Rutgers Dance Conservatory Session Dates:
Dates and Times for this program will be provided closer to the start date.
Fees, eligibility, and registration
The Rutgers Summer Dance Conservatory is an intensive, pre-college program for intermediate to advanced dancers who seek to build artistic acuity and technical endurance while learning about options for college study and careers in dance. Dancers attend daily classes in ballet and modern technique and work in intimate repertory groups with professional choreographers. Students gain exposure to a variety of dance forms and topics through a series of master classes and lectures with world class teaching artists and experts in the field. Daily course studies in improvisation allow students to create their own movement and dances, which are performed alongside of repertory pieces in two fully produced, end- of-session showcases.
Concentration on anatomically aligned technical skills that boost movement potential and establish healthy dancing practices is integral to all levels of the program. Dancers start each day with instruction in stretching and conditioning in preparation for the intense pace of the Summer Dance Conservatory.
Conservatory students attending the Dual Session participate in a weekend program that includes consultations with graduate student mentors on learning goals and career aspirations, instructional sessions, and a visit to NYC for a professional dance concert.
Dancers entering grade 9 through rising seniors (students entering their first year of college) may apply.
Students attending one session only: residential rate $1,450 | commuter rate: $1,050.
Students attending both sessions: residential rate $3,100* | commuter rate: $2,300**
* includes weekend program, overnight housing, meals for residential students.
**includes a weekend program for commuting students.
Audition fee: $25 (additional to tuition)
*All commuter tuition fees include tuition, lunch, and concert tickets for students.
FINANCING & LOANS
The Rutgers Federal Credit Union has financing options available for continuing education and summer programs! If financing or cost is an issue, we urge you to fill out the Rutgers Federal Credit Union Continuing Education Loan application. Click here to go to the Rutgers Federal Credit Union website for more information!