Dance students will receive an intensive education with five hours of daily classes and rehearsals in both ballet and modern dance; therefore, students must be adaptable to both styles. Instruction will include advanced ballet and modern technique, variations, and repertoire. Other forms of dance, partnering/pas de deux class, composition, improvisation, and supplemental classes or seminars may also be incorporated into instructional sessions at the discretion of the instructor(s). Students will rehearse for and dance in a final performance at the conclusion of OSAI. Up to 20 dance students are accepted.
Requirements for Applicants
To apply for the dance program, applicants will participate in a master class consisting of both ballet and modern dance. The ballet portion of the audition will consist of a traditional ballet barre and center exercises and the modern portion will consist of center combinations, movement phrases across the floor, and improvisation. Due to time constraints, pointe exercises will not be given during the audition class. The class will be video recorded and sent to judges for scoring at a later date.
The dance studio will be open 30 minutes prior to the assigned start time.
Funding for the Oklahoma Summer Arts Institute dance program is generously provided, in part, by the ConocoPhillips and Kerr Foundation Dance Endowment Funds.