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Summer Intensive Dance Workshop

danceThis three-week Dance Workshop 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.

Age Requirements:
Workshop for Young Dancers: Ages 10-18
Summer Intensive Dance Workshop: Ages 14-18

The program goes from June 18 – July 8, 2017. All classes will be held in Montgomery Hall on the FSU campus.

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.


Information on tuition fees, housing, and application for auditions can be found in the Workshop Brochure.

Questions? Please contact La Toya Davis-Craig at 850.645.2449 or email


Auditions for the summer program will take place on Sunday, February 5, 2017 from 9:00am 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 4 & 5, 2017. 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 class is $20. PLEASE SEND YOUR APPLICATION at least one week prior to the audition date.

Applicants who cannot make the audition may apply by DVD. The DVD should not exceed 15 minutes. Audition DVD’s will be considered part of the February 5 audition IF they are received 1 week prior to the audition date. Audition DVDs received after the audition date will be considered only if there are spaces available. DVDs are not needed for live auditions.

For all auditions submitted via DVD, 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
  • petite allegro
  • pirouettes
  • grand allegro
  • center pointe work
  • a short solo in ballet, modern, or jazz

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

Students who are accepted into the program will participate in a placement class on Sunday, June 18, 2017 prior to the regular class schedule that begins on Monday, June 19. Students will be placed in groups depending on their technique proficiency. Following personal assessments given by coaches from the FSU conditioning studio staff, dancers will work in small groups minimizing injury risk and developing towards their personal growth potential.