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IU High School Summer Dance Intensive

The High School Summer Dance Intensive

July 9 -July 21, 2017

Featuring IU Faculty & Guest Artists

Find out what it means to major in dance in college!

The IU High School Summer Dance Intensive is carefully designed to give students grades 9-12 the experience of studying dance at the University. Students live in IU dormitories and are supervised twenty four hours a day by professional Resident Advisors (RA’s).  Outside activities are planned to expose enrolled students to the rich campus and community resources at IU Bloomington. Students are housed in their own section of a university residence hall on the Bloomington campus. Male and female students will be housed on separate floors of this residence. 

Monday through Friday participants study with university faculty and renown guest teachers in techniques and creative practices Including contemporary dance, modern dance, ballet, conditioning, dance In the African diaspora, Improvisation, composition, and dance history. The late afternoons and evenings are filled with rehearsals for repertory and new choreography, which culminate in a Studio Showcase on the final day of the intensive. Family and friends, are invited to attend Friday, July 21, at 3:30pm. 

For any questions related to curriculum or student life during the intensive please email Stephanie Nugent at

Intensive Schedule: Click on High School Summer Dance Intensive Schedules for daily and weekly schedules of activities, from last year.

An updated list of the 2017 faculty, as well as the dally and weekly schedules will be posted by June 26, 2017.

Registration Fees: Tuition, including housing and meals is $1,700.

Application Deadline: June 1, 2017. Space is limited. Register early to save your spot.

To Apply:
1. You can complete the online registration and pay the application fee at the IU Conferences site
2. Submit Application Materials
     a. Letter of Recommendation: from a dance teacher, rehearsal director, or coach attesting to dance experience and technical level. Letters must be emailed to 
     b. Work sample30 second clip of applicant demonstrating his/her dance technique and performance skills. Solo videos in a studio are best. However, if you have a good quality video of your dancing in performance, please make sure to also include the name of the choreographer and clearly indicate which dancer is to be considered (if it is a group performance). All videos must be submitted electronically - send a link to youtube, vimeo, etc. Including dancer's full name and confirmation code from IU Conferences registration to, attention Stephanie Nugent.

Please direct questions regarding application materials to attention Stephanie Nugent.

Please direct all questions associated with application fees, tuition and deposit to

ConfirmationApplicants will receive confirmation emails from IU Conferences and once registration and application materials have been received.

NotificationNotification about acceptance Into the program will be sent within two weeks of receiving a complete application. (registration, deposit, letter of recommendation and video sample).      


Required Required Medical Forms and Photo/Video Waiver:
 Now that you have been accepted Into our summer intensive, we need some more Information.

A parent or legal guardian must fill out each of the required forms below. (click links to download). Completed forms must be brought in person to registration on the first day of the intensive.

  1. Medical Consent form
  2. Confidential health history questionnaire
  3. Photo & Video consent form
For Your Information: Students are encouraged to download the form below, which includes what to bring (and what not to bring) with you during your stay on campus at IU Bloomington.

       IUHSSDI Dorm Information

Medical Consent Form  |  Confidential Health History Questionnaire  |  Dorm Information

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