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Audition through North Carolina Dance Theatre’s National Audition Tour to be considered for Summer Intensive 2014, the NCDT School of Dance Pre-Professional Division, positions with NCDT2 and the UNC Charlotte Certificate Program. Video auditions are also accepted through February 14, 2014.

2014 Summer Intensive, June 23 - July 26

Summer Intensive Program
North Carolina Dance Theatre’s Summer Intensive program is recognized for its diverse classes, strong training, supportive faculty and beautiful studios. At North Carolina Dance Theatre, students are encouraged to go beyond their technical training, explore new movement and further expand their versatility as dancers. Training six days a week, students ages 11-22 work with renowned resident and guest teachers who are invested in each student’s artistic growth.

Session A (5 weeks)
June 23 – July 26
Option for levels 1-4
Tuition: $2,250
Session B (4 weeks)
June 30 – July 26
Option for levels 1-2
Tuition: $2,100
Session C (3 weeks) 
June 23 – July 12
Option for level 1
Tuition: $1,850

Click here for a sample weekly class schedule from Summer Intensive 2014

“I loved how much dancing we did each day, and it put me in great shape. The diversity of classes was extremely helpful!” – Summer Intensive student, 2013

Pointe (required)
Pas de Deux (Level 3 and 4)
Male & Female Variations
Contemporary Ballet
Men’s Technique Classes
NCDT Company Repertoire
Injury Prevention
Faculty Lectures

Click Here for a List of Past Summer Intensive Faculty

Patricia McBride & Jean-Pierre Bonnefoux Center for Dance 4 - photo by Tom Johnson.JPGSummer Intensive faculty includes renowned guest faculty, NCDT School of Dance teachers and NCDT company members.

The Patricia McBride & Jean-Pierre Bonnefoux Center for Dance
North Carolina Dance Theatre proudly welcomes our Summer Intensive students to our beautiful facility, the Patricia McBride & Jean-Pierre Bonnefoux Center for Dance. Finished in June of 2010, the Center has six studios, three overlooking downtown Charlotte, a costume shop, administrative offices and meeting spaces. With Summer Intensive enrollment exceeding expectations, the new Center allows us to invite more students to train with our renowned faculty, guest faculty and company members.

Students will be notified by email whether or not they have been accepted into the program. Registration and housing information will be attached to the email. All registration forms and initial deposits must be received by March 14, 2014. Students offered scholarships or chaperone positions may have a deadline prior to March 14, 2014. The School of Dance welcomes students of any race, color, national or ethnic origin.

A limited number of merit scholarships are offered with the acceptance emails. Accepted students may submit our financial aid application for additional tuition assistance.

Exceptional students ages 18 and older may be asked to submit an application for a chaperone position at our dormitory housing when they are notified of their acceptance into the program. Chaperones receive free room and board in exchange for assisting residential staff and planning social activities at the dorm.

Click Here for Information for Year-round Training at NC Dance Theatre School of Dance
Audition at any location during our National Audition Tour and be considered for the School of Dance’s Pre-Professional Division, including Conservatory, Trainee and Apprentice positions. Dancers who attend Summer Intensive will also have the opportunity to audition for year round programs in July.

Click Here for Information for the UNC Charlotte Professional Training Certificate in Dance
Train with NCDT and receive credits toward your college degree at UNC Charlotte.

Summer Intensive Student Testimonials
The North Carolina Dance Theatre Summer Intensive program attracts students from across the nation and world. Here’s what some have to say about our program!

Click here for more Summer Intensive insight from past students>


“The NCDT Summer Intensive gives students the opportunity to expand their ballet knowledge and make lasting friendships. NCDT provides a personalized, nurturing environment with small class sizes and distinguished faculty. Students are truly able to test their limits with classes in a variety of dance styles. Guided by the staff of excellent teachers, students improved not only technique, but also movement quality and choreography retention.”

Kristine Butler
Tonawanda, NY

Summer Intensive 2013 dancer
NCDT Apprentice 2013 – 2014


“At NCDT students have the chance to work with a renowned staff in beautiful studios and are given the opportunity to perform company repertoire. You will receive great training you won’t be able to find anywhere else that gives you a healthy perspective of dance and all a professional career entails. Correct use of technique, injury prevention, and a look into the life of a professional dancer with inspiring lectures by NCDT's company dancers and teachers- all of these are what make NCDT's summer program unique and one of the best around.”

Alexander McCleery
Baton Rouge, LA

Summer Intensive 2013 dancer
NCDT Apprentice 2013 - 2014

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Summer Repertory Performance

Photo: Jeff Cravotta

The Summer Intensive Program concludes in July with the Repertory Performance. Presented at our performance venue at the Patricia McBride & Jean Pierre Bonnefoux Center for Dance, students have the opportunity to perform in professionally-staged, fully-costumed ballets as well as original modern, ballroom and jazz pieces. They also will perform ballets from the repertoire of NCDT’s professional company. All performance pieces are staged by our esteemed faculty and guest faculty who are leaders in the dance industry. Families may order performance DVDs with registration or at the performances.

Date: Saturday, July 26, 2014

Time:  4:00pm and 7:30pm
Location:  NCDT Center for Dance
                701 North Tryon Street
                Charlotte, NC 28202

Tickets:  $10 general admission tickets are available for advance purchase with registration,  or in the Center for Dance lobby one hour prior to each performance.

Summer Housing at UNC Charlotte
Supervised housing is available on the beautiful 1,000 acre campus of the University of North Carolina at Charlotte in Witherspoon Hall. Each day, students are shuttled from UNC Charlotte to the Center for Dance. Students may also participate in weekly chaperoned excursions around the Charlotte area. Our Summer Intensive students have access to UNC Charlotte’s beautiful new student union, which includes a wide variety of dining and entertainment options.

Room & Board
Session A (5 weeks)
June 22 – July 27
Room/Board: $2,575
Session B (4 weeks)
June 29 – July 27
Room/Board: $2,125
Session C (3 weeks)
June 22 – July 13
Room/Board: $1,675

Dancers ages 18 and older who are invited for chaperone positions will be notified with their Summer Intensive acceptance email. Dancers offered a chaperone position will receive free room and board.

Entertainment & Recreation 
The Student Union and Belk Gym are available for our students’ use during their stay at UNCC. Students may use the pool tables and televisions in the Student Union, as well as the newly-opened movie theatre where our dancers will be able to see blockbuster favorites! Those 18 and older may use the Fitness Center also located in the Student Center.