Summer Dance Programs for Intermediate to Advanced Dancers 

CDA Summer Dance Intensive - LIVE!

4-week session: July 6 - July 31

(Three week minimum for enrollment. 

Monday thru Friday, 9:00am-3:00pm

Guest Teachers:

Nancy Dobbs Owen:

Mindy Krasner:

Staff Teachers:

Aerin Holt

Anh Dillon

Alexis Ash

Devin Pile



Division I

A comprehensive study of Classic and Contemporary Ballet for dancers at the Intermediate level who wish to have new creative experiences and rapidly advance their skills.

Division II

A comprehensive study of Classic and Contemporary Ballet for dedicated dancers, entering or working at high intermediate to advanced levels and career dancers.


Submit an online application today and we will contact you to schedule an audition*.

*See audition information below.

CDA provides one of the few intensive studies of this kind and caliber for dancers ages 12-22 and is our most popular summer program. Featuring the curriculum and methods which have established California DanceArts as a premier academy of dancing.

Our Summer Intensive program provides new challenges and opportunity for increasing technical and performance ability and is not to be missed by young dancers with dreams and purpose.It is an equally important program for the potentially career focused dancer. 

Whether you are in need of extra attention to get to the next level in your training, interested in pursuing a career or enhancing your career, our encouraging faculty of renowned teachers specialize in helping you gain technical improvement and performance artistry.


  • Curriculum based on solid foundation of Classical & Contemporary Ballet. Specific instruction (at appropriate level and division) in Turns, Jumps, Pointe, Variations, Pas de Duex and supplementary training in Conditioning and MPT (Placement Technique).

  • Personalized Attention.

  • Contemporary and Modern Dance, and Dance Essentials™ taught for picking up choreography faster, improvisation, musicality and performance skills.

  • Choreography Workshops.

  • Aerial Ballet!

  • Program Performance. Friday, July 31st at 5:30pm. Students wishing to perform must attend max 4-week session or final 3 weeks of July.

Audition Information

Audition Classes are held Saturdays @ 11:00am

Contact us to reserve your place in an audition class. 

Students are required to audition for the California DanceArts Summer Dance Intensive.

Qualifications & Auditions

Students must audition for program placement by attending an audition class. Students from California DanceArts level 2-3+ may enroll without an audition. We accept dancers based on a common level of ability. Most students at Division I are age 11+ and have already had several years of ballet training. Students in Division I should nearing Pointe training or en Pointe.


Dancers placed in Division II are more mature dancers, have experience en Pointe, Variations, Partnering and or may be entering advanced contemporary training. Dancers may be considering a career or dancing professionally. Students younger or older than the recommended age may audition when at the appropriate training level.


Please note that this is a physically demanding program and student must be able to work intensively 4-6 hours a day (with breaks) of classes, choreography and rehearsals.

Please RSVP for a place in our class. Spaces in class are limited. Audition Fee: $20

During the audition, your qualifications for acceptance will be determined. All those wishing to participate must audition in person or by sending Photo/ Video Submissions. Dancers who have attended our intensive program in the past or are current students at California DanceArts gain first placement when enrolled by March 16th.

Audition Class Attire

Ladies please wear proper ballet attire, hair up and off the face, and technique slippers. Bring Pointe shoes (as appropriate).

Men please wear clean white shirt, dance pants or tights, and ballet slippers.


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Photo/Video Submissions

We do accept photo/video submissions from students that are from a distance or students with sufficient circumstances prohibiting attendance in person. Contact us for submission reservations.

Accommodations for out of town students must be reserved as soon as possible so we appreciate early submissions.

Receive a 10% discount for early registration!

Please submit your dance photo or DVD with a short list of skills and training. 

DVD / Video: 10 minutes (maximum) showing work at the barre and center. 

Entire video should be performed en Pointe (as appropriate). 

Photo: First Arabesque 

Audition Fee for Video Submission: $30 cash/check

Mailing Address:

California DanceArts

4490 Cornishon Ave, #6

La Canada, CA 91011

You may be notified immediately or by email within 2 weeks of your audition or video submission regarding acceptance.

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