We certainly hope that the following information answers any questions you may have. Of course, if you need help or can’t find the answer to your question here, please feel free to contact us.

Absolutely! We want you to have the best experience possible this summer, and that includes working with every teacher listed on our faculty page.

Every student in our workshop is guaranteed a part in the showcase at the end of the Intensive. We can’t promise you’ll be given a solo, but every student will be clearly visible. In fact, it’s quite likely you’ll be in several pieces.

We’ve designed our intensive so that every dancer who attends will receive personal attention from our experienced instructors. We’ll be there to make corrections, answer questions, and help you develop a plan of action to help your realize your full potential.

We’ve chosen our instructors because they love to teach. They’ve all had the experience of “not getting it”, and have committed themselves to finding new and better ways to teach dance. That way, learning dance can be fun, and you can make the fastest possible progress.

You’ve probably heard the expression “practice makes perfect”. But guess what – it’s not always true. It’s much more accurate to say that “perfect practice makes perfect”. So if you really want to get better parts, long hours of practice won’t make it happen – unless you’re practicing correctly.

And our instructors will make sure that you are doing just that.

You can get 2-3 weeks of exceptional dance training and this will give you a big head start for fall.

Of course not! Our teachers will ask their students to change places from time to time, so no one is left in the shadows.

While we recommend dancing as much as possible prior to attending our intensive to help build your endurance, your days are carefully scheduled to include plenty of rest breaks. And some of your lessons will be less physically demanding than others, since you’ll also be spending time learning self-care for dancers, as well as alternative flexibility and conditioning techniques such as the Beamish Bodymind Balancing Technique.

The faculty at Northwest Dance Intensive will give you all the tools you need to rapidly gain strength, flexibility, and artistry. In addition to training in classical ballet, they’ve also studied from the most innovative movement teachers on the planet (please read our faculty page for more info). If you apply what you learn, we’re sure you’ll be very happy with your progress.

First of all, many injuries can be prevented by training correctly. But if you do have a problem, you’ll be in great hands – our on-site physical therapist will help you get back dancing, healthy and strong, as soon as possible.