Summer Dance Intensive

Summer Dance Intensive Information

  • General Information

    About the Intensive

     July 24 – August 4, 2017
    The Summer Dance Intensive offers professional dance training to students ages 14 and up. The intensive program focuses on technical training in ballet, modern, and jazz, with additional classes offered in African dance, Hip-Hop, Improvisation, Pilates, and yoga. Students will also learn repertory work created by the faculty.  The two-week program will culminate in an informal presentation on Friday, August 4.

    2-week Intensive:  July 24 - August 4
    1-week Intensive:  July 24 - July 28

    College Credits
    Students with a high school graduation date of 2019 or prior may register under DA 301 and receive 3 credits from DeSales University. Qualified students must participate in the full two-week intensive.

    Residential Option
    Students have the option to live on campus during the Intensive. The Residential Option includes additional evening and weekend activities. Students are supervised by Residential Counselors, who live in the residence hall with the students throughout the intensive program.

     

  • Welcome from the Director

    Angela Sigley, MFA - Assistant Professor, Dance Department, DeSales UniversityWe are thrilled to invite you to join us this summer at the DeSales University Summer Dance Intensive. 

    I am pleased to be taking on the role of Director this year and believe that this summer will be the best one yet!  Come and spend one or two weeks on the beautiful campus of DeSales University immersing yourself in dance with the faculty of the Dance Department and other esteemed guest artists.  You’ll leave enriched, inspired, and renewed after experiencing a wide array of classes and styles, as well as working with faculty on repertory work.  We hope to see you in our studios this summer!

    - Angela Sigley Grossman, Director

  • Tuition and Fees

     

    Programs Tuition Appl. Fee Total

    Intensive
    2-week $ 970 $ 25 $ 995
    1-week $ 645 $ 25 $ 670
     
    Residential
    2-week      
    Residential Security
    Room Board Fee Deposit Total
    $600 $400 $150 $50 $1200

    Residential
    1-week      
    Residential Security
    Room Board Fee Deposit Total
    $300 $200 $75 $50

    $625

    For more information on the residential program please e-mail angela.grossman@desales.edu

    SDI Refund Policy
    Students who withdraw before July 1, 2017, will receive a full refund less the $25 application fee. Students who withdraw between July 2 and July 24, 2017 will receive a refund less $100 tuition deposit and the $25 application fee. NO MONEY will be refunded FOR ANY REASON after July 26, 2017.

  • Enrollment and Scholarship Information

    How to Enroll

    Register & Pay Online

    Register and Pay Now

    Or, Register & Pay by Check

    Download the SDI Application »
    and mail it in with your check to:

    Summer Dance Intensive
    c/o DeSales University 
    2755 Station Ave.
    Center Valley, PA 18034

    Deadlines

    • July 10, 2017 for residential students

    • July 24, 2017 for non-residential students

    There is a $25 non-refundable registration fee for applying.

    Scholarship Information

    • Deadline June 1, 2017

    A limited number of scholarships are available for exceptional students. Scholarships are only available to those students enrolled for the two-week Intensive. Awards will be given as a percentage off of tuition but do not include room and board fees. Persons interested in applying for a scholarship must contact director Angela Sigley Grossman for information on submitting a video audition.

    No scholarship video auditions will be considered after June 1, 2017.

  • Faculty

    Angela Sigley Grossman (Improvisation, Composition) is an Assistant Professor of Dance at DeSales University.  She holds an MFA degree in dance performance and choreography from Temple University and a BA degree in dance as a magna cum laude graduate of DeSales University.  Angela has presented choreographic work at Temple University, St. Gregory's University, Bucknell University, Moravian College, DeSales University, the American College Dance Association, the Philadelphia Fringe Festival, and the Baltimore Dance Invitational, and has performed for various local and nationally known independent choreographers.  She is on the Board of Directors for Arts Academy Elementary Charter School in Allentown and has also designed lighting for dance performances in the Philadelphia area.  Previously, Angela has taught at Temple University and the Lehigh Valley Charter High School for the Performing Arts.

    Elizabeth June Bergman (Ballet Technique, Yoga)

    Dominick Boyd (Hip Hop) is a professional Hip Hop Instructor from Bronx, NY. He has been studying the art of hip hop dance for the past 25 years. Within these years, he took his training and abilities on the road. From 1998-2002, he performed with and trained various artist such as Alicia Keys, Omarion, and bad boy recording artist 112. His position was to train artists with their breathing, movement, and physical exercise to help their body understand rhythm. Dominick moved to Pennsylvania in 2002 and continued training at various studios from 2002-2007 such as Steps in Time, Pennsylvania Performing Arts as well as IDA (Institute of Dance Artistry) etc. Throughout this time he started to realize the huge interest in his art form of dance which help him decide in 2007 to open up his own dance studio B.I.A (Born into the Arts).

    Katie Donnelly (Pilates)

    Karen A. Fuhrman (Inversions) has her M.A. from NYU in education/choreography and specializes in both ground and aerial dance. She has toured extensively with Pilobolus though-out the US, Europe, Asia, the Middle East, and Africa, was featured on the 2007 Oscars, Ellen Degeneres, Good Morning America, twice on the Conan O’ Brian show and numerous national commercials. Other credits include Cavalia of Cirque du Soleil, Danny Ezralow’s “Love and Other Drugs,” two Victoria Secrets Christmas Spectacular shows, De La Guarda, and MOMIX.  She has also danced for the VH1/Vogue Fashion Awards, MTV, PBS, ABC, NBC, and SHOWTIME.  She has toured and taught aerial and dance in extensive venues throughout the world.

    Beau Hancock (Modern Technique)

    Julia Mayo (Ballet Technique, Pointe/Variations) is an assistant professor of dance at DeSales University. She is a native of Louisiana, where she performed with the Baton Rouge Ballet Theater under the direction of Molly Buchmann and Sharon Mathews. Julia continued her dance training in New York City and holds a BFA in dance from the Juilliard School under the direction of Lawrence Rhodes, and an MFA in dance performance and choreography from New York University’s Tisch School for the Arts. Julia has worked directly with choreographers Eliot Feld, Aszure Barton, Seán Curran and Jacquelyn Buglisi and has performed repertory by Paul Taylor, Mark Morris and Antony Tudor. Julia was a member of Cherylyn Lavagnino Dance and has performed nationally and internationally with various companies.  Julia was on faculty at the Atlanta Ballet Centre for Dance Education for three years working with students of all ages, including their pre-professional division. Prior to joining the DeSales University faculty, she served as the director of the dance program for Western Wyoming Community College. She is also a certified Yoga instructor with Mind Body Dancer®.

    Molly B. Misgalla (Jazz) was born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She graduated with a B.A. in dance (cum laude) from Point Park University where she trained with Douglas Bentz, Judith Leifer-Bentz, Jodi Welch and the late Ron Tassone. While at Point Park she was a swing for the Pittsburgh Playhouse Production of “The Mystery of Edwin Drood” directed and choreographed by Rob Marshall. After graduation Molly danced with the site specific modern –based Mary Miller Dance Company and with the Philadelphia based-jazz dance company “Waves” under the direction of (Israel born) Shimon Braun. She performed in the feature film “Living Out Loud” starring Holly Hunter, Inatoriso Cabaret Show in Tokyo, Japan and in numerous industrial and commercials for companies such as Glaxo Smith- Kline.  Molly is a Philadelphia-based teacher and choreographer renowned for her innovative jazz/contemporary technique. She has taught at The University of Arts, Philadelphia’s High School for the Creative and Performing Arts, The Rock School for Dance Education, DeSales University, Penn State University and Manhattan Dance Project.  Molly was an artist in residence at Ecole de Ballet and Just Move Dance in Luxembourg. She also has taught master classes in Luxembourg, Paris and London as well as studios and conventions throughout the U.S. Her works can be seen on Eleone Dance Theater, Eleone Connection, Grace Dance Theater as well as in performance showcases at the InHale/Kun-Yang Lin/ Dancers, Koresh Dance and The Lehigh Dance Exchange in Bethlehem, PA. Molly has her Masters of Fine Arts degree in Choreography from Jacksonville University/White Oak.

    Rebecca Moyer (Modern Technique, Modern Repertory, Stretch and Strengthening) has a B.A. in Dance and a B.A. in Business Management from DeSales University and a M.F.A. in Dance Choreography from State University of New York-Purchase College. She has studied at various institutions, such as the Dance Theatre of Pennsylvania, Governor's School for the Arts, Philadanco, Point Park Summer Intensive, University of the Arts, Koresh School of Dance, Alvin Ailey School, Peridance, among many others. Rebecca has performed with Annex Dance Company, ContempraDance Theatre, ACTion Dance Touring Company, as a guest with the DanceGing Company in Allentown, and Penn State Abington Dance Company. Rebecca has choreographed for the Marywood University Dance Ensemble, DeSales University Dance Ensemble, Penn State Dance Company, Xtensions Dance Company, ACTion Dance Touring Company, Moravian College Dance Company, InMotion Dance Company and her works have been seen in various venues across the Pennsylvania and New York area, such as the Philadelphia Fringe Festival, Philadelphia Dance Fest, American College Dance Festivals and Gallery B in New York City. Rebecca has also had the opportunity to teach at various dance programs and dance studios in the Philadelphia and New York area, and is currently teaching at Lehigh Valley Charter High School for the Arts. Rebecca is also the co-director of Vada Dance Collective, a modern dance company based in the Philadelphia area.

    Tara Madsen Robbins (Modern Technique) earned her MFA in Performance & Choreography from Smith College, and her BA from Slippery Rock University. She performed/toured with modern dance company Tania Isaac Dance.  As a freelance choreographer, Tara has presented her original choreography internationally throughout Spain, Guatemala, Italy, Greece, and Scotland where her work received critical acclaim at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.  Tara has been invited as a guest artist to colleges, universities, performing arts high schools, conventions, dance camps, conferences, festivals, conservatories, as well as many private studios along the east coast. She taught at DeSales University from 2006-2016. Tara is currently on faculty at Cab Calloway School of the Arts in Wilmington, Delaware. 

    Trinette Singleton (Ballet Technique, Pointe/Variations) was a principal dancer with The Joffrey Ballet for fifteen years, touring throughout the US, Canada, Mexico and Europe.  She was thrust into national prominence in 1967, appearing in the multi-media ballet, Astarte, created on her by her mentor, Robert Joffrey.  She was the first American dancer to appear on the cover of the national news magazine – Time.  Following her performing years, she was administrative assistant to Robert Joffrey, ballet mistress for the company and a teacher at his New York based school.  As a choreographer, her work has won the Outstanding Choreographer Award for the Youth America Grand Prix semi-finals.  In 2011, she was given the LVAIC Award for Distinguished Service in Dance.  Trinette is on the Board of Directors for The Gerald Arpino and Robert Joffrey Foundation.  She is also on the Advisory Board for Cecchetti USA and an Honorary Member of Cecchetti International-Classical Ballet.  Currently, Trinette is on the faculty at DeSales University where she teaches ballet, pointe and partnering technique, as well as serving as the Director of the Conservatory of Dance.  She is Co-Artistic Director of Repertory Dance Theatre in Allentown.  She also works seasonally with American Repertory Ballet Company, Princeton, NJ.  Trinette holds her Licentiate, Imperial Society of Teachers of Dance, London, England, and her Doctor of Fine Arts, Honoris Causa, DeSales University.

    Jessica C. Warchal-King, (Ballet Technique, Ballet Repertory) MFA, is a Philly based performer, choreographer, educator and arts advocate.  She is the Director of The Embodiment Project, LLC and has been a member of Kun-Yang Lin/Dancers and Nora Gibson Contemporary Ballet since 2009.  She has performed for many independent choreographers and organizations in Philadelphia, New York, and the Virginia/DC area.  Her choreography has been presented throughout Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, the Washington DC area, and Virginia.  She has created work on students of Temple University, Muhlenberg College, West Chester University, Alvernia University, DeSales University, and Widener University.  Jessica is the co-founder and curator of KYL/D's InHale Performance Series, KYL/D's community liaison, and an adjunct faculty member at Widener University.  In 2016, Jessica was awarded the Widener University College of Arts & Sciences Part-time Faculty Award for Teaching Excellence, Humanities division.  She earned her MFA in Dance from Temple University where she was awarded the Rose Vernick MFA Artistic Transformation Award.  Jessica earned her BA in Dance and Anthropology from Muhlenberg College where she received the Dance Leadership Award.  She is a trained instructor in Dance for PD (Parkinson's Disease), a Power Pilates Mat I & II Certified Instructor, a Reiki practitioner, and a contributor for DanceAdvantage.net.  Additionally, Jessica enjoys the quiet energy of the morning, singing cardinals, horseshoe crabs, dragonflies, and the shifting temper of the ocean.  www.theembodimentproject.org

    Jennifer Dite Weaver (Jazz, Tap) holds an M.F.A. in Dance from Temple University and a BA in Theater and Dance from Muhlenberg College. She has performed with Sesame Street Live, Eidolon Arts, NYC Broadway Cheerleaders, The Princeton Opera, The Pennington Players, Co-Art Dance Company and the Muhlenberg Theatre Association.  Her TV/film credits include He Said, She Said with Talk TV International, Marci X with Paramount Pictures, and commercials with Adidas, Bell Atlantic, and Time Warner.  She has choreographed Bye Bye Birdie and The Wizard of Oz for Ohev Shalom, Candide for The Muhlenberg Summer Music Theatre, and Jack and The Beanstalk for Playful Productions. Her teaching experience includes adjunct dance faculty at Moravian College, Muhlenberg College, Temple University, and Mercer County Community College.  She is a member of Actor’s Equity and is presently full time dance faculty at The Lehigh Valley Charter High School for the Arts.

    Marla Wolfinger (Dance on Camera)

  • Sample Schedule

    (Updated schedules will be sent to students enrolled in the intensive.)

    Monday Week 1 Tuesday Week 1 Wednesday Week 1 Thursday Week 1 Friday Week 1
    Registration
    8:00-9:00
    Somatics
    8:00-9:00
    Somatics
    8:00-9:00
    Somatics
    8:00-9:00
    Somatics
    8:00-9:00
    Ballet
    9:15-10:30
    Ballet
    9:15-10:30
    Modern
    9:15-10:30
    Ballet
    9:15-10:30
    Modern
    9:15-10:30
    Modern
    10:45-12:00
    Modern
    10:45-12:00
    Jazz
    10:45-12:00
    Modern
    10:45-12:00
    Jazz
    10:45-12:00
    Repertory Audition
    12:15-1:30
    Lunch
    12:00-1:00
    Lunch
    12:00-1:00
    Lunch
    12:00-1:00
    Lunch
    12:00-1:00
    Lunch
    1:30-2:30
    Elective
    1:00-1:50
    Elective
    1:00-1:50
    Elective
    1:00-1:50
    Elective
    1:00-1:50
    Tour of Campus
    2:30-3:15
    Improvisation
    2:00-3:15
    Ballet
    2:00-3:15
    Improvisation
    2:00-3:15
    Ballet
    2:00-3:15
    Repertory
    3:30-5:00
    Hip Hop Master Class
    3:30-5:00
    Repertory
    3:30-5:00
    Photo Shoot
    3:30-5:00
    Repertory
    3:30-5:00

     


    Monday Week 2 Tuesday Week 2 Wednesday Week 2 Thursday Week 2 Friday Week 2
    Somatics
    8:00-9:00
    Somatics
    8:00-9:00
    Somatics
    8:00-9:00
    Somatics
    8:00-9:00
    Somatics
    8:00-9:00
    Modern
    9:15-10:30
    Ballet
    9:15-10:30
    Modern
    9:15-10:30
    Ballet
    9:15-10:30
    Ballet
    9:15-10:30
    Jazz
    10:45-12:00
    Modern
    10:45-12:00
    Jazz
    10:45-12:00
    Modern
    10:45-12:00
    Modern
    10:45-12:00
    Lunch
    12:00-1:00
    Lunch
    12:00-1:00
    Lunch
    12:00-1:00
    Lunch
    12:00-1:00
    Lunch
    12:00-1:00
    Elective
    1:00-1:50
    Elective
    1:00-1:50
    Elective
    1:00-1:50
    Elective
    1:00-1:50
    Dance on Camera Screening
    1:00-2:15
    Ballet
    2:00-3:15
    Composition
    2:00-3:15
    Ballet
    2:00-3:15
    Composition
    2:00-3:15
    Repertory
    2:30-4:00
    Repertory
    3:30-5:00
    West African Master Class
    3:30-5:00
    Repertory
    3:30-5:00
    Inversions Master Class
    3:30-5:00
    Spacing
    4:15-5:30 Informal Showing
    6:30
  • Directions

    DeSales University is located on Station Avenue in Center Valley, Pa., 1 mile south of Rt. 378, just a mile from where Rt. 309 meets Rt. 378. 

    Address for GPS

    2755 Station Ave
    Center Valley, PA 18034

Any questions?

Please contact Angela Grossman at Angela.Grossman@desales.edu or 610-282-1100, ext. 1719.

 


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