Photo: Peter Zay

Intensive Insight

“My three summers at NCDT were all memorable and helped me to grow as a dancer, but the summer of 2007 was the real turning point. I learned my first Balanchine solo which happened to be Patricia McBride’s part in "Who Cares?” Naturally I was terrified to do it justice, but I worked hard and soaked up all the information I could and here I am today learning more of Balanchine's roles from Patricia herself and loving every minute of it.” – Sarah Hayes Watson

Sarah Hayes Watson attended NCDT Summer Intensive 2005, 2006 and 2007. She joined the NCDT School of Dance Pre-Professional Division for the 2007 – 2008 school year and has been a member of the company since the 2008 – 2009 season. Sarah also enjoyed teaching technique classes at Summer Intensive 2013.

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Summer Intensive Student Testimonials

“I loved the attention and personal corrections I received because of the small classes.” –Level IV student

“I loved how much dancing we did each day, and it put me in great shape. The diversity of classes was extremely helpful!” –Level IV student

“I really enjoyed the studios and the professional way that the students were treated.” – Level IV student

“NCDT is a great place to go. It gives you great technical training plus many different varieties of dance and performance opportunities.” –Level II student

“I loved the teachers, classes and the atmosphere. It was very friendly and the studios were amazing.” – Level III student

“NCDT is a really helpful and healthy place to grow as a dancer.” – Level IV student

“Dorm life is fabulous. I’ve made so many new friends, and we have so much fun together.” –Level III student

“The faculty was amazing. They were so encouraging, but they pushed us at the same time.” – Level III student