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 6-9
Currently accepting applications on a rolling admission basis.

Interlochen Arts Camp 2020 is pivoting this summer to Interlochen Online. Learn more about our interactive online summer arts series.

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 contemporary 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.


Leslie Williams

Choreographer, Junior Musical Theatre Production, Interlochen Arts Camp 

Director of Dance at West Texas A&M University

Sara Semonis

Instructor of Dance, Interlochen Dance Intstitutes

Head of Dance, Illinois State Univeristy


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