DANCE LAB: Summer Intensive


Dance Lab flyerCSU 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.


At Dance Lab, you'll advance your understanding of:

  • Classical and Contemporary Dance Forms
  • Theory and Practice
  • Reflective Writing
  • Choreography

CSU Dance Lab is committed to offering excellent technical and artistic instruction during the COVID-19 pandemic. At this time, all dancers, instructors, and visitors are required to wear masks and report virtually from home when experiencing symptoms or having known contact with COVID-19. All health protocols are subject to change as guided by recommendations from CDC, Larimer Public Health Department, and CSU's Pandemic Preparedness Team.

Daily Schedule (Monday–Saturday):

  • 9-10:30 a.m.: Movement/Technique
  • 10:45 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 15, 2023

2023 registration pricing coming soon. See sample pricing from 2022 below:
$50 registration fee
$1,200 includes public performance
Tuition does NOT include room and board

2023 Additional Registration Package pricing coming soon. See sample pricing from 2022 below:
Half Day Option (July 30 — August 12): $800
Week 1 Only Option (July 30 — August 5): $600 includes informal showing
Week 1 Half Day Option (July 30 — August 5): $400

Housing Options:

Half day students are NOT eligible for housing.

Full Day students who are not affiliated with CSU can select the residential option at an additional cost of $680 per week (non-refundable). 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. You are responsible for purchasing your own dinner estimated at $18/day.

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 students with fall housing assignments are housed on campus for the duration of the program and move into their specific dorm rooms on August 6. A meal plan is required for On-Campus Housing and will be chosen when confirming housing details. We recommend selecting 15 meals/week to cover breakfast and dinners each day as well as all meals on Sundays.

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 for $13/day. Visit the parking services website.


Madeline Harvey

  • Associate Professor of Dance

(970) 491-4244