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; learn from Urbanity Company members alongside guest instructors such as Jackie Nowicki and Ellenore Scott. The program culminates in in performance opportunities at the Boston Contemporary Dance Festival alongside professional dancers and choreographers from across the nation. 

The 2019 program will run from July 22nd - August 10th. 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 group they'll be dancing with throughout the Intensive. Groups are largely age-based, but are also influenced by experience, natural facility, and ballet, modern and contemporary technique. 


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, or yoga. 

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


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



Non-residential students:

3 weeks tuition: $1,290

2 weeks tuition: $960

Residential Students:

3 weeks tuition: $3,255

2 weeks tuition: $2,241

The above payments can be made in full upon registration or in installments due March 1, April 1 and June 1.

Financial aid is available upon acceptance into the program. 



E-mail us at summer@urbanitydance.org  or

give us a call at (617) 572-3727