HSA Dance Summer Intensive is a multidisciplinary experience for students with at least three years of consistent training. Three years of ballet training is highly recommended. The intensive will offer ballet, contemporary, jazz, Hip-Hop and African and will feature weekly guest artist workshops from superstars of the industry. Weekly open rehearsals for an invited audience will be presented. Original work will be created on participants and the intensive will culminate in HSA Dance’s annual, Summer Blaze performance.

Hope Boykin
Anthony Burrell
Desmond Richardson
Elizabeth Roxas
Alison Stroming

Auditions at HSA: Saturday, April 14
Time: 5:30pm check-in. 6:00pm – 8:00pm audition

Dates: Monday, July 9 – Friday, August 3, 2018 (four weeks)
Ages: 11-25
Days: Monday – Friday
Times: 9:00-5:00 pm

$1,700 full summer ($1,600 before May 1, 2018)
$900 two week session ($800 before May 1, 2018)
$500 One week session

Due by May 31, 2018 ($50 late fee applied after May 31, 2018)



1. Please fill out pre-registration form:

Click here for HSA Dance Intensive 2018 Pre-Registration Online Google Form. All dancers auditioning must fill out online form by April 13, 2018.

2. Audition at HSA (645 Saint Nicholas Avenue at 141st Street, New York NY 10030) or submit digital audition materials by emailing Aubrey Lynch at alynch@hsanyc.org on or before April 14, 2018. See below.


For dancers unable to attend the audition, please submit the following to alynch@hsanyc.org between Jan 2018 and April 14, 2018


1. 3/4 Headshot in leotard and tights (photo cropped from head to just below the knee)

2. Tendu a la seconde

3. First arabesque on flat


1. Email a one minute solo in ballet, contemporary or a modern technique that shows off classical lines to alynch@hsanyc.org. Movement phrases or class exercises are okay. Links to YouTube and Instagram accepted.

Questions? Please contact Aubrey Lynch II, alynch@hsanyc.org or call 212.926.4100 x325



The HSA Dance Enrichment Program allows students aged 2-17 to experience the transformative power of dance regardless of skill level or prior training. There is no minimum class or audition requirement for dance enrichment classes. HSA Dance offers classes in classical ballet, modern, hip-hop, jazz, African and tap.  All dance enrichment students are invited to perform in HSA’s annual end-of-year dance concert event.



The HSA Dance provides opportunities for children and adults to attain their highest level of excellence through creative expression and commitment.  HSA Dance features two distinct programs to meet the needs of students whose skill levels and interest reach far beyond the extracurricular nature of our Dance Enrichment Program; the HSA Dance Pre-Professional Program (aged 8-17) and the HSA College Preparatory Program (aged 12-17). The primary goal of the aforementioned programs are to produce classically trained, versatile young dancers who are empowered to secure admission into elite dance programs on the middle school, high school and collegiate levels. The preparatory programs are designed to provide students with a rich knowledge of classical ballet technique and the ability to swiftly adapt to multiple styles.


For 50 years, Harlem School of the Arts has stood apart from the premier arts institutions in New

York City as the sole provider of quality arts education in four different disciplines: Music, Dance, Theatre and Visual Arts. HSA enriches the lives of young people and their families in Harlem and the Greater New York City area by providing: unrivaled on-site arts instruction; vital outreach partnerships with New York City schools; quality performances and exhibitions that attract diverse audiences to its dynamic cultural arts facility; and prominent guest artists who actively engage the school’s community in the creative process

HSA Dance


Aubrey Lynch, II
Program Director
(212) 926-4100 x325