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Summer Intensive Dance Workshop


All classes are held in Montgomery Hall (87,000 square feet) on Florida State University’s campus. Montgomery Hall boasts 6 spacious studios, computer and music labs, a conditioning studio, a black box theatre and the Nancy Smith Fichter Dance Theatre. Students are housed in a residence hall close to Montgomery Hall. Trained graduate students serve as resident counselors. Workshop faculty include FSU dance faculty and alumni.

Age Requirements:

Summer Intensive Dance Workshop: Ages 14-18

SESSION 1 goes from June 11 – June 15, 2018, 9:00am – 5:00 pm

This session is designed as a week long series of intensive workshops in a day-camp format. Participants will have the option to take ballet, pointe, contemporary, jazz, music theater, hip-hop, and West African technique classes as well as conditioning. Session 1 is not intended as a residential camp. Residential accommodations, however, may be made. 

SESSION 2 goes from June 17 – June 30, 2018  

This session emphasizes both ballet and modern technique similar to our dance major program (proficiency in intermediate ballet or contemporary technique is required for acceptance). Designed for the dancer interested in all forms of dance, the dancers’ days are filled with ballet, pointe, and contemporary technique classes as well as conditioning and repertory classes. Evening classes vary each day with offerings ranging from lectures, films, dance technology, jazz, hip-hop, and improvisation.  

All students are encouraged to stay on campus. Students who live in town or nearby may choose otherwise, but ALL STUDENTS are required to attend classes throughout the day as well as classes in the evenings. This camp includes weekend outings and activities.

The culmination of the two-week program is an informal showing of work from the repertory classes on Saturday, June 30, 2018. Parents and friends are invited to attend.



Auditions for the summer program will take place on Sunday, February 4, 2018 from 9:30am to 11:30am in the Grand Studio in Montgomery Hall. The audition is in conjunction with the Suzanne Farrell Workshop for Young Dancers on February 3 & 4, 2018. Students do not have to participate in the Suzanne Farrell Workshop to audition for the Summer Program.

The audition class will include ballet and modern technique. The fee for the audition is $20 if registered by January 15, 2018 and $25 thereafter. Audition clip’s will be considered part of the February 4 audition IF they are received 1 week prior to the audition date. We will continue to accept audition clips after the audition class if spaces remain open. Once all of the spots are filled, we will not accept anymore applicants. 

Applicants who cannot make the audition may apply by uploading a video link in the online application. The video should not exceed 10 minutes. 

For all auditions submitted electronically, please include the following in your audition video:

  • a short intro from the dancer
  • a brief set of 2-3 exercises at the barre (example: pliés, battement tendu and rond de jambe- ONE SIDE ONLY)
  • center adage
  • pirouettes
  • grand allegro
  • a short solo in ballet, modern, or jazz

All applicants will be notified by mail two weeks after the audition regarding their status.

Once a student has been accepted into the program, a non-refundable $200 deposit is due on or before March 6, 2018. The deposit will be applied towards the remaining costs for tuition, housing and meals. WORKSHOP tuition MUST BE PAID IN FULL BY APRIL 25, 2018.

Questions? Please contact La Toya Davis-Craig by email at

Students who are accepted into the program will participate in a placement class prior to the regular class schedule. Students will be placed in groups depending on their technique proficiency.