June 22–July 11, 2020
Boston Conservatory at Berklee Commercial Dance Intensive is a cutting-edge, three-week summer program for dancers interested in exploring the world of commercial dance. Focused on dance for video, film, and live music concert, students will explore various dance forms necessary to succeed in the industry, including in jazzdance, hip-hop, heels, urban dance styles, and tap. Participants will also develop important performance skills, such as singing and acting for the camera.
Taught by Boston Conservatory’s renowned faculty and acclaimed guest artists who have performed with some of the biggest names in the music business, Commercial Dance Intensive gives students who are considering a career in dance the opportunity to sample trademark elements of Boston Conservatory’s top-ranking dance B.F.A. program: rigorous training, versatile skill-building, and focused studies that pave a path to a dance career in the entertainment industry. 2020 guest artists include Sarah Grooms (Radio City Rockettes, NASM Certified Personal Trainer), Herman Payne (Coartistic Director and Director of the Dance Department at Broadway Theatre Project), and Jamal Story (Schehimezade Productions, Cochair of the SAG-AFTRA National Dance Committee).
2020 Guest Artists
Who Should Apply
This program is designed for beginner to advanced-level dancers between the ages of 15 and 22 who are interested in commercial dance. Participants should have a strong interest in expanding their knowledge of dance in the entertainment industry, enthusiastic to explore hip-hop, urban dance styles, jazzdance, tap, and more.
Faculty and Guest Instructors
Commercial Dance Intensive is led by Boston Conservatory faculty member Ruka Hatua-Saar White. Additional program faculty and guest instructors to be announced. Guest instructors for the 2020 program include:
Sarah Grooms: Radio City Rockettes, NASM Certified Personal Trainer
Herman Payne: Coartistic Director and Director of the Dance Department at Broadway Theatre Project
Jamal Story: Schehimezade Productions, Cochair of the SAG-AFTRA National Dance Committee
Tuition, Fees, Housing, and Meals
|Application Fee:||$90 (non-refundable)|
|Housing and Meals:*||$2,075|
|Move-In Date:||June 22, 2020|
|Move-Out Date:||July 11, 2020|
How to Apply
Students interested in applying to this program should prepare the following materials:
- Audition Video: Your video audition should be a 60- to 90-second solo piece that highlights range and dynamics. It must also include an application introduction (your name, age, where you are from, and why you would like to attend Commercial Dance Intensive). Applicants should be sure that their recordings are appropriately lit and are in focus. Applicants are encouraged to introduce themselves to the faculty. Individual files can be as large as 5GB.
Instructions on how to submit your application are available in the online application portal. Create your account to begin your application now.
May 1, 2020