DANCE LAB: Summer Intensive


CSU Dance Lab is a college preparatory summer program offering immersive study in classical and contemporary dance forms, repertory, theory, and composition. In addition to dance classes and rehearsals, students will attend lectures, develop artist statements, choreograph solos, and present a public performance. Mentored by CSU Dance faculty, renowned guest artists, and current dance majors, attendees expand skills and knowledge while contributing to a collaborative creative process. Beginner through pre-preprofessional level dancers ages 14+ are invited to register for our two-week in-person intensive. To ensure individualized attention, registration is limited to 24 dancers admitted on a first-come-first-served basis.


Dancers ages 14+ beginner through pre-professional level explore:

  • Classical and Contemporary Dance Forms
  • Choreography
  • Writing
  • Lectures
  • Repertory and Performance
  • Individualized mentorship by CSU Dance faculty, current majors, and renowned guest artists

CSU Dance Lab is committed to healthy instruction and adheres to university COVID-19 protocols.

Daily Schedule (Monday–Saturday):

  • 9-10:30 a.m.: Movement/Technique
  • 10:30 a.m. — 12 p.m.: Movement/Technique
  • 12-1 p.m.: Writing, Choreography, Dance History, Music, Nutrition/Injury Prevention
  • 1-2 p.m.: Lunch (end of day for half day option)
  • 2-4 p.m.: Repertory Rehearsals


Dates: July 30-August 12, 2023

Registration and Pricing:

Registration Deadline: June 16, 2023

Enrollment limited to 24 participants

Pricing (does not include room and board):
$50 registration fee
$1,200 tuition (public performance)

Additional Packages:
Week 1 only July 30-August 5 (informal showing) $600

$50 registration fee
$600 tuition (informal performance)

Class Pass (drop-in attendance)
$125 for 5 classes
$225 for 10 classes
$325 for 15 classes
$425 for 20 classes

A $20 processing fee is applied to all registration packages.

Housing options available at an additional charge.

Students who are not affiliated with CSU can select the residential option at an additional cost of $680/week plus tax.. This rate includes a shared room, full breakfast, and catered lunch. Residential students dine as a group each night at the dining hall or local restaurants. Students are responsible for purchasing their own dinner. Residential students are housed at the Best Western University Inn with full time supervision by CSU dance majors vetted through a rigorous application process.

Incoming CSU dance majors with fall housing assignments have the option of early move-in on August 5. An additional fee for the dorm room and meal plan will be charged through CSU Housing and Dining Services.

Commuter Parking Information: Free diagonal and two hour zoned parking options are available on a first-come-first-served basis. The Lake Street Garage is another close option. Z-lot parking permits (directly behind our building) can be purchased online by Visiting the parking services website.


Madeline Harvey

  • Associate Professor of Dance

(970) 491-4244