SUMMER INTENSIVE

Online and in-studio options available!

We are now offering both online and in-studio options for our intensives. The Big Muddy’s summer intensive program will have dancers experience the highest quality dance training, taught by the artistic director and dancers of The Big Muddy, in addition to nationally renowned guest faculty.
  • Full Intensive Packages
    All Online Intensive Package- 5 days of focused training in jazz, ballet, and contemporary techniques through pre-recorded classes that you can take on your own schedule, combined with live Zoom detailed coaching and instruction on each component of class.  Also includes a choreography track of sessions to learn new movement and receive individual feedback from instructors of The Big Muddy Dance Company through small-group Zoom sessions.

    In-studio + Online intensive- 5 days of focused training in jazz, ballet, and contemporary techniques through pre-recorded classes that you can take on your own schedule, combined with in-person detailed coaching and instruction on each component of class in limited capacity classes. (Click here to see our new COVID-19 Health and Safety Procedures for in-person classes)  Also includes an in-person choreography track of sessions to learn new movement and receive individual feedback from instructors of The Big Muddy Dance Company.  The week culminates in a black-box theatre filming of choreography for your personal archives.

    *In-studio programs are contingent on public health recommendation phasing remaining on track for June and July as set forth by the St. Louis City ordinances in early May.  In the case that all in-person gatherings are banned due to further spikes in COVID-19 progressions before June 29, any credit paid may be applied to virtual offerings and/or future educational programs in the 2020-2021 Season.  
  • A La Carte Packages (online only)
    • Jazz track- 5 days of focused training in jazz technique through pre-recorded classes that you can take on your own schedule, combined with live detailed coaching and instruction on each component of class (approximately 2 hours per day)- $100

    • Ballet track- 5 days of focused training in ballet technique through pre-recorded classes that you can take on your own schedule, combined with live detailed coaching and instruction on each component of class (approximately 2 hours per day)- $100

    • Contemporary track- 5 days of focused training in contemporary technique through pre-recorded classes that you can take on your own schedule, combined with live detailed coaching and instruction on each component of class (approximately 2 hours per day)- $100
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  • What

    Ballet: Ballet serves as a foundational technique for nearly all styles and dance vocabularies in some capacity. Dancers will focus on ballet technique as a tool for developing proprioception, coordination, strength, and efficiency of movement.

    Contemporary: A class designed to expand awareness of the body in relation to itself and the space it inhabits through a means of guided exploration. Dancers will focus on tools for improvisation, manipulating weight, and moving into and out of the floor.

    Jazz: Focus on high energy athleticism in conjunction with varying technical elements integrated throughout center combinations and locomotor phrases.

    Choreography: Dancers will have an original work created on them by artists of The Big Muddy Dance Company. The work will be video taped at the end of the intensive and the finished piece will be distributed to all participating dancers.

  • When

    Session 1:

    • Ages 10 - 13
    • June 29 - July 3, 2020
    • Tuition $100-$450


    Session 2:

    • Ages 14 - 17
    • June 29 - July 3, 2020
    • Tuition $100-$450


    Session 3:

    • Ages 18+
    • July 6 - 17, 2020
    • Tuition $200-$750


  • How

    Registration:

    Space is limited! Registration opens on January 15, 2020 and will remain open until full, at which time a waiting list will be established for entrance into the program. A non-refundable deposit of 50% of the total tuition is due at the time of registration. The remaining balance is due by June 1, 2020.

    Payments can be made by check, cash, or credit card (We accept MasterCard, Discover, Visa or American Express).

    Scholarships:

    A very limited number of scholarships will be made available based on merit and financial need. Those applying for a scholarship must submit a letter indicating circumstances as well as evidence of financial constraint. Early application is encouraged. All materials and questions should be sent to ewarner@thebigmuddydanceco.org.