HDC Summer Intensive

HDC Summer Intensive Overview

Students will have the opportunity to take from incredible outside instructors, guest teachers, and celebrity dancers/choreographers! Student’s skills will be taken to the NEXT level! They will learn a TON and have so much fun while they are at it. Students will be challenged and introduced to brand new aspects of dance, and they will be exposed to many different teaching styles. They will be trained in musicality, dance vocabulary, artistry, performance skills, and more. Their love of dance will certainly grow, and new passions will be discovered!

  • Styles/disciplines/topics covered: jazz, contemporary, hiphop, lyrical, ballet, musical theatre, tap, acting, improvisation, yoga, conditioning, nutrition for dancers, and much more.
  • Guest Instructors (tentative): Lonni Olson, Elissa Edwards, Kenichi Kasamatsu, Brittany Markle, Autumn Cooper, Jack Beaule, James Schuller, and many more very special guests to be announced!

WHEN: Monday, August 5th – Thursday, August 8th

MORNING SESSION: 8:45am-2:00pm

  • Junior, ages 10-12
  • Teens, ages 12-14
  • Intermediate Pre-Teen, ages 9-13 (for dancers with 1-3 years of competition experience or equivalent training)

AFTERNOON SESSION: 2:00pm-7:15pm

  • Mini/Petites, ages 6-9 (modified schedule: 2:00-5:15)
    Seniors, ages 15-19

COST: $330 for all 4 days (Mini/Petite COST: $200). EARLY BIRD SPECIAL: $299 if registered by June 1st and paid in full at time of registration. Tuition includes t-shirt.

Additional Details:

  • The HDC Summer Intensive serves as the audition for HDC’s Competition Company and is a required yearly evaluation and training experience for new and returning dancers in order to be considered for 2019-2020 Company Teams.
  • There is no ‘formal’ audition, but instead prospective members are observed throughout the week in classes, and evaluated by HDC instructors, HDC residency staff, as well as HDC Summer Intensive teachers. Placements are emailed out the following week.
  • Dancers do NOT have to have any desire to compete in order to take the HDC Summer Intensive. Students can simply take the classes and choose not to be evaluated by indicating that on their intake form.
  • For all dancers who ARE interested in being considered for the 2019-2020 competitive opportunities, intake forms will be provided for parents to fill out and HDC staff will respond following the HDC Summer Intensive with feedback and placement for the upcoming season.
  • The age guidelines given are ONLY for camp and do not reflect where a dancer may or may not be placed on Company teams. Regardless of age, students may be asked by instructors to move to a level more appropriate to their ability throughout the week.
  • Dancers who are new to HDC Company and between the ages of 6-8 years old must be evaluated in order to take the HDC Summer Intensive for Mini/Petites, otherwise the Future Stars Dance Clinic should serve as their audition.
  • An outline schedule of the week, although tentative, will be provided by the first day of camp

This camp is REQUIRED for prospective competition students as it serves as their

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