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The Conservatory Dance Intensive

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August 3-8, 2020 (CANCELLED due to concerns surrounding COVID-19))

Dancers (ages 12 to college) will be challenged technically and artistically through a variety of classes taught by Southeast dance faculty and other professional artists. In addition to daily ballet class, students will study modern and jazz techniques and have the opportunity to experience additional classes including pointe, aerial arts, ballroom and hip-hop. Daily lunch discussions will explore topics important to aspiring dancers such as nutrition, injury prevention and treatment, and the life of a professional dancer. The Conservatory intensive offers individualized dance instruction and will introduce young dancers to numerous different dance styles improving their technique and performance abilities. An informal concert showcase of newly created dance works will take place at the end of the week for parents and friends to enjoy. Students about to enter their senior year in high school, recently completed their senior year in high school, or students wishing to transfer to Southeast Missouri State University may use the intensive as their audition to the BFA dance program. **A minimum of 12 dancers must be enrolled in order for the intensive to be held.**

Important Intensive Information

Contact Alyssa Alger (517-414-8965) for more information.

2020 Guest Instructor/Choreographer

Danielle Albertina

Dani Albertina is a Collinsville, IL native currently based in New York City. Heavily involved in the dance world for over 20 years, Dani is a classically and competitively trained mover whose proficiencies lie in Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Theater, Modern, Contemporary, Hip Hop, Samba, Salsa, Drill Team/Pom and Acro. A graduate from Southeast Missouri State University with a B.A. in Dance as well as a B.S. in Human Environmental Studies--Family Studies, Dani marries her psychology knowledge to her dance expertise to cater to each dancers individual needs while teaching. When not working on her own projects, Dani travels with Universal Dance Association or StarQuest Dance to either teach master classes, set choreography, clean routines or judge competitions. You can spot Dani dancing in hip hop music videos for esteemed national and international artists such as Miss Ko and Kool Keith. Dani is a performer within two companies of NYC—Sambasalsa and The Elastic Vegans where she has had the privilege to perform on stages such as City Hall, Tony Bennett Concert Hall and at Union Square for National Animal Rights Day. She continues to work as a passionate freelance artist in both commercial and concert dance. Dani is absolutely thrilled and gracious for the opportunity to work at her alma mater alongside her professors who encouraged her to aspire to the life she is leading now!

Half-Day Fee

(9am-Noon daily) $150 - includes 2 daily technique classes in ballet and modern or jazz

Commuter Fee

(9am-9pm daily) $345 - includes all classes, social activities, lunch and dinner

Resident Fee

$495 - includes lodging, meals, classes and social activities

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(573) 986-7492
River Campus Seminary, Room 463

Conservatory of Theatre and Dance
One University Plaza, MS 7850
Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63701