Ohio University

Summer Dance Institute

Summer Dance Institute 2019

David Dorfman Dance

Program Information

For pre-professional and professional dancers age 15 and older, the Summer Dance Institute at Ohio University offers a two-week intensive workshop with NYC-based company David Dorfman Dance (DDD). From June 17-28, 2019 participants will have the exciting opportunity to study with David Dorfman and company members in beautiful Athens, Ohio.

DDD will offer daily classes in technique, composition, repertory, and other elective topics. Nightly activities will include open DDD rehearsals, wellness workshops, improv jams, and more! Students will have the opportunity to engage with the company on a personal and professional level, and see the company perform their newest work-in-progress on June 21, 2019.

Visit the David Dorfman Dance website for more information.

“Working with DDD was truly a life-altering experience. Their approach to art-making was so unique and I was exposed to so many new possibilities of what dance could be. The boundaries of my comfort zone were constantly being pushed, but DDD was still able to create a really positive and caring environment for all of the students to explore, learn, and grow. I learned so much about myself as a dancer from this amazing group of artists and role models.”

Kassie Keil, 2018 participant

Important Dates

Sunday, June 16, 2019
Arrival to campus. Registration begins at 3:00 p.m.

Monday, June 17, 2019
Classes begin.

Friday, June 21, 2019
Half day of classes. Afternoon option to watch company in rehearsals.
David Dorfman Dance work-in-progress showing 7 p.m. Free for workshop participants.

Sunday, June 23, 2019
Day off! Chance to explore beautiful Athens, OH.

Monday, June 24, 2019
Classes resume.

Friday, June 28, 2019
Half day of classes. Student showing 3 p.m. Free and open to the public. Check out of residence halls.


Program Tuition + Additional Fees

Tuition: $1,200 (include all classes and nightly activities)

On-Campus Housing + Meal Plan (Sunday June 16–Saturday June 29): $695

Optional Linens Fee: $15

Optional Parking Passes:

  • Commuter pass: $30
  • Overnight pass: $70


Financial Aid and Scholarships

Some financial aid and scholarships are available to assist with program tuition fees. To apply, upload your financial aid and/or merit scholarship application along with your registration. For merit scholarship applications, you will need to upload a 2-minute (maximum) audition video or meet with an Ohio University Dance Division representative in person.

Staff, Faculty, and Alumni Discount

Ohio University staff, faculty, and alumni, as well as their children and dependents, receive a 10 percent discount on program tuition. 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.

Undergraduate Scholarships

Students who successfully complete a summer program in the College of Fine Arts will 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.


How to Apply

Click the Register Now button and submit all registration information and any scholarship application material. A $50.00 non-refundable deposit is due at the time of registration if applying for scholarships or financial aid.

Note: The Summer Dance Institute is open to pre-professional and professional dancers age 15 and older.


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