Audition | Video Audition| Faculty | Residential | Program

Each summer, ninety students are chosen for a unique hands-on Contemporary Intensive at Urbanity Dance.


Urbanity's summer intensive is a rigorous three-week program based in Boston's Historic South end. Students receive 6-8 hours of daily instruction in ballet, modern, and contemporary technique as well as supplementary courses in in jazz, partnering, musical theater, improvisation, hip-hop, and repertory. Our Faculty represent the best in the contemporary dance world. The program culminates in in performance opportunities at the Boston Contemporary Dance Festival alongside professional dancers and choreographers from across the nation. 

Graduates of the intensive will also be considered for a position in Urbanity Dance’s Apprentice Company for the 2017-2018 season.

The Program

The 2017 program will run from July 24-August 12. Students may choose to attend all three weeks, or the last two weeks. Auditionees selecting the two week option should be aware that they will not be able to perform all the repertory in the final showcase. 

On the first day of the program, all students will take placement classes which will determine which level they'll be dancing with throughout the Intensive. Placements are largely age-based, but are also influenced by experience, natural facility, and ballet, modern and contemporary technique. Dancers will learn technique and rep from master choreographers, and perform in the Boston Contemporary Dance festival. Dancers in our two week option will learn one piece, and dancers in our three week option will learn two pieces to perform. 


Sample Daily Schedule:

9-10:45am Ballet 

11am-12:45pm: Contemporary 

12:45-1:15pm: Lunch

1:15-3pm: Master Class*

3:-5pm: Repertory**



*The daily master class block includes a different teacher every day. This may include an additional contemporary master teacher, or an elective such as hip-hop, contemporary partnering, jazz, mentoring, or yoga. 

**The repertory block is used to learn and rehearse choreography for the Boston Contemporary Dance Festival. 

Image taken in Copley Square, location of the residential option    

Image taken in Copley Square, location of the residential option




Boston Center for the Arts Calderwood Pavilion
539 Tremont Street Boston, MA 02116 


Urbanity Dance
1180 Washington Street, Boston, MA 02118


Non-residential students:

3 weeks tuition: $1,290
2 weeks tuition: $960

Residential Students:

3 weeks tuition: $3,255
2 weeks tuition: $2,240

The above payments can be made in full upon registration or in installments due March 15th, April 15th and June 15th.

Financial aid is available upon acceptance into the program. Students can apply anytime by sending this form to


E-mail us at or

give us a call at (617) 572-3727