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Summer Dance Intensive

2021 Dates: July 12- July 31

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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. Students ages 8-22 are eligible to audition.

Current dance students who are interested in participating in SDI are not required to audition, and will be placed by our dance faculty.

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Tuition and Schedule

Don't Miss the Early Bird Discount

If you register prior to June 11, you will receive 20% off the total cost of tuition!

SDI Intermediate

Schedule- 9:00am-1:00pm

Tuition- $350.00 (per week)

SDI Advanced

Schedule- 12:00pm-5:45pm (with a half hour lunch break)

Tuition- $600.00 (per week)

Scholarships

Scholarships are available. Please complete the scholarship form and submit with other supporting documents to dancesdesk@hartford.edu.

Audition Dates: February 13 & April 3

Audition virtually during one of the following class dates/times:

February 13 or April 3, 2021

Audition Class 1 - 10-11 a.m. (Age 8-10)
Audition Class 2 - 11:15 a.m.-12:45 p.m. (Age 11-13)
Audition Class 3 - 1 p.m. -3 p.m. (Age 14- 22)

Once registered for an audition date, you will be sent a confirmation with the Zoom class link to participate.

Follow these steps to register:
Step 1. Download and complete the audition form.
Step 2. Email completed audition form to dancedesk@hartford.edu.
Step 3. Pay the $25.00 audition fee online or mail to:

Handel Performing Arts Center
Community Division Dance Department
Room S110
ATTN: Cameron Whitney
35 Westbourne Parkway
Hartford, CT 06112

*Checks should be made payable to Hartt School Community Division.

Step 1: Download and complete the audition form. 
Step 2: Send the completed audition form and link to your YouTube video audition to dancedesk@hartford.edu.
Step 3: Pay the $25.00 audition fee online or mail to:

Handel Performing Arts Center
Community Division Dance Department 
Room S110
ATTN: Cameron Whitney
35 Westbourne Parkway
Hartford, CT 06112

*Checks should be made payable to Hartt School Community Division. 

Recorded Audition Requirements

Barre Work (one side only)

  • Plie
  • Battement tendu
  • Rond de jambe à terre 
  • Battement fondu
  • Grand battement jeté

Center Work (one side only)

  • Adagio
  • Pirouettes
  • Petit Allegro
  • Grand Allegro

Pointe Work (based on students level)

  • Relevé
  • Enchappé
  • Pirouttes

Boys and Men

  • Two turning combinations
  • Petit allegro with beats
  • Tours en l'air, single or double

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.

 

 

Step 1: Download and complete the audition form. 
Step 2: Send the completed audition form and link to your YouTube video audition to dancedesk@hartford.edu.
Step 3: Pay the $25.00 audition fee online or mail to:

Handel Performing Arts Center
Community Division Dance Department 
Room S110
ATTN: Cameron Whitney
35 Westbourne Parkway
Hartford, CT 06112

*Checks should be made payable to Hartt School Community Division. 

Audition Requirements

Barre Work (one side only)

  • Plie
  • Battement tendu
  • Rond de jambe à terre 
  • Battement fondu
  • Grand battement jeté

Center Work (one side only)

  • Adagio
  • Pirouettes
  • Petit Allegro
  • Grand Allegro

Pointe Work (based on students level)

  • Relevé
  • Enchappé
  • Pirouttes

Boys and Men

  • Two turning combinations
  • Petit allegro with beats
  • Tours en l'air, single or double

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.

A look back at our 2020 virtual SDI!

HCD Dancers at Work

Program Director

Sarkis Kaltakhtchian
Artistic and Education Director, Faculty: Division III; Artist Teacher
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Hartt Faculty

Debra Collins Ryder
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Chelsea Massey
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Rene Olivier
Faculty: Division I, II, III, Adult; Artist Teacher
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Deborah Rosner
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Katie Stevinson-Nollet
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Cameron Whitney
Office Coordinator, Faculty: Pre-K, Division I, II
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