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Summer Intensive Date: June 28 – July 26, 2015

Dancers from across the United States and around the world flock to DADA during the month of July to be trained, inspired and transformed by Ms. Allen and her world-reknowned faculty. Students 8 to 25 years of age work to improve their technical skills and broaden their dance vocabulary over the course of the four week program.

This comprehensive intensive six days a week from 9 am to 4 pm in Ballet, Character, Horton, Graham, Dunham, Jazz, Tap, Flamenco, Hip Hop and Musical Theater, with Pointe classes and Pas de Deux offered to the more advanced students. Additionally, students can expect an array of surprise guest teachers and artists, lectures and workshops once a week.

The Intensive culminates with a recital that showcases the work and progress of our DADA summer students. Summer Intensive 2015 Concert Performance takes place on July 26,2015 @ 1pm at the Luckman Theater on the campus of California State University, Los Angeles. Tickets are $35.

Summer Intensive tuition is $1550 which includes a daily catered nutritious lunch.

As an option for out of town students, we offer housing for $2750 which includes daily transportation to and from the Academy, chaperones, breakfast and dinner at the dorm, and lunch at the Academy.

Local Auditions

Please complete the registration form below to pre-register for an audition. Pre-registration fees are $20, and payable by cash and credit card. On site registration is $25.  Please come with appropriate dance wear and shoes, and in addition, supply a passport sized photo.

Ladies: Tight & Leotards

Men: Sweats &  T-Shirt

Please bring Ballet shoes, Jazz shoes, Pointe shoes, Tap shoes, and tennis shoes if possible. Dancers should be prepared to audition in ballet, jazz, and/or hip hop.

Local Auditions will be held at Debbie Allen Dance Academy, 3791 Santa Rosalia Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90008. See dates below:

January 10 @ 4 pm

January 24 @ 4 pm

February 21 @ 4 pm

March 14 @ 4 pm

March 28 @ 4 pm

PRE-REGISTER NOW

 

Out of Town Auditions

PLEASE NOTE: Due to size of auditions, audition locations are  subject to change so please confirm your location before attending.

Please complete the registration form below to pre-register for an audition. Pre-registration fees are $20, payable by credit card only, and must be completed by the Friday before your audition. On site registration is $25 and payable by cash or credit card.  Please come with appropriate dance wear and shoes, and in addition, supply a passport sized photo.

Ladies: Tight & Leotards

Men: Sweats &  T-Shirt

Please bring Ballet shoes, Jazz shoes, Pointe shoes, Tap shoes, and tennis shoes if possible. Dancers should be prepared to audition in ballet, jazz, and/or hip hop.

PRE-REGISTER NOW

 

February 1 – Chicago, IL

Lou Conte Dance Studio
1147 W. Jackson Blvd.
Chicago, IL 60607

Registration: 2 pm
Audition: 2:30 pm

February 8 – Washington, DC

Kirov Academy of Ballet of Washington DC
4301 Harewood Road NE
Washington, DC 20017

Audition: 

12:30 pm – 2 pm ages 8-12

2 pm – 3 pm ages 13-15

 3 pm – 4:30 pm ages 16 and over

Please be aware that students need to be dropped off and picked up. There is no room available for waiting.

February 15 – Miami, FL

Stars Dance Studio
3800 Southwest 137th Ave.
Miami, FL  33175

Audition: 2 pm

February 15 – New York, NY

Ripley Grier
520 8th Avenue
NYC, NY 10018

Audition: 1 pm

February 21 – Los Angeles, CA

Debbie Allen Dance Academy
3791 Santa Rosalia Drive
Los Angeles, CA  90008

Audition: 4 pm

February 22 – Charlotte, NC

Charlotte Ballet
701 North Tryon Street
Charlotte, NC 28202

Audition: 10 am

February 22 – Atlanta, GA

Decatur School of Ballet
141 Sams Street
Decatur, GA 30030

Audition: 12 pm 

March 7 – Dallas, TX

Dallas Powerhouse of Dance
12300 Inwood Rd, #110
Dallas, Texas 75244

Audition: 2 pm

Video Audition Submission Guidelines:

Dancers should submit a video along with the $25 evaluation fee and a cover letter with the following: name, city of origin, age, details of  their dance training, length and goals.  Please make note of experience on pointe.

The video should be a maximum of three minutes, and should demonstrate the following: two Demi Pliés and one Grand Plié in second position, two Demi Pliés and one Grand Plié in fifth position, Développé – Front, Side and Back and one Grand Battement – Front, Side and Back. Please include any specialty skills or other dance disciplines in the video.

Deadline for video audition submissions is May 1st.