Summer Dance Intensive

Rigorous, inspiring, and unique experience for professional and pre-professional dancers ages 14 to 24.
July 15 - August 9, 2019

NW Dance Project’s Summer Dance Intensive offers a rigorous, inspiring, and unique experience for advanced and pre-professional dancers ages 14 to 24.

NW Dance Project’s Summer Dance Intensive, held at both our beautiful state-of-the-art Creative Center and on the gorgeous downtown campus of Portland State University, offers a rigorous, inspiring, and unique experience for advanced dancers ages 14 to 24.

Today’s dancers are asked to improvise, reinvent steps, switch-up phrases, change musicality and make impulsive, artistic choices. Technique alone is not enough — dancers must also now be creators.

Dancers will train with the award-winning company members of NW Dance Project and be immersed in professional technique classes and experience the creative process, repertoire, improvisation and movement styles that are necessary tools for every dancer. This intense, hands-on month of training will provide dancers with the insights, improvisational skills and creative tools that are needed by the most sought after companies and choreographers of today.

Each day will start with a ballet class followed by a contemporary technique class. After the lunch break, dancers will participate in repertoire, improvisation, composition and choreographic development sessions. Informative discussions with our artists on career and college planning and life of a professional dancer will also be offered. The dancers will be split into groups by age and merit in order to facilitate increased individual attention and direction.

Participants will dance Monday to Friday, 9:00am to 5:00pm and Saturday, 12:30 to 4:30pm. Each day will start with a ballet class followed by a contemporary technique class. After the lunch break, dancers will participate in repertoire, improvisation, composition and choreographic development sessions. Informative discussions with our artists on career/college planning and life of a professional dancer will also be offered.

These four weeks of creative discovery will culminate in an exciting public theater showing on Friday, August 9 / 2019 at Lincoln Performance Hall. This is a ticketed event.

NW Dance Project is committed to offering a supportive and encouraging environment so that each dancer can develop and discover their unique creative voice. Dancers will work with NW Dance Project’s extraordinary, award-winning company members as they are mentored to push and develop their creativity, ideas and versatility.

2019 Tuition: $2,400
2019 Housing + Meal Plan: TBA

2018 Housing + Meal Plan: $2,450 USD

Dancers must audition for inclusion in our 2019 Summer Dance Intensive. Dancers 21+ interested in auditioning for both Summer Dance Intensive and our LAUNCH project must attend both auditions to be considered. We hold “no cut” auditions for our Summer Dance Intensive auditions unless overly full. All dancers applying must be at least age 14 by August 9 / 2019. No exceptions will be made.

Dancers should arrive 30 minutes before the audition begins to register and must bring a completed application + résumé, head shot, dance shot and audition fee ($30 USD cash only).

Audition results will be sent by email within one to two weeks following the audition. NW Dance Project has a limited number of spots available in our Summer Dance Intensive. Accepted students are required to confirm their spot and submit their deposit by the registration deadline in their acceptance email. Accepted applicants who have not submitted their registration will have their place offered to dancers on the waiting list.

Limited video audition submissions are available upon request. Please email info@nwdanceproject.org with your resume and cover letter to be considered.


Portland, OR
Sunday, January 6, 2019

NW Dance Project Creative Center
211 NE 10th Ave
Portland OR 97232

Registration / 2:30 – 3:00pm
Audition / 3:00 – 5:00pm

Dancers 18+ may be interested in our 5 Dance Days workshop held prior to this audition date.


Pittsburgh, PA
Thursday, January 10, 2019

Point Park University 
George Rowland White Performance Center – Studio 3
321 Boulevard of the Allies
Pittsburgh PA 15222

Registration / 4:00pm to 4:30pm
Audition / 4:30pm to 6:30pm


Winston-Salem, NC
Saturday, January 12, 2019

University of North Carolina School of the Arts
Workplace Building – Studio #606
1533 South Main St
Winston-Salem NC 27127

Registration / 12:00 – 12:30pm
Audition / 12:30 – 2:30pm

Visitors should park behind the Welcome Center.
San Francisco, CA
Sunday, January 13, 2019

Alonzo King LINES Dance Center  – Studio 5
26 7th Street
San Francisco CA 94103

Registration / 3:00 – 3:30pm
Audition / 3:30 – 5:30pm


Salt Lake City, UT
Saturday, January 19, 2019

Ballet West – Studio A
Jessie Eccles Quinney Ballet Centre
52 West 200 South
Salt Lake City, Utah 84101

Registration / 4:00 – 4:30pm
Audition / 4:30 – 6:30pm


Chicago, IL
Sunday, January 27, 2019

Lou Conte Dance Center – Studio A
1147 West Jackson Blvd
Chicago IL 60607

Registration / 12:30 – 1:00pm
Audition / 1:00 – 3:00pm


Houston, TX
Sunday, February 3, 2019

MET Dance Center
2808 Caroline St
Houston TX 77004

Registration / 11:30am – 12:00pm
Audition / 12:00 – 2:00pm


New York, NY
Sunday, February 10, 2019

Alvin Ailey – Studio 6C/6D
405 West 55th St
New York NY 10019

Registration / 1:00 – 1:30pm
Audition / 1:30 – 3:30pm


Los Angeles, CA
Saturday, February 16, 2019

Gloria Kaufman School of Dance – Studio 102
849 W 34th St KDC 203
Los Angeles CA 90089

Registration / 2:00 – 2:30pm
Audition / 2:30 – 4:30pm


Portland, OR
Sunday, February 17, 2019

NW Dance Project Creative Center
211 NE 10th Ave
Portland OR 97232

Registration / 9:30 – 10:00am
Audition / 10:00am -12:00pm


Accommodations

NW Dance Project in partnership with Portland State University (PSU) offers students attending our Summer Dance Intensive chaperoned housing at the beautiful Broadway Building located in downtown Portland. Students attending are not required to live in the dormitories – students may choose to commute from home or other accommodations in Portland.

Students under the age of 18 who stay at PSU are monitored by adult chaperones. Chaperones supervise the students during the week and weekends. Our Lincoln Hall Studios are conveniently located within walking distance (two blocks) from the Broadway Building on the Portland State University campus. NW Dance Project Creative Center is not within walking distance. Chaperones manage transportation to and from NW Dance Project Center (via TriMet) as well as comings/goings and nighttime room checks. They also run extracurricular activities like field trips, grocery store visits and movie nights.

Check-in time is 1pm on Sunday JUL 14 / 2019 (earlier check-in must be pre-arranged) and checkout is noon on Saturday AUG 10 / 2019.

Dorm-style accommodations include two-person rooms with private bathroom.

The Broadway Building has spectacular views of Mt. Hood and downtown, internet access (ethernet and wi-fi), spacious meeting areas and an on-campus dining space.

These facilities include card-operated laundry. Laundry cards are available for purchase and reload in the Broadway Building lobby. The cost is $1.50 to wash and dry.

The Broadway Building provides a standard linen set including sheets, pillow, pillowcase, one blanket and a towel with a weekly laundering service.

Mandatory Housing Orientation Meeting for all students residing at the Broadway Building will be held on Sunday, JUL 14 / 2019 at 4pm in the Broadway Building lobby with chaperones and staff.

Meals: Meal plan includes hot and balanced breakfast and dinner options. Lunch is not provided. The dining room is located in Ondine Hall, located directly across the street, on 6th Ave, from the Broadway Building. A Safeway and Green Zebra grocery store is close to campus. For students under 18, grocery visits are set and accompanied by chaperones.

Monday to Friday
Breakfast: 7:00-8:45am
Dinner: 5:00-7:00pm

Saturday to Sunday
Brunch: 10:30-12:00pm
Dinner: 5:00pm-7:00pm

2019 Housing + Meal Plan: TBA

2018 Housing + Meal Plan: $2,450 USD

Transportation
Some students (senior class) will be required to take public transportation with chaperones to and from the Broadway Building and NW Dance Project Creative Center. Students will need to purchase TriMet bus pass. Students should wait to purchase Trimet tickets until after they learn where they will be taking classes based on placement. We recommend students use the TriMet smartphone app available as a free download for iPhone and Androids. 30-Day passes can be purchased through the app with credit or debit payment.

Youth (ages 14-17) 30-Day Pass: $30
Adult (age 18+) 30-Day Pass: $100