Is there a dress code?
There is no required dress code. Just come ready to move and sweat!
What is the PDC Summer Intensive?
The PDC Summer Intensive is a week of incredible dance classes, seminars, mock and real auditions, and dance related activities. The intensive is created by, and is a fundraiser for, PERSpectives Dance Company. The studio which hosts the intensive CVPA Dance Studio at 3575 Somerset Ave. in Castro Valley, California.
What is the timeframe and schedule?
Intermediate and advanced/professional levels will run Mon.-Fri. Jul. 9-13th from 10am-3pm daily, with auditions on Friday.
Beginning will run Mon.-Fri. Jul. 16-20th from 10am-3pm daily, with an informal show for parents/friends to come see what the kids have learned that week on Friday afternoon.
An example schedule is shown below. This years schedule will be avail the week before the event.
What are the levels/ages?
There are 3 levels: Beginning, Intermediate, and advanced/professional. Each level is designed specifically for the needs of the dancers at that level in their dancing career. For instance, beginning is for dancers age 7-10 and focuses on building technique, exposure to new styles, and fun activities to keep the dancers excited and energized during their full camp day!
Intermediate is more challenging with the students exposed to more master teachers, mock auditions, and real auditions for scholarships for PDC opportunities. Intermediate dancers will have more demanding classes and work on next level technique and style. It is recommended for dancers 10-12/13 years of age.
The advanced/ professional level is the most demanding level offered, and is designed to challenge dancers who are interested in pursuing a career in dance, or achieving that next level goal. As such, the age recommendation for this level is 14-adult. No dancer under 13 will be permitted. Along with challenging classes with master teachers, dancers will have seminars on resume writing and headshots, audition skills, tips to keep working, injury prevention, and what opportunities are out their for dancers. They will also have an opportunity to audition for the PERSpectives Pre-Professional Company, PDC.2, which will perform at PERSpectives Dance Company's professional show in San Francisco in Oct., and dancers 18+ will be considered for the company.
What styles will be taught?
The PDC Summer Intensive will be providing classes in many styles of dance including contemporary, hip hop, improv, jazz, ballet, tap, and heels for the advanced level.