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July 5-23, 2021

a summer dance intensive for ages 8-19

Join us for the 24th edition of SunDance in association with the Royal Academy of Dance – the only summer intensive in the world to combine RAD Ballet and Limón Modern.

With world-class instruction from leading dance artists from across the globe, this full-day, three week intensive provides young dancers ages 8-19 with the means to realize their artistic potential in a professional, interdisciplinary atmosphere.

PROGRAMS

SunDance offers an intensive dance experience geared towards the cultivation of technique, artistry, creativity, and performance skills. All participants train in RAD Ballet, Limón Modern, Repertoire, and dance-specific Conditioning. Intermediate and Elementary Programs additionally include Character and Jazz, while Advanced participants engage in Contemporary Composition and Pointe (optional). All dancers participate in interactive workshops led by a series of guest experts from Healthy Dancer Canada, covering topics including injury prevention, nutrition, mental health management, and more. Weekly "Surprise Wednesdays" include special guest workshops in a variety of dance styles. Culminating the three weeks, each group will perform on the last day of the intensive in a Showcase for friends and family.

Program A - Advanced

Ballet, Modern, and Dance-specific Conditioning (e.g. Progressing Ballet Technique, C-I Training™)

Modern Repertoire & Composition OR Classical Repertoire & Pointe

Prerequisites: Minimum 3 years modern and/or RAD Gr. 8 / Intermediate or equivalent.*
Advanced dancers may also consider applying for 
Ignite!, an auditioned, one week, pre-professional summer dance program for artists between the ages of 15 and 22 with a focus on the creative process. Ignite! will directly follow SunDance from July 25-31, 2021.

Program B - Intermediate

Ballet, Modern, and Dance-specific Conditioning (e.g. Progressing Ballet Technique, C-I Training™)

Modern Repertoire, Spanish Character & Jazz

Prerequisites: Minimum 2 years modern and/or RAD Gr. 7 / Intermediate Foundation or equivalent.*

Program C - Elementary

Ballet, Modern, and Dance-specific Conditioning (e.g. Progressing Ballet Technique, C-I Training™)

Modern Repertoire, Character & Jazz

Prerequisites: Minimum 1 year modern and/or RAD Gr. 2 or equivalent.*

8-year-olds with no previous dance training should consider CCDT's Summer Arts program.

Program C Intro: One-Week Introductory Program (July 5-9, 2021)

A one-week course combined with Program C, designed to introduce young dancers (ages 8-10) to intensive training. Program C Intro culminates with an open house on Friday July 9th, inviting family and friends to observe Intro dancers' final day of classes.

*Program placement is determined by audition. A dancer's Program placement may change within the first two days of the intensive, at the discretion of the instructors.

 

HOW TO APPLY - AUDITION INSTRUCTIONS

Acceptance to SunDance 2021 is by video or virtual audition only (see detailed options below). Auditioning dancers, ages 8-19, may also apply for acceptance to Canadian Contemporary Dance Theatre's Company and Apprentice Programs for the 2021/22 Season beginning in September.

Prerequisites: Due to the intensive nature of these programs, applicants are expected to have previous training in ballet and/or modern dance techniques. See below for guidelines, and please read the program descriptions above for detailed prerequisites expected for each SunDance level.

Ages 8-10: Minimum of 1 year of experience

Ages 11-13: Minimum of 2 years of experience

Ages 14-19: Minimum of 3 years of experience

 

2021 AUDITION REGISTRATION

VIDEO AUDITION APPLICANTS (AGES 8-19):

Please download and read all documents below to begin your Registration process. The completed registration form, Audition Fee, and completed video audition should be submitted to schoolofccdt@ccdt.org by the deadlines posted.

Video Audition Registration Deadline:

March 14, 2021 at 11:59PM ET


Video Submission Deadline:

March 28, 2021 at 11:59PM ET

Audition Fee: $30.00

For late audition inquiries (after the posted deadlines), please contact us at schoolofccdt@ccdt.org.

We look forward to seeing you dance!

NEW!

2021 Video Audition Q&A

ZOOM AUDITION APPLICANTS (AGES 8-10):

Please download and read all documents below to begin your Registration process. The completed registration form and Audition Fee should be submitted to schoolofccdt@ccdt.org by the deadline posted. In your registration email, please include a note that your child will attend the March 27 Zoom Virtual Audition in lieu of submitting a recorded video.

Zoom Virtual Audition | Ages 8-10

Saturday March 27

1:00 - 2:30PM ET​

Registration Deadline: March 27 at 10AM ET


Audition Fee: $30

We look forward to meeting you online!

ACCEPTANCE, FEES AND DEADLINES

Successful applicants will receive notice of their acceptance to SunDance 2021, including Program placement, approximately 2-3 weeks after review of a video audition. Dancers will then receive a full registration package. The School of CCDT must receive a completed registration form accompanied by full tuition payment to complete enrolment and secure your spot in the Program.

Audition Fee: $30.00 (due upon registration)

Video Registration Deadline: March 14, 2021 at 11:59PM ET

Video Submission Deadline: March 28, 2021 at 11:59PM ET

Ages 8-10 Zoom Virtual Audition Registration Deadline: March 27, 2021 at 10:00AM ET

Tuition for Full 3-Week Program A/B/C: $1500.00

Tuition for One-Week Introductory Program: $620.00

Scholarships

Two $1000 scholarships are awarded to exceptional SunDance participants to aid with the cost of training following summer. Funded by RAD Canada and the School of CCDT.

QUESTIONS? Contact us!

416-924-5657 | schoolofccdt@ccdt.org