Dance Pre-College Summer Programs

Can you dance for hours, but get tired after running for 2 minutes? Do you own 20 pairs of shoes (and 15 of them are for dance)? Have you ever practiced tendus while waiting in the grocery store line…or at the airport?

If you responded “Dance is LIFE!,” then a dance pre-college summer program is a perfect fit for you!

Below you will find 4 amazing dance pre-college summer programs focusing on a variety of styles including ballet, modern dance, jazz, hip hop, and contemporary. We have compiled all of the important details about application deadlines, audition requirements, and scholarship possibilities, so you can compare programs and see what you like.

Want the full list of our "12 Dance Pre-College Summer Programs" including Rutgers Pre-College Summer Dance Junior and Senior Conservatories, UCLA Summer Sessions- Dance/Performing Arts Summer Institute, Skidmore College Summer Dance Workshop, and American Academy of Ballet Summer School of Excellence at Purchase College and many more dance pre-college summer programs?

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Pre-College Summer Programs: Dance

1. University of North Carolina School of the Arts- Commercial Dance Intensive


Winston-Salem, North Carolina


2016-2017 high school freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and seniors (ages 13 through college)

Program Dates:

Session #1: June 18-July 1, 2017

Session #2: July 9-July 22nd, 2017

Priority Deadline:

Started accepting applications October 1, 2016 (accepted on a rolling basis, so apply ASAP)

Late Application Deadline:

April 1st, 2017

Admissions Notification:

Applicants will be notified of admissions status by April 1st, 2017 via email.

Application/Upload Fee:


Tuition/Room & Board:



There are no financial aid or scholarship opportunities at UNCSA and applicants are encouraged to find financial assistance through scholarships within their community.

Audition Requirement:

Dancers auditioning online, as well as those attending an open call, must complete the CDI Online Application form below with your basic information and audition video. Your audition video must be posted as an unlisted YouTube link and include:1-minute bio/personal interview about yourself and why you would like to attend CDI. Please include your name, age and hometown.2-3 minute solo in any style (choose what you look best doing, not what you think we want to see). This can be as formal as your competition solo onstage or as informal as an in-studio recording. If you are auditioning in person, fill in the video link box on the application with the words “open call” and the city name you will be auditioning in: Los Angeles, New York.If you are a CDI alum, you must submit a dance reel including at least one clip of you dancing post-CDI. This reel is your only audition requirement. Fill out the application form and paste your reel video in the link box

Live Auditions:

Sat. Feb. 18, 2017- NYC

Sat. Apr. 15, 2017- LA

Fun fact:

You will perform in 1-2 pieces alongside the UNCSA Comprehensive and Ballet dancers in a professionally produced show. This show weekend also will include a professional headshot session and culminate with an audition with a commercial casting agent. This program is focused on Jazz, Hip-Hop, Musical Theatre, and Contemporary styles. If interested in classical ballet or a cross-disciplinary modern dance/classical ballet approach, you can apply and audition for the Comprehensive Dance and/or Classical Ballet Intensives via a separate audition process.

For more info, check out the program here.

2. University of the Arts Summer Institute- Dance Pre-College Program