BACKHAUSDANCE
SUMMER INTENSIVES
2017

July 17 - August 5, 2017

Chapman University
Orange, CA

WITH OPTIONAL CHAPERONED HOUSING AT
AYRES HOTEL ORANGE

Backhausdance Summer Intensives provide an array of diverse training programs for aspiring artists and working professionals. 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, Contact Improvisation Contemporary Ballet, Contemporary Jazz, Dance Conditioning, Floor Barre, Improvisation, Partnering, Pilates, and Yoga

CHAPERONED HOUSING OPTIONS

 

Chaperoned housing options are available for participants of all ages at the newly renovated Ayres Hotel Orange.

PERFORMANCE OPPORTUNITY

 

Pre-Professional and Adv/Pro participants of the 2017 Backhausdance Summer Intensives will learn, rehearse, and ultimately, perform in a fully-produced showing of company repertory on Saturday, August 5 at the Musco Center for the Arts.*

SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

 

Visit our Scholarship Audition page for more information on audition dates/locations or how to submit a Video Audition.

* Performing participants must be present July 31 - August 4. Students participating in the two and three-week programs are guaranteed significant performance roles. Single week participants (7/31 - 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


 

2017 PROGRAMS

 

Pre-Professional Division
(Ages 11 - 14)

MONDAY - FRIDAY
8:30AM - 3:45PM

TUITION:

Three-Week Program:
$1350* Three Weeks (July 17 - Aug. 5)  2 SPOTS LEFT!

Two-Week Program:
$950* Two Weeks (July 17 - 28)  1 SPOT LEFT!
$950* Two Weeks (July 24 - Aug. 5)  1 SPOT LEFT!

One-Week Program:
$600* One Week (July 17 - 21)  6 SPOTS LEFT!
$600* One Week (July 24 - 28)  SOLD OUT! WAITLIST AVAILABLE.
$600* One Week (July 31 - Aug. 5)  10 SPOTS LEFT!

*Early-bird Discount before February 28: Pay tuition in full before Feb. 28 and save 10%

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.

 

Adv/Pro Division
(Ages 15+)

MONDAY - FRIDAY
10:00AM - 5:30PM

TUITION:

Three-Week Program:
$1350* Three Weeks (July 17 - Aug. 5) SOLD OUT! WAITLIST AVAILABLE.

Two-Week Program:
$950* Two Weeks (July 17 - 28)  SOLD OUT! WAITLIST AVAILABLE.**
$950* Two Weeks (July 24 - Aug. 5)  SOLD OUT! WAITLIST AVAILABLE.**

**Week 2 (July 24 - 28) is SOLD OUT! Participants may combine Week 1 (July 17 - 21) and Week 3 (July 31 - Aug. 5) to create a two-week program. To do so, select the Two Weeks option from the dropdown menu and select Weeks 1 and 3 on the online registration form.

One-Week Program:
$600* One Week (July 17 - 21)  9 SPOTS LEFT!
$600* One Week (July 24 - 28)  SOLD OUT! WAITLIST AVAILABLE.
$600* One Week (July 31 - Aug. 5)  5 SPOTS LEFT!

*Early-bird Discount before February 28: Pay tuition in full before Feb. 28 and save 10%

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.