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Summer Dance Intensive

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We are excited that you have chosen Anderson as a place to study dance during your summer break, and we promise that your experience here will be one of excitement, passion, and pure enjoyment. You will be taking classes from some of the top teachers and professionals in the area, as well as learning repertory that is sure to be engaging and challenging.

In choosing the Just Dance! Summer Dance Intensive, know that your time spent at Anderson University will consist of new friends, great memories, and spectacular dance. This is just the beginning of what is sure to be an inspiring week of dance for you!

Just Dance! Summer Dance Intensive is open to middle school, high school, and college students, and includes training by Anderson University faculty as well as guest instructors and professionals. The week-long program focuses on developing well-rounded dancers through exposure to a wide array of dance disciplines – with an emphasis on ballet and modern techniques.

Students can expect to dance every day from 9am until 6pm and revel in a comprehensive curriculum that includes ballet, modern, jazz, tap, yoga, Pilates, pointe, partnering, global dance, improvisation, and repertory. An informal in-studio performance highlighting their accomplishments will be offered at the end of the week for parents and friends to enjoy.

To join us in 2021, please complete the following:

1) Submit the Summer Dance Intensive application.

2) Submit audition videos. Videos should be uploaded to YouTube as “unlisted” videos.

Video requirements:

Show center work only. All combinations must be demonstrated on both sides.

Adagio (16 counts): Demonstrate balances, classical line and musicality. The combination should include high leg extensions: devant (front), à la seconde (side) and first arabesque (back). Effacé, croisé and écarté may all be included.
Pirouette (16 counts): A turn combination demonstrating en dehors pirouettes from fifth and fourth positions and en dedans pirouettes from fourth lunge in passé position.
Petit allegro (16 counts): A quick jump combination including jeté, assemble and pas de chat.
Grand allegro (16 counts): A large jump combination including temps levé in arabesque, grand jeté and tour jeté.
From the corner (16 counts): A traveling turn combination including piqué and chaîné turns.

Show a center combination (30 to 60 seconds in length) that demonstrates different uses of the torso, level changes, weight-bearing on the hands, and parallel and turn-out leg alignment. Show a traveling combination (30 to 60 seconds in length) that demonstrates large aerial movements such as leaps and jumps with different uses of torso and facing changes.

SOLO (optional)
You may want to include a solo (in any dance style) which you feel presents your dancing in its most positive light. The solo or variations should not exceed 2 minutes in length.

Links to audition videos should be included on the application or emailed to Michelle Holmes, msholmes@anderson.edu.

3) Once notified of acceptance, register and pay deposit.

Space is limited, so be sure to apply and register early. Please also be familiar with the required attire for the summer dance intensive. Participants will receive a packet of information prior to the event, with housing information, class schedule, maps, and directions to Anderson University.

Experience what it is like to dance with the best! This is just the beginning of what is sure to be an inspiring week of dance for you!



Summer Dance Intensive



Rising 8th-12th graders and college freshmen are welcome.


Program Dates

June 20-25, 2021
Sunday – Friday



Students selecting the residential experience will arrive on Sunday, June 20 and depart on Friday, June 25. These overnight dancers will have class beginning at 9:00am on Monday, June 21, and continue into the early evening, with a special repertoire class just for them once the day campers leave for the day.

For those selecting the day camp option, classes will take place Monday, June 21 through Friday, June 25 beginning at 9:00am and ending at 3:00pm. Day campers will not have the option to participate in the repertoire class.



  • Residential/Overnight – $875 (rising 9th graders and older)
  • Day Camp Option – $650 (rising 8th graders and older)
  • A $100 deposit is due at the time of registration. Payment plans are available.
  • Cancellation Policy: After May 1st, $100 deposit is non-refundable.
  • The scholarship deadline is May 1st.

Contact Us

  • Questions regarding registration, housing, or meals: Randy Coppess 765-641-4166
  • Questions regarding programming: AU Dance

Daily Activities

  • 7:30 – 8:30am Breakfast
  • 9-10:30am Ballet
  • 10:30-noon Modern
  • Noon-1pm Lunch
  • 1-2pm Pilates
  • 2-3pm Jazz
  • 3-4pm Global Dance
  • 4-5:30pm Repertoire/Rehearsal
  • 5:30-6:30pm Dinner
  • 6:30-8pm Repertoire/Rehearsal
  • 8:30-10pm Evening Activities

Other Activities

  • Movie night
  • Swimming
  • Q&A session regarding college, auditioning, and life as a professional dancer
  • Coffee & conversation at Mocha Joe’s


  • Ballet — Women must wear tights and solid-color leotards, as well as ballet shoes. Men must wear tights and solid-color leotards or form-fitting solid-colored shirt/tank top, as well as ballet shoes.
  • Jazz — Women must wear tights or dance leggings/pants, as well as leotard or fitted shirt/tank top. Men must wear jazz pants/form-fitted pants, as well as leotard or fitted shirt/tank top. All dancers must wear jazz shoes.
  • Modern, World Dance, and Improvisation — Women must wear fitted pants or shorts and fitted shirts or tank tops. Men must wear fitted pants or shorts and shirts or tank tops. Bare feet will be the requirement for these classes.
  • Warm-ups will be allowed for the first minutes of class, but then must be promptly removed.