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Cornell College - Dance Intensive

Summer Dance Intensive Registration

Location Mount Vernon, IA
Event Date(s) Jun 9, 2019 to Jun 14, 2019
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Event Description

Cornell College Summer Dance Intensive

June 9 - 14, 2019

*Must audition before registering*

June 9 - 14, 2019
Ages 12 - 18
Options and costs:
Residential (campus housing and 3 meals per day) - $750
Commuters plus breakfast and lunch daily (no campus housing) - $600
Commuters (no campus housing) - $500
*All participants may participate in the opening and closing dinners and the social outings.

Are you ready to take your dancing to the next level? The Cornell College Summer Dance Intensive (CCSDI) is a one-week intensive for 12-18 year old dancers of all levels. Our immersive summer program will transform your technique and ignite your artistry.

You’ll complete classes in musical theater, contemporary modern, and West African dance and learn original choreography. In the evenings, you’ll enjoy social outings and attend workshops which further your preparation and highlight career opportunities in dance. At the end of the program, you’ll demonstrate your growth through a showcase performance held in Cornell’s beautiful Kimmel Theatre.

Participate as a commuter or choose the residential option, which includes Cornell housing and a meal plan.


All meals will be prepared and served by Bon Appétit, our award-winning food service provider that focuses on fresh, nutritious ingredients, and a made-from-scratch approach. Bon Appétit offers vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free meals, and can also accommodate food allergies.


You will stay in Tarr Hall, which has secure key-card access. (If you live nearby, you can also commute instead of staying on campus.) Resident advisors are located on each floor to provide additional support and mentoring.

   •    7:30–8:45a.m. Breakfast
   •    9–10:20 a.m. Dance Class*
   •    10:30–11:40 a.m. Dance Class*
   •    11:40 a.m.–12:40 p.m. Lunch
   •    12:45–2:10 p.m. West African Choreography Rehearsal
   •    2:20–3:40 p.m. Musical Theatre Choreography Rehearsal
   •    3:50–5:30 p.m. Contemporary Modern Choreography Rehearsal
   •    5:30–6:30 p.m. Dinner
   •    7–9 p.m. Special workshops and group social activities on and off-campus

*Daily dance classes will alternate among three genres: musical theatre, contemporary modern and West African.

Fees are only refundable in the unlikely event that the Dance Institute is cancelled due to low enrollment.

Program registration is a two-step process. First, register for an audition. You’ll receive your audition results and placement level via email. Use the registration link contained in this email to complete required forms and submit your program fee.

If you would like additional information, please contact Julie Barnes, Director of Summer Programs, at jbarnes@cornellcollege.edu or 319.895.4350.