Summer Institute : Dance

Jul 6 - Jul 26, 2014
| 3 weeks

Put your future in motion by training alongside dancers and professionals from across the globe.

For over 80 years, students have gathered at UArts to immerse themselves in an intensive, college-level curriculum and live alongside dancers and artists from across the globe. This year the course of study has extended to three-weeks; it’s imaginative, challenging and worth up to three college credits.

Days are spent in class, rehearsal and workshops in the University’s spacious studios, accompanied by professional musicians. Nights include outings to area arts attractions including theaters, galleries and museums.

Pre-College students leave not only with tremendous physical development but also the tools to investigate their paths as young artists. They walk away with a community of peers, ideas of what their undergraduate careers may look like, connections with nationally renowned dance teachers/choreographers and a jump start with some college credits.

WE INVITE YOU TO TAKE A CLOSE LOOK at this program, read about our exciting faculty and curriculum, and learn more about what you can achieve in the Pre-College Dance program this summer.

View a video compilation of past performances and coursework

NOTE: All information currently reflects the 2014 program. Please check back soon for information on the 2015 program.

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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 include ballet, modern and jazz technique, as well as special workshops with such options as hip-hop, pointe and flamenco.

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Tuition + Admissions

Rising juniors and seniors in high school are welcome to apply to the Dance Program and we welcome dancers of all levels of experience.

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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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Apply Now

Download our application and send in your materials to the Pre-College Summer Institute.

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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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Housing + Meals

Students stay in apartment-style residence halls, with meals served at various on-campus dining facilities.

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Scholarship funds are limited, therefore awards are competitive.

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Summer Institute Open House

Join us on Saturday, April 5 from 1 to 4 pm to learn about our Pre-College Summer Institute.

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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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View our 2014 Summer Institute brochure and application form.

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Learn more about tuition discounts, how to make a payment and our Student Code of Conduct.

For Accepted Students

Download forms, access the portal and find other information for accepted students.

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