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a summer dance intensive for ages 8-19

Presented in association with the Royal Academy of Dance and Healthy Dancer Canada, SunDance is 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.

ABOUT THE INTENSIVE

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

Program A - Advanced

Ages 14-19*

Prerequisites: Minimum 3 years modern and/or RAD Gr. 8 / Intermediate or equivalent.*
Advanced dancers may also consider applying for 
Ignite!, a one-week, pre-professional summer program for dancers between the ages of 15 and 22 with a focus on the creative process. Ignite! is presented in partnership with TOES FOR DANCE.

Program B - Intermediate

Ages 11-13*

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

Program C - Elementary

Ages 8-10*

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

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

Program C Intro: One-Week Introductory Program

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, inviting family and friends to observe Intro dancers' final day of classes.

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

*Program placement is determined by audition, taking into consideration the dancer's skill level, experience, and ability alongside age. A dancer's Program level may change within the first two days of the intensive, at the discretion of the instructors.

QUESTIONS? Contact us!

416-924-5657 | schoolofccdt@ccdt.org