Summer Intensive (ages 10-18, by audition only)

July 11- August 13, 2022

Week 1: 7/11-7/16
Week 2: 7/18-7/23
Week 3: 7/25-7/30
Week 4: 8/1-8/6
Week 5: 8/8-8/13

Four ballet dancers at the barre, Steps Youth Programs Summer Dance Intensives

Enhance your training this summer at Steps.

We are happy to offer an exclusively in-person experience for our 2022 Summer Intensive. There will be a limited number of spots offered each week. We highly recommend submitting your application as early as possible.

The Steps Youth Program Summer Intensive consists of five curated week-long programs offering dancers ages 10-18 the opportunity to strengthen technique and cultivate personal artistry in an exciting, challenging, and nurturing environment. Each week features Steps’ core faculty and guest teachers who will engage the dancers in a variety of styles. Participants are surrounded by a community of like-minded dancers who work with each other to develop friendships and connections to last a lifetime. Mornings start with technique classes; afternoon classes mix styles to provide well-rounded training, and each day ends with repertory workshops in which dancers will learn a piece of choreography from a guest choreographer. Each week culminates in a special studio performance on Saturday afternoon.

Dancers may attend a single week, multiple weeks, or any combination of weeks.

We are accepting a limited number of in-person registrations per week which will be assigned in the order payment is received.

Current COVID protocols for Steps require all students aged 5 and older to be fully vaccinated and wearing masks at all times. If any changes are made from local mandates, we will notify all participants.

AUDITION INFORMATION

Admission is by video audition only. There is no deadline for auditions, but spots will fill very quickly.

All programs are subject to change. Refunds are available only if Steps Youth Programs cancels its Summer Intensive.

Current Steps Youth Pre-Professional and Academy students are not required to audition, we will be sending out registration instructions via email within the coming weeks.

AUDITION INSTRUCTIONS

  1. View the video directly below with 3 ballet combinations and 1 jazz combination for your age group. There are time markers for each age group:
    • 10-12 years (0:45) | 13-15 years (8:10) | 16-18 years (16:07)
    • Choose the age group you will fall under on July 11, 2022
  2. Practice all 4 combinations
  3. Film yourself dancing all 4 combinations for your age group
  4. Upload your video audition to either Youtube or Vimeo
  5. Fill out our Google Audition Form and attach your video link within the form

All applicants are automatically considered for a scholarship; if you are awarded you will be notified in your acceptance email.

SAMPLE SCHEDULE

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
Ballet
9:00-10:40am
Break 10:40-10:50am
Modern 10:50am-12:30pm
Lunch
12:30-1:30pm
Jazz
1:30-2:30pm
Ballroom
2:30-3:30pm
Break 3:30-3:45pm
Conditioning
3:45-4:45pm
Rep
4:45-6:00pm
Modern
9:00-10:40am
Break 10:40-10:50am
Ballet
10:50am-12:30pm
Lunch/
Industry Q & A
12:30-1:30pm
Special Guest
1:30-2:30pm
Contemporary
2:30-3:30pm
Break 3:30-3:45pm
Hip Hop
3:45-4:45pm
Rep
4:45-6:00pm
Ballet
9:00-10:40am
Break 10:40-10:50am
Modern
10:50am-12:30pm
Lunch
12:30-1:30pm
Hip Hop
1:30-2:30pm
Harkness Dancer Wellness
2:30-3:45pm
Latin Jazz
3:45-4:45pm
Rep
4:45-6:00pm
Modern
9:00-10:40am
Break 10:40-10:50am
Ballet
10:50am-12:30pm
Lunch
Industry Q & A
12:30-1:30pm
Theather
1:30-2:30pm
West African
2:30-3:30pm
Break 3:30-3:45pm
Conditioning
3:45-4:45pm
Rep
4:45-6:00pm
Ballet
9:00-10:40am
Break 10:40-10:50am
Modern
10:50am-12:30pm
Lunch
12:30-1:30pm
Contemporary
2:30-3:30pm
Theather
1:30-2:30pm
Break 3:30-3:45pm
Rep
3:45-6:00pm
Warm Up
10:00-11:30am
Break 11:30-11:45am
Spacing
11:45am-12:45pm
Break/Lunch
12:45-2:00pm
In-studio Showing 2:00-2:30pm
MONDAY
Ballet
9:00-10:40am
Break 10:40-10:50am
Modern 10:50am-12:30pm
Lunch
12:30-1:30pm
Jazz
1:30-2:30pm
Ballroom
2:30-3:30pm
Break 3:30-3:45pm
Conditioning
3:45-4:45pm
Rep
4:45-6:00pm
TUESDAY
Modern
9:00-10:40am
Break 10:40-10:50am
Ballet
10:50am-12:30pm
Lunch/
Industry Q & A
12:30-1:30pm
Special Guest
1:30-2:30pm
Contemporary
2:30-3:30pm
Break 3:30-3:45pm
Hip Hop
3:45-4:45pm
Rep
4:45-6:00pm
WEDNESDAY
Ballet
9:00-10:40am
Break 10:40-10:50am
Modern
10:50am-12:30pm
Lunch
12:30-1:30pm
Hip Hop
1:30-2:30pm
Harkness Dancer Wellness
2:30-3:45pm
Latin Jazz
3:45-4:45pm
Rep
4:45-6:00pm
THURSDAY
Modern
9:00-10:40am
Break 10:40-10:50am
Ballet
10:50am-12:30pm
Lunch
Industry Q & A
12:30-1:30pm
Theather
1:30-2:30pm
West African
2:30-3:30pm
Break 3:30-3:45pm
Conditioning
3:45-4:45pm
Rep
4:45-6:00pm
FRIDAY
Ballet
9:00-10:40am
Break 10:40-10:50am
Modern
10:50am-12:30pm
Lunch
12:30-1:30pm
Contemporary
2:30-3:30pm
Theather
1:30-2:30pm
Break 3:30-3:45pm
Rep
3:45-6:00pm
SATURDAY
Warm Up
10:00-11:30am
Break 11:30-11:45am
Spacing
11:45am-12:45pm
Break/Lunch
12:45-2:00pm
In-studio Showing 2:00-2:30pm

REGISTRATION AND TUITION

Current Steps Youth Pre-Professional and Academy students do not need to audition and will receive registration links sent via email. Dancers who are not Steps Youth Pre-Professional and Academy students will receive registration information by email after submitting their audition and they have been accepted into the program.

NYCDA and Onstage New York scholarship recipients should complete the video audition and application for level placement. After you submit the application, you will receive your registration link within two weeks, with your scholarship credited to your account after your deposit is paid.

$1100/week – $500 deposit

Your space is held by your deposit for each week. The balance of tuition is due June 15.

Once capacity for each week has been reached, interested parties will have the option to place a $500 deposit for a spot on the priority waiting list, should more spots open up.

The entire $500 deposit is nonrefundable if you are assigned an in-person spot and you choose not to attend. If you are not offered an in-person spot, you will be refunded your initial deposit.

There are no discounts for multiple weeks.