July 16 - August 4, 2018
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.
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.*
Our 2018 live audition dates have passed; however, we are still accepting Video Auditions for admissions consideration for our Pre-Professional program (ages 10-13). An audition is not required for admission to our Adv/Pro programs (ages 14+).
* 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
(Ages 10 - 13)
MONDAY - FRIDAY 8:30am - 3:45pm
* NEW FOR 2018: 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.
$1,500 Three Weeks (July 16 - August 4) LIMITED! 5 spaces available
$1,150 Two Weeks (July 16 - 27) LIMITED! 4 spaces available
$1,150 Two Weeks (July 23 - August 4) LIMITED! 5 spaces available
$695 One Week (July 16 - 20)
$695 One Week (July 23 - 27) LIMITED! 3 spaces available
$695 One Week (July 30 - August 4)
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.
$1,500 Three Weeks (July 16 - August 4) LIMITED! 6 spaces available
$1,150 Two Weeks (July 16 - 27) LIMITED! 3 spaces available
$1,150 Two Weeks (July 23 - August 4) SOLD OUT! Join waitlist.
$695 One Week (July 16 - 20) FILLING FAST!
$695 One Week (July 23 - 27) SOLD OUT! Join waitlist.
$695 One Week (July 30 - August 4) LIMITED! 4 spaces available