Summer overnight and day camp for girls ages 12 – 18
Session 1: July 19 – 25, 2020
Session 2: July 26 – August 1, 2020
For over 20 years, Stoneleigh-Burnham School has offered a summer Dance Intensive for Middle and High School Students. SDI is appropriate for intermediate and advanced dancers.
The Intensive features a full day of dance with breaks for meals and an afternoon swim. Each day centers on studio instruction in ballet, jazz, contemporary dance, and repertory sessions to prepare for a performance at week’s end. Special presentations, dance films, trips to the local ice cream stand, and campus activities help girls unwind with friends after a busy day in the studio. Each week also sees an outing to the International Dance Festival at Jacob’s Pillow in Lee, MA seeing up-and-coming and world-renowned companies on the Inside/Out and main stages.
While our regimen is rigorous, we do not require an audition for admission. Students should prepare for the physical demands of a full day of daily lessons and rehearsals, and a week of intellectual immersion in dance. We believe our dancers learn best in a non-competitive environment, and we subscribe to a community ethic where we strive to always care for ourselves and one another.
Dancers will enjoy:
- Two daily technique classes
- Two daily repertory classes
- Personal attention in small classes to address technique and performing skills
- Campus amenities, including our fitness center and pool
- The stunning setting of our 100-acre campus
About Our Faculty
Cat Wagner heads the Dance program at Stoneleigh-Burnham School. She holds an MFA in choreography and performance from Smith College and a BA in theater arts from Brandeis University. Cat joined the SBS faculty in 2017 after working as a teaching artist in NYC for Mark Morris Dance Center, New York City Ballet, and Brooklyn Arts Exchange. In addition, she has been a visiting artist at Mount Holyoke College, adjunct dance faculty at Amherst College, and a teaching fellow at Smith College. Cat also works as a houseparent on our 11/12th grade hallway.