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Experience Artistic Growth and Make Connections through World-Class Instruction

Since 2016, the Lawrence Dance Intensive has provided quality artistic and development opportunities to dancers across the region with accomplished faculty, guest artists, and choreographers. This summer, it returns to host a series of one-week summer programs for ballet dancers ages 10 to 18 years in the Lawrence Arts Center dance studios. Based on a diverse and well-balanced curriculum, this program is designed to develop the artists of tomorrow.  

No pre-screening or audition is required to attend. Capacity is limited so please enroll early!

Dancers must be between 10-18yrs years of age by the start of the intensive and dancing at an Intermediate/Advanced level. New participants will be requested to provide information and material to assess level placement.

Senior Intensive
(Grades 6-12, equivalent Ballet Vb-VII or intermediate/advanced)

Session I
Mon- Fri, June 28- July 2, 8:30AM-11:50AM
Enrollment deadline: June 24th
Cost: $325 ($292.50) $243.75
Session II (Arts Center Alumni Edition)
Mon- Fri, Aug 2-6, 8:30AM- 11:50AM
Enrollment deadline: July 29th
Cost: $325 ($292.50) $243.70

Junior Intensive
(Grades 4-8, equivalent Ballet III-Va or intermediate)

Session I
Mon- Fri, June 7-11, 9AM- 11:50AM
Enrollment deadline: June 3rd
Cost: $150 ($135) $112.50
Session II
Mon- Fri, July 12-16, 9AM-11:50AM
Enrollment deadline: July 8th
Cost: $150 ($135) $112.50


Ballet Technique
Variations (senior intensive only)

Daily Schedule
(Subject to change)

Senior Intensive
8:15-8:25am | Student Arrival
8:30-10am | Ballet Technique
10:15am-11:45am | Pointe, Ballet Enrichment, Variations
11:50 | Student Pick-Up
Junior Intensive
8:45-8:55am | Student Arrival
9-10:15am | Ballet Technique
10:30am-11:45am | Ballet Enrichment, Contemporary
11:50 | Student Pick-Up
All program activities are held inside at the Lawrence Arts Center: 940 New Hampshire St. Lawrence, KS 66044.
We strive to make dance accessible — if you have any questions, please let us know!


COVID-19 Guidelines
We are constantly working to keep our dancers and participants healthy and safe in our building. The COVID guidelines are ever-changing, and we will keep you updated. Click here to view Lawrence Arts Center’s COVID-19 Guidelines.

Financial Aid
Thanks to many private benefactors and the City of Lawrence, the Lawrence Arts Center is able to offer financial assistance to students who might otherwise be unable to enroll in programs. Click here to learn more!