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DD has finally expressed an interest at a summer intensive for next year. She will be 15. She has a strong ballet background, but would like to focus more on developing her repertoire as a choreographer. She prefers contemporary but has an interest in jazz, as well. She would prefer not to do a ballet only intensive.
I see that Sam Houston has one. Any others worth looking into?
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"Elevate" summer intensive offered through the Adrenaline convention company is focused on performing and creating contemporary choreography.
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My dd is an aspiring choreographer and my sense is that there are very few choreography programs for teenagers.
We are thinking about the RDA program at Sam Houston for next year--though you do have to be at least 16 for the choreographer track.
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I don't know if she is interested in Acro but there is a convention this august in Miami that has heavy focus on how to integrate acro into your choreography so your dance still tells a story and isn't just a collection of tricks. My uncle is the Master choreographer and has vast experience choreographing for all types of dance and stage performances. Look it up its called ACRO Magic events.
I'd post the link, but Im new and not sure if that's allowed.
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My daughter attended this summer intensive last summer because of the mix of ballet/contemporary/improvisation/choreography it offers. She speaks very highly of it:
http://nwdanceproject.org/projects-intensives/summer-dance-intensive/ It was a very intense (6 days a weeks) 4 week program.
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I would be interested in more people's opinions on the NW Dance Project junior intensive. We missed the auditions for the senior intensive but DD is 14 so eligible for their non-audition 2 week program. Anyone have experience with it? Also, does anyone on here have experience with their year around classes?