Dance

                     

  

  


WHO is this for?

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

 


WHAT is this about?

Students will participate in synchronous and asynchronous content that teach best practices for college and professional auditions in the dance industry, in addition to some fun dance workshops.
 

WHEN is this?

July 12-July 16, 2021, Monday-Friday. Synchronous sessions will be held throughout the day between 9am-4pm PDT.
 

HOW much is this?

Early bird registration by March 31 is $75. Registration after March 31 is $99.

Schedule*

                       

MONDAY, JULY 12

Orientation

9:00 AM - 9:30 AM (PDT)

Health & Wellness, Part 1
Techniques and strategies that focus on dancer's holistic health and wellness both personally and professionally.

9:30 AM - 10:45 AM (PDT)

Ballet

1:00 PM - 2:15 PM (PDT)

CTSA Student Panel

2:30 PM - 3:30 PM (PDT)
TUESDAY, JULY 13

Audition Basics: Headshot & Resume
Best practices on audition preparation, creating industry standard dance resumes and professional headshots. Includes asynchronous material.

9:30 AM - 11:00 AM (PDT)

Lunch & Learn: UCI Admissions (optional)
Parents/guardians are invited to attend this session.

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (PDT)

Jazz

1:15 PM - 2:30 PM (PDT)

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

2:45 PM - 3:45 PM (PDT)
WEDNESDAY, JULY 14

Modern

9:15 AM - 10:30 AM (PDT)

CTSA Alumni Panel

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (PDT)

Lunch & Learn: Financial Aid (optional)
Parents/guardians are invited to attend this session.

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (PDT)

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

1:30 PM - 4:00 PM (PDT)
THURSDAY, JULY 15

Hip Hop

10:15 AM - 11:30 AM (PDT)

Lunch & Learn: Knowing Your Value (optional)
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.

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (PDT)

Health & Wellness, Part 2
Techniques and strategies that focus on dancer's holistic health and wellness both personally and professionally.

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 16

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)

*Schedule subject to change.

Faculty

                     

 

Beverly Bautista

Beverly Bautista

M.F.A. '21
Artist & Dance Educator

Learn More about Beverly ⤢
 

Brandye Lee

Brandye Lee

M.F.A. '21
Dancer & Teacher

Learn More about Brandye ⤢
 

Anna Medina

Anna Medina

M.F.A. '22
Dancer, Teacher & Choreographer

Learn More about Anna ⤢
 

Dr. Kelli Sharp

Dr. Kelli Sharp

CTSA Assistant Professor of Dance Science

Learn More about Dr. Sharp ⤢
 

Kent Shinomae

Kent Shinomae

M.F.A. '21
Artist, Educator & Choreographer

Learn More about Kent ⤢
 

Marc Spaulding

Marc Spaulding

M.F.A. '21
Choreographer, Educator & Dancer

Learn More about Marc ⤢
 

Frequently Asked QuestionsSupport

                     
 

 

Is there an audition 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 will be some dance sessions incorporated into the schedule, but this program is heavily class-based focused on college and career preparation.
 

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

                     

  

It has been a difficult year 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 suspended 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 applications 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.

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