Summer Dance Intensive (SDI)

Boston
Ages 15-22
Boston Conservatory at Berklee's Summer Dance Intensive transforms dancers' technique and ignites their artistry while exploring modern dance and improvisation. This is a three-week program featuring acclaimed guest artists and faculty that offers the trademark Boston Conservatory combination of rigorous classical training and a cutting-edge approach to contemporary dance.
Dates
July 24-August 12
Arrival Date / Time
Coming Soon
Move-out
Coming Soon
Tuition
$2,330
Housing
$2,075
Registration fee
$50 (nonrefundable)
 

How to Enroll

  1. Submit your registration.* Begin by submitting your registration online. If applicable, you may need to submit additional supporting materials.
  2. Make your tuition payment by June 1.* All programs have limited capacity, so be sure to complete your full tuition payment to reserve your space in the program.
  3. Request housing. If you will be age 15 or older by the start of your program and require on-campus accommodations, complete the Residence Hall Contract in the Next Steps tab of your registration portal .

*Please note: This program has limited capacity. Submission of registration materials alone does not guarantee participation in the program. You will secure your spot by paying in full. When the program capacity has been reached, registrants who have not paid in full will be placed on a waitlist.

Curriculum

During the three weeks, you will have an opportunity to study with our gifted and illustrious dance division faculty–working each week to explore a wide range of dance forms. You can expect instruction in composition, jazz, improvisation, Afro-Haitian, repertory, composition, and classical ballet.

Our internationally acclaimed guest artists will challenge you as you move through their unique perspectives and cutting-edge approaches to contemporary dance. Guest artist lectures, or “Artist Talks,” during each week’s residency will inspire you as you invest in your dance journey.

Schedule

Below is a sample schedule:

Monday

Activities

9 AM - 10:30 AM

Ballet class

10:45 AM–12:15 PM

Masterclass

12:15 PM–1:15 PM

Lunch

1:15 PM–3 PM

Repertory class

3 PM–4:30 PM

Hip-Hop

Jazz

Tuesday

Activities

9 AM–10:30 AM

Ballet class

10:45 AM–12:15 PM

Masterclass

12:15 PM–1:15 PM

Lunch

1:15 PM–3 PM

Afro-Haitian

3 PM–4:30 PM

Hip-Hop

Jazz

4:45 PM–5:45 PM

Dance and Technology

Wednesday

Activities

9 AM–10:30 AM

Ballet class

10:45 AM–12:15 PM

Masterclass

12:15 PM–1:15 PM

Lunch

1:15 PM–3 PM

Composition/ choreography 

3 PM–4:30 PM

Hip-Hop

Jazz

6 PM–7 PM

Artist talkback

Thursday

Activities

9 AM–10:30 AM

Ballet class

10:45 AM–12:15 PM

Masterclass

12:15 PM–1:15 PM

Lunch

1:15 PM–3 PM

Afro-Haitian

3 PM–4:30 PM

Hip-Hop

Jazz

6 PM–7 PM

Dance and Technology

Friday

Activities

9 AM–10:30 AM

Ballet class

10:45 AM–12:15 PM

Masterclass

12:15 PM–1:15 PM

Lunch

1:15 PM–3:00 PM

Repertory class

3:00 PM–4:30 PM

Hip-Hop

Jazz

Schedule subject to change.

Performance Opportunities

The Summer Program will conclude at the end of the third week with a performance at the Boston Conservatory at Berklee main stage theater. The end of program performance will be free and open to all students, parents, faculty and staff. This performance will be an opportunity to share what you have been working on over the course of your time with us. For friends and family who will not be able to join us in Boston, the concert will also be made available for viewing at the end of the program.

Requirements

This program is designed for students and pre-professionals between the ages of 15 and 22 who possess a strong technical background in dance. Participants must also have an interest in expanding into contemporary ballet, modern dance, and improvisation.

Once You've Enrolled

Once you're enrolled visit our Next Steps for Enrolled Students to make sure you have everything you need for your program.

Check your email for important information

  • You should continue to check the email that you used to enroll in the program for important information.
  • You will receive a detailed check-in email with information regarding your assigned arrival location, housing assignment, and a link to view your program schedule one to two weeks prior to the start date of your program.
  • When you arrive on campus, you will receive additional program information to guide you through your program.

What to pack 

  • If you are staying on campus, you can reference this packing list with any additional items you’ll need while attending your program.