July 6-24, 2020

a summer dance intensive for ages 8-19

Join us for the 23rd 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.

Acceptance to SunDance 2020 is by audition only, in person or by video. Keep reading below to learn more about the programs and how to audition.

PROGRAMS

All dancers train in RAD Ballet and Limón modern, in addition to enjoying our "Surprise Wednesdays" which include special masterclasses in styles such as Hip Hop, Bollywood, Afro-Caribbean, and Musical Theatre. Culminating the three weeks, each group will perform on the last day of the intensive in an in-studio Showcase for friends and family.

Program A - Advanced

Ballet, Modern & Progressing Ballet Techniques

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 26-31, 2020.

Program B - Intermediate

Ballet, Modern & Progressing Ballet Techniques

Modern Repertoire, Spanish Character & Jazz

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

Program C - Elementary

Ballet, Modern & Progressing Ballet Techniques

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.

Introductory Program (C Intro) July 6-10, 2020

A one-week course combined with Program C, designed to introduce young dancers (ages 8-12) to intensive training. Program C Intro culminates with an open house on Friday July 10th, 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 2020 is by audition only. Auditioning dancers may also apply for acceptance to Canadian Contemporary Dance Theatre's Company and Apprentice Programs. Live auditions take place at CCDT's studios in downtown Toronto. 

 


DANCERS AGES 8-13 | Sunday February 23, 2020
Ages 8-10 from 9:30 - 11:00am
Ages 11-13 from 11:30am - 1:30pm

Prerequisite: a minimum of 1 year of ballet and/or modern dance training

DANCERS AGES 14-19 | Sunday March 1, 2020
10:00am - 1:00pm

Prerequisite: a minimum of 3 years of ballet and/or modern dance training

Applicants who were unable to attend a live audition may submit a video audition between February 23 and June 5, 2020. Videos do not have to be professional quality.  Full details for all audition procedures will be available in early 2020. 

REGISTRATION

Registration for SunDance and CCDT auditions will open early in 2020. Please check back for more information at a later date. 

You can also get in touch with any questions by calling 416-924-5657, or emailing schoolofccdt@ccdt.org

ACCEPTANCE, FEES AND DEADLINES*

Successful applicants will receive notice of their acceptance to SunDance 2020, including Program placement, approximately 2-3 weeks after a live audition or receipt and 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.

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

One-Week Introductory Program Tuition: $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.

 

Accommodations

Providing safe, comfortable and supervised accommodations for visiting students, Pitman Hall, Ryerson University (160 Mutual St.), is a convenient 15-minute accompanied walk from CCDT's studios. Accommodations include single occupancy rooms, hot breakfast, and qualified supervision. Students must be 12+ years of age. Accommodation application forms are included with the full SunDance registration package.

Accommodation Fee: $1650.00

Deadline: May 11th 2020

Dancers auditioning by video and requiring accommodations must submit their video audition by April 27th, 2020 in order to meet this application deadline.

Transportation

To/from Toronto's Pearson International Airport is available for $60 ($30 one-way).

*All fees are in Canadian Dollars, HST included. All registrations are final. No refunds will be made for withdrawal.

QUESTIONS? Contact us!

416-924-5657 | school@ccdt.org

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