accelerate dance intensive

Accelerate Dance Intensive

July 17-21, 2023

Registration Deadline: Friday, June 2, 2023

Today’s dancers need technical prowess, superb artistry, and stylistic versatility. Accelerate will give you, an advanced dancer, a chance to hone your skills in a challenging yet rewarding environment as you study ballet, modern, jazz, hip hop, and repertory. For advanced dancers, ages 14 & up.


Classes are held on the Grand Valley State University Allendale campus.



Classes are taught by Grand Valley State University faculty and guest artists


Registration Fee: $275 (includes lunch)

Registration + Housing (includes all meals): $575


Optional on-campus housing available in GVSU facilities for an additional amount. Housing will be in the Holton Hooker Living Center.

Students will be supervised by Resident Assistants working exclusively with the Accelerate Dance Intensive. Arrival July 16, evening time TBD. Departure July 21 after final showing. 

Tentative Daily Schedule

9-10:30 a.m. Movement class
10:30-noon Movement class
Noon-1 p.m. Lunch
1-2 p.m. Special Topics Workshop
2-3:30 p.m. Movement class
3:30-5 p.m. Movement class

Movement classes may include ballet, hip hop, jazz, modern, and repertory.

*Please note there will be a final showing on Friday, July 21 at 4 p.m.


For ballet classes: 
Leotard/tights or fitted dance shirt/tights and ballet shoes

For hip hop classes:
Clean sneakers or high tops with white or grey soles (no black)

For all other classes: 
Close fitting dance attire and socks or bare feet. Pants that cover the knees are strongly recommended for modern.

*Students who withdraw before June 15, 2023 will receive a full tuition refund less a $50 administrative fee. Due to fees being paid to housing, dining, and other GVSU campus offices NO REFUNDS will be available for voluntary withdrawal beginning June 15, 2023. Refunds after this point (except for a $50 administrative fee) will only be considered for injury-related circumstances that prevent the student from participating; a statement from a physician will be required.

Deadline to Register: June 2, 2023

Page last modified March 27, 2023