Summer Dance Immersion
For Grades 7-12
July 8 - July 14, 2023
The Baldwin Wallace Community Arts School Summer Dance Immersion is a unique dance experience designed to bring together dancers in grades 7-12, from studios across the region, to develop artistic growth, cultivate existing dance technique, and challenge new technical development. Students will work with master instructors and experience new dance styles to deepen their love of dance through their versatility. This dance camp will be a gathering place of excellence in dance, designed to complement, enhance, and further students’ own studio training.
Students will live on the Baldwin Wallace University campus and participate in a variety of dance and social activities. Dance Immersion will allow the students to foster lasting connections and powerful friendships with other dancers.
This Immersion is a dance event you do not want to miss!
Master faculty are at the core of the CAS Summer Dance Immersion. Faculty will consist of current BW University faculty, current BW Community Arts School faculty, and guest instructors from around the country. These master instructors will bring unparalleled knowledge and cutting edge material from different parts of the country to our Immersion students.
Stay tuned - Dance Immersion guest instructors will be announced soon.
The curriculum for the Dance Immersion will include dance classes in ballet, jazz, modern, contemporary, acro, hip hop, ballroom, and improvisation. Students will also study nutrition, kinesiology, recovery, and choreography composition. Students can expect to take 5-6 active dance classes per day and 1-2 lecture-style classes per day. In addition, dancers will have a daily recreational activity designed to promote friendship, fun, and bonding among the dancers. Camp activities include movie nights, photo shoots, bonfires and more!
A typical daily schedule might look like this:
8:00-8:45 a.m. Breakfast
9:00-9:30 a.m. Warmup
9:30-10:45 a.m. Jazz
11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Ballroom
12:15-12:45 p.m. Lunch
1:00-2:30 p.m. Modern
2:45-4:15 p.m. Ballet
4:30-5:50 p.m. Hip Hop
6:10-7:00 p.m. Dinner
7:00-8:15 p.m. Kinesiology Workshop
8:30 p.m. Bonfire at BW’s Circle of Warmth
10:00 p.m. Lights Out
All dedicated, serious dance students with a willingness to learn are encouraged to attend the Dance Immersion. While we will have a lot of fun during the Dance Immersion, interested students should be excited about, and focused on, growing their technique, learning new skills, and developing their artistry.
Through a placement process, students will be placed in classes based on their individual ability level. We want to be sure that every student is placed in classes that will benefit them the most and enable the greatest opportunity for growth and fun!
- Placement will be based on each dancer’s video submission as well as the classes dancers will take on the first day. Please see the links below for placement combinations to work on prior to coming to camp.
- Student videos DO NOT need to be professional quality. Submission videos should be only of the dancer registering for Dance Immersion and not include other dancers. Dancers will be placed on both their personal technical skill level and current artistic ability.
- Placement pieces must be uploaded to YouTube. You may choose to make your video "public" or "unlisted." (Private videos cannot be viewed.) Once uploaded, provide the link to your placement video within your registration. DVD and CD audition videos mailed to our office will NOT be accepted.
- All students must submit placement material, regardless of past participation in BW Community Arts School programs.
Placement videos must be received no later than July 1, 2023. You may register for the Summer Dance Immersion to reserve your spot and send in your placement materials at a later date but by the July 1 deadline
The Summer Dance Immersion is a residential camp. Dancers will have the opportunity to live in Saylor and Klein dormitories on the beautiful Baldwin Wallace University campus.
Dancers will be placed in rooms with other campers of a similar age. Dancers may request a specific roommate. CAS does their best to accommodate requests, but those requests are not guaranteed.
Tuition for the 2023 Summer Dance Immersion is $875.00.
Dance Immersion tuition covers all housing, meals, and dance instruction. Tuition may be split into automatic installments paid over time. leading up to the program. Custom payment plans are available.
Registration will close on June 16, 2023.
Note: Dance Immersion has a limited number of participants. We recommend registering as soon as possible to ensure participation. There will be no exception to the number of dancers allowed at the Summer Dance Immersion.
Through generous support from the Nord Family Foundation and Nordson Corporation Foundation, limited tuition assistance opportunities are available to Lorain County residents for Dance Immersion. To apply, students should complete the online registration and indicate they are interested in tuition assistance. Students will be notified of their award on a rolling basis
beginning in March, 2022
All dedicated, serious dance students with a willingness to learn are encouraged to attend the Dance Immersion.
Immersion dancers will be divided into tracks based on their personal technical skill level. We want to ensure that every student is in the classes that will benefit them most and allow them their greatest opportunity for growth and fun!
Placement will be based on dancers video submissions as well as the placement classes dancers will take on the first day.
Placements are at the sole discretion of the Summer Immersion faculty.
Dancers will be paired with a student close to their age. Students may request a specific roommate, but those requests are NOT guaranteed. Rooming requests must be submitted no later than June 1, 2022 to be considered.
All meals and daily activities are included in the camp fee. Dancers will be able to purchase extra snacks and souvenirs each day if they desire. This is at the parent's discretion and CAS is not responsible for any money students bring to camp.