2019 Conservatory Dance: Beginner / Intermediate


Conservatory Dance: Beginner/Intermediate Intensive

June 24-June 28



Ages 12-19


Build your repertoire!  For beginning to intermediate dancers looking to strengthen technical base with focus on ballet, modern and jazz, as well as various other in-studio and classroom-based topics in dance.

Modeled after our top-ranked UCI Dance Department undergraduate curriculum, beginner and intermediate level dancers will have the opportunity to train in three technical areas of dance: ballet, modern and jazz.  In addition, workshops or master classes in other dance topics such as choreography, improvisation, and health and wellness may be offered.  The Academy will conclude with a final showcase for family and friends (more details to be shared).

This course is meant for beginner and intermediate level dancers. For those interested in more advanced level courses, we also have a pre-college intensive for advanced dancers. More information on the advanced class can be found at Conservatory Dance: Advanced Pre-College Intensive.

Please note that while there are no formal auditions, students are asked to submit a video and personal statement PRIOR to registeration to ensure appropriate placement into the sessions.  These materials are also reviewed by our instructors to get a better understanding of every individual's levels and goals in order to properly structure their lesson plans to meet the students' needs.  Once all supplemental materials are received and reviewed, a registration link and code will be sent to the student to register for placed courses.  Registration is filled on a first come, first served basis.  You may submit your materials via the Register button below, or emailing it to artsoutreach@uci.edu.

Questions? Visit our FAQ page or email artsoutreach@uci.edu.

Scholarships and Financial Aid are available!


Student Handbook

Please ensure that you have thoroughly reviewed the 2019 Student Handbook regarding all important information and policies for the Summer Academies in the Arts.

Waivers and Forms

All participants are required to download, read, print, sign and return the following forms prior to the first day of your Academy (to download, right click and save as):

Failure to do so will result in the student not being allowed to participate in the program until all missing forms are signed and returned. Fees for missed classes will not be refunded.

Videos and Personal Statements

Submission of a placement video and personal statement is required in order to register.

  • Placement video must be no more than three (3) minutes in length and must demonstrate your ability in the following styles: 1.) Ballet and 2.) Jazz or Modern.  No in-person auditions will be taking place.  MOV or MP4 files only.

  • Personal Statement must be no more than one (1) page in length, double-spaced and should speak to your goals as a dancer, what you hope to gain from this intensive, why dance is important to you, etc.  Word or PDF files only.

  • All supplemental materials should be emailed to artsoutreach@uci.edu.  Upon receipt and review, a registration link and code with placement information will be emailed back.  Please note that you will not be able to register online until these materials have been received.  All registration is on a first come, first served basis.

Cancellations and Refunds

Please review our Cancellation and Refunds policy here.


All Academies and dates are subject to change without notice.



Other Details

Age: 12-19
Fee: $700.00
Registration Deadline: Monday, June 17, 2019