Summer Dance Intensive


Monday, Jul. 9, 2018
Friday, Jul. 13, 2018


Various Locations


Various Times

For more information or questions, please contact the Director of Dance, Susannah Keita at 602-639-6295 (office), 480-527-5111 (mobile) or

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17COF0278 – Summer Dance Intensive
Cultivate Your Skills and Connections!

Dance students are invited to a week-long overnight* camp at Grand Canyon University! Come develop your skills through instruction with fellow dancers. All classes are taught by distinguished dance faculty and guests, assisted by teacher candidates from GCU’s Dance Department.

Courses include:

  • Jazz
  • Ballet
  • Contemporary
  • Hip Hop
  • Flamenco
  • West African
  • Composition
  • Health for the Dancer (Pilates, Yoga, Conditioning, Nutrition)



Who Can Attend

Male and female dancers ages 14 to 24 years are invited to the Summer Dance Intensive. Students must have two consecutive years of dance study. Students will take placement classes on the first day of the camp to determine their technical levels (beginning-intermediate and intermediate-advanced).

Dance Performance

Family and friends are invited to a dance performance presented by Summer Dance Intensive students on Friday, July 13 at 4 pm in Thunderground. General admission is free.

Dance Facilities

Our state-of-the-art studios are located on the first floor of Saguaro residence hall. The two adjacent studios feature sprung floors and storage for students’ belongings. Students who graduated in 2018 or have yet to graduate must remain in residence hall.

Camp attendees required to stay in the residence hall: Passpoints will be issued for residence hall entry, but rooms will not be equipped with locks. You can store any valuables you are concerned about in your supervisor’s room, which is equipped with a lock.


Students Graduating in Spring 2018 or Later*

Students Who Graduated Prior to Spring 2018*

Frequently Asked Questions

Click HERE to view FAQs


Registration is full. If you would like to be added to our waitlist, please complete the form and we will contact you if a spot opens.

Please download the permission slip and submit it with your waitlist request.


*Students graduating in spring 2018 (i.e. are still in high school) will be required to stay in the residence hall. Students who graduated prior to spring 2017 do not have the option to stay in a residence hall.


GCU Summer Dance Intensive 2018

Daily Schedule
July 9 – 13

Time Monday, July 9 Tuesday, July 10 Wednesday, July 11 Thursday, July 12 Friday, July 13
8 – 9 am Registration and
Breakfast Breakfast Breakfast Breakfast
9 – 10:30 am Ballet – Scott
Intro to Ballet – Susannah (Amanda)
Contemporary – Bekki (Angelica) Ballet – Scott
Intro to Ballet – Susannah
Contemporary – Bekki (Angelica) Ballet – Scott
Intro to Ballet – Susannah
10:30 – 11:40 am Jazz – Kevin
Ballet – Kevin
Intro to Ballet – Susannah (Angelica)
Jazz – Alicia
Ballet – Kevin
Intro to Ballet – Susannah
Jazz – Kevin
11:40 am – 1 pm Lunch
1 – 2:15 pm Contemporary – Alicia (Amanda) Jazz – Kevin
Contemporary – Alicia (Angelica) Jazz – Kevin
Rehearsal for Showing – ALL
2:30 – 3:30 pm Focus on Floor Work – Marlene (Angelica) Composition – Kevin Intro to Partnering – Alicia (Angelica) Composition – Kevin
3:45 – 4:45 pm Improv – Marlene (Angelica) World Dance – Dunham – Susannah World Dance – TBD Tap Basics – Susannah (Hannah) 4 – 5 pm
Informal Performance

5:15 pm
End of day Parent Pick-Up

5 – 6:15 pm Break and Dinner Break and Dinner 5 – 7:30pm
GCU Admissions Pool Party with DJ and Refreshments
Break and Dinner
6:30 – 7:30 pm Hip Hop – Hannah Stretch and Strengthen – Amanda Improv – Angelica