Tag: summer intensive

Ballroom Buffet: Three Ballroom Stars Share Their Favorite Summer Dance Experiences

When it comes to summer training opportunities for ballroom, there really is no industry standard. Whether hunkering down with your hometown educator or traveling to global competitions, you’ve got options. We spoke with three A-list ballroom dancers to hear how they spent their favorite summers growing up. Each performer followed a different path, yet saw […]

Why You Should Consider a Choreography Intensive This Summer

If you’re looking to explore a new aspect of your artistry, a choreography-focused intensive is a perfect opportunity to deepen your skill set as a dancemaker. Whether you’ve only dabbled in composition or you’re already working toward a choreographic career, the growing number of programs available means there’s an option suited for you. Dance Spirit […]

Four Reasons to Get Excited (Yes, Excited!) About Your Virtual Dance Intensive

After a spring filled with sad announcements about COVID-canceled recitals and competition events, you knew the IRL summer intensive cancellations were coming. But the disappointment still stung. That said, for those willing to continue training online, there are silver linings to all-digital summer programs (in addition to staying healthy and helping to stop the spread […]

More and More Dancers Are Attending Multiple Intensives in One Summer. Should You?

For dancers, summer is synonymous with summer intensives—weeks-long programs filled with classes, rehearsals, and cross-training. And today, many dancers are trying to cram as much as possible into their warm-weather “breaks” by enrolling in two, three, even four intensives over the course of a single summer. But while dancing literally all summer might sound like […]

Dancers, Here's Why You Should Consider Collegiate Summer Intensives

If you’re a high school dancer looking at your summer as the chance to do some serious college prep (and no, we’re not talking about another SAT study course), a collegiate summer intensive could be a great option. Dance Spirit spoke to some expert educators about why a summer program offered by a college or […]