Northwest Dance Intensive Summer Intensive Dates
July 16th - July 27th, 2018 - 2 Weeks
July 16th - August 3rd, 2018 - 3 Weeks

 Classes held in Olympia, WA

The classes for the Northwest Dance Intensive are held in the beautiful studios of The Evergreen State College, Olympia, WA .

Transportation will be arranged for all students housing at St. Martins University or with host families.

Each student will be in class from 9:30am to 4:30pm  Monday through Friday, with Saturdays and Sundays off.

Classes include:

Ballet, Pointe, Variations, Beamish BodyMind Balancing®, Contemporary Dance, Choreography, Modern, Jazz, Pool Ballet and Injury/Self Care.

Due to the strenuous program, students should be in good health and capable of such a schedule.

First and Final Days

Registration for housing students begins July 15th at St. Martins University at 4pm.  
For all other students registration begins at 9:00am on July 16th at The Evergreen State College.
Please see your Final Letter for details on registration.

Classes finish on August 3rd for the full program with the student performance at 3pm.  It will be held in the Community Recreation Center at The Evergreen State College, rm 116.

Students will be expected to vacate their host families or dormitories the morning of the last day unless otherwise arranged.
All belongings will be held at St. Martins University until 8pm.  Parents may pick up luggage anytime that day (August 3rd) at Baran Hall, St. Martins University.

Sample Schedule

Many factors affect the specific classes given during each day of the intensive, but here's what a typical day will look like:

  • Floor Barre Warm-up
  • Ballet
  • Lunch
  • Pointe or Jazz
  • Choreography or Contemporary Dance Class

Student NDI 2011


Parking for The Evergreen State College is available on campus for $3.00 for the day or $2.00 for a 2 hour pass. Parking lot C is closest to our building.  Please make sure to pay for a parking pass at the parking toll booth at the entrance to the main campus.

There are No fees or passes required to park at St. Martin’s University dormitory parking.

  • 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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