Summer Intensive 2018
July 16 - August 3rd
3 week program

July 16th-July 27th
2 week program

To attend the Northwest Dance Intensive 2017 you must:

  • Attend a live audition and submit the Audition Form. Attach to it $35 for the audition fee and a headshot and first arabesque photo.

You will be notified by mail of your acceptance to the summer program within two weeks of your application. If accepted into our program please go to the "Forms" page on our website and download and print all forms and documents.

Returning students will be automatically accepted, and do not need to audition. However, they are still required to submit all forms.

If you are a new student submitting a video will help us place you for choreography (see Audition page).

If you cannot attend a live audition

In the event you cannot attend a live audition you may either:

1) Submit a DVD-following the guidelines on the Audition page.


2) Submit the Teacher Recommendation Form (Right-click and "Save As" to download). If you cannot video yourself we accept students based on their teachers recommendation.

3 Week Intensive July 16th-August 3rd, 2018

Tuition Fee: $1895

3 Week Intensive plus Housing July 16th-August 3rd, 2018

Tuition Fee: $1895
Housing:  $1685

Total: $3580

2 Week Intensive July 16th-27th, 2018

Tuition Fee: $1395

Total: $1395

2 Week Intensive plus Housing July 16th-27th, 2018

Tuition Fee: $1395
Housing: $1190

Total: $2585

ALL Totals include the $300 non-refundable deposit
paid at initial registration

To Register

A non-refundable deposit of $300 must accompany your registration to hold your place in the intensive. The fee is included in the full price for tuition. Deposits must be paid within 10 days of acceptance into the program.

Send your registration deposit in US funds by check, or pay with PayPal to Northwest Dance Intensive or NDI. You may also use your credit card via PayPal or call our office directly at 360-489-8729. 

Our class sizes are limited, so please register early to ensure your spot.

Payment Scheduling

Fees are payed in 2 equal payments.
An invoice will be sent to you for payment.
Non Refundable Deposit of $300 must be paid within 10 days of acceptance.
Half the balance of tuition and if applicable, housing, must be paid by March 10th, 2018.
Final payment balance must be paid in full by April 25th, 2018.
You will be invoiced for payments after the initial deposit has been made.

Payment plans are available. All tuition must be paid in full at the start of the session.

Personal Checks, Money Orders, VISA, MasterCard, Discover, American Express, PayPal* or your Bank card, and Bitcoin are accepted. Checks** should be made payable to: Northwest Dance Intensive or NDI.

**Canadian checks must be bank checks made payable in US funds. 

We use PayPal to process Credit Card payments.

*You must put down your child's name in the PayPal option "add" under your address information when paying or where it says "note to seller".


A PayPal account is not required to pay - just hit Buy Now and navigate from there.  You can add multiple payment amounts into your Cart until you arrive at your total amount due.

Or call us and we are happy to take your CC number over the phone, 360-489-8729.

For 3 Week Intensive:


For 2 Week Intensive:


If you do not see your payment amount in the drop down menu please go to PayPal and send the required amount to or notify us and we will send you an invoice.

All Intensive fees must be paid in full no later than April 25, 2018.

If there are openings we will accept late registration until June 30th.

For questions please call our office at 877-222-4609 or 360-489-8729.


All students must attend all classes regardless of injury, fatigue or soreness.

In the case of injury they will be required to watch classes.

In the case of illness they will be required to stay in the dorm with the dorm supervisor, or at home if not housing with us.

Age Requirements

Students must be at least 9 years of age by the first day of the dance intensive and in good health. There is no upper age limit.  Students must have a minimum of 2 years ballet training. Students do not need to be on pointe to attend.

Housing or Commuting:

Dancers will either be Housing or Commuting.


Students will either stay on the campus of St. Martin's University, or if available*, with a host family. For students staying on campus, the housing fee includes three daily prepared meals and transportation to/from classes. Housing check in is on July 15th.

If you decide you would like to stay with a host family, you are not required to pay any housing fee to NDI. Instead, we will give you their contact information and it will be your responsibility to work out payment directly with them. *The option of staying with a host family may vary, so please contact us to confirm.


Any students who are not housing with us are required only to pay the tuition fee, which includes all classes and use of the available facilities.

Private Lessons

Private lessons are available with some of our teachers. The standard cost for an hour lesson is $100-$150.00 depending on the teacher. Lessons are available to be scheduled one month prior to the intensive by emailing


All students traveling via long distance and housing need to arrive by July 15th, as registration and classes begin on July 10th.

By Car

If you are driving please set your GPS to The Evergreen State College.

Optional housing for parents who are traveling with their children - go to

By Plane

Any student flying should arrive at the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. We can arrange pick up with one of our staff, the fee is $65 one way. You will need to contact our office to arrange this. In the case of students needing to be met at the door exiting the plane we can arrange this with you and the airlines.
You can also arrange to take the Capitol Airporter Shuttle to St. Martin's University or The Evergreen State College. The fee is $65.00 for pickup at the shuttle stop at the airport. If you decide to take the shuttle seats should be reserved at the same time that you buy your flight. The shuttle takes approximately one hour and 30 minutes to arrive to St. Martin's campus, so flights should be planned accordingly.

Note: In the past Children under 15 have to pay an unaccompanied minor fee to fly, with an exception for Southwest Airlines. Please make sure to check if there are additional fees.


There are a limited number of partial scholarships available based on need. You must email us a written request.
Due date for scholarship applicants is March 5th, 2018.


  • Cancellations made on or before May 15th, 2018 will receive a full refund for tuition and housing fees, minus the $300 non-refundable deposit fee.
  • Cancellations made May 16, 2018 and on or before May 24, 2018 will have the $300 non-refundable deposit fee and 50% of the total remaining tuition payment retained by NDI.
  • Please note there are no refunds on housing tuition after May 1, 2018.
  • Cancellations made on or after May 25th, 2018 will not receive any tuition refund.
  • Once Northwest Dance Intensive has begun if you are asked to leave for any of the reasons specified in our hand book, no refund will be given.

*In the event of a natural disaster NDI will reschedule the intensive.


  • Testimonials

    "Last year was my first year going to any dance intensive and I didn’t know what to expect. Northwest Dance Intensive helped me improve my flaws more than ever. Unfortunately I had injured my foot foot a couple weeks before the intensive. The teachers definitly did not let this stop me from getting the full experience at NDI. I learned more in 3 weeks than I could ever imagine, such as the correct way to hold my body and how to use my muscles and lines correctly to improve my dancing. My technique has been better than ever after taking class with Phillip and Jehrin. I have also learned from all of the teachers to be myself while i’m dancing and that it isn’t about the steps, but its about how you interpret the steps in your dancing. This is a life lesson I will cherish forever. They were so understanding of any problems or flaws anyone had. I made so many amazing friends and had a blast in the dorms as well. I cannot express how much I appreciate everyone there for making me a better dancer and a better person and i can not wait for next year!"
    Gracie Hassing
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