SUMMER ACADEMY IN DANCE
The Summer Academies in the Arts provide high school students conservatory-style immersion education and portfolio preparation through project-based learning in Dance, Digital Art, Drama, Music and Studio Art. Limited scholarships are available for qualified students. For an additional fee, qualifying high school seniors can receive college credit for participating in a Summer Academy.
Summer Academy in Dance
Session 1: Contemporary/Modern Dance Intensive
July 9 – July 20, 10 am – 4 pm
Directed by Dance Dept. Chair and Professor Lisa Naugle, the Contemporary Modern Dance course is designed for high school students at the beginner, intermediate and advanced skill levels. This course will focus on skill development in technique and creativity through improvisation and choreography. The team of instructors will provide a sampling of the diverse approaches in contemporary dance techniques. Students will have opportunities to experience technique and dance-making in the studio as well as out of doors on the UC, Irvine campus. Students will also have opportunities to participate in discussions about the honored tradition of modern dance and how it relates to contemporary work. The course will culminate in an informal studio showing open to the public. Special sessions on topics such as injury prevention, dance for camera and pursuing a college education in dance will be scheduled for small group sessions. For qualifying high school students, this academy is worth two (2) college credits.
Session 2: American Dance Intensive
July 23 – August 3, 10 am – 4 pm
Directed by Sheron Wray, Assistant Professor of Dance, the course is aimed at young people aged from 13 to 18 and can accommodate two skill levels, beginners to Pre-Elementary (some experience) and Elementary to Advanced (pre-college). The world of dance has been vastly expanded by America’s contribution to new forms. This UCI summer academy foregrounds dance forms that have emerged and developed by way of American invention and innovation. Our curriculum includes Hip Hop, Jazz, Tap, Broadway song and dance, and Cheerleading. The two weeks will culminate in a final performance for friends and family. Complementing the dance studio curriculum are classes in dance history, dancer’s health and sharing of digital social media. For qualifying high school students, this academy is worth two (2) college credits.
Single Session: $1,000
Both Sessions: $1,500