Summer Dance Intensive

Cancelled for Summer 2020.
Open to dance students ages 13-19


Greetings Parents and Students interested in the Summer Dance Intensive at Sam,

My name is Joshua Manculich, Director of the Summer Dance Intensive at SHSU, and I am reaching out to you with updates on where we stand during this chaotic time. Due to the national pandemic, we will be canceling SDI 2020. This comes in support of the university’s decision to cancel all overnight camps.

We were very excited to host a variety of individuals, including: out of state students, artists admitted into the BFA program at Sam, and a group of dancers excited to seriously study dance. We realize this news is not ideal and may take some reorganization in your lives, but the most important thing is the safety of our students, staff and families. My hope is to be able to see all your smiling faces under the lights on stage in June 2021!

Please reach out to me at with any questions.


About the Intensive

The Sam Houston State University Summer Dance Intensive is designed for students who are committed, disciplined, and seek to become well-versed artists in dance. The two-week program specializes in ballet, modern, and jazz, with additional classes in Contemporary Partnering, Yoga, Pilates, Voice for Dancers, Career Prep, Bollywood, and Choreography Workshop. The program will give young dancers an opportunity to experience the daily routine of a Sam Houston State University dance major.

An exciting line up professional dance teachers come together to teach technique classes and repertory for this inspiring summer dance intensive held on Sam Houston State University's beautiful campus. All classes are held in SHSU’s acclaimed Gaertner Performing Arts Center located at 815 17th St. Huntsville, TX 77340. The 91,000 square foot building houses state of the art facilities for the Department of Dance including a specialized dance theater, four spacious dance studios with floor to ceiling windows, a pilates and conditioning studio, an outdoor performance space, and costume shop and Mac Lab for innovative dance technology classes.


The culmination of the two-week intensive is an Informal Showing of repertory choreographed by the students, summer faculty members and guest artists, on Friday, June 19, 2020. Parents and friends are invited to attend. The Summer Dance Intensive at Sam will include classes and instruction that reflect the curriculum and values of SHSU Dance providing the pre-professional dancer with exciting tools to succeed in the competitive and inspiring field of dance. Allow us the opportunity to elevate your young artist today!

Audition today to be part of this wonderful dance experience.


Department of Dance
815 17th Street, Suite 150, Huntsville, TX 77340
Phone: (936) 294-3342 or (936) 294-1875 | E-mail: