Summer Dance Intensive

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LUSDI July 12-17, 2021  

$350 – For a full week of dance classes & an intensive t-shirt.
*No refunds issued after June 5, 2021 

This summer we are offering: 
17 Total Spaces for Intermediate 
17 Total Spaces for Advanced  

Sign up now before all spots are gone!  

Due to residual Covid-19 restrictions, the Lamar Summer Dance Intensive is open to all dancers 13 years of age or older.   

*Face masks are optional. LUSDI expects all parties to be respectful of those who elect to wear a mask or face covering as well as those who elect not to as their personal choice. Social distancing is encouraged where possible. At Lamar University we are stronger together, stronger than ever. 

The Lamar University Summer Dance Intensive (LUSDI) is a chance for local and surrounding area dance students to experience the life of a collegiate dancer. Students will make professional connections and lasting friendships in this one-week intensive while growing as a dance artist. Students study ballet, modern, jazz, contemporary, musical theater, and tap taught by Lamar University Dance faculty.   

LUSDI will be held in Lamar University’s Health and Human Performance Complex A & B (HHPA 208 and HHPB Dance Annex 100) dance studios and the Lamar University Theatre. Our studios are fully equipped with water fountains, ballet barres, mirrors, and state-of-the-art sprung-wooden floors covered in dance flooring. LUSDI students will be under the supervision of our Dance Department faculty and our intensive workers.  

Lamar University Summer Dance Intensive (LUSDI) offers a one-week program. We have two Summer Dance Intensive sessions based on level - the intermediate or advanced intensive. All sessions are for students 13 years of age or older. Placement is determined by student’s comfort and ability level. We are committed to providing your student with the best experience possible. We want to push your student to strive for excellence, while still maintaining a safe environment to create and perfect their dance craft.   

Golden Wright- Ballet 
Amy Elizabeth- Modern  
Travis Prokop- Commercial Dance Styles (includes jazz and contemporary)  
Lou Arrington- Musical Theatre Dances Styles (includes tap)    

Monday – Friday:  
Drop off at 8:30 a.m. 
9:00 a.m. - 10:20 a.m. Class 
10:30 a.m. - 11:50 a.m. Class 
1:00 p.m. - 2:20 p.m. Class 
2:30 p.m. - 3:50 p.m. Class 
4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Repertory (Learn Choreography from our faculty)  
Pick up no later than 5:15 p.m.  

Drop off at 8:30 a.m.   

All participants will be filming the repertory choreography learned from their perspective group. All choreography will be filmed and made available for patrons of the intensive via Lamar University’s Department of Theatre & Dance’s social media outlets.   

Pick up no later than 3:15 p.m.   

Due to Covid-19 restrictions, there will be no overnight stay for the 2021 summer intensive.   
All participants are also asked to bring their own sack lunch and will be allowed to leave campus for an hour lunch break.  
Please take a moment to review Lamar University Department of Theatre & Dance’s policies.  

Dance Departmental Policy:  

The safety of our students, faculty, and staff continues to be our top priority. In order to create a safe learning environment, the following procedures will be followed for all classes held in the Dance Annex and HHPA - 208.  

Arrival: We ask that you arrive no more than 10-15 minutes prior to the start of class to limit congregating outside the studio.  

Entry: Once allowed, students are required to wash or sanitize their hands. If a bathroom break or water bottle refill is necessary, please do so upon entrance of the annex and before entering the space in 208 (see bathroom break below for procedures.) Street shoes must be removed before stepping on the Marley floor in the annex and before entering the space in 208. Proceed directly to the next available dance space, taking all of your belongings with you.   

Exit: At the end of the day, students will be asked to gather all belongings and follow the one-way pathway to the exit door (the dance annex is the door located next to the fire extinguisher). Street shoes must be put on in the space directly in front of the exit door in the annex and the alcove just outside the room in 208. No street shoes are allowed on the Marley at any time.  

Class Safety Protocol    

Bags and Belongings: Students will bring all bags and belongings with them to their dance space and keep them in the designated spots provided. Please minimize the size of the bag and the number of items in order to keep as much space available as possible. This may include masks, personal sanitizer, water bottle, towel, notebooks, and pens if applicable.      

Come dressed for class: Dressing areas and bathroom access is limited. Please come fully dressed in the attire required for each class. Cover-ups MUST be worn in and out of the studio; however, they must be able to fit neatly in your bags.    

Water and Bathroom Breaks: Students are required to bring a refillable water bottle to each class. Water fountains may only be used to refill water bottles (no direct drinking at this time). If a bathroom break is necessary (please keep them to a minimum and do so before the start of class), you may leave your space with your shoes and follow exit and entry procedures. Street shoes will be put on once exiting the Marley floor in the annex and room in 208. No dance shoes or bare feet are allowed in the hallways or bathrooms at any time. When in the dance annex, the bathroom doors are to be propped open at all times, unless in use. You must sanitize before reentering the space again.  

For More Information:
Travis Prokop
Assistant Professor
Dept. of Theatre & Dance
Lamar University
PO Box 10044
Beaumont, TX 77710