Dance Lab: Summer Intensive


Dance Lab FlierCSU 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-professional 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+ explore:

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

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

2024 Guest Artists:

Past Guest Artists:





Dates: July 28 – August 10, 2024

Registration Deadline: June 14, 2024

Enrollment limited to 24 participants

Pricing (does not include room and board):

$75 registration fee
$1,400 tuition (public performance)



Madeline Harvey

  • Associate Professor of Dance

(970) 491-4244