Dance

"I was impressed by both the quality and quantity of work produced...All four of my students, including my daughter, were inspired and motivated and came back to my program better dancers. The small numbers and personal attention, along with the friendliness of all faculty and students made their experience outstanding!"Deborah Flemming, Teacher/Director, Taipei American Dance School

Dance Summer Camp at Wyoming Seminary

July 7—August 3, 2019

Two 2-week sessions offered 

July 7 — July 20 | Ballet Intensive
July 21 — August 3 | Modern / Contemporary

Day and boarding options, ages 12-18

Meet the Director

Tim Early

Tim Early is BACK this summer to teach dance at Summer at Sem Creative Arts! Early is an amazing teacher who always pushes students to their best and brightest!

Early currently shares duties as co-director of the Philadelphia based modern company Opus I Contemporary as well as a principal dancer with the Brandywine Ballet. This has given Early the opportunity to work with many choreographers including Nancy Page, Roni Koresh, Matthew Neenan, Scott Jovovich, Christopher Flemming, He has been on faculty at Mount Holyoke College, Lafayette College, Moravian College, West Chester University, and currently Temple University.

From 1999-2017, Early has headed the dance department at the Performing Arts Institute in Wilkes-Barre, Pa. Tim is trained in ballet, modern and jazz and enjoys a full-time teaching schedule. In his spare time, he is an avid photographer and loves riding his bike.

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Dance Summer Camp Program Details

At a Glance

The dance camp program is comprised of one 2-week ballet-intensive session focusing on all levels of ballet, with pointe classes available for advanced students and a second 2-week session devoted to modern and contemporary dance.

The rigorous program is led by a faculty of professional dancers and choreographers who come from diverse backgrounds and have immeasurable professional experience. The summer camp curriculum allows dancers to refine their technique and increase stamina.

Master classes offered by guest artists emphasize artistic experience. Both 2-week sessions offer a closing performance with dancers, guest artists and faculty.

Daily Schedule

Ballet Session- July 7 - July 21, 2019

  • 9 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Ballet class (level appropriate classes)
  • 10:45 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. Pointe/variations/partnering (level appropriate)
  • Noon - 1 p.m. Lunch
  • 1 p.m. - 3 p.m. Choreography period 1
  • 3 p.m. - 5 p.m. Choreography period 2

The two-week ballet intensive will focus on all levels of ballet/pointe and partnering. We will welcome guest faculty from the Brandywine Ballet Theater from West Chester, Pa.

Modern/Contemporary Session: July 21-August 4, 2019

  • 9 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Class (consisting of two levels)
  • 10:45 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. Improvisation/choreography
  • Noon - 1 p.m. Lunch
  • 1 p.m. - 3 p.m. Choreography period 1
  • 3 p.m. - 5 p.m. Choreography period 2

The Modern/Contemporary session will cover a wide range of dance styles including improvisation and dancers choreographic compositions.

Dance Camp Tuition


 

Day students: $950 per 2-week session

Boarding students: $2500 per 2-week session

 

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Audition Information

Dance Auditions

Requirements:

  • Please submit either a video or photograph of yourself demonstrating first arabesque and/or tendu a la second.
  • In addition to an audition, dance applicants must also submit a completed online application.

Guidelines:

  • Use the best available visual and audio devices possible. Film as if at a live audition.
  • At the beginning of your audition:
    • State your name, age, and place of residence (US state or country if international)
    • State the name/composer of the piece you will be performing
  • At the conclusion of your audition:
    • State "I have reached the end of my audition" and repeat your full name.
  • Naming your Audition Video or Photos: 
    • [Program] Audition: Full Name, Date
    • Dance Audition: Taylor Smith, 01/02/2019

Submitting your Audition:

  • Videos can be submitted as a direct URL or an unlisted Youtube video to: summeratsem@wyomingseminary.org.
  • Information on creating an unlisted YouTube video, as well as audition information for all of our programs, can be found here.

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Contact Us

Gayle Sekel
Director of Summer
Programs
570-270-2167
Nick Fritz
Associate Director
of Summer Programs
570-270-2161
Katie Michaels
Admission Associate 
for Creative Arts
570-270-2188

Mailing Address:
Wyoming Seminary—Summer at Sem
201 North Sprague Avenue
Kingston, PA 18704-3593 U.S.A.

Fax: 570-270-2198