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WKU Summer Dance Intensive

  JUNE 17-23, 2018

Featured Guest Artist: Jon Lehrer 

Summer 2018 will include additional guest artists and new courses and topics!

(Guest artists are subject to change)

The WKU Summer Dance Intensive is designed for intermediate to advanced dancers (grades 9-12) as a unique opportunity to explore college level dance and the WKU experience. Following the mission of the WKU Dance Program, students will be challenged as "thinking artists," with a variety of classes to enhance their technical and artistic skills. Program of study will include daily ballet, jazz, and modern dance technique classes along with coursework including pointe, tap, dance improvisation, dance history, and world dance forms. Daily discussions and events will highlight special interest topics designed to help prepare and inspire the pre-professional dancer. The week long intensive will culminate in a performance featuring university faculty and guest artist choreography.

Dancers have the option to participate in the full intensive, residing in the dorms and gaining a complete college experience. Or, dancers may choose to participate as commuters. Selected WKU dance majors will serve as RA's and accompany dancers throughout the intensive.

The application / registration process will begin in January 2018. Dancers finishing their senior year in high school or wishing to transfer may use this intensive as their placement audition into the Dance Program.

Jon Lehrer at Summer Dance Intensive


Sample Schedule

Faculty Bios - more faculty information coming soon!

Frequently Asked Questions

Participant Release Forms - available soon



Students may choose to register for the full intensive or as a commuter.

Full intensive fee - $700 early registration / $775 after March 19th. Fee includes,

  • Daily classes and pre-scheduled activities
  • Meals and lodging on campus

Commuter fee - $500 early registration / $575 after March 19th. Fee includes,

  • Daily classes and pre-scheduled activities
  • Lunch and dinner on campus

Special teacher fee - $175. Fee includes,

  • Daily classes

***Applications for early registration (full intensive or commuter) must be received by March 19, 2018 and payment submitted by April 2, 2018.

***Applications for registration (full intensive or commuter) must be received by April 19, 2018 and payment submitted by May 2, 2018.

***Studio teachers interested in the special teacher rate should contact Amanda Clark directly at for registration information.

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For more information about the intensive or registration process, contact Dance Program Coordinator Amanda Clark at 270-745-2956 / or Assistant Professor Meghen McKinley at      270-883-9589 / For questions regarding payment, contact Ellen Glatman in the WKU Fine Arts Box Office at 270-745-3121 /



 Register by March 19th for the early bird discount!

Refund Policy: Participants may receive a full refund through May 15th, a 50% refund after May 15th through June 1st. No refunds after June 1st.

Summer Dance Intensive 2017

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Summer Dance Intensive 2017

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