Information for HSA Dance Summer Intensive 2019 Below!

HSA Dance Summer Intensive is a ballet based, multidisciplinary experience for students with at least three years of consistent training. Ballet and Contemporary Modern Ballet classes will be a part of the daily curriculum. Pointe classes will also be offered. Three years of ballet training is recommended. To complement the ballet focus, the intensive will offer contemporary, jazz, Hip-Hop and African two to three times per week 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.

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Pre-Register to Audition or Submit a Video
Fill out the pre-registration form for audition or video submission

Once accepted, download the welcome letter. Click below
HSA Dance Summer Intensive 2019 Welcome Letter

Once accepted, register online. Click below
Online Registration After Acceptance: Click here

Download sample daily schedule. Click below
HSA Dance Intensive Sample Schedule, Week One 2018 


Schedule Subject to Change

Stella Abrera – Principal Dancer ABT
Frank Gatson – MTV Video Music Awards, En Vogue, Beyonce
Christopher Huggins – Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater
Karine Plantadit – Tony Nominated Performer
Desmond Richardson – Principal ABT, Complexions Contemporary Ballet
Renee Robinson – Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater
Radio City Music Hall Rockettes – Weekly precision technique classes offered by a Rockette
And others


Schedule Subject to Change

Sarita Allen – Core Camp
Da’Von Doane – Dance Theatre of Harlem
Terk Lewis – Ballet, Contemporary and repertory
Kelly Marsh IV – Hip-Hop, Contemporary and repertory
Aubrey Lynch II – Contemporary and Repertory
Ashley Nicole Mayeux – Ballet, Contemporary
George Sanders – Ballet, Contemporary and repertory
Ingrid Silva – Dance Theatre of Harlem
And others

Dates: Monday, July 8 – Friday, August 2, 2019 (four weeks)
Age Groups: 8-11, 12-17 & 18-15
Days: Monday – Friday
Times: 10:00-5:30 pm

$1,700 full summer ($1,600 pay in full before April 20, 2019)

$900 two week session (No discount)
$500 One week session (No discount)

Out of Town Guests:
A Loft Hotel recommended



Pre-Register for Audition Class or Video Assessment: Click here

Participants pre-register at the link above then attend one of the ballet and contemporary audition classes below. Or, pre-register and email link to a video. See video submission below. For in-person auditions, please wear ballet attire, hair in a bun for ladies. Accepted and wait listed students will be notified by email directly after their audition or video assessment.

Should we reach capacity, priority will be given to dancers who pre-register online by the time stamp of their registration.

New York City Feb 16, 2019, 6:00 PM-8:00 PM at HSA (Check-in at 5:00 PM)

Washington D.C. February 23, 2019, 3:00 PM-5:00 PM
The Dance Institute of Washington
3400 14th street, NW Washington DC 20010
Local contact: Paula Brown

Washington D.C. March 28th 7:00-9:00pm
Paula Brown Performing Arts Center
4856 Stamp Road
Temple Hills MD 20748
Local contact: Paula Brown

New Brunswick, NJ April 7, 2019 3-5pm
InSpira Performing Arts & Cultural Center
987-D Jersey Avenue
New Brunswick, NJ 08901

New York City April 13, 2019, 5:00 PM-7:00 PM at HSA (Check-in at 4:00 PM)
New York City May 11, 2019, 5:00 PM-7:00 PM at HSA (Check-in at 4:00 PM)

Harlem School of the Arts
645 Saint Nicholas Ave at 141st Street
A, B, C, D to 145th Street and walk down to HSA


For dancers who missed the audition, please submit the following to alynch@hsanyc.org


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

Sample Intensive Daily Schedule:

9:30-10:00 Optional Morning Stretch
10:00-11:30 Ballet
11:30-1:00 Contemporary
12:00-1:00 Lunch
1:00-2:00 One of the following: Pointe, Partnering, Dance Theater, Hip-Hop, Jazz or Afro-Fusion
Or 2:00-3:30 Guest Artist Workshop
3:30-5:30 Repertory

Studio Showing every Friday for first three weeks.

Final performance, Aug 2, 7:00-8:00 PM at HSA


HSA Dance

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