BACKHAUSDANCE
SUMMER INTENSIVES
2019

July 15 - August 3, 2019

Chapman University
Orange county, CA

WITH CHAPERONED HOUSING options
@ AYRES HOTEL ORANGE*

*For additional fee.

Backhausdance Summer Intensives provide high-caliber training programs for aspiring artists and working professionals ages 13 to professional. Held in the state-of-the-art dance facilities on the campus of Chapman University, the intensives support the technical growth and artistic development of the contemporary dancer.

Participants have the unique opportunity to study with Artistic Director Jennifer Backhaus, Backhausdance company members, and a diverse roster of esteemed educators and choreographers from around the world. Intensive participants are invited to perform in a fully-produced concert alongside the professional company at the end of the program.

DAILY TECHNIQUE CLASSES

 

Backhausdance Technique & Repertory, Composition, Contemporary Ballet, Contemporary Jazz, Improvisation, Partnering, Pilates, Yoga and more

CHAPERONED HOUSING OPTIONS

 

Chaperoned housing options are available at an additional fee at the Ayres Hotel Orange.

PERFORMANCE OPPORTUNITY

 

Participants of the 2019 Backhausdance Summer Intensives will learn, rehearse, and ultimately, perform in a fully-produced concert of company repertory on Saturday, August 3.*

EARLY PRICING ENDS MARCH 1

 

Early pricing ends March 1. Full tuition must be received before March 1 to take advantage of early pricing.

SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

 

Backhausdance grants scholarships to its summer intensives based on talent. To be considered, you must attend a Scholarship Audition or submit a Video Audition.

 

* Dancers must be present July 29 - August 3 to participate in the culmination performance. Students participating in the two and three-week programs are guaranteed significant performance roles. Single week participants (7/29 - 8/3) will be invited to perform in smaller roles or site-specific installations held prior to curtain.


 

2019 PROGRAMS

 
Backhausdance Summer Intensive Teen Division

Teen Division
(Ages 13-16)

MONDAY - FRIDAY  9:30am - 5:00pm

Designed for serious and art-minded dancers working at an intermediate to advanced level, the Teen Division provides an in-depth experience for dancers to explore the intricate world of contemporary dance. Emphasis is placed on artistry, risk-taking and problem-solving as dancers develop the necessary skills to make the challenging leap from studio dancer to college or professional.

ENROLLMENT IS LIMITED TO 35 DANCERS. REGISTER TODAY!

 
Backhausdance Summer Intensive Advanced Division

Advanced Division
(Ages 17-20)

MONDAY - FRIDAY  9:30am - 5:00pm

Geared toward pre-professional and collegiate dancers, the Advanced Division provides rigorous training in various disciplines with an emphasis on the unique style of Backhausdance. Curriculum is designed to cultivate strong, technical dancers with the skills necessary to achieve their full artistic potential and navigate the professional dance world.

ENROLLMENT IS LIMITED TO 35 DANCERS. REGISTER TODAY!

 
Backhausdance Summer Intensive Professional Division

Professional Division
(Ages 21+)

MONDAY - FRIDAY  9:30am - 5:00pm

The Professional Division provides an immersive experience for dancers to engage, learn and collaborate with other professionals. Working closely with the Backhausdance artistic team, dancers gain an inside perspective of the creative process and continued training in a professional atmosphere.

ENROLLMENT IS LIMITED TO 25 DANCERS. REGISTER TODAY!


2019 TUITION FEES

*Early pricing ends March 1. Full tuition must be received before March 1 to take advantage of early pricing.

EARLY PRICING*

Three Weeks: $1,350

Two Weeks: $1,035

Single Week: $625

REGULAR PRICING

Three Weeks: $1,500

Two Weeks: $1,150

Single Week: $695


PREVIOUS FACULTY

Stay tuned for 2019 faculty announcements!

REGISTRATION

IMPORTANT REGISTRATION DATES:

November 19: Registration opens
March 1: Early pricing ends. Regular pricing starts March 2.
June 15: Registration closes. Programs may sell out before June 15.
July 1: Tuition balances due.

NON-REFUNDABLE DEPOSIT:
A $300 non-refundable deposit is required at registration. Tuition deposits are non-refundable. No exceptions.

REFUND POLICY:
Tuition deposits are non-refundable. No exceptions. See below for refund schedule on remaining tuition:

Cancellation before April 15: 100% less $300 non-refundable tuition deposit
Cancellation April 16 - June 1: 50% less $300 non-refundable tuition deposit
Cancellation after June 1: No refunds. No exceptions.


STEP 1:

 

Register online.

Submit a non-refundable deposit OR full tuition payment. A confirmation email will be sent within 72 hours of receipt of payment.

STEP 2:

 

Submit balance payment.

Tuition balances must be received no later than July 1, 2019 to guarantee participation. To receive the early pricing, balances must be received before March 1.

STEP 3:

 

Receive electronic info packet.

An electronic packet with additional details pertaining to the classes, faculty biographies, recommended attire, evening activities and performances will be sent before June 1, 2019.

 

 

For questions, contact:
Tawny Chapman
Summer Intensive Director

 

CHAPERONED HOUSING OPTIONS*

Located at Ayres Hotel Orange

*Available for additional fee.

GUARANTEED HOUSING DEADLINE: MAY 1, 2019

Backhausdance provides chaperoned housing options for participants of all ages at the Ayres Hotel Orange. 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 is located walking distance from Starbucks, Wendy's, Quizno's and The Outlets of Orange with more than 120 shops, restaurants and entertainment. 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. Housing reservations include participation in scheduled evening activities during your stay.

THE HOTEL FEATURES:

  • daily complimentary full American breakfast

  • onsite parking

  • internet

  • complimentary coffee bar

  • heated pool and spa

  • coin laundry

  • adjacent restaurant

Limited housing available on a first-come, first-served basis. Reservations must be paid in full before May 1, 2019. Housing payments are non-refundable after May 31, 2019. Visit our Housing Fees page for Move In/Move Out Dates.

Questions? Visit our Housing FAQ.