Residential camp, June 21-28, 2020

Students ages 13-19


Residential students will receive housing and meals as a part of their tuition, including social programming. Tuition: $1,100.00 

Day students will receive lunch as a part of their tuition. Tuition: $400.00 

 Registration Opening Soon!!

Next Steps - Summer Dance Intensive

The School of Theatre and Dance at James Madison University is proud to partner with DanceWorks Chicago (DWC) to present, Next Steps – Summer Dance Intensive, an 8-day dance intensive designed specifically for students ages 13 – 19. Participants will study with nationally and internationally recognized artists and gain real-world experience by working with a professional dance company in-residence.  

All classes are held in our fabulous, state-of-the-art facilities in the Forbes Center for the Performing Arts with a culminating showing occurring on the last day of the intensive held for family and friends. Students will participate in:

  • Daily technique classes taught by JMU Dance Faculty and DWC company members
  • Learn repertoire from the DanceWorks Chicago season
  • Partake in dance seminars, audition preparation, and mock college auditions,
  • Receive mentorship to take their creative voice and dance training to the next level – Create Your Path!

Outside of class, students may participate in social activities such as visiting Downtown Harrisonburg or relaxing in the Lazy River at JMU’s University Recreation Center.

Students will be housed on the beautiful campus of James Madison University and meals at our nationally ranked dining hall are included in tuition. Day/Commuter students are welcome. Scholarships are available upon application and there is no audition required.

 Questions? Please contact Melissa Heatwole at or call 540/568-4226.



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