Summer Dance Intensive

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 to round out the dancer's experience. The program will give young dancers an opportunity to experience the daily routine of a Sam Houston State University dance major.

On behalf of the Summer Dance Intensive team, we are excited to offer programing for Summer 2021! At this time we are gathering information and evaluating how we can best deliver a safe and effective experience for our dancers. Please check back at the end of February for updates and announcements. Current program dates are from June 7-18, 2021.

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 18, 2021. Whether we present our work virtually or in person, parents and friends will be invited to view the students' work. 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: