Summer Dance Intensive


Monday, Jul. 10, 2017
Friday, Jul. 14, 2017


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Dance and Perform at GCU!

Dance students are invited to a week-long overnight* camp at Grand Canyon University! All classes are taught by distinguished dance faculty and guests, assisted by student teacher candidates from GCU’s Dance Department.

Courses include:

  • Jazz
  • Ballet
  • Composition
  • Contemporary
  • World Dance
  • 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 14 at 4 pm in Thunderground. General admission is free. GCU’s student dance club, SDEO, will be selling concessions as a fundraiser.

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 2017 or have yet to graduate must remain in residence halls. Camp attendees required to stay in the residence hall: 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 2017 or Later*
Before June 15: $300
After June 15: $325

Students Who Graduated Prior to Spring 2017*
Before June 15: $225
After June 15: $250

Sign Up Today!
Please download the permission slip and submit it with your RSVP and payment below.


*Students graduating in spring 2017 (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 2017

Daily Schedule
July 10 – 14

Time Monday, July 10 Tuesday, July 11 Wednesday, July 12 Thursday, July 13 Friday, July 14
8 – 9 am Registraion/
Breakfast Breakfast Breakfast Breakfast
9 – 10:30 am Ballet – Kevin Contemporary – Bekki Ballet – Susannah Contemporary – Bekki Ballet – Scott
10:30 – 11:40 am Jazz – Kevin Ballet – Kevin Jazz – Kevin Ballet – Kevin Jazz – Kevin
11:40 am – 1 pm Lunch
1 – 2:15 pm Contemporary – Alicia Jazz – Alicia Contemporary – Alicia Jazz – Alicia Rehearsal for Showing
2:30 – 3:30 pm Focus on Floor Work – Alicia Composition – Kevin Intro to Partnering –Alicia Composition – Kevin
3:45 – 4:45 pm Somatic Practice –
World Dance – Dunham – Susannah Improv – Susannah World Dance 4 – 5 pm
Informal Performance 5:15 pm
End of day Parent Pick-Up
5 – 6:15 pm Break and dinner Break and dinner GCU Admissions Pool Party With DJ and Refreshments Break and dinner
6:30 – 7:30 pm Improv – TJ Stretch & Stregthen – Kiana Hip Hop – Hannah