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WKU Summer Dance Intensive

***Intensive Registration is Full!***

Interested students may still complete a registration form to be placed on a waitlist.


Summer Dance Intensive 2021

 July 18 - 24, 2021


Featuring Hip-Hop with Koko French

Coursework will include ballet, jazz, modern, tap, hip hop, world dance forms, conditioning, improvisation, dance history, nutrition ... and more! 


Faculty and participants will follow WKU guidelines pertaining to COVID-19, including the wearing of masks at all times and social distancing. See our dance specific Covid-19 guidelines for more information regarding pre-attendance requirements and what to expect during our intensive.


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.

For Summer 2021, all participating dancers will be required to reside in the dorms, thus gaining a complete college experience as we keep 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 2021. Dancers finishing their senior year in high school or wishing to transfer may use this intensive as their placement audition into the Dance Program. Additionally, students who attend the summer dance intensive their junior and/or senior year of high school can receive a freshman scholarship within the Dance Program to attend WKU as a dance major!



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$800 - includes dorms, meals, classes

*A $100 deposit is due by May 15th and is refundable through May 31st. No refunds are provided after May 31st. The balance of the tuition will be due on July 1, 2021.


For more information about the intensive or registration process:

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

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





$100 deposit due by May 15th to secure your spot.

Refund Policy: Participants may receive a full refund through May 31st. No refunds after May 31st.

Final payment due July 1, 2021. 

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