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


Summer Intensive Details

Eligibility

Participants must be ages 15–20 and have a minimum of four years of dance experience. Age is determined by June 1 of the year of the intensive. 

No audition is required for attendance in the intensive.

Deadlines

The registration deadline is April 15, 2023. All fees are due at this time.

Cost and Fees

The Summer Dance Intensive costs $1,400. This includes tuition, housing, a meal plan, a T-shirt and a lanyard.

Payment Schedule

  • $500 non-refundable deposit is due at the time of registration.
  • The remaining balance ($900) is due no later than April 15, 2023.

The student’s registration and place in the intensive are not final until this payment has been made. 

All fees will be due when registration ends (April 15). 

Cancellation Policy

The $500 deposit is non-refundable. The remainder of the tuition is refundable up until April 15th. After April 15th, no refunds are given due to housing and dining fees.

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

Select the Collegiate Summer Dance Intensive on the list in Circuitree on the registration link. You will then be able to register and pay tuition. You will be guided through a box to input the 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 $500 non-refundable deposit is required at the time of registration. The remaining balance ($900) is due at the end of registration (April 15, 2023).

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

For more information, please email Grae Robinson at graerobinson@tamu.edu.