SUMMER INTENSIVE

Online and in-studio options available!

We are now offering both online and in-studio options for our intensives. The Big Muddy’s summer intensive program will have dancers experience the highest quality dance training, taught by the artistic director and dancers of The Big Muddy.

  • In-Person

    In-studio Focused training in jazz, ballet, and contemporary techniques. Also includes an in-person choreography track of sessions to learn new movement and receive individual feedback from instructors of The Big Muddy Dance Company.

    The week culminates in a black-box theatre filming of choreography for your personal archives.

    • Sessions 1 & 2 - $450 (1 week)
    • Session 3 - $750 (2 weeks)

    *In-studio programs are contingent on public health recommendation phasing remaining on track for June and July as set forth by the St. Louis City ordinances.

  • Online

    All Online Intensive Package- Focused training in jazz, ballet, and contemporary techniques taught live via Zoom.

    • All sessions - $100/week
  • What

    Ballet: Ballet serves as a foundational technique for nearly all styles and dance vocabularies in some capacity. Dancers will focus on ballet technique as a tool for developing proprioception, coordination, strength, and efficiency of movement.

    Contemporary: A class designed to expand awareness of the body in relation to itself and the space it inhabits through a means of guided exploration. Dancers will focus on tools for improvisation, manipulating weight, and moving into and out of the floor.

    Jazz: Focus on high energy athleticism in conjunction with varying technical elements integrated throughout center combinations and locomotor phrases.

    Choreography: (in-person only) Dancers will have an original work created on them by artists of The Big Muddy Dance Company. The work will be video taped at the end of the intensive and the finished piece will be distributed to all participating dancers.

    Daily Schedules:

    **Class schedules subject to change.
  • When

    Session 1:

    • Ages 10 - 13
    • June 28 - July 2, 2021
    • Tuition $450 (in-person) (FULL)
    • Tuition $100 (online)

    Session 2:

    • Ages 14 - 17
    • June 28 - July 2, 2021
    • Tuition $450 (in-person) (FULL)
    • Tuition $100 (online)

    Session 3:

    • Ages 18+
    • July 5 - 16, 2021
    • Tuition $750 (in-person)
    • Tuition $100/week (online)

  • How

    Registration:

    Space is limited! Registration opens on February 1, 2021 and will remain open until full, at which time a waiting list will be established for entrance into the program.

    Payments can be made by check, cash, or credit card (We accept MasterCard, Discover, Visa or American Express).

    Scholarships:

    A very limited number of scholarships will be made available based on merit and financial need. Those applying for a scholarship must submit a letter indicating circumstances as well as evidence of financial constraint. Early application is encouraged. All materials and questions should be sent to Erin Prange at ewarner@thebigmuddydanceco.org.


Session 1
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
9:00-10:30
Ballet
9:00-10:30
Ballet
9:00-10:30
Ballet
9:00-10:30
Ballet
9:00-10:30
Ballet
10:30-10:45
Break
10:30-10:45
Break
10:30-10:45
Break
10:30-10:45
Break
10:30-10:45
Break
10:45-12:15
Jazz
10:45-12:15
Jazz
10:45-12:15
Jazz
10:45-12:15
Jazz
10:45-12:15
Jazz
12:15-12:45
Lunch
12:15-12:45
Lunch
12:15-12:45
Lunch
12:15-12:45
Lunch
12:15-12:45
Lunch
12:45-2:15
Contemporary
12:45-2:15
Acting Workshop
12:45-2:15
Contemporary
12:45-2:15
Acting workshop
12:45-2:15
Contemporary
2:15-2:30
Break
2:15-2:30
Break
2:15-2:30
Break
2:15-2:30
Break
2:15-2:30
Break
2:30-5:30
Choreography
2:30-5:30
Choreography
2:30-5:30
Choreography
2:30-5:30
Choreography
2:30-5:30
Choreography
5:30-6:30
Dinner Break
6:30
Dancer Call
7 pm
Showcase
Session 2
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
9:00-10:30
Ballet
9:00-10:30
Ballet
9:00-10:30
Ballet
9:00-10:30
Ballet
9:00-10:30
Ballet
10:30-10:45
Break
10:30-10:45
Break
10:30-10:45
Break
10:30-10:45
Break
10:30-10:45
Break
10:45-12:15
Contemporary
10:45-12:15
Contemporary
10:45-12:15
Contemporary
10:45-12:15
Contemporary
10:45-12:15
Contemporary
12:15-12:45
Lunch
12:15-12:45
Lunch
12:15-12:45
Lunch
12:15-12:45
Lunch
12:15-12:45
Lunch
12:45-2:15
Jazz
12:45-2:15
Jazz
12:45-2:15
Acting workshop
12:45-2:15
Jazz
12:45-2:15
Acting workshop
2:15-2:30
Break
2:15-2:30
Break
2:15-2:30
Break
2:15-2:30
Break
2:15-2:30
Break
2:30-5:30
Choreography
2:30-5:30
Choreography
2:30-5:30
Choreography
2:30-5:30
Choreography
2:30-5:30
Choreography
5:30-6:30
Dinner Break
6:30
Dancer Call
7 pm
Showcase
Session 3: Week 1
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
9-10:30
Ballet
9-10:30
Ballet
9-10:30
Ballet
9-10:30
Ballet
9-10:30
Ballet
10:30-12
Jazz
10:30-12
Jazz
10:30-12
Jazz
10:30-12
Jazz
10:30-12
Contemporary
12-12:30
Lunch
12-12:30
Lunch
12-12:30
Lunch
12-12:30
Lunch
12-12:30
Lunch
12:30-2
Mental
Toughness
12:30-2
Contemporary
12:30-1
Mental
Toughness
12:30-2
Contemporary
12:30-1
Mental
Toughness
1-2
Yoga
1-2
Yoga
2-2:15
Break
2-2:15
Break
2-2:15
Break
2-2:15
Break
2-2:15
Break
2:15-5:30
Choreography
2:15-5:30
Choreography
2:15-5:30
Choreography
2:15-5:30
Choreography
2:15-5:30
Choreography
Session 3: Week 2
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
9-10:30
Ballet
9-10:30
Ballet
9-10:30
Ballet
9-10:30
Ballet
9-10:30
Ballet
10:30-12
Contemporary
10:30-12
Contemporary
10:30-12
Contemporary
10:30-12
Contemporary
10:30-12
Contemporary
12-12:30
Lunch
12-12:45
Lunch
12-12:30
Lunch
12-12:45
Lunch
12-12:30
Lunch
12:30-2
Jazz
12:45-1:45
Pilates
12:30-2
Jazz
12:45-1:45
Pilates
12:30-2
Jazz
2-2:15
Break
1:45-2
Break
2-2:15
Break
1:45-2
Break
2-2:15
Break
2:15-5:30
Choreography
2-5:30
Choreography
2:15-5:30
Choreography
2-5:30
Choreography
2:15-5:30
Choreography
5:30-6:30
Dinner Break
6:30
Dancer Call
7 pm
Showcase