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Drexel Summer Dance Program 2023

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This four week program is designed to allow students the opportunity to explore the intersections of technique, choreographic process, and dance as a healing art. Each day will consist of two technique classes, a specialty class, a choreographic process, and workshops. Students enrolled in the Drexel University Summer Dance Intensive will have the opportunity to investigate dance as a college students, while strengthening their dance knowledge and enjoying the benefits of being in Philadelphia.

July 10-August 4, 2023

Each day includes a 30-minute lunch break.

9:00-10:20AM - Technique class
10:30-11:50 AM- West African/Jazz/Modern/Pointe and other forms
12:00-12:30 PM Lunch
12:30-1:30 PM Class/Guest Lecture/Pilates
1:45-4:00 PM Choreographic Process

This program will have culminating performance in the Mandell Theater on August 4th, 2023.

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We welcome mature high school students, 14‑18 years old.

Apply by submitting the following items:

- A short video with you performing two genres of your preference. Videos no longer than 90 minutes.

- A copy of your high school unofficial transcript

All items must be clearly labeled and emailed to:

How soon will you hear from us? All applications will be reviewed as we receive them and applicants will be notified within 3 weeks from receipt. Admissions decisions are based upon academic preparation and a commitment to learn. We will limit the program to approximately 50 students. We will mail an acceptance letter and an information package to you and your family with additional program information, and of course, more forms to complete. Enrollment is limited and is available on a first‑come, first‑serve basis upon review and acceptance of the application.

Tuition: $1,700
This price is for all 4 weeks of the program.

Room & Board: $1,776
Participants may choose to stay on campus in one of our dorms. Commuter options are also available.

Activities Fee: $100

Summer Intensive Payment Options

Option 1: Tuition and Activities Fee 1st payment - April 1, 2023  2nd payment - May 1, 2023  3rd payment - June 15, 2023  Total 
   $600  $600  $600  $1,800
Option 2: Tuition with Room & Board and Activities Fee  $1,192  $1,192  $1,192  $3,576

Acceptable forms of payment are Check or Money Order, or Credit Card (use with online application only).

All applications will be reviewed upon completion and applicants will be notified on a rolling basis.

Upon acceptance, we will mail an information package to you and your family with additional program information and more forms to complete.

All payments must be completed by June 15, 2023.

All items must be clearly labeled and emailed to:

Drexel faculty and professional dancers in the Philadelphia area will teach the summer dance participants. Additionally, Drexel Dance students will mentor workshop participants.

Blanca Huertas-Agnew
Interim Dance Program Director