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

Faculty and Guest Artists:

Dates: July 30-August 12, 2023

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)



Madeline Harvey

  • Associate Professor of Dance

(970) 491-4244