June 12-16, 2017

Time

Class/Event

Location

8-8:30am

Breakfast

Sibasa Dining Hall

9:00-9:50am

Pilates/Yoga

PEAP 206/210

10:00-11:20am

Ballet/Modern

PEAP 207/210/211

11:30-12:50pm

Ballet/Modern

PEAP 207/210/211

12:50-1:50pm

Lunch

PEAP

1:50-3:10pm

Dance Wellness Class/Improvisation/Partnering

PEAP 206/207/210

3:10-5:30pm

Rehearsal

PEAP dance studios

5:45-7pm

Dinner

Sibasa Dining Hall

7-9pm

Evening Activity*

Throughout Campus

9-10:00pm

Get ready for bed

Dorm

10:00pm

Lights out

Dorm

 

 

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Time

Class/Event

Location

8-8:30am

Breakfast

Sibasa Dining Hall

9:00-9:50am

Pilates/Yoga

PEAP 206/207/210

10:00-10:45am

Warm up class

PEAP 206/210/211

10:50-12:30pm

Rehearsal

PEAP dance studios

12:30-1:00pm

Lunch

PEAP

1:00-2:00pm

Tech/Dress rehearsal

PEAP 206/207/210

2:30-3:15pm

Performance**

PEAP 207

Immediately following performance

Check-out

Lobby area – Hullabaloo

 

*Evening activities include: resume writing, scavenger hunt and improvisations through campus, movie night, the do’s and don’ts of auditioning, etc.

 

**Due to limited space only 2 tickets are available per student for the final performance.  Please adhere to the number of tickets as the house only holds 120 audience members and there are 60 dancers attending the intensive.  Performance cost is included in the registration cost.