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  JUNE 16-22, 2019


WKU Dance Faculty

Regional Guest Artists

Regional Guest Artists will bring a diverse range of

genres and styles to this year's SDI!


The WKU Summer Dance Intensive is designed for intermediate to advanced dancers (grades 9-12) as a unique opportunity to explore college level dance and the WKU experience. Following the mission of the WKU Dance Program, students will be challenged as "thinking artists," with a variety of classes to enhance their technical and artistic skills. Program of study will include daily ballet, jazz, and modern dance technique classes along with coursework including pointe, tap, dance improvisation, dance history, and world dance forms. Daily discussions and events will highlight special interest topics designed to help prepare and inspire the pre-professional dancer. The week long intensive will culminate in a performance featuring university faculty and guest artist choreography.

Dancers have the option to participate in the full intensive, residing in the dorms and gaining a complete college experience. Or, dancers may choose to participate as commuters. Selected WKU dance majors will serve as RA's and accompany dancers throughout the intensive.

The application / registration process will begin in January 2019. Dancers finishing their senior year in high school or wishing to transfer may use this intensive as their placement audition into the Dance Program.

Jon Lehrer at Summer Dance Intensive


Sample Schedule

Faculty Bios - faculty information coming soon!

Frequently Asked Questions - information coming soon!

Participant Release Forms - available spring 2019



Students may choose to register for the full intensive or as a commuter.

Full intensive fee - $700 early registration / $775 after March 15th.Fee includes,

  • Daily classes and pre-scheduled activities
  • Meals and lodging on campus

Commuter fee - $500 early registration / $575 after March 15th. Fee includes,

  • Daily classes and pre-scheduled activities
  • Lunch and dinner on campus

Special teacher fee - $175. Fee includes,

  • Daily classes

***Applications for early registration (full intensive or commuter) must be received by March 15, 2019 and payment submitted by April 1, 2019.

***Applications for registration (full intensive or commuter) must be received by April 15, 2019 and payment submitted by May 1, 2019.

***Studio teachers interested in the special teacher rate should contact Amanda Clark directly at amanda.clark@wku.edu for registration information. Summer Dance Intensive 2017    


Summer Dance Intensive 2017

For more information about the intensive or registration process, contact:

Dance Program Coordinator Amanda Clark at 270-745-2956 / amanda.clark@wku.edu or Assistant Professor Meghen McKinley at 270-883-9589 /meghen.mckinley@wku.edu.

For questions regarding payment, contact:

Ellen Glatman, WKU Fine Arts Box Office / 270-745-3121 / ellen.glatman@wku.edu.


 Register by March 15th for the early bird discount!


Attend a fall or spring Dance Day for your chance to win a SDI 2019 scholarship!


Refund Policy: Participants may receive a full refund through May 15th, a 50% refund after May 15th through June 1st. No refunds after June 1st.

Summer Dance Intensive 2017

Summer Dance Intensive 2017


Summer Dance Intensive 2017



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