Hopefully you are all set to attend the summer intensive of your dreams in just a few weeks! But if your summer plans fell through or you simply got a late start this audition season, all is not lost – You still have time to submit DVD auditions to a handful of summer programs with later deadlines. Some are smaller, “regional” intensives, or those just starting out. A few are tied to college dance programs, which makes them an excellent way to try a campus and its faculty on for size. Check out these options:
University of North Carolina School of the Arts (May 13, 2011)
The School Ballet Noveau Colorado (June 1, 2011)
Princeton Ballet School (space available basis)
University of Indiana (May 13, 2011)
North Carolina Dance Theatre (space available basis)
Virginia School of the Arts (space available basis)
BalletMet Columbus (space available basis)
San Diego Ballet (May 21, 2011)
Florida State University (space available basis)
Ballet Royale Minnesota (May 1, 2011)
Be ready to get waitlisted if programs have filled. Also, a few intensives may be willing to accept late applications, particularly in a tough economy like this where not all registrants may be able to come up with tuition money. Call around to see if this is the case for specific programs that you are interested in, but note that it never makes a particularly good impression to ask for such an allowance.
Know of a late-acceptance summer intensive that I missed? Please post it in the comments to help out your fellow dancers!