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Summer Intensive Dance Workshop

The 2020 Summer Dance Intensive has been canceled. All participants have been individually contacted.

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.

Summer Intensive Dance Workshop: Ages 14-18


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.


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. Parents and friends are invited to attend.




Audition registration is non-refundable.

Auditions for the summer program will take place on Sunday, February 2, 2020 from 9:30am to 11:30am in the Grand Studio in Montgomery Hall (AGES 14-UP ONLY). The audition is in conjunction with the Suzanne Farrell Workshop for Young Dancers on February 1 & 2, 2020. 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 29, 2019 and $25 thereafter. Audition clip’s will be considered part of the February 2 audition IF they are received 1 week prior to the audition date. We will continue to accept audition clips after the audition class.

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 8, 2020. The deposit will be applied towards the costs for tuition. WORKSHOP tuition MUST BE PAID IN FULL BY APRIL 26, 2020.

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. 



Costs of food and housing are an estimate and are subject to change.

Summer Intensive Workshop for 3 weeks:

Tuition: $1,500                                     

Housing:  $650

Meal Plans:    1 Meal Plan (day camp only) – $150

2 Meal Plan – $325     3 Meal Plan – $460

Activity Fee: $100

 Summer Intensive Workshop for 2 weeks:

Tuition: $1,100                                     

Housing:  $440

Meal Plans:    1 Meal Plan (day camp only) – $100

2 Meal Plan – $220     3 Meal Plan – $280

Activity Fee: $100

 Summer Intensive Workshop for 1 week:

Tuition: $550                                        

Housing:  $200

Meal Plans:  1 Meal Plan (day camp only) – $50

2 Meal Plan – $100       3 Meal Plan – $150