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WELCOME FROM BD DIRECTOR JENNIFER BACKHAUS

We cannot wait to dance with you at our 15th Annual Backhausdance Summer Intensive! As you scroll down, you will find detailed information regarding our faculty, class schedule, suggested attire, evening activities and helpful tips to ensure the best summer yet!

Since its inception in 2003, Backhausdance has performed extensively coast-to-coast as one of Southern California’s premier contemporary modern dance companies. Currently wrapping up its 16th season, the company continually strives to educate the community about the relevance and vitality of concert dance. We are excited to spend one (or more!) weeks with you as we continue to push our personal boundaries on technical growth and artistic development together as a community!

We are thrilled to share that all dancers participating in Week 3 (July 29 - August 2) will have the opportunity to share the stage with the professional company in not just one, but TWO fully produced performances of BD Education Presents: Planets at the beautiful Waltmar Theatre on the campus of Chapman University. Save the date for Friday, August 2 and Saturday, August 3. It will be an extraordinary event and culmination to our time together. Priority ticket sales for intensive participants' friends and family begin soon! Stay tuned …

In the meantime, make sure you are signed up for our mailing list. Check out and register online for some fun evening activities. Scroll down to view our 2019 schedule. You will also receive an invitation from Sched to create your profile and connect with other participants in our event app. We have some exciting events happening as we lead up to another incredible intensive with you. We can’t wait to dance with you!

Jennifer Backhaus
Artistic Director

2018 Adv/Pro dancers jamming in an Improvisation class. Photo © Emily Duncan

2018 Adv/Pro dancers jamming in an Improvisation class. Photo © Emily Duncan

Advanced Division students focused in BD Technique class with Jennifer Backhaus. Photo © Emily Duncan

Advanced Division students focused in BD Technique class with Jennifer Backhaus. Photo © Emily Duncan

DAILY SCHEDULE:
TEEN (Ages 13-16)

Sample schedule only. Scroll down to view our 2019 Schedule.

Backhausdance Summer Intensive Sample Teen Schedule

DAILY SCHEDULe:
ADVANCED (ages 17-20)

Sample schedule only. Scroll down to view our 2019 Schedule.

Backhausdance Summer Intensive Advanced Sample Schedule

DAILY SCHEDULE:
PROFESSIONAL (ages 21+)

Sample schedule only. Scroll down to view our 2019 Schedule.

Backhausdance Summer Intensive Professional Sample Schedule

Location

All intensive classes are held at:

Chapman University Partridge Dance Center
190 N. Cypress Street
Orange, CA 92866

(On the corner of Cypress St. and Maple Ave.)

 
 

DAY ONE

PARKING

OCTA and the City of Orange teamed up to construct a brand new, shared-use multi-story parking structure. Now open for public use, the parking structure is located at the northwest corner of Lemon Street and Chapman Avenue. There are several dedicated parking spaces with electric car charging ports (Chargepoint fee applicable). See map below for structure location.

In addition, you may find non-metered street parking along Cypress St. and Maple Ave. Read the city signs carefully as many streets require a city permit.

 

ARRIVAL & CHECK IN

On your first day, arrive to the Partridge Dance Center 30-45 minutes before classes begin. This will provide you ample time to find parking, check in at our registration table, tour the facilities and get ready for the first class of the day. Registration for newly arriving students begins at 8:45am every Monday.

Musician Brian Wood provides live music for a 2018 Summer Intensive technique class. Photo © Emily Duncan

Musician Brian Wood provides live music for a 2018 Summer Intensive technique class. Photo © Emily Duncan

#BDSICommunity. Photo © Emily Duncan

#BDSICommunity. Photo © Emily Duncan


WHAT TO BRING

Each day of the intensive includes an average of eight hours of technique class and/or rehearsal. To ensure a healthy and productive experience, come prepared with the following items:

  • a pair of socks for each day

  • kneepads (optional for modern floorwork)

  • ballet shoes

  • a yoga mat (for Pilates and Yoga classes)

  • plenty of water and healthy snacks to keep you energized and strong during class

  • a sack lunch or money to purchase lunch at a local eatery


LUNCH BREAK

Participants are given a 1-hour lunch break daily from noon to 1pm. Dancers may bring a sack lunch. There is a refrigerator and microwave on site. A map of local eateries will be provided for those wishing to purchase lunch off campus.

2017 Pre-Pro Participants socializing during lunch break. Photo © Emily Duncan

2017 Pre-Pro Participants socializing during lunch break. Photo © Emily Duncan


HOUSING

We are excited to offer chaperoned housing options at the recently renovated Ayres Hotel Orange. Just two miles from campus, the Ayres offers single to quad occupancy standard studio suites with complimentary breakfast and shuttle service. Our guaranteed housing deadline has passed. However, we have a few options still available. Visit our Housing page for more information. 

ALREADY RESERVED?

Just 3 miles from the Chapman University Partridge Dance Center, the recently-constructed Ayres Hotel partners with Backhausdance to offer single to quad occupancy studio suites for our chaperoned housing students.

Just 3 miles from the Chapman University Partridge Dance Center, the recently-constructed Ayres Hotel partners with Backhausdance to offer single to quad occupancy studio suites for our chaperoned housing students.

The Ayres Hotel Orange provides shuttle service for our chaperoned housing students to and from the Chapman University Partridge Dance Center.

The Ayres Hotel Orange provides shuttle service for our chaperoned housing students to and from the Chapman University Partridge Dance Center.

Each room is equipped with two double beds (quad occupancy rooms require a shared bed), a small in-room refrigerator and microwave.

Each room is equipped with two double beds (quad occupancy rooms require a shared bed), a small in-room refrigerator and microwave.


TUITION BALANCES

As a reminder, tuition balances must be paid in full by July 1. If we do not receive your full payment before that date, your spot may be released to a student on the wait list. 

Visit our Balance Payments page and select the appropriate payment from the drop-down menu. If you will be applying a scholarship to your tuition balance, please refer to your scholarship award notification for your award code.

Dancers deep in reflection during Composition. Photo © Emily Duncan

Dancers deep in reflection during Composition. Photo © Emily Duncan

Teen Division exploring technique and artistry in Contemporary Ballet with Israel’s Ido Tadmor. Photo © Emily Duncan

Teen Division exploring technique and artistry in Contemporary Ballet with Israel’s Ido Tadmor. Photo © Emily Duncan

All dancers participating in Week 3 (July 29 - August 2) will have the opportunity to share the stage with Backhausdance in a two-night, fully produced performance of BD Education Presents: Planets at Chapman University’s Waltmar Theatre. Save the date for Friday, August 2 (7pm) and Saturday, August 3 (5:30pm). Performer call times are available in Sched.

BD Education Presents: Planets will feature professional dancers of Backhausdance and participants of the 2019 Backhausdance Summer Intensives. Together, the cast of more than 80 dancers will explore, deconstruct and bring to life Artistic Director Jennifer Backhaus' recent collaboration with the Orange County Youth Symphony Planets.

In daily rehearsals, the intensive participants will work directly with company dancers and Artistic Director Jennifer Backhaus to learn, rehearse, and ultimately, perform live on stage for an audience.

2018 Participants hugging on stage before the performance. Photo © Emily Duncan

2018 Participants hugging on stage before the performance. Photo © Emily Duncan

Teen Division dancers performing together on stage. Photo © Emily Duncan

Teen Division dancers performing together on stage. Photo © Emily Duncan

2019 Participants on stage before the performance. Photo © Emily Duncan

2019 Participants on stage before the performance. Photo © Emily Duncan


MANDATORY REHEARSALS & PERFORMANCES

Dancers participating in BD Education Presents: Planets must attend ALL rehearsals for the weeks which they are enrolled. Mandatory rehearsals are held daily from 3:30pm to 4:55pm. 

Friday’s performance begins at 7:00pm (dancer call time: 6:00pm). Saturday’s performance begins at 5:30pm (dancer call time: 2:30pm).

COSTUMES

Backhausdance Planets Costume Reference

Performers will provide their own costume pieces. If you will be traveling from out-of-town, please plan ahead and pack the following items:

  • Black full-length pants or leggings

  • Black crew socks

  • Solid, fitted top in a shades of blue, purple or gray (see Planets image for reference)

NON-PERFORMING PARTICIPANTS

Dancers who are unable to perform in BD Education Presents: Planets on August 2 and 3 should plan to learn BD repertory alongside performing dancers during the daily BD Repertory class.

PRIORITY TICKET SALEs available SOON

Take advantage of this exclusive opportunity to purchase tickets for your friends and family. Priority ticket sales begin soon.

 

We are excited to offer a variety of evening activities during our intensives. Available to all divisions, these events provide a great opportunity to have fun and build lasting friendships that extend beyond the studio. Please note that some events have limited availability and/or quick deadlines to register.

A NOTE TO CONFIRMED HOUSING PARTICIPANTS: The housing reservation fee includes admission to the evening activities held during the dates of your stay. It is not necessary to register for the events below. Transportation to/from the evening activities and the Ayres Hotel Orange will be provided for housing students.

TO REGISTER:

DISCOUNT PACKAGES

Single events are priced at $25 each.

Take advantage of our Discount Packages and save! Select from our 2-, 3- or 4-event packages. Select specific events during online registration. See below for discount package pricing:

 

SINGLE EVENT....$25

2 EVENTS..............$48 ($24 per event)

3 EVENTS..............$66 ($22 per event)

4 EVENTS..............$80 ($20 per event)

 

RESERVE ONLINE

All evening activities must be registered and paid for online. Event space is limited.

Click the button below to purchase single and discount package events.


2019 EVENING ACTIVITIES

 

DINNER AT RUBY'S DINER WITH BACKHAUSDANCE

TUESDAY, JULY 16, 2019
5:30PM - 7:00PM

RUBY'S DINER
186 N. Atchison Street  Orange, CA 92866

Walking distance from the Partridge Dance Center.

Join us at Ruby’s Diner for dinner with Backhausdance Artistic Director, Jennifer Backhaus, along with BD company members and other intensive students. Enjoy great food and exceptional conversation as you build lasting friendships with fellow dancers. 

Admission includes:

  • your choice from a set menu with options including premium salads and burgers/veggie burgers with fries

  • a fountain drink or one of Ruby’s famous milkshakes

  • tax and gratuity.

DEADLINE TO REGISTER: FRIDAY, JULY 5


TAKE ME OUT TO THE BALLGAME!
L.A. ANGELS vs. BALTIMORE ORIOLES

THURSDAY, JULY 25, 2019
5:15PM - 11PM

DEPART & RETURN VIA ANGELS EXPRESS:
METROLINK ORANGE STATION
194 N. Atchison Street  Orange, CA 92866

Walking distance from the Partridge Dance Center

Take me out to the ballgame! Join Backhausdance and intensive participants for a night out at the big leagues. The Angels vs. Orioles game begins at 7:07pm. The Angels Express departs at 5:34pm and returns approximately 30 minutes after the game. Participants can be picked up from the Partridge Dance Center following the event. Participants can be picked up from the Partridge Dance Center following the event (expected end time: 11pm).

Admission includes:

  • round-trip transportation on the Metrolink’s Angels Express departing from the Orange Station (walking distance from the Partridge Dance Center)

  • a seat in the View All-Star section

  • a hot dog

  • a small soda

DEADLINE TO REGISTER: FRIDAY, JULY 5


National Choreographers Initiative

AN EVENING AT THE BALLET:
NATIONAL CHOREOGRAPHER'S INITIATIVE

SATURDAY, JULY 27, 2019
8PM - 10:30PM

IRVINE BARCLAY THEATRE
4242 Campus Drive  Irvine, CA
No group transportation provided for non-housing students.

Be there for the birth of four new ballets created as part of the intensive 3-week process of the National Choreographers Initiative. Artistic Director Molly Lynch invites four choreographers, as well as sixteen professional dancers from ballet companies across the country, to participate. NCI is a southern California project with national influence. 2019 choreographers include: Julia Feldman, Alan Hineline, Alex Ketley, and Tom Mattingly.

Group transportation for non-housing students will not be provided for this event. Non-housing participants are responsible for determining carpools if desired.

Admission includes:

  • a seat at the evening performance

DEADLINE TO REGISTER: FRIDAY, JULY 5


Camelot Golfland Par-Tee with Backhausdance

PAR-TEE WITH BD AT CAMELOT GOLFLAND

TUESDAY, JULY 30, 2019
6PM - 8:30PM

CAMELOT GOLFLAND
3200 E Carpenter Ave, Anaheim, CA 92806
No group transportation provided for non-housing students.

Come mini golf with us and try to get a hole-in-one! Backhausdance invites you to test your athletic abilities outside of the dance studio at Camelot Golfland. Come hang out and laugh with us. Group transportation for non-housing students will not be provided for this event.

Admission includes:

  • one round of mini golf,

  • 20 arcade credits,

  • two slices of pizza, and

  • a 12oz drink.

DEADLINE TO REGISTER: FRIDAY, JULY 5

#BDSI2019 WRAP PARTY

SATURDAY, AUGUST 3, 2019
7PM - 9PM

CHAPMAN UNIVERSITY (Exact Location TBA)
1 University Drive  Orange, CA 92866

Join us for an exclusive wrap party immediately following the performance of BD Education Presents: Planets! All ages and guests are welcome. Admission includes small bites, non-alcoholic beverages, music, dancing, merchandise giveaways and more!

ADMISSION FOR 2019 SUMMER INTENSIVE PARTICIPANTS IS FREE WITH RSVP!
Use button below to reserve your spot!

ADMISSION FOR ADDITIONAL GUESTS
General: $35
VIP (includes wine and beer, must be 21 and over): $45

DEADLINE TO RSVP IS WEDNESDAY, JULY 24


2019 FACULTY

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Stay connected with our event app!

Keep an eye out for an invitation from Sched to join our event app. Use the invitation to login, update your profile, connect your social media profiles and connect with other participants.

DIVISIONS BY COLOR

All classes are color-coded as follows:

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