Harlem Summer Dance Experience 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. Point classes will also be offered. Three years of ballet training is recommended. To complement the ballet focus, the intensive will also offer contemporary, Hip-Hop and African classes. In celebration of a new partnership with the Radio City Rockettes, we will present weekly precision technique classes led by a Rockette. The intensive will feature guest artist workshops from superstars of the industry. Open rehearsals for an invited audience will be presented on Fridays and original work will be created on participants. The intensive will culminate in HSA Dance’s annual, Summer Blaze performance. We are still registering and accepting photos for assessment and acceptance into the program.

This year students can send 2 minute videos of themselves dancing in the forms of Ballet, Modern, or Contemporary. In the video they should also include their name and age, along with themselves standing in 1st arabesque and tendu a la seconde. Please send videos to: lsimmons@hsanyc.org

There is not a deadline for video submissions.

Class DATES: Aug 16-27
TIME: Monday-Friday, 9:45 AM-5:30 PM (Check in begins at 9:00 AM)
COST: $900 Two Week Session.

Financial Aid applications for the Summer Dance Intensive are now open! Please fill out an application here: https://online.factsmgt.com/signin/4MKZ3

The deadline to apply for financial aid is June 5, 2021.


  • Leyland Simmons
  • Aubrey Lynch
  • Kelly Marsh
  • George Sanders
  • Caitlin Abraham
  • Sean Curran
  • Radio City Rockettes
  • And More