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PROGRAM DATES:July 11th - July 18th, 2020
TUITION:$1,600 (includes housing and three meals a day.)

About Compass: Dance for Movers

Compass: Dance for Movers is a unique program in that it’s a dance intensive for those without many years of dance training. The program is designed to provide exceptional dance training to beginner or beginner/intermediate high-school students. We have found that often, students simply do not have time to train in all disciplines, attend school, and perform. Many reach a time in their pursuits where they realize that they have college or professional auditions coming up and they do not feel prepared to face the dance portion of these auditions. They may also simply be at a place in their training where they decide that they would like to focus on dance. Compass: Dance for Movers is the program for all of these students.

At Compass: Dance for Movers you’ll receive training from dedicated professionals in the major dance disciplines of ballet, jazz, and contemporary, as well as classes in proper warm-up, terminology, movement improvisation, and more. You will also participate in mock dance calls to prepare you for future auditions. Working hard in this safe and supportive environment will guide you on your journey to becoming a more skilled and confident dancer.

To ensure individual attention, COMPASS ATTENDANCE IS LIMITED TO 18 STUDENTS.

Admission Information

Admission to this one-week residential intensive for students ages 14-18 is by audition only.


Please do not be intimidated by the idea that you have to audition to attend. The purpose of the audition is to assess student interest and to create a class of students working at similar levels.


9:30am - 11:00amHow to Warm-up for Dance
11:15am - 12:15amBallet Class
12:30am - 1:30amLunch
1:45pm - 3:15pmJazz Class
3:30pm - 5:30pmMock Dance Audition
5:30pm - 6:45pmDinner
6:45pm - 8:45pmStudent Activities

A typical day at Compass: Dance for Movers will consist of classes and rehearsals from 9:30am to 5:30pm. Classes will be held seven days a week with an occasional break scheduled in as needed. Our schedule will depend on which artists are in residence.

Evenings will be spent in less physically demanding activities to help students further their knowledge of various dance styles and techniques.

Students are required to attend all classes as assigned.


Students are housed in an air-conditioned dormitory on the campus of Wake Forest University. All students are required to live on campus during the two-week summer intensive. Adult chaperones employed by The Performing Arts Project live with students and conduct nightly room checks at curfew. Chaperones are also available to help students with their personal needs, such as doctor visits. Students are placed in a room with a roommate in their same age range. Dormitories have common areas as well as coin laundry rooms. Students are asked to bring their own linens or may purchase a linen package from the university. To see pictures of campus dormitories online, visit Wake Forest Housing.

Students eat on campus in the Student Union at the Fresh Food Company dining hall. They are served three meals a day with food service provided by Aramark Food Service. The dining hall has ample selections and will easily accommodate students with eating limitations including vegetarians, vegans, and those with food allergies to nuts, gluten and lactose. Students may also choose to eat at some of the other food options on campus, such as the food court; however, these options will not be covered in student tuition and will require that the student pay the restaurant at the time of service. For more information online, visit Wake Forest Campus Dining.