Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 Accelerate Dance Intensive has been cancelled. 

Accelerate Dance Intensive

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 improvisation. For advanced dancers, ages 14 & up.

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All photos by Darren Breen.

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Location

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

 

Faculty

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

Cost

Registration Fee: $250 (includes lunch)

Registration + Housing (includes all meals): $545

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Housing

Optional on-campus housing available in GVSU facilities for an additional $295

Rate is based on double-occupancy of a complete two-bedroom apartment, including two private bedrooms, a bathroom, a living area, and a kitchen. Students will be supervised by a Resident Assistant working exclusively with the Accelerate Dance Intensive. Arrival June 14, evening time TBD. Departure June 19 after final showing.

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Daily Schedule

9-10:30 a.m. Ballet
10:30-noon Modern (M/W/F) / Improvisation T/R

Noon-1 p.m. Lunch

1-2 p.m. Special Topics Workshop
2-3:30 p.m. Repertory (M/T/W/R, final showing F 4-5 p.m.)
3:30-5 p.m. Jazz (M/W, 2-3:30 F) / Hip hop T/R

Attire

For ballet classes: 
Women: Leotard, tights, and ballet shoes
Men: Tights, fitted dance shirt, and ballet shoes

For hip hop classes:
Close fitting dance attire and CLEAN sneakers or high tops with white or grey soles (no black)

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


Register by Monday, May 18, 2020

*Students who withdraw before June 1, 2020 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 1, 2020. 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.