2023 Intensives

Immerse yourself in a week of intense dance training with CVDA

Chester Valley Dance Academy offers summer dance intensives for students committed to improving and enhancing their dancing. This intensive is designed to provide dancers with a challenging and inspiring dance experience, and to help them grow as artists and individuals. Our Summer Dance Intensive is open to dancers of all levels, from beginners to advanced in Grades 3-12. It is an opportunity for dancers to work with distinguished dance educators and choreographers, to refine their technique and artistry, and to build strong relationships with other dancers in the studio and beyond.

Three Cohorts, One Week of Dance

Due to studio capacity, we divide our students based on grade (in the 2022-23 school year) and ability into three Intensive groups to make the most of their training. This allows the students to receive direct feedback from our guest instructors.

Intensive 1 | Grades 3, 4, 5

August 14-18, 2023
9:00 am - 1:15 pm
Cost for 5 days (M-F): $225

Intensive 1 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, Modern, Lyrical, Jazz, and Theater Dance with the main focus on Ballet Technique.

Intensive 2 | Grades 6, 7, 8

August 14-18, 2023
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Cost for 5 days (M-F): $325

Intensive 3 | Grades 9-12

August 14-18, 2023
11:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Cost for 5 days (M-F): $325

Intensives 2 and 3 feature classes that 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. Students enrolled in this intensive will have classes in Ballet, Modern, Jazz, Lyrical, Hip Hop, Funk, Pilates, Yoga, Theater and more.

If you cannot attend the full week of dance, but are still interested in participating, please call the office at 610-594-2771.

Looking for additional intensive training?

Check out our week long Summer Musical Theater Program

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. The faculty for this intensive includes some of the region's most highly-regarded dance educators and choreographers, who will provide dancers with guidance, support, and encouragement throughout the intensive.

New Choreography

Our instructors are known for their innovative choreography and dynamic movement phrases that challenge and inspire dancers to push beyond their limits. Their choreography and movement phrases are designed to push dancers to new heights, helping them develop their technical skills and expressiveness. You'll be challenged to explore new ways of moving, experiment with different dynamics and textures, and develop your own artistic voice as a performer.

Unique Workshops

We are dedicated to providing our students with a comprehensive and enriching experience that goes beyond dance training alone. In addition to world-class dance instruction, we offer unique workshops that help students develop a well-rounded set of skills and knowledge. This year's workshops include Injury Prevention, Dance Photography, and Stage Makeup.

Individualized Attention

We understand the importance of individualized attention and growth in a dancer's journey. That's why, in order to maximize your training experience, we've divided our students based on grade, in the 2022-23 school year, and ability into three Intensive groups. This allows you to receive direct feedback from our renowned guest instructors, ensuring your dance education is tailored to your specific needs and goals.

2023 Faculty Lineup

Check back weekly for more faculty announcements


Intensive 1
Grades 3, 4, 5

August 14-18, 2023

9:00 am - 1:15 pm

Intensive 2
Grades 6, 7, 8

August 14-18, 2023

9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Intensive 3
Grades 9-12

August 14-18, 2023

11:30 - 5:30

Want to see a change in your dancing?

CVDA provides quality dance education in a sensitive and friendly atmosphere. We are dedicated to promoting the art of dance, the positive benefits of physical fitness, nurturing talent, self-esteem, academic responsibilities, and proper social values.

Postal Address: 130 S. Village Avenue, Exton, PA, 14456

Phone: (610) 594-2771

Instagram: @chestervalleydance