Contemporary Youth Intensive

Summer 2018 intensive dates to be announced! For any questions, please email

BRD is proud to offer summer and winter youth intensives, offering contemporary dancers ages 13-18 an immersive and professional dance experience. As participants in the youth intensive, students engage in daily opportunities to develop as strong, thoughtful artists through classes in contemporary technique, classical and contemporary ballet, conditioning, workshops, and repertory sessions. In these sessions, dancers learn choreography from the company’s portfolio of work from nationally recognized choreographers. Through kinesthetic problem-solving and vulnerable creativity, dancers complete the intensive with a sense of community and shared accomplishment.

A participant from BRD’s Summer 2017 Intensive expressed appreciation of their instructor’s ability to “help each dancer find their own way of connecting with the dance and movement.” Still others “loved learning how [they] could move in different ways,” and appreciated “the positive and motivated attitude from students and teachers.” Participating dancers must be 13-18 years old and have at least two years of dance technique experience (or special permission from a BRD company member).