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Dance as a Healing Art

July 12-16, 2021 (Format 1)
July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, 2021 (Format 2)

Drexel Dancer

Drexel Summer Virtual Dance Experience

Apply Online (Application deposit required with application, payable with Credit Card)

About the program

Drexel Summer Virtual Dance Program is designed to provide students the opportunity to explore how dance can be a way to communicate, create, and collaborate in addition to being a healing art. There will be two different formats of this program, and students can join one or both. These virtual programs will consist of technique classes, seminars on careers in dance, panel discussions with professionals from different dance career paths in addition to exploring creative process with Drexel faculty members and guests.

Program Format

Drexel Dance Program is offering two formats of summer dance experience virtually.

First format is a 5-day program when the high school students will join our current college level technique classes including Ballet, Modern, Hip Hop, African and more to experience what is it like to be dancing at the college level. Students will be working with current dance faculty at Drexel University as well as guests. Students will also attend virtual seminars about different career paths in dance including Dance/Movement Therapy, Physical Therapy, Dance in Education, Performance, Choreography, and more.

Second format: Participants will join one virtual gathering each week (3 hours) for five weeks with Drexel Dance Program. Each gathering will focus on the different career pathways that a Drexel Dance Majors can pursue as well as technique classes and activities to experience how Drexel Dance program prepares the students. These career pathways include performing, choreographing, dance/movement therapy, physical therapy, education, Pilates and more.

Format 1: July 12-16, 2021, 9am-3pm

Format 2: July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, 2021, 5pm-8pm


Apply Online (Application deposit required with application, payable with Credit Card)

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

Apply by submitting the following items:

  • Your high school unofficial transcript.

A $300 deposit must be included with your application. 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. Students who are not accepted into the program will receive a full refund of their $300 application deposit.

Upon acceptance, we will mail an information package to you and your family with additional program information and more forms to complete. The $300 deposit will be credited towards the full tuition cost. Upon acceptance, your deposit is non‑refundable. The balance of $200 must be paid by June 15, 2021.

All items must be clearly labeled and emailed to:

Sandra Parks, Dance Program Director:

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.


Format 1: $500

Format 2: $500

Format 1+2: $750


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

Our Degree Program

The Dance major combines rigorous academic coursework with extensive stage and studio dance experiences. We feature an outstanding faculty of noted dancers and choreographers, and the Drexel Dance program is quite different from others in our emphasis on preparing our graduates for a variety of careers in dance and related subjects. We achieve this through Drexel’s outstanding co‑op program, which has all students working for six months in a job related to dance. Our program uniquely offers the option of four distinct tracks to career paths that combine an active engagement with dance with real world occupations. Those are: dance/movement therapy, dance in education, physical therapy and a custom designed track (based on the students unique skills and interests).


Sandra Parks
Dance Program Director