Summer Intensive 2021

Open Dance Project Summer Intensive

August 2 – 13, 2021: Professional and Pre-Professional Levels

Professional Level: 9:30am-5pm*, Monday – Friday: Ages 18+ with professional training/experience

Open Dance Project offers its two week professional dance theater intensive at Hunter Dance Center. Morning technique classes in modern and ballet are followed by an afternoon of somatic practices, aerial dance/conditioning, repertory, and ensemble composition techniques, culminating in the development of a new collaboratively devised dance theater piece under the direction of ODP Artistic Director Annie Arnoult. 

Pre-Professional Level: 1-5pm, Monday – Friday: Ages 12+ with intermediate/advanced ballet and modern training

Pre-Professional Level offered for serious young dancers. Classes include Modern and Ballet technique taught by ODP company members, somatic practice (Yoga/Feldenkrais), aerial dance/conditioning, repertory, ensemble improvisation and composition techniques, and the collaborative development of new dance theater performance pieces.

Sample Schedule – Professional Level

  • 9:30-11 AM Modern or Ballet Technique Class
  • 11-1 PM Lunch Break 
  • 1-2 PM Somatic Practice or Aerial Dance
  • 2-3 PM ODP Repertory
  • 3-3:15 PM Break
  • 3:15-5 PM New Works Choreography w/Artistic Director Annie Arnoult*

Sample Schedule – Pre-Professional Level

  • 1-2 PM Technique Class
  • 2-3 PM ODP Repertory
  • 3-3:15 PM Break
  • 3:15-5 PM New Works Choreography w/ Company Members


  • $650 for Full Program
  • $400 for One Week (9:30am-3pm only, does not include New Works Choreography)
  • Limited Dance Merit Scholarships Available. Contact for info on application.

Auditions Following Intensive (Optional)

Open Dance Project Professional Company Contracts: Saturday, August 14th 3:30-5:30pm

Auditions for ODP2: Saturday, August 14th 1-3pm