The Ohio University School of Dance once again welcomes the Dayton Contemporary Dance Company to Athens for the 2022 Summer Dance Institute!
Join us for daily in-person classes in technique, composition, and repertory from 9:00 a.m. to 4:15 p.m., culminating in a new work performed in the Shirley Wimmer Dance Theater on Saturday, June 25.
The Summer Dance Institute also offers the opportunity to attend DCDC company rehearsals and professional development workshops with DCDC and School of Dance faculty, building the skills and knowledge necessary for making a career in the arts. This intensive is recommended for intermediate and advanced level dancers.
If you have any questions, please email Benny Simon at email@example.com
Students arrive on campus on Sunday, June 19 and leave on Saturday, June 25.
Click here for a daily schedule of classes and activities.
Rooted in the African American experience, the Dayton Contemporary Dance Company is a culturally diverse contemporary dance company committed to reaching the broadest audience through exceptional performance and arts-integrated education.
Dayton Contemporary Dance Company was founded in 1968 to create performance opportunities for dancers of color. Five decades later, it remains rooted in the African American experience, committed to the development of diverse movement artists on the global stage.
A co-recipient of one of the dance world’s highest honors, the 2016 Bessie Award for Outstanding Revival, DCDC has been presented by American Dance Festival, Paul Taylor American Modern Dance, and Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival, and supported by National Endowment for the Arts and New England Foundation for the Arts among others.
The culturally diverse company is dedicated to exceptional performance and quality community engagement.
DCDC has toured the world, dancing onstage for packed houses in Bermuda, Canada, Chile, China, France, Germany, Kazakhstan, Poland, Russia, and South Korea.
Learn more and view DCDC's work at:
Program fees are $375.00 with the option to enroll for 1.0 university credit. Residential stay with all meals included is an additional $345.00.
Some financial aid and scholarships are available to assist with program fees. To apply, upload your financial aid and/or merit scholarship application along with your registration.
For merit scholarship applications, you will email a link to a 2-minute (maximum) audition video to firstname.lastname@example.org or meet with an Ohio University School of Dance representative in person.
Ohio University staff, faculty, and alumni, as well as their children and dependents, receive a 10 percent discount on program fees. Enter employee name and department or enter your degree program completed and year of graduation at registration to receive your discount. Only one discount will apply.
Scholarships for the SDI are available, and students who successfully complete a summer program in the College of Fine Arts may be eligible for additional Fine Arts Scholarships at the undergraduate level, should they choose to pursue a degree in the fine arts at Ohio University.