2019 Summer Dance Intensives

Immerse yourself in a week of intense dance training at CVDA

Chester Valley Dance Academy offers summer dance intensives for students committed to improving and enhancing their dancing.  Each intensive includes a variety of classes in multiple styles of dance and the region's top faculty. Scroll down for more information on this summer's faculty.

Elementary Level Intensive

August 5th-9th, 2019
9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Cost for 5 days (M-F): $225 or $55 per day

This program is for the serious student who has a solid foundation in ballet and wants to improve their technique and work hard to reach new goals this summer. This program will feature Guest Teachers along with instructors from our current staff. The intensive features Ballet, Lyrical, and Jazz with the main focus on Ballet Technique.  There will be an informal showcase at the end of the week for family and friends.

Example Daily Schedule

9:15 - 9:30 Stretch & Warm Up
9:30 - 11:00 Ballet
11:00 - 11:30 Break
11:30 - 1:00 Lyrical or Jazz

B2 & Up Intensive

August 12-16, 2019
Times: 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Cost for 5 days (M-F): $325 per week or $75 per day

These classes will enhance your dance training by focusing on your ballet technique and introducing you to different teaching styles.  The goals of this week are to offer the students new challenges and to strengthen their technique for the fall season.  Classes will be taught by an array of professionals who will share their unique and diverse talents with you.

Example Daily Schedule

9:00 - 9:15 Warm Up
9:15 - 10:45 Ballet class
10:45 - 11:30 Pointe
11:30 - 12:00 Break
12:00 - 1:30 Character, Jazz, or Contemporary
1:30 - 1:45 Break
1:45 - 3:15 Contemporary Modern
3:15 - 3:30 Staging for Performance
4:00 - 5:00 Friday, August 17th Rehearsal

Performance at CVDA
4:15 pm Friday, August 17th for family and friends

Our Intensives Include

Expert Faculty

Dancers will grow artistically during the CVDA Intensive with the help of our expert faculty. Our Guest Artists introduce our students to new techniques and enhance their repertoire. Studio Instructors provide close attention to dancers in each class and build an environment full of excitement and passion for dance.

New Choreography

Students will be introduced to different dance pedagogy and movement styles throughout the week.  Guest Teachers will challenge dancers with by staging dances with new and exciting choreography.

Performance Opportunity

All students who participate in our intensives will have the opportunity to perform at the end of the week.  This show is free and open to family and friends who want to see the hard work each student has put into their dance training throughout the week.