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Student Summer Workshops and Intensives

Freespace Dance Summer Festival 2018

Freespace Dance 21st Annual Festival is Monday August 6 - Thursday August 23.  Each week features classes in Ballet, Modern, and Repertory Monday - Thursday. 

The festival culminates in a performance Friday August 24 8PM with Freespace Dance Company at the Oskar Schindler Performing Arts Center, 4 Boland Drive, West Orange NJ

For more information and to register go to:

Andrea Kron Dances Masterclasses

Andrea Kron Dances has open dates to teach master classes. Andrea Kron is available for hire July 11, 19, 26, August 1, 21 and 22. The master classes can be in Ballet, Horton, Theatre Dance, Pilates, and Injury prevention. 
For more information contact Andrea Kron at

SCVTHS holding One-Day Summer Dance Workshops

SCVTHS is holding ONE-DAY Summer Dance Workshops for dancers ages 12 and up. Classes offered: Modern Dance & Performance Coaching, Anatomy & Wellness, Ballet Technique & Variations, Tap-Broadway Style, Improvisation & Partnering. Workshops run on Wednesdays, July 11th-August 8th, 9:00am-1:00pm. Each workshop is $40.00
For more information contact Maureen Glennon at, (908) 526-8900 x7175.  

SCVTHS 14 Vogt Drive, Bridgewater, NJ 088047

Jersey Tap Fest 2018

Founded in 2010, Jersey Tap Fest is New Jersey's sole dance festival featuring world-class tap faculty and extravaganza

August 9th, 2018- August 12th, 2018

We celebrate the masters of the past and bring light to the current and upcoming masters of today, giving them the opportunity to educate the current and next generation dancers as the future face of the tap dance community. Through master classes and performance opportunities, this stimulating, demanding and rigorous annual program allows for tap dancers all over the world to improve their technical abilities, hone their performance skills, network within the community and increase their overall knowledge of the art form. We are focused on serving tap dance by uniting the tap community, teaching its history, preserving is percussive and improvisational style, expanding the respect for the art and promoting the dance as a cherished American art form.

Nicole's Broadway Dance Center / 30 Littel Rd, East Hanover, NJ 07936 to register and for more information! 

AOM Adult Classes

Art of Motion offers classes daily in Ballet, Luigi Jazz, Modern Dance, Pilates Prop, Mat, Yoga, Cardio Barre+, Tap and Conditioning.  

Art of Motion, Inc - a non-profit educational and cultural educational organization offers daily Adult Classes from the Beginning to Professional level in Classical Ballet, Modern Dance, Luigi Jazz, Tap, Yoga, Pilates Mat, Prop, and Cardio Barre+. Rehearsal and Performance Space Available for rental.  

Art of Motion. Inc. - home to the Art of Motion Dance Theatre
The Performing Arts Building 17 Chestnut Street, 2nd Floor Ridgewood, NJ 07450 201.652.5800

Drop In Classes $20/Ten Class Cards $160.00/Twenty Class Cards $320 + One Free!

All dancers, vocal students and performing artists welcome!

Please contact Nikki Manx at or 201.652.5800 for more information! 

Art of Motion Dance Theater- Student Summer Workshops and Intensives

Study with AOM Faculty and Guest Artists this summer! Students will focus on alignment, conditioning, technique, improvisation, choreography and theatre arts!

$250-$400 per week

Art of Motion 17 Chestnut Street, 2nd Floor Ridgewood, NJ 07450

Click HERE to view the flyer for dates and more information! 

The Rutgers Summer Dance Conservatory

The Rutgers Summer Dance Conservatory is an intensive, pre-college program for intermediate to advanced dancers who seek to build artistic acuity and technical endurance while learning about options for college study and careers in dance. Dancers attend daily classes in ballet and modern technique and work in intimate repertory groups with professional choreographers. Students gain exposure to a variety of dance forms and topics through a series of master classes and lectures with world class teaching artists and experts in the field. Daily course studies in improvisation allow students to create their own movement and dances, which are performed alongside of repertory pieces in two fully produced, end- of-session showcases.

Concentration on anatomically aligned technical skills that boost movement potential and establish healthy dancing practices is integral to all levels of the program. Dancers start each day with instruction in stretching and conditioning in preparation for the intense pace of the Summer Dance Conservatory.

Conservatory students attending the Dual Session participate in a weekend program that includes consultations with graduate student mentors on learning goals and career aspirations, instructional sessions, and a visit to NYC for a professional dance concert.

Concentration on anatomically aligned technical skills that boost movement potential and establish healthy dancing practices is integral to all levels of the program. Dancers start each day with instruction in stretching and conditioning in preparation for the intense pace of the Summer Dance Conservatory.

Conservatory students attending the Dual Session participate in a weekend program that includes consultations with graduate student mentors on learning goals and career aspirations, instructional sessions, and a visit to NYC for a professional dance concert.

In-person or video audition is required for all students. Summer Dance Conservatory classes are organized by age and experience levels. Students’ strengths and learning needs are matched and grouped with instructors during placement day at the start of the program.

Rutgers Dance Conservatory Session Dates:
Session I: July 15-20, 2018
Session II: July 22-27, 2018
Dual Session: July 15-27, 2018

Dancers entering grade 9 through rising seniors (students entering their first year of college) may apply.

Rutgers University - Mason Gross School of the Arts
85 George Street
New Brunswick, NJ 08901

Students attending one session only: residential rate $1,450 | commuter rate: $1,050. Students attending both sessions: residential rate $3,100* | commuter rate: $2,300** * includes weekend program, overnight housing, meals for residential students. **includes a weekend program for commuting students.

Mason Gross Extension Division:, 848-932-8618

Summer Dance Camp with Umoja Dance

Dance Camp offers modern, jazz, hip-hop, African dance, yoga, capoeira, arts and crafts and field trips.

A three-week summer camp, ages 5-16. 
July 2-20, 2018 Monday - Friday 9am-4pm

Campers must bring lunch. Snacks are provided. After and before care available at an additional cost.

$400.00 plus $25.00 Registration Fee

Umoja Dance Studio
2120 Springfield Ave
Vauxhall, NJ 07088

Complete details are available at


NJ SummerDance with Carolyn Dorfman Dance

Join us for another incredible week of dancing, development, discovery, performance, dialogue, and community!

A one-week dance intensive, ages 13 - adult.
August 13-17, 2018, 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Kean University in Union, NJ (Accessible by train and bus)

Daily classes are offered in contemporary modern technique, Dorfman repertory, improvisation and partnering, Pilates, and workshops with renowned guest artists. The week culminates in a free performance open to the community.

Tuition before June 15th - $350
After June 15th - $375

Need-based scholarships are available on a first come, first served basis. Scholarship Deadline: June 15, 2018

Pre-professional/Professional and Community Tracks available. Audition video required for the pre-professional/professional track; Deadline: July 16, 2018.

Complete details are available at

Harwood Arena at Kean University. 1000 Morris Avenue, Union, NJ 07083


Free CMDE Summer Stars for girls, and CMDE Summer Moves co-ed for teens -young adult and CMDE Summer Stars for boys

 Dance and arts day camps for ages 8-21 including individuals with disabilities

CMDE 84 Euclid Ave Hackensack,NJ,07601


limited enrollment Registration from available at


Camp Create: Be Your Own Hero

We recognize artists as heroes and see creativity as a superpower to make a difference in the world. Artists have the uncanny ability to take any life experience and turn it into an opportunity to create. This is how artists connect to the world. We hope to cultivate creative habits that will empower students to express their individuality and make life their greatest masterpiece. Dance Description: Students will develop beginner modern dance technique, explore various dance concepts to build a movement vocabulary and create original choreography through improvisation and collaboration. Art Description: Students will be provided various mediums to produce visual art projects. The focus will be to teach students to express emotions through art by spreading love and positivity. 

Wild Child Dance Studio 618 Ridge Rd, Lyndhurst, NJ 07071


Click HERE for more information


That Which Connects, Pre-professional Summer Intensive

That Which Connects realizes the importance in investing in the next generation of artists, not simply in words but in deeds. Experiential learning is foremost in arts education, integrating what is learned within the confines of a dance studio with the wealth of experience only derived from being on stage. The opportunity for a young dancer to be inspired, encouraged, nurtured and groomed by professionals that don’t want to just share their art, but want to encourage another’s journey, is sure to be life changing. This five day intensive will introduce advanced training in ballet, jazz, tap, modern, contemporary, musical theatre, and hip hop, jumps and turns and stretch/pilates, offering exposure to a variety of dance forms to optimize strength, versatility and creativity Technical training, artistic exploration, and performance opportunities are the three immensely powerful experiences that will be gained by attending the intensive.

re-professional dancers, ages 13-18.
Complete registration form.
Submission of video footage of applicant during a performance, rehearsal, or class instruction.
Registration Fee of $350.

Scholarships based on financial need will be generously awarded, and therefore, those with a financial inability to pay, should not deem the registration fee as a deterrent to applying, but are highly encouraged to apply.

rtistic Director, Sonia James Pennington, will set a repertoire piece and one original work on the young artists to be performed during the festival. These young artists will share the stage with the very professionals that they studied with throughout the week.

Walter K. Gordon Theatre, Rutgers University, Camden Campus

For more information, please visit


That Which Connects, Summer Residency for College/University students!

The purpose of this residency is to provide college level artists with the hands on experience of rehearsing and performing with a professional dance company. This residency will provide additional training and performance opportunities usually unavailable to dancers still enrolled in a college-level program. This residency fully immerses college-level dancers in a dance company’s journey of producing and preparing for a professional dance performance. Since most college or university students never have the opportunity to experience the real world life of a dancer post graduation, this residency is a incredibly unique opportunity to network and forge personal relationships with professionals in the dance world, as well as open doors for future mentorships.

Dancers interested in consideration for the residency must submit an application by May 25, 2018, which includes a video submission of a solo performance. Acceptance into the program will be on going, however, applicants will be notified of acceptance no later than June 1, 2018. Dancers must be available for all rehearsals and classes from June- August. (Prior summer commitments and conflicts must be fully disclosed at time of acceptance.) Classes and rehearsals to be primarily held on Thursday afternoons between 11am-4pm (a schedule including duration and exact time will be provided upon acceptance). Additional rehearsals on different days and times may be scheduled, so dancers must be flexible. Dancers must provide their own transportation to rehearsal studios in Central New Jersey, South Jersey and Philadelphia. Dancers must be available for week long intensive August 13-17, 2018 from 9am-9pm, as well for the festival performances and technical rehearsals on August 18, 2018 at Rutgers University, Camden campus. Housing and transportation not provided.

Walter K. Gordon Theatre, Rutgers University, Camden Campus

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Camp Cool

The Cool School of Performing Arts offers an exciting program that focuses on stage presence and performance quality in the New Jersey area. Our goal is to enrich,enhance and challenge the artistic skills of young performers and future stars.

August 13th- 23rd
9:00am-4:00pm Monday- Thursday

The Summer Performance Workshop takes place during the second week of CAMP COOL. Young performers receive instruction in various dance techniques, vocal skills and acting. During the Summer Performance workshop our young stars will take a trip to NYC to see a Broadway play! Any young performer who will be age 10-15 at the time of camp may register. No experience is necessary!

604 Valley Road
Upper Montclair, New Jersey

 $250 Week One, $350.00 Week Two

To register or for more information email The COOL SCHOOL staff at or visit us at

Summer Dance Intensive

Cool School’s Summer Dance Intensive 2018 provides rigorous training for dancers ages 10-17 on all levels. The program is designed to create thoughtful dance artists who exhibit personal integrity while expanding the understanding and appreciation of various dance styles.

July 9th-13th

The program progresses throughout a period of five days so students leave feeling more knowledgeable, with stronger technique and confidence. Students will have the opportunity to perform before a panel of artists and talent agents during a mock audition on the final day.
Cool School’s Summer Dance Intensive is certain to be a life-changing experience that increases skills, builds confidence, and develops a sense of self-worth.

Take classes in modern, ballet, Afro-fusion dance, hip hop, and more with our amazing faculty and guest artists!

604 Valley Road Upper
Montclair, New Jersey

To register or for more information email
The Cool School staff at COOLSCHOOL973@GMAIL.COM
or click the link below.


Buggé Ballet & Westfield School of Dance Summer Intensives

Participate in the Junior Experience for middle school students and the Company Experience for high school students! 

Register before March 31st and save $150! The Company Experience- $875 ($725 by 3/31) The Junior Experience- $725 ($575 by 3/31)

137 Central Ave, Westfield, NJ 07090

Official flyer for the Junior Experience

Official flyer for the Company Experience


NimbusPRESENTS: ON THE RISE - Teen Dance Performance and Workshop

Connect and perform with other teen dancers from across New Jersey and New York in a professionally produced showcase! Take a Master Class from Professional Dancers of Nimbus Dance Works, Audition for Nimbus Dance Works Summer Intensive (scholarships available), and attend a Q&A session on life as a professional dancer - all in the heart of Downtown Jersey City!
Apply for placement in the performance as a Studio or School Group or as an Independent Student Choreographer. All styles of dance encouraged to apply. Dancers may also sign up for just the Workshop (includes: Master class, Audition and Q&A session). Participation in the Workshop is $20 per student. No application needed; fills on a first come first serve basis.

Participant Age Range: 10-18 years
Date: Saturday May 12 , 2018. Events will commence at 12 pm.
Location: Nimbus Dance Works, 165 Newark Avenue, Jersey City, NJ

To apply, please complete the following form:
Studio/School Applicants

Independent Students

Application to perform at ON THE RISE is free.

Fee To Participate Upon Selection:
Independent Student Choreographer Applicants: $30 (+$20 per additional dancer);
Dance Studio/School Applicants: $300 for up to 15 students (+$20 each additional dancer)

Applications Due: Wednesday, February 14, 2018.
For more information contact:

Montclair State University MFA in Dance Program
Montclair State University is now accepting applications for the MFA in Dance Program. Experience our progressive curriculum in a convenient low-residency format. Ideal for mid-career artists who want the convenience of an online degree program with the intimacy of a residential program. Application for June 2018 begins in September 2017.

For more information, please visit HERE.


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