July 13–July 31
SDI has gone virtual!
Our 2020 Summer Dance Intensive will take place digitally this year. Instructions for how to participate from your computer or tablet will be sent to you upon registration.
SDI is an intensive summer training program for serious students. Our very own Hartt faculty are joined by renowned guest teachers to provide a well-rounded curriculum that challenges dancers to push past their limits and grow in their craft.
Week 1: July 13–17, 2020
Week 2: July 20–24, 2020
Week 3: July 27–July 31, 2020
Virtual Parent/Guardian Observation: Friday, July 31
Students age 9+ are eligible to audition. Please see below for audition requirements!
BALLET - POINTE - REPERTOIRE - MEN'S CLASS - CHARACTER - MODERN - JAZZ - DANCE HISTORY
HCD Dancers at Work
SDI Guest Faculty
Cristin Cawley-Gill holds a BFA, cum laude, from the Conservatory of Dance, at SUNY Purchase. She has taught dance in Connecticut since 2004 and was most recently on faculty at The Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts, Starship Dance Studio, Hartt Community Dance Divison, and The Eastern Connecticut Ballet. Cawley-Gill is, also, a member of the NADINE Project, under the direction of Janet Soares and Libby Nye.
Audition and Program Information
Video Audition Requirements
(one side only)
(one side only)
|Rond de jambe à terre||Petit Allegro|
|Battement fondu||Grand Allergro|
|Grand battement jeté|
|Boys and Men
||Pointe Work (based on student's level)|
|Two turning combinations||Relevé|
|Petit allegro with beats||Enchappé|
|Tours en l'air, single or double||Pirouettes|
Younger students may omit the above and submit a video consisting of five minutes of barre work and five minutes of center work appropriate for their level of training. There is no audition deadline–we will stop accepting applications when the program is full.
SDI Junior: 9:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.
Classes Offered: Ballet, Jazz, Conditioning, and Historic Dance
Classes Offered: Ballet, Jazz, Conditioning, Composition, and Character
Tuition: $300 per week
SDI: 12:00–5:45 p.m.
Classes Offered: Ballet, Pointe/Pre-Pointe, Character, Jazz, Dance History, Repertoire, Composition, and Modern
Classes Offered: Ballet, Pointe, Character, Dance History, Modern, and Repertoire (Ballet and Modern)
Tuition: $400 per week
- Solid color, short sleeved, camisole, or tank leotard
- Pink convertible tights and pink ballet slippers
- Pointe shoes
- Character shoes (1-1.5” heel)
- Character skirt
- White leotard or dance shirt and black convertible tights
- White socks and white ballet slippers
No jewelry, dark nail polish, leg warmers, t-shirts, or sweatshirts. Hair must be firmly secured in a bun.