Northwest Dance Intensive Summer Intensive Dates July 11th - July 29th, 2016 - 3 Weeks July 11th - July 22nd, 2016 - 2 Weeks *August 1 - 5th, 2016

 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 9:00am 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

On Site Registration begins July 10th at St. Martins University at 3pm.  Please see your final letter for details on registration. Classes finish on July 29th 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 (June 10th) 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

*August 1-5th, 2016 - Optional Special Study with Philip Beamish founder of the Beamish BodyMind Balancing Technique

This "course" is one week after the conclusion of the Northwest Dance Intensive.  For many students e weeks is just not enough to study with Master teacher Philip Beamish.  Those students opt for 4 weeks this week give you just that. The session consists of a 3 hour long class from 9-12, with Philip Beamish founder of the Beamish BodyMind Balancing system. This group of students will continue into the intensive working with Mr. Beamish at a more advanced level of his floor barre method.  There is housing available for this week for students who wish to house. Students must request permission to attend this as it is a very small group that will be working with Mr. Beamish This is a rare opportunity for students to advance his system from previous times and those new to move at an accelerated pace. Students must have an Elgin Foot Archer to participate.  They are sold at the intensive for $30.00.   Parking Parking for The Evergreen State College is available on campus for $2.00 for the day or $1.00 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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