Contemporary Dance Institute

The contemporary dance institute is your opportunity to work with experienced instructors from the professional dance world. Class sizes are limited, so you'll receive personalized instruction as you work to expand your modern dance technique.

Program length: 1 week
Program dates:
June 20, 2020 to June 26, 2020
Tuition: $1,575
Age range: Students currently in grades 9-12
The priority deadline has passed. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the program is filled.

During your week here, you will be challenged and inspired. The thoughtful curriculum integrates contemporary skills, ballet technique, repertory, choreography and body conditioning.

You'll also garner practical knowledge to further your dance career, as we cover topics such as health, audition preparation, and career and higher education options.



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

Audition Requirements

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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.

Additional Opportunities

Students may also apply to attend our three-week 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.


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