High School Advanced Modern Dance Intensive Summer Institute

The advanced modern dance intensive is ideal for the preprofessional student of modern dance. It provides an opportunity to work with experienced instructors from the professional dance community in an inspiring and challenging atmosphere. Students will expand their modern technique and garner practical knowledge to fulfill their learning goals.

Program length: 1 week
Program dates:
June 14, 2014 to June 20, 2014
Tuition: $1,075
Age range: Grades 9-12

Summer 2014 programs have conluded, but we'd love to have you join us next summer! Click here to join our mailing list, and you'll be among the first to know about summer 2015 programs.

To ensure individual attention and growth, class sizes will be limited.

The curriculum integrates contemporary skills, ballet technique, repertory, choreography and body conditioning.

Dance-related topics such as health, audition preparation and résumé composition will be addressed.

Prerequisites

Students must have had four years of consistent modern-ballet training.

Audition Requirements

Image file: A photograph taken in full body pose

PDF file: A list of training experiences. Please include subject (modern, ballet, jazz, composition, other), dates, names and locations of schools and names of teachers. A video audition, if not attending a live regional audition.

Center floor exercises (no barre):

Video file #1: A three-minute modern dance warm-up that includes basic vocabulary; the warm-up should give a sense of the applicant's placement, line, body awareness, flexibility and control.

Video file #2: Performance of one solo piece no longer than two minutes. The choreography for the solo may be the applicant's or another person's creative work and should include dynamic range, ability to move in space, change levels and use of the floor. Please identify the choreographer and piece.

Video file #3: Performance of one solo piece no longer than two minutes. The choreography for the solo may be the applicant's or another person's creative work and should include dynamic range, ability to move in space, change levels and use of the floor. Please identify the choreographer and piece.

Additional Opportunities

Students may also apply to attend our three-week intermediate or high school modern dance summer programs.

Interlochen is also home to the Arts Academy boarding high school, which offers a dance major for grades 9-12, as well as a post-graduate year.

Faculty

Kim Neal Nofsinger

Instructor of Dance, Interlochen Arts Camp

Artistic Director and Founder, Shelter Repertory Dance Theatre

Sara Semonis

Instructor of Dance, Interlochen Arts Camp

Head of Dance, Illinois State Univeristy

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