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Dance as a Healing Art

Week 1 July 11-15

Week 2 July 18-22

Drexel Dancer

Drexel Summer Dance Experience

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

About the program

This two-week non-residential 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 seminar on careers in dance, choreographic process, and choreographic work time. Each week will end with a culminating performance. Students enrolled in the Drexel University Summer Dance Intensive will have the opportunity to investigate dance as a college student, while enjoying the benefits of being in Philadelphia. The days will consist of technique classes, seminars on careers in dance, and choreographic explorations led by Drexel dance faculty with special choreographic mentorship by Drexel dance students. This two-week intensive will allow the workshop participant to understand the intersections of technique, creative process, and dance as a healing art.

Program Format

Week 1: July 11-15 | 9am-4pm

Week 2: July 18-22 | 9am-4pm

Each day includes a 1 hour lunch break.

A detailed breakdown of the daily schedule is TBD.


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

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 $450 (or $900 if accepted for both weeks) must be paid by June 1, 2022.

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.


One week price: $750

Two week price: $1,200 (this price reflects a 20% discount for signing up for both weeks of the program.)


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).


Blanca Huertas-Agnew
Interim Dance Program Director