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SUMMER INTENSIVE

SUMMER TRAINING

LA INTENSIVE DATES:

June 24 - July 20, 2024

WHERE:

Debbie Allen Dance Academy

RHIMES PERFORMING ARTS CENTER

1850 S. Manhattan Pl.

Los Angeles, CA 90019

TUITION:

In-person - $2250 ($500 deposit due May 20)**

Housing - $3600*

*Meals included

**Final payment due May 25, 2024

AUDITION REQUIRED (see info below)

For additional inquiries email registrar@debbieallendanceacademy.com

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Our flagship Los Angeles summer intensive offers a comprehensive curriculum rooted in techniques of Ballet and Modern with additional classes in Contemporary, Jazz, Hip Hop, African, Dunham, Tap, and Musical Theater. Dancers ages 8 and up are invited to audition. Instruction is led by DADA's expert faculty plus an elite roster of guest artists including Michaela DePrince (Boston Ballet), Adji Cissoko (LINES), Christopher Huggins (ALVIN AILEY repetituer), Darrell Moultrie (international choreographer). The intensive culminates with a concert showcase for family and friends. Video auditions accepted.

2024 SESSION DATES

LOS ANGELES INTENSIVE

4-WEEK SESSION
JUNE 24 - JULY 20, 2024
Tuition: $2,250 ($500 deposit due May 8)**
Housing: $3,600*

*Meals included

**Final payment due May 25, 2024

IN-PERSON AUDITIONS

 

I. LOS ANGELES DATES
February 10th 
March 9th | March 30th
April 13th 
May 4th

AUDITION TIME

4:00PM Check-In

4:30-5:30PM Auditions

LOCATION

Debbie Allen Dance Academy

1850 S. Manhattan Pl., LA, CA 90019

 

All results are emailed following the audition. If you do not receive your results after one week, please email registrar@debbieallendanceacademy.com. You will have two weeks to accept your invitation. After that time, you will be placed on a waitlist. Those on the waitlist will be contacted after the completion of all auditions depending on availability.

WHAT IS NEEDED FOR THE AUDITION

  • $25 Non-Refundable Pre-Registration Fee OR $40 walk-in Fee

  • Headshot or Full-Body Dance Photo (4x6 or 5x7 preferred)

  • Ladies Attire: leotard and tights, ballet slippers (pointe shoes if already dancing on pointe)

  • Young Men Attire: form-fitting, white shirt and black tights or soft, athletic pants, black ballet slippers

  • Please Arrive 30 Minutes Prior to Audition Time 

The audition will consist of a ballet barre and jazz/modern combinations across the floor.

VIDEO AUDITIONS
ALL VIDEO AUDITIONS FOR THE LA SUMMER INTENSIVE ARE DUE BY May 15, 2024

 

Please read instructions carefully and submit the following:


DANCERS 12 yrs+ 
1. Ballet Combinations: 2:30 max

     - Center Adagio Combination (demonstrating your highest controlled extension)
     - Center Pirouette Combination (demonstrating your technical turning ability)
     - Center Grand Allegro Combination (demonstrating your  jumping ability)
     - Center Ballet Combination of your choice

2. Center Improv/Freestyle or Choreography: 1 minute max
     - Please submit a work that showcases what you do best in a style of your choice
3. Flexibility Demonstration: 15 seconds max
     - Show off all 3 splits (R/L front and Side) and your best back bridge
4. Pointe Video (Only if you have 3+ Years Pointe Experience ): 30-45 seconds max
     - Center Combination demonstrating your technical “Pointe” ability

If applicant is unfamiliar with the above requirements, please submit a video (not to exceed 2 minutes) showcasing applicants' modern or contemporary movement.

DANCERS 8-11 yrs 

1. Ballet Combination: 2 minute max
     - Please demonstrate barre skills that including plié, tendu, passé, and grand battement
2. Flexibility Demonstration: 15 Second max
     - Show off all 3 splits (R/L front and Side) and your best back bridge
3. Center Improv/Freestyle or Choreography: 1 minute max

Please submit a work that showcases what you do best in a style of your choice

 

If applicant is unfamiliar with the above requirements, please submit a 1-minute freestyle video in your discipline of choice.

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