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BACKHAUSDANCE
SUMMER INTENSIVES
2018

July 16 - August 4, 2018

Chapman University
Orange county, CA

WITH CHAPERONED HOUSING AT
AYRES HOTEL ORANGE*

*For additional fee.

Backhausdance Summer Intensives provide an array of diverse training programs for aspiring artists and working professionals ages 10 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 current and former 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 for participants of all ages at the Ayres Hotel Orange.

PERFORMANCE OPPORTUNITY

 

Pre-Professional and Adv/Pro participants of the 2018 Backhausdance Summer Intensives will learn, rehearse, and ultimately, perform in a fully-produced concert of company repertory on Saturday, August 4.*

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.

* Performing participants must be present July 30 - August 4. Students participating in the two and three-week programs are guaranteed significant performance roles. Single week participants (7/30 - 8/4) may be invited to perform in smaller roles or site-specific installations held prior to curtain.

FOR SUMMER INTENSIVE QUESTIONS, CONTACT:
Tawny Chapman, Summer Intensive Director via email at
summerintensive@backhausdance.org


 

2018 PROGRAMS

 
Backhausdance Summer Intensive Pre-Pro Division

Pre-Professional Division*
(Ages 10 - 13)

MONDAY - FRIDAY  8:30am - 3:45pm

* NEW FOR 2018: Pre-Pro Admission by audition only. Pre-professional participants should attend a live audition or submit a Video Audition for consideration.

Designed for serious and art-minded dancers working at an intermediate to advanced level, the Pre-Professional Division provides an in-depth experience for dancers to explore the vast 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.

TUITION:
Three-Week Program:
$1,500 Three Weeks (July 16 - August 4) LIMITED! 5 spaces available

Two-Week Program:
$1,150 Two Weeks (July 16 - 27) LIMITED! 4 spaces available
$1,150 Two Weeks (July 23 - August 4) LIMITED! 4 spaces available

One-Week Program:
$695 One Week (July 16 - 20) FILLING FAST!
$695 One Week (July 23 - 27) LIMITED! 3 spaces available
$695 One Week (July 30 - August 4) FILLING FAST!

 
Backhausdance Adv/Pro Summer Intensive

Adv/Pro Division
(Ages 14+)

MONDAY - FRIDAY  10:00am - 5:30pm

Geared toward advanced, collegiate and professional dancers, the Advanced/Professional 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.

TUITION:
Three-Week Program:
$1,500 Three Weeks (July 16 - August 4) SOLD OUT! Join waitlist.

Two-Week Program:
$1,150 Two Weeks (July 16 - 27) LIMITED! 1 space available
$1,150 Two Weeks (July 23 - August 4) SOLD OUT! Join waitlist.

One-Week Program:
$695 One Week (July 16 - 20) FILLING FAST!
$695 One Week (July 23 - 27) LIMITED! 1 space available
$695 One Week (July 30 - August 4) SOLD OUT! Join waitlist.


2018 FACULTY

Click photo to read bios and class descriptions.

CHAPERONED HOUSING*

Located at Ayres Hotel Orange

*Available for additional fee.

OUR GUARANTEED HOUSING DEADLINE HAS PASSED!

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 15, 2018. Housing payments are non-refundable after May 15, 2018. Visit our Housing Fees page for Move In/Move Out Dates.

 

HOW TO REGISTER

ADV/PRO PARTICIPANTS (AGES 14+): The Adv/Pro program is geared toward dancers training at an advanced to professional level. Backhausdance does not require an audition for admission. Auditions are for scholarship consideration only.

PRE-PRO PARTICIPANTS (AGES 10-13): New for 2018! The pre-professional program requires an audition for consideration for participation. Please attend a live audition or submit a video audition prior to registration. View audition dates and video submission requirements here.

STEP 1:

 

Register.

Submit a full tuition payment (includes a $300 non-refundable deposit).* 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, 2018 to guarantee participation.

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 no later than June 1, 2018.

 
 

*Due to limited enrollment and high demand, tuition refunds after July 1, 2018 will not be considered. In the case of extreme injury or illness, a refund on the tuition balance may be requested with the submission of a signed notification of injury or illness from a physician. The $300 deposit payment is non-refundable.


 

For questions, contact:
Tawny Chapman
Summer Intensive Director