Dance Summer Program for Grades 3-6

In the junior summer dance program, you will explore ballet technique and other dance forms in a challenging and creative environment. This program is designed specifically for serious young dance students in grades 3-6 who want to take the next step in their dance training.

Below are examples of past instructors; 2018 faculty will be announced in the spring.

Program length: 4 weeks
Program dates:
June 24, 2018 to July 21, 2018
Tuition: $6,120
Age range: Students currently in grades 3-6

For four hours a day, you will be in the beautiful dance building (virtual tour). You will experience innovative classes in ballet technique, modern, improvisation, composition, jazz, and character dance. You will also learn about anatomy and dance history. The four weeks will culminate in a public showing of the material covered during your time at Interlochen.

Round out your experience with one elective class, which you may choose from a variety of art forms (view list). There are also many opportunities to enjoy presentations in music, dance, film, theatre, writing and visual arts. You will live and learn with other students from all over the world who share your passion for the arts.


Students should have had at least two years of dance training. Students should be free of injury prior to arrival. Students are expected to be well-groomed. Long hair should be secured in a bun.

Audition Requirements

Two images: A photo taken in the first arabesque, and a photo taken in tendu a la seconde.

PDF file: a resume of training experiences. Please include subject (modern, ballet, jazz, composition, other), dates, names and locations of schools and names of instructors.

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Rebecca Crystal

Instructor of Dance (Modern Dance and the Elective Students), Interlochen Center for the Arts

Instructor of Dance History & Literature and Dance for Music Majors, The Chicago High School for the Arts; Writer, Pioneer Press