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 Acceptd.com to fill out an application for the Valencia Summer Dance Institute.
- Program open to rising 9th - graduating 12th grades
- In-person audition Information
The Valencia Summer Dance Institute audition will consist of a technique class: ballet barre and center, modern combination and jazz combination. Individual choreography or a solo is not required. Participants are encouraged to wear black leotards and pink tights for the women and white shirt and black tights for the men. Please bring all dance shoes.
- 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
Online Deadline: Saturday, May 15, 2021
Program Dates 2021:
Monday through Thursday,
8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
June 21 – July 15, 2021
Valencia Dance Summer Repertory Concert
Will be presented virtually this summer. Please check our event page for more information.
Performing Arts Center
Valencia College, East Campus
701 N Econlockhatchee Trail
Orlando, FL 32825
Valencia Summer Dance Institute
Dance Performance Production Coordinator