Summer Dance Intensive 2021

Artistic Moments: Power, Passion, Pose

with Hunter Museum of American Art

This year’s summer intensive has a special focus on choreography and art.  Along with their pre-professional classes in various forms of dance, students will have the unique opportunity to create site-specific dance work at The Hunter Museum of American Art.  Taking inspiration from the works in the museum, specifically their new exhibit, “Power, Passion, Pose: Photographs by Ken Browar and Deborah Ory” showcasing internationally-renowned ballet dancers, the choreographic process will be guided by experienced instructors. Dancers will show their work on Saturday, July 24th at noon in a live performance at the museum. 

Using improvisation, elements of composition, movement research, and exploration of theme, students will collaborate together to create concept-driven works of dance.  Composition and improvisation, as well as the ability to contribute artistically, are valuable skills for any dancer, especially those hoping to work in the professional dance world. This course offers students a chance to discover their creative voice, as well as provide opportunity to support the ideas and artistry of their peers as they collaborate together.

Monday- Friday, July 12th-23rd 9:30am-4pm 

With a performance on Saturday, July 24th at 12 noon

Students will practice at CDT studios each day except, Wednesday, July 14th and Saturday, July 24th, in which dancers and instructors will meet at Hunter Museum of American Art.

Students should pack a lunch each day.

For levels V and higher, ages 11 and up

Auditions will be held on Saturday, April 24th in conglomeration with CDT Performance Company Auditions. 

Along with choreographic studies, students will take class to better improve ballet, modern, and jazz techniques. Various other classes such as yoga, flamenco, ballroom, and hip-hop will also be incorporated in technique studies. 

There will be a photo day in which dancers can get their standard head shot (needed for most professional and university auditions), and a few other images of full body dance poses. Five professional images are included in the price of the intensive

Get ready for a performance like you've never seen before! Saturday, July 24th 12 noon, at the Hunter Museum of American Art. Students will show their site-specific choreography inspired by the new exhibit: Power, Passion, Pose: Photos by Ken Browar and Deborah Ory. No tickets are necessary! 


(Due July 1st) 


Early Bird

(Pay balance by June 24th)


One Week




Daily Rate


Class Rate


Deposit to hold spot


Levels V and higher, ages 11 and up


Audition ($19)

  • Saturday, April 24th

    • 10:30-12:15 Levels VII-Advanced (ages 13 and up)

    • 12:30- 1:45 Intermediate Levels V-VI (ages 11 and up)

  • Or send in a dance resume, letter of recommendation, and dance video showing ballet adage, pirouette, allegro, pointe if applicable, and at least 16 counts of a contemporary combination.

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