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WKU Summer Dance Intensive


Summer Dance Intensive 2023

 July 18-24, 2023

 

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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.

All participating dancers are required to reside in the dorms, thus gaining a complete college experience. We work to keep everyone healthy. Selected WKU dance majors will serve as RA's and accompany dancers throughout the intensive.

The application/registration process will begin in Spring 2023. Dancers who attend the summer dance intensive their junior and/or senior year of high school can receive a $250 Joseph E. Baker Scholarship in Dance for their freshman year of study as a dance major at WKU!

 

Faculty and students will follow WKU guidelines pertaining to COVID-19 as appropriate at the time of the intensive. These will be updated and posted as they become available. See the current WKU masking policy and guidelines

 

SUMMER DANCE INTENSIVE DETAILS

Sample Schedule 

Faculty Bios  

General Info. & Frequently Asked Questions

 

DESCRIPTION OF FEES 

$750 - early registration rate; includes dorms, meals, and classes

*Intensive applications must be received by March 1st. A $100 registration deposit (non-refundable) is due by March 15th. The balance of the tuition will be due on May 15th, 2023. Tuition balance is refundable up to 50% through June 1st. No refunds will be made after June 1st.

 

$800 - regular registration rate; includes dorms, meals, and classes

*Intensive applications must be received by April 1st. A $100 registration deposit (non-refundable) is due by April 15th. The balance of the tuition will be due on May 15th, 2023. Tuition balance is refundable up to 50% through June 1st. No refunds will be made after June 1st.

 

SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITY

Limited scholarships are available for the 2023 WKU Summer Dance Intensive. 

$600 - scholarship rate; includes dorms, meals, and classes

*Intensive applications must be received by March 1st. A $100 registration deposit (non-refundable) is due by March 15th. The balance of the tuition will be due on May 15th, 2023. Tuition balance is refundable up to 50% through June 1st. No refunds will be made after June 1st.

 
For scholarship consideration, dancers must apply for the intensive, complete the registration process (including paid deposit), and submit the following materials: 
 
  • One video (uploaded as an unlisted YouTube video) that features 
    • A brief personal introduction that includes why you believe you should receive a scholarship for this intensive.
    • A solo (in any dance genre) that best highlights your abilities. Solos should not exceed 90 seconds.
  • A dance resume
 
Video link and resume should be emailed to Amanda.clark@wku.edu by March 1, 2023, for scholarship consideration.Please include "SDI Scholarship Application/dancer's name" in the subject heading of the email submission.

 

Contact

For more information about the intensive or registration process:

Dance Program Coordinator Amanda Clark at amanda.clark@wku.edu

Associate Professor Meghen McKinley at meghen.mckinley@wku.edu

 

 

 

Register in Spring 2023!

 

HOW TO APPLY:

1. Complete the online application (available starting February 1st)

2. Once notified of acceptance, complete registration and submit the $100 deposit to secure your spot in the 2023 WKU Summer Dance Intensive.

3. The balance of the tuition will be due on May 15, 2023. 

Refund Policy: Deposits are non-refundable. Participants may receive a 50% refund on tuition balance through June 1st. No refunds after June 1st.

Summer Dance Intensive 2018

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