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A directory of Canadian and U.S. dance programs scheduled to take place in Summer 2021.
  • Aeris Körper / Photo by Kylie Thompson


Aeris Körper Contemporary Dance

5th Annual Summer Intensive 


July 19-23

Ignite your aliveness, hone kinesthetic awareness and kindle your senses in a bath of imagery. Based in somatics, Aeris Körper works to create a space where all bodies feel welcome so we can experience joy and compassion in our physicality. Explore the intersections between mind and body to strengthen intuitive creative expression.

416-432-8816 | info@aeriskorper.com 

Courtesy of Canadian Contemporary Dance Theatre


Canadian Contemporary Dance Theatre



July 5-23 

In association with the Royal Academy of Dance, SunDance is the only summer intensive in the world to combine RAD ballet and Limón modern. This three-week program for ages 8-19 offers unparalleled training focused on technique, artistry, creation and performance with internationally renowned faculty. Audition by video submission only until June 7, 2021.

For full details, please visit:

416-924-5657 | schoolofccdt@ccdt.org


Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet School

Summer Dance Programs


July 1-August 31

Dynamic training opportunities to develop dancers’ ballet foundation, which will benefit their technique in all other dance disciplines. Training in the summer months allows dancers to stay in shape and tune up before regular classes. Our Dance Intensive (ages 11-18), Adult Summer Dance (18+) and Teachers’ Summer Workshop (18+) run in tandem with our Professional Division Summer Session.

204-957-3467 | school@rwb.org


Goh Ballet Academy Canada

Junior & Senior International Summer Intensives


July 5-31

Ages 7-19

Take part in Vancouver or Toronto. Goh Ballet’s Junior & Senior Summer Intensives offer aspiring dancers the chance to reach and further their full potential. Advance in a comprehensive and well-rounded curriculum with an emphasis on classical ballet. Students will develop technique and repertoire with renowned guest instructors while challenging themselves to strive for excellence. Scholarships available. 

604-872-4014 | reception@gohballet.com 

Quinte Ballet School of Canada / Photo by Bob House


Quinte Ballet School of Canada 

Summer Dance Intensive 


July 4-24

Artistic Director: Catherine Taylor 

Classes in ballet, pointe, boys’ work, classical repertoire, modern, jazz, hip hop, flamenco, improv and more. Auditions: by attending scheduled Zoom auditions, by Vimeo or DVD and if possible, in person. Placement for the full-time Professional Training Program carried out during intensive. 

613-962-9274 ext. 21 | info@quinteballetschool.com 


The School of Cadence Ballet

International Summer Intensive


July 5-August 28

The School of Cadence Ballet Summer Intensive ’21 will now be offered both in person and virtually! Dancers will be able to train throughout the summer with both full-time School of Cadence Ballet faculty and internationally acclaimed guest faculty! One-week options are now open for registration. Audition for our three-week intensive live via Zoom or apply online. Please contact us for more information!

416-260-1829 | info@schoolcb.com


The School of Dance

Summer Ballet Intensive 


July 5-23

Daily schedule of classical ballet, pointe and repertoire, conditioning and training, contemporary dance and choreography for young dancers in training.

Artistic Director: Merrilee Hodgins A.R.A.D. Director of Ballet Studies: Mary Ross, Fellow and Examiner CSC, CICB.

613-238-7838 | admin@theschoolofdance.ca


The School of Dance 

Contemporary Dance Intensive 

Intermediate and Advanced Dancers


August 16-27

Daily schedule of contemporary technique, classical ballet, urban dance, partnering and choreography. Artistic Director: Merrilee Hodgins ARAD Director of Contemporary Dance Studies: Sylvie Desrosiers BAV, C.Ed.

613-238-7838 | admin@theschoolofdance.ca 


The School of Toronto Dance Theatre

Summer Intensive Programs



Two-Week Pre-Professional Modern/Contemporary Program (ages 15+) One-Week Teen Intensive (ages 12-15)

Are you looking to accelerate your training? Don’t miss the opportunity to attend an exceptional summer intensive at one of Canada’s top dance training centres – join us this summer! More information and registration:

416-967-6887 ext. 22 | info@schooloftdt.org 

Aeris Körper / Photo by Jess Bullock


Victoria Academy of Ballet

Professional Dance Intensive


August 2-20

The Professional Dance Intensive is for talented, serious students ages 12 and up. Led by internationally acclaimed faculty, classes are offered in a variety of styles with a focus on ballet and contemporary. Students will work to advance their technique and develop artistry. Entry into the Professional Dance Intensive is by audition only. Homestay accommodations for out-of-town students offered. 

250-590-6752 | admissions@vaballet.ca




Neglia Ballet

Summer Intensives


June 28-July 30

Since 2004, Neglia Ballet’s International Summer Intensive in Buffalo, N.Y., has drawn students from the United States, Canada, Argentina and Japan. World-renowned faculty share their expertise with serious students ages 12+ and professional dancers. Small classes with personalized training in technique, pointe, variation, contemporary and more. Offered in person and on Zoom. Schedule your audition Zoom class online. Space is limited.

716-447-0401 | summer@negliaballet.org


The Big Muddy Dance Company

Online + In-Studio Summer Intensive


June 28-July 2: Session 1 (ages 10-13) 

June 28-July 2: Session 2 (ages 14-17)

July 5-16: Session 3 (ages 18+)

Classes: acting, ballet, choreography, contemporary, improvisation, injury prevention, jazz, repertory, yoga.

314-338-4058 | ewarner@thebigmuddydanceco.org


Point Park University

International Summer Dance


June 20-July 31

For 30+ years, Point Park’s Dance Intensive has welcomed talented dancers, teachers and musicians from across the country and around the globe. Our comprehensive curriculum includes technique classes in ballet, jazz and modern, supplemented by pointe, male technique, tap, music for dancers and Pilates. Join us in this rigorous program with celebrations of myriad cultures united through the love of dance!

412-392-3457 | summerdance@pointpark.edu



All information is current as of copy deadline and is subject to change.Be sure to contact the programs listed for the most up-to-date offerings.

Interested in being listed in our 2021/22 Summer Dance Directory or Audition Directory? Contact Emily Pettet at advertise@thedancecurrent.com

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