College of Fine Arts and Communication


TU Community Dance

Children's Dance

Summer 2014 Programs

Towson University’s Department of Dance employ nationally recognized dance faculty and staff who create an encouraging yet challenging environment that engages dancers to sample the exciting world of sophisticated, inventive choreography. Our curriculum emphasizes strong technical foundations while refining and inspiring each dancer’s body to reach full potential. The TUCD Summer Dance Program offerings educate and broaden the minds to appreciate and integrate self expression while challenging young artistic voices through knowledge of dance past and present.

The following programs are offered this summer:

The Dance Movers Program, Ages 4-5

Stimulate the imagination and ignite creativity in our dance masterpiece inspired program! Students will learn, discover and interpret steps from the Ballet and Modern Classics including “Swan Lake”, Paul Taylor's "Esplanade", Bob Fosse's "Steam Heat", and the exploration of the Katherine Dunham Technique..

Program Dates:
July 7-11, 2014, 9:00am– 1:00 p.m.
Tuition - $180

The Dancing Higher Program, Ages 6-8, 9-11

This one week program is designed for the dancer seeking to enhance their technical training, while expanding their knowledge of dance appreciation, and dance as an aesthetic art form. Dancers will train daily in Classical Ballet and Modern Technique, with supplemental studies in Ballet History, Introduction into Choreography, Improvisation, and Repertory. Participation in the Saturday, June 28nd placement class is required to determine proper level placement.  

Program Dates:
July 7-11, 2014, 9-2:00 p.m.
Tuition - $225

Sample Class Schedule

 

  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
9-10:15 Ballet Technique Ballet Tech Ballet Technique Ballet Tech Ballet Technique
10:30-11:45 Modern Tech Dance History Modern Tech Improv/Partnering Modern Tech
11:45-12:30 Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch
12:30-2 Repertory Repertory Repertory Repertory Repertory

 

The Intermediate Program, Ages 11-14

Modeled and developed for the intermediate dancer to provide more in-depth training and focus to strengthen technique, alignment, core strength, and dance repertory. Daily classes include Classical Ballet, Beginner Pointe and Modern Technique, with supplementary training in Ballet Variations, Dance Injury, Nutrition, Pilates and Repertory. Participation in the Saturday, June 28nd placement class is required to determine proper level placement.

Program Dates:
July 14-18, 2014, 9-4:00 p.m.
Tuition - $367

Tuition for combination of Intermediate Program and Modern Program - $566

Sample Class Schedule

 

  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
9-9:30 Pilates Pilates Pilates Pilates Pilates
9:30-10:55 Ballet Technique Ballet Technique Ballet Technique Ballet Technique Ballet Technique
11-11:30 Beginner Pointe Beginner Pointe Beginner Pointe Beginner Pointe Beginner Pointe
11:30-12:30 Variations Variations Variations Variations Variations
12:30-1 Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch
1-2:30 Modern Tech Dance Injury Modern Tech Nutrition Modern Technique
2:30-4 Repertory Repertory Repertory Repertory Repertory

 

The Modern Program, Ages 11-14

The intermediate student can extend his/her summer training to include a full week of dancing in Modern Technique and study. Daily Modern Technique classes with supplementary studies in Improvisation, Partnering, Alexander Technique and Repertory will be offered. Participation in the Saturday, June 28th placement class is required to determine proper level placement.

Program Dates:
July 21-25, 2014, 9-2 p.m.
Tuition - $262

Tuition for combination of Intermediate Program and Modern Program - $566

Sample Class Schedule

 

  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
9-10:25
Modern Tech Modern Tech Modern Tech Modern Tech Modern Tech
10:30-11:45
Improvisation Partnering LMA Improvisation Partnering
11:45-12:30 Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch
12:30-2 Repertory Repertory Repertory Repertory Repertory

 

The Modern Intensive, Ages 14-17

For the Intermediate to Advanced dancer who would like to extend his/her summer training to include a full week of dancing in Modern Technique and study. Daily Modern Technique classes with supplementary studies in Improvisation, Partnering, Anatomy/Kinesiology, Laban Movement, Composition, and Repertory will be offered.

Program Dates:
July 21-25, 2014, 9-4 p.m.
Tuition - $367

Tuition for combination of Modern Intensive and two-week Pre-Collegiate Intensive - $1,026

Sample Class Schedule

 

  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
9-9:45
Pilates Stretch Pilates Stretch Pilates Stretch Pilates Stretch Pilates Stretch
9:45-10:30 Anatomy LMA Kinesiology LMA LMA
10:30-12
Modern Tech Modern Tech Modern Tech Modern Tech Modern Tech
12-1
Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch
1-2:15
Partnering Partnering Improvisation Composition Composition
2:30-4
Repertory Repertory Repertory Repertory Repertory

 


The Pre-Collegiate Intensive, Ages 14-17

The Pre-Collegiate Intensive focuses on refining technique, while gaining strength, stamina, self-expression, and knowledge of the many facets of dance as an art form needed to prepare the pre-professional student for collegiate acceptance. Daily instruction in Classical Ballet, Pointe, Modern Technique, with supplemental studies in Ballet Variations, Improvisation, Partnering, Pilates, Injury Prevention, and Nutrition will also be instructed during the two week intensive. Participants will also have the opportunity to work individually with our faculty on areas of concern in our Body Works class. Participation in the Saturday, July 19th placement class is required to determine proper level placement.

Program Dates:
August 4-15, 2014, 9-5 p.m.

Tuition –
One week - $420
Two weeks - $756

Two weeks plus Modern Intensive - $1,026

Sample Class Schedule

 

  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
9:10:25
Ballet Technique Ballet Tech Ballet Technique Ballet Technique Ballet Technique
10:30-12
Ballet Variations Pointe/Pilates Ballet Variations Pointe/Pilates Ballet Variations
12-12:30
Body Works Body Works Body Works Body Works Body Works
12:30-1:30
Lunch Topics Lunch Lunch Topics Lunch Lunch
1:30-2:55
Modern Tech Modern Tech Modern Tech Modern Tech Modern Tech
3-4:15
Repertory Repertory Repertory Repertory Repertory
4:15-5
Injury Prevention Nutrition Improvisation Composition Composition

 

Summer Orientation

Dancing Higher, Intermediate Program, Modern Program
Saturday, June 28, 2014
10 a.m.- noon

1st floor, Center for the Arts

Modern Intensive, Pre-Collegiate Intensive

Saturday, July 19, 2014

10 a.m. - noon
1st floor, Center for the Arts


Faculty

Towson University Department of Dance Faculty and Guest Artists

Registration

Enrollment is limited, and registrations are accepted on a first-come first-serve basis.

Tuition and Fees

Dance Movers: $180
The Dancing Higher Program: $225
The Intermediate Program: $367
The Modern Program: $262

The Modern Intensive: $367
The Pre-Collegiate Intensive: $420 for One Week, $756 for Two Weeks

$30 Registration Fee will be applied to each registration.
TU Faculty/Staff/Alumni- 10% off (Excludes Multiple-Program Packages)

Summer Packages

Tuition for The Intermediate Program and The Modern Program combined: $566

Tuition for The Two-week Pre-Collegiate Intensive plus The Modern Intensive: $1,026

Registration Policy

A non-refundable deposit of $150 for all programs and intensives must be enclosed with the registration form. If deposit is not received upon registration, TUCD will consider the registration null and void. The deposit is credited toward the tuition payment.

Mail Registrations to:


Towson University
TUCD Summer Dance Program
8000 York Road

Towson, MD 21252-0001.

For More information- contact Candice Webster at cwebster@towson.edu

TU Community Dance
Center for the Arts, Room 1002V (map)

Phone: 410-704-3495
Fax: 410-704-3752
E-mail: tucd@towson.edu


 

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Children's Dance Financial Assistance is awarded based on financial need only to students enrolled in the Pre-Collegiate Youth Ensemble Program.


 

 

     
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