About the Summer Dance Intensive

Texas A&M Collegiate Summer Dance Intensive provides serious dancers the opportunity to prepare for dance at the collegiate and pre-professional level. 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. 

Students will gain insight into campus life and the Dance Science program at Texas A&M University. 

Students will stay in university dormitories, walk our vast campus, and work 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 Texas A&M dance faculty and other professional guests. 

There will be an informal performance on the last day of the intensive to which parents are invited. The performance will have limited seating; please limit attendees to two per dancer.

  • Students dance in a fountain outside of the MSC
  • Students in upward facing dog yoga pose
  • Students in a circle performing hip stretches
  • Students in an improve class pose

Individual Assessment Program

As part of the collegiate dance intensive, we will be offering the opportunity to receive an individualized assessment of your student’s technical ability. Through the course of the seven-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.


Summer Intensive Details

Eligibility

Participants must be ages 12–20 and have a minimum of four years of dance experience. Age is determined by January 1 of the year of the intensive. 

No audition is required for attendance in the intensive.

Cost and Fees

The Summer Dance Intensive costs $990. This includes tuition, housing, a meal plan, a t-shirt and a lanyard.

Payment Schedule

  • $350 non-refundable deposit is due at the time of registration
  • The remaining balance ($640) is due no later than May 1, 2022

The student’s registration and place in the intensive are not final until this payment has been made. Cancellation of registration after registration opens will be refunded minus the $350 non-refundable deposit. 

All fees will be due when registration ends (May 1st). 

Optional Technique Assessment: $50 (Register early — only 20 assessment spots available!) The $50 technique assessment fees are non-refundable.

Deadlines

The registration deadline is May 1, 2022. All fees are due at this time.

If interested in the individual technical assessment, register early — there are only 20 assessment spots available!

Facilities

The Collegiate Summer Dance Intensive will be hosted in Texas A&M University Dance Program’s facilities in the Physical Education and Activity Programs building on the Texas A&M University campus.

Facilities include:

  • Yoga studio with yoga wall
  • Pilates studio
  • 4 spacious dance studios
  • Informal performance space
Meals

Students will eat at on-campus dining facilities and be served a boxed lunch at the dance studios.

Housing

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.

Supervision

A staff of counselors will supervise the students during their stay, and these counselors are accountable for all students daily. 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.

Students are required to attend all classes by walking as a group with the counselors from dorms/meals to classes each day.


How to Apply

Register Online

You will then be able to register and to pay tuition. You will be guided through a box to input necessary registration information. 

Our medical, media, and athletic trainer release forms are now an embedded portion of the registration. 

After completing the required registration information, you may proceed to check-out. A $350 non-refundable deposit is required at the time of registration. The remaining balance ($640) is due at the end of registration (May 1, 2022).

We will make every effort to honor roommate requests.

Auditioning for the program?

For students looking to enter TAMU in Fall 2023 (Class of 2027), an audition will also be available during the intensive at no additional cost. The audition application will be available as a part of the registration for the Summer 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.

Contact

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Brooke Griffin

Program Coordinator II

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