Valencia College Summer Dance Institute

A staple at Valencia College since 2000, this four-week summer program is designed for 20-25 students in grades 9 – 12. Focusing on the development of students' processing skills and meaningful demonstration of learning, the program's multidisciplinary approach provides students with authentic learning tasks and environments, infused technology and enables continuous learning, assessment and reflection of interrelated disciplines.

With three components—hands-on, field and classroom instruction—students will gain a wide range of experience, such as:

  • Participate in the development of choreographic, technical and performance skills
  • Gain an understanding of cooperative learning
  • Learn essential communication skills
  • Work with various artists in the field of dance
  • Demonstrate new acquired skills

The program is also geared toward the recruitment and retention of dancers for future admittance to Valencia College Associate in Arts in Dance Performance Program.


Cost of four-week program: $200
Please visit our landing page at to fill out an application for the Valencia Summer Dance Institute. 

  • Program open to rising 9th - graduating 12th grades
  • Video Audition Information
    No dance studio needed! Please make sure we can see you clearly and you are in a safe space for movement.
    Audition attire encouraged: Men: White shirt and black tights (or comfortable, tight clothing) ballet shoes if you own them; Women: Black leotard and pink or skin colored tights (or comfortable, tight clothing), ballet and/or jazz shoes if you own them. All hair secured and out of the face.
    Please keep the video to no more than 10 minutes
    Introduction: Introduce yourself with your full name and that you are applying to Valencia Summer Dance Institute.
    Your video must demonstrate a short ballet barre and center, a modern combination and a jazz combination.


Date and Time

Auditions 2022:
Online Deadline: Saturday, May 14, 2022

Program Dates 2022:
June 20 – July 16, 2022
Monday through Thursday,
8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Valencia Dance Summer Repertory Concert

July 15-16, 2022

Performing Arts Center

Tickets or 407-582-2900


Valencia College, East Campus
701 N Econlockhatchee Trail
Orlando, FL 32825


Valencia Summer Dance Institute 
Kristina Stevens
Dance Performance Production Coordinator


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