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.
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
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
Modern Repertoire, Spanish Character & Jazz
Prerequisites: Minimum 2 years modern and/or RAD Gr. 7 / Intermediate Foundation or equivalent.*
Program C - Elementary
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 firstname.lastname@example.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 .
We look forward to seeing you dance!
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 email@example.com 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
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 | firstname.lastname@example.org