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Lawrence Dance Intensives: Summer Ballet 2018

June 4-15, 2018
Hosted at:  University of Kansas, Dept. of Dance, 1301 Sunnyside Avenue, Lawrence, KS 66045

A collaboration between the Lawrence Arts Center and the University of Kansas Department of Theatre and Dance, this two-week ballet intensive provides dancers with world class instruction by accomplished faculty, guest artists, and choreographers in the KU dance studios.

Full Intensive students have the option of staying in dormitories on KU’s beautiful campus. To apply, students must be 12-18 years old, and dancing at an Intermediate/Advanced level with at least 2 years of prior dance experience.



Classes may include:

  • ballet technique
  • turns and leaps
  • pointe
  • variations
  • modern
  • contemporary jazz
  • Pilates
  • injury prevention
  • music for dancers
  • nutrition
  • flamenco
  • career guidance
  • *choreography/repertory

*Only for students attending the full intensive.

ull Intensive: Mon-Fri, June 4-15, 9AM-4PM, 2 wks

Tuition without housing: $625 / SU-DYLDIFC


Tuition with housing : $1,500 / SU-DYLDIF (includes meals & linens)


Half Intensive: Mon-Fri, June 4-8, 9AM-2:30PM, 1 wk

Tuition : $375 / SU-DYLDIH (housing available for full intensive only)

Enroll by March 31 and receive a free t-shirt & 10% discount off tuition!


REQUIREMENTS: No audition required to attendant this intensive! Students must be between the ages of 12-18 years-old and dancing at an Intermediate/Advanced level with at least two years of prior dance experience.

Financial Aid is available for qualifying families. Click here to learn more.


Placement/Choreography: On the first day, students will be placed into one of three technical levels. Dancers enrolled in the full intensive will have additional rehearsals led by one of three choreographers and will perform in a final showcase on the the very last day.

Scholarship Auditions

Saturday, January 27 / 11-1PM University of Kansas, Robinson Center
Sunday, March 11 / 2:30-4:30PM Lawrence Arts Center, Studio 206

Please arrive 30 minutes prior to audition time. Registration for the Saturday, January 27 Scholarship Audition is now OPEN – click here to complete our online application form.

Dancers seeking a merit scholarship should attend a scholarship audition or submit an audition via video link.Only partial scholarships will be awarded.


Online Merit Scholarship Application & Video Audition

Submission Deadline: April 1

To be considered, applicants must complete the online application, write a brief essay, and submit a video audition in addition to meeting the intensive’s enrollment requirements by the deadline. No exceptions.

Applicants should upload their video using and mark their video as “unlisted.” This service is free. Include the video URL on your online application.

Applicants should dress in ballet attire and wear flat ballet shoes. It is optional for advanced dancers to wear pointe shoes.

Video auditions must include following criteria (not to exceed 15 minutes):

  • Applicant stating their first and last name, age, hometown and dance studio
  • Ballet combinations at the barre (one side only):
    • Demi and grand plié – in 1st, 2nd, 4th, and 5th position
    • Tendu and dégagé – from either 1st or 5th position
  • Grand battlement and a balance in arabesque
  • Ballet combinations in center (one side only):
    • Adagio – must include développés, penchés, and promenades\
    • Pirouettes – must include pirouettes en dedans and en dehors
  • Petit allégro – must include changements, jetés, and assemblés.
  • Grand allégro – must include grand jetés and grand jeté en tournants.

**Online submission only. Applications via mail or drop-off will not be accepted.**

Online Audition Application Submission via Google Docs (online sign-in required): Click Here!



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