Summer Institute : Dance

July 13 - August 1, 2015
|      3 weeks 
|       3 college credits

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The Goods

This rigorous three-week program is designed for dancers with a clear focus on expanding their skill and artistry within a range of genres. Take your training to the next level at UArts.

The Extras

  • Artist talks
  • Professional dance performances
  • Museum trip
  • Free Space—time for student choreography
  • Workshops in: Dance History, Music, Dance for the Camera, and Dance After College
  • Collaborations with Summer Institute Art and Music programs

The Show

The three weeks culminate in a public repertory performance on a professional stage where you are challenged to improve skills in technique, improvisation, composition and performance while sharing your work with your peers, friends and family.

The Takeaway

You will leave the program with tremendous physical development in addition to the necessary tools for investigating your path as a dancer. You will vastly increase your knowledge of dance history, critical studies in dance, and professional options, as well as improve your improvisational and choreographic skills. Walk away with a community of peers, ideas of what your undergraduate career may look like, connections with nationally renowned dance teachers/ choreographers and a jump-start on college credits.

View a video compilation of past performances and coursework

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The schedule allows each dancer to experience a number of styles and approaches over the three weeks.

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Courses in the Dance program are taught by an eclectic group of choreographers, performers and educators from across the globe.

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Registration + Tuition

Download our registration form and find the tuition rates and deadlines for all programs.

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Student Life + Housing

The University of the Arts' campus is located in Center City Philadelphia and is easy to navigate by foot.

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Important Dates + Policies

Mark your calendar and learn more about tuition discounts and our Student Code of Conduct.

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Summer Institute Open House

Join us Saturday, April 18 from 1-4pm to learn about our Pre-College Summer Institute.

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View our 2015 Summer Institute brochure and registration form.

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For Accepted Students

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Scholarship funds are limited, therefore awards are competitive.

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