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Extension Programs: Dance


Extension Programs: Dance


New summer 2017 classes will be available on December 15, 2016.

Cornish College of the Arts has a long-standing tradition of providing dance training for children and young adults. In fact, the Preparatory Dance program, which offers classes throughout the academic year, has been running at Cornish for more than 50 years. The Summer at Cornish Dance Program extends the opportunity for continued dance training for students ranging in age from 3.5  through adult.

The Pacific Northwest provides a dramatic backdrop for our extension dance classes, which are held at our beautiful, historic Capitol Hill campus. Dancers will experience a rigorous classical ballet and modern dance curriculum that stresses technique, artistry and composition, while respecting and supporting the health of the whole dancer. Intensives typically include coursework in classical ballet or creative movement, modern, Pilates, jazz, contact improvisation, composition, improvisation, acting, and character dance. Classes are taught by current Cornish faculty and guest artists. All modern and ballet classes are accompanied by Cornish’s talented live musicians, nurturing the dancers’ innate relationship to the tempo, phrasing and dynamics of live music.

Choosing the Program That Is Right For You

We offer dance classes in the fall, spring, and summer that are specifically designed for children, youth, pre-college and adult.

Most of our Preparatory Dance classes require placement decisions which are made by the Director. For more information, please contact the department by email at Preparatorydance@Cornish.edu or by phone at 206.726.5034.

Summer at Cornish Residential Program

Cornish also offers a dynamic residential experience in the heart of the city for student’s ages 14 to 18 years. A sample schedule of extracurricular activities is included in the residential information. Click here for more information. 

Drop-In Classes

Please contact the summerdance@cornish.edu or 206-726-5090 to ask about our class drop-in policy for summer dance students.

Pricing

Courses vary in price from $135 to $1994. Housing and scholarships are available for dancers ages 14 to 18 attending pre-college intensives.

See the course descriptions for more information. If you have any questions, please contact us.

Dance Sessions

SESSIONDATES
Children’s IntensivesJuly 5 - August 10
Youth IntensivesJuly 5 - August 5
Pre-College IntensivesJune 27 - September 2
Teacher WorkshopsJune 20 - 22 and July 18 - 22
Intermediate/Advanced Ballet Courses (Register as a series or drop in)June 27 - July 8 and August 15 - September 2
Preparatory DanceSeptember 12 – June 11

Children’s Intensives

Ages3.5–6 years

Course Date Ages Price Discipline
August Creative Movement Intensive August 8 –August 10 3.5 - 5 $ 130.00 Dance
July Creative Movement Intensive July 5 –July 8 3.5 - 5 $ 180.00 Dance

Youth Intensives

Ages 7-13 years

Course Date Ages Price Discipline
July Introductory Dance Intensive July 5 –July 8 6 - 7 $ 350.00 Dance
Show Stopper Musical Theater Dance Intensive July 11 –July 15 9 - 12 $ 550.00 Dance
Pre-Teen Two Week Dance Intensive July 18 –July 29 11 - 12 $ 975.00 Dance
Pre-Teen Three Week Dance Intensive July 18 –August 5 11 - 12 $ 1465.00 Dance
Beginner Dance Intensive August 8 –August 12 8 - 10 $ 550.00 Dance
August Introductory Dance Intensive August 8 –August 10 6 - 7 $ 265.00 Dance

Pre-College Intensives

Ages 14–18 years

Course Date Ages Price Discipline
Musical Theater Review Three Week Intensive July 25 –August 12 14 - 18 $ 1550.00 Art and Design
Dance
Film and Media
Interdisciplinary
Music
Theater
Teen Three Week Dance Intensive July 18 –August 5 13 - 18 $ 1550.00 Dance
Teen Two Week Dance Intensive July 18 –July 29 13 - 18 $ 1035.00 Dance
Dance College Preparation Intensive July 18 –August 5 14 - 18 $ 1550.00 Dance
Building a Production Pre-College Intensive July 11 –July 22 14 - 18 $ 100.00 Art and Design
Dance
Film and Media
Interdisciplinary
Music
Theater

Teacher Workshops

Ages 18+

Course Date Ages Price Discipline
Cornish Baroque Intensive: Bach for Violin and Harpsichord
EP09501ST
July 18 –July 23 18 - 24 $ 500.00 Interdisciplinary
Music
The Craft of Choreography Teacher’s Workshop
SD01401ST
June 20 –June 22 18 + $ 200.00 Dance

Intermediate/Advanced Ballet Classes

Ages 12-18 years

Course Date Ages Price Discipline
Intermediate/Advanced Ballet Classes (August 15 - September 2) August 15 –September 2 12 + $ 145.00 Dance
Intermediate/Advanced Ballet Classes (June 27 - July 8 ) June 27 –July 8 12 + $ 130.00 Dance

Preparatory Dance

Following are the courses and concentrations available to participants in preparatory dance.

Creative Dance/Pre-Ballet

Title/Course # Ages Day Time Tuition
Creative Dance
ZP01001
4 - 5 S 10:00 am – 11:00 am $ 710
Pre - Primary
ZP01101
5 - 6 F 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm $ 710
Primary
ZP01202
6 - 8 S 9:00 am – 10:00 am $ 710
Primary
ZP01201
6 - 8 F 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm $ 710

Ballet Technique

Title/Course # Ages Day Time Tuition
Ballet 1 (1x per week)
ZP03901
7 - 9 W 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm $ 710
Ballet 1 (1x per week)
ZP03902
7 - 9 S 9:00 am – 10:00 am $ 710
Ballet 1 (2x per week)
ZP04101
7 - 9 W
S
5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
9:00 am –10:00 am
$ 1292
Ballet 2
ZP04201
8 - 11 M
S
4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
11:00 am –12:00 pm
$ 1292
Ballet 3
ZP04301
9 - 13 M
S
5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
9:00 am –10:30 am
$ 1568
Ballet 4
ZP04401
11 - 14 M
W
S
5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
5:30 pm –7:00 pm
10:00 am –11:30 am
$ 1944
Ballet 5
ZP04501
12 - 16 T, Th
S
4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
12:30 pm –2:00 pm
$ 1944
Ballet 6
ZP04601
14 - 18 T, Th
S
4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
12:30 pm –2:00 pm
$ 1944
Ballet 7
ZP04701
15 - 18 M, T, Th
S
4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
12:30 pm –2:00 pm
$ 2304

Pointe, Alternate Techniques, Performance

Title/Course # Ages Day Time Tuition
Ballet 5 Pointe
ZP05101
12 - 16 T, Th 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm $ 644
Ballet 6 Pointe
ZP05201
14 - 18 T, Th 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm $ 644
Ballet 7 Pointe
ZP05301
15 - 18 T, Th 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm $ 644
Composition Class
ZP09301
13 + W 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm $ 564
Conditioning
ZP07101
13 - 18 S 11:30 am – 12:30 pm $ 564
Cornish Preparatory Dance Co. 1 Ballet 5 & 6
ZP09101
12 - 18 S 2:30 pm – 5:45 pm $ 730
Cornish Preparatory Dance Co. 1 Ballet 7
ZP09201
15 - 18 S 2:30 pm – 5:45 pm $ 730
Cornish Preparatory Dance Co. 2 Ballet 3 & 4
ZP09001
9 - 14 S
S
11:30 am – 12:30 pm
2:00 pm –3:30 pm
$ 730
Cornish Preparatory Dance Co. 3 Prim.-Ballet 2
ZP08901
6 - 11 F, S
S
S
6:00 pm – 6:45 pm
2:00 pm –3:30 pm
2:00 pm –3:00 pm
$ 496
Jazz 1
ZP06901
10 - 14 M 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm $ 564
Jazz 2
ZP07001
13 - 18 M 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm $ 606
Male Ballet Technique Intermediate
ZP05401
9 - 13 W 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm $ 710
Modern 1
ZP06101
9 - 13 W 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm $ 564
Modern 2
ZP06201
13 - 16 W 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm $ 564
Modern 3
ZP06301
16 - 18 W 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm $ 606