Dance

                     

  

  


WHO is this for?

For experienced high school or transfer students seriously considering pursuing an education or career in dance.

 


WHAT is this about?

Students will learn best practices for college and professional audition processes in the dance industry.
 

WHEN is this?

July 6-July 10, 2020 & August 3-August 5, Monday-Friday. Sessions are held throughout the day between 9am-4pm PDT.

Schedule

                       

MONDAY, JULY 6

Orientation

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM (PDT)

Audition Basics: College
Best practices on how to prepare and go through a typical college audition process.

10:30 AM - 11:45 AM (PDT)

Current Student Panel

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM (PDT)
TUESDAY, JULY 7

Resume/Headshots
Techniques and best practices on creating industry standard dance resumes and professional headshots.

9:30 AM - 11:30 AM (PDT)

Extra Session: Contemporary Modern

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM (PDT)

Check-in
Group discussion with students and instructors for questions and feedback on the course.

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM (PDT)
WEDNESDAY, JULY 8

Audition Basics: Professional
Best practices on how to prepare and go through a typical professional audition process, both for dance companies and commercial dance projects.

9:00 AM - 10:15 AM (PDT)

Alumni Panel

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (PDT)

Resume/Headshot Review
Individual 15 minute appointments for initial feedback on resume and headshot. Sign-ups for appointments will be during the week.

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (PDT)
THURSDAY, JULY 9

Extra Session: TBD

9:30 AM - 10:30 AM (PDT)

Health & Wellness
Techniques and strategies that focus on dancer's holistic health and wellness both personally and professionally.

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (PDT)

Knowing Your Value
Strategies and tips in understanding your worth and value as an artist and how to appropriately advocate for yourself. Parents/guardians are invited to attend this session.

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM (PDT)

Final Check-in
Group discussion with students and instructors for questions and feedback on the course.

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM (PDT)
FRIDAY, JULY 10

Mock Auditions
Final mock auditions and feedback from panelists and peers. Sign-ups for audition order will be during the week.

9:00 AM - 4:00 PM (PDT)
MONDAY, AUGUST 3

UCI Admissions
Presentation and Q&A session from a UCI Admissions Counselor on the UC application and admissions process.  Both English and Spanish sessions available. Parents/guardians are invited to attend.

TBD
TUESDAY, AUGUST 4

UCI Financial Aid
Presentation and Q&A session from a UCI Financial Aid Counselor on the financial aid process and borrowing and payment options.  Both English and Spanish sessions available. Parents/guardians are invited to attend.

TBD
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 5

UCI Student Support Resources
Presentation and Q&A session from a various UCI student support centers and their resources available to different student populations. Parents/guardians are invited to attend.

TBD

*Schedule subject to change.

Instructors

                     

 

Beverly Jane Bautista

Beverly Jane Bautista

Instructor
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Molly Lynch

Molly Lynch

Department Chair/Faculty
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Krystal Matsuyama-Tsai

Krystal Matsuyama-Tsai

Instructor
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Dr. Kelli Sharp

Dr. Kelli Sharp

Faculty
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Marc Spaulding

Marc Spaulding

Instructor
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Waeli Wang

Waeli Wang

Instructor
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Frequently Asked QuestionsSupport

                     
 

 

Is there an audtion requirement for this program?

No, you do not need to audition to participate in this program. You do, however, need to be an advanced dancer who is seriously considering pursuing an education or career in dance.
 

Will students have opportunities to perform during this program?

There are a couple of extra sessions where students will be able to engage in movement, but aside from performing pieces for the mock auditions, this program does not focus on dance performance or technique.
 

I just started dancing  is this program right for me?

While there is no level requirement to participate in this program, we strongly recommend that students who register are those who have significant dance experience and are considering pursuing dance in college and/or for their career.

  

For more information about the program, please see our general FAQs.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Artist Support

                     

  

The last several months have been difficult for all of us in many ways.  The arts have been hit particularly hard because so much of the work we do requires physical closeness and interaction.  While our traditional summer program on the UCI campus has been cancelled this year to prioritize the health and safety of our participants, instructors, and staff, we still need to support our community of artists.

For that reason, we are excited to offer the Summer Academies LITE program.  It provides advanced young artists the tools they will need as they prepare portfolios and audition material for college and career pursuits.  It also provides much needed employment for our team of instructors ⎼ practicing artists themselves ⎼ who have seen their commissions, gigs, and contracts cancelled.

Registration is free because we know many of you have been financially impacted by this crisis.  We are also still paying our instructors and administrative team because many of them have too been financially impacted by this crisis. 

If you are able, please consider making a gift of any amount to support the Summer Academies LITE program.  Your contribution will make a significant impact by supporting the artists who make it possible.

Summer Academies Instructor

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