Summer Dance Intensive (SDI)

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.
July 22-August 10
Check-in Time
Coming Soon
Coming Soon
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.* 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.


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.


Below is a sample schedule:

9 AM - 10:30 AMBallet class
10:45 AM–12:15 PMMaster class
12:15 PM–1:15 PMLunch
1:15 PM–3 PMRepertory class
3 PM–4:30 PMHip-Hop
9 AM–10:30 AMBallet class
10:45 AM–12:15 PMMaster class
12:15 PM–1:15 PMLunch
1:15 PM–3 PMAfro-Haitian
3 PM–4:30 PMHip-Hop
4:45 PM–5:45 PMDance and Technology
9 AM–10:30 AMBallet class
10:45 AM–12:15 PMMaster class
12:15 PM–1:15 PMLunch
1:15 PM–3 PMComposition/choreography 
3 PM–4:30 PMHip-Hop
6 PM–7 PMArtist talkback
9 AM–10:30 AMBallet class
10:45 AM–12:15 PMMaster class
12:15 PM–1:15 PMLunch
1:15 PM–3 PMAfro-Haitian
3 PM–4:30 PMHip-Hop
6 PM–7 PMDance and Technology
9 AM–10:30 AMBallet class
10:45 AM–12:15 PMMasterclass
12:15 PM–1:15 PMLunch
1:15 PM–3:00 PMRepertory class
3:00 PM–4:30 PMHip-Hop

Schedule subject to change.

Performance Opportunities

This 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 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.


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.

Visiting Artists

  • William Isaac

    William Isaac

    William Isaac is an award-winning artistic director, choreographer, and dancer. An alumnus of the Juilliard School, the School at Jacob’s Pillow, and the Ailey School, he is currently the director of Kymera Dance, a repertory company he founded in 2011. Working in the commercial landscape, he’s been on the creative teams for Nike and Coke Zero and was a principal  performer in Marc Jacobs Fall 2020 Fashion Show.

  • Norbert De La Cruz III

    Norbert De La Cruz III

    While navigating a freelance career as a choreographer, performer, and educator, Norbert operates a bi-coastal freelance dance career between NYC and LA. He is in constant search of inspiration; seeking for more valuable collaborations and human connections. 

  • Jeffrey Lloyd Smith

    Jeffrey Lloyd Smith

    Jeffrey Lloyd Smith is a Miami-based choreographer, multimedia artist, and dance educator. He choreographs works for NWSA as well as other university programs and professional companies, stages work by Paul Taylor, and serves as rehearsal director for guest choreographers like Mark Morris and Ohad Naharin. Creatively, Jeffrey's multimedia pieces, choreographic works, and films have been seen at numerous festivals and events.

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.