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Summer Intensive Dance Workshop

Pictured: Summer Intensive Students 2023 Photo: Meagan Helman  


Summer Intensive Dance Workshop: Ages 14-18

Dates: June 11-24, 2023

Tuition Cost: $1,100

Housing Cost: $550 – EST

Food Cost: $250-375 (estimate and based on meal plan selection)

Activity Fee: $100

The School of Dance 2023 Summer Dance Intensive is an on-campus 2 week summer camp.  All classes are taught by School of Dance faculty, alumni, and special invited guests. Students are housed in the FSU dormitory Ragans Hall and monitored by School of Dance camp counselors. Students may elect to stay off-campus and still participate in all classes and activities.

This 2 week 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’ will have the option to receive instruction in ballet, pointe, contemporary, improvisation, jazz, and hip-hop technique classes as well as conditioning. Students have daytime classes, evening classes, and fieldtrips. The program culminates with a showing in the Nancy Smith Fichter Dance Theatre on Saturday, June 24 and is open to friends and family.


On-Site Auditions – CLOSED

An on-site audition class is held in combination with the Workshop For Young Dancers on February 5, 2023 from 10:00 am – 11:30 am in Montgomery Hall. Participation in the Young Dancers Workshop is not necessary. Students must be 14 by the start of Summer Dance Intensive. You may either add the Audition to your cart for the Young Dancers Workshop or register separately.


Audition registration is non-refundable.

Online Auditions – CLOSED

Applicants can upload an audition video link (Vimeo or Youtube) during the registration process. You will need to upload the video at checkout. Do not complete the registration until you are able to upload the audition video. The video SHOULD NOT exceed 9 minutes, 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 or grand allegro
  • pirouettes
  • a short solo in ballet, modern, jazz, or hip-hop

For all video submissions received by February 19, applicants will be emailed the results of the audition by March 1st.  All other applicants will be notified by email within two weeks of date of submission.

Once a student has been accepted into the program, a non-refundable $200 deposit is due on or before March 31, 2023. The deposit will be applied towards the costs for tuition. INTENSIVE fees MUST BE PAID IN FULL BY April 15.

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

Students who are accepted into the program will be placed in groups depending on their technique proficiency.