July 4 – 24, 2021

SDI 2019. Photo by Drew Berry.

Summer Dance Intensive is a three-week program that provides students with a challenging and rewarding dance experience within a safe and creative community.

Students dance from Monday to Friday for approximately 22 hours per week. With an emphasis on versatility and technique, classes include:

  • Ballet Technique
  • Pointe Work
  • Boy’s Work
  • Repertoire
  • Modern
  • Spanish/Flamenco
  • Jazz
  • Hip Hop
  • Conditioning


Audition Required
Attending the Summer Dance Intensive offers both the students and the faculty an opportunity to work together in a studio environment to see if QBSC is the right fit for you.  

Visit Auditions & Masterclasses for more information.

OPEN TRAINING PROGRAM (OTP)     Audition Not Required, but Recommended
Designed to provide a challenging Summer Dance experience, this is an excellent option for those students who are not necessarily looking for a full time professional program.  However, an OTP student may be offered acceptance to the full time Professional Training Program based on talent and commitment displayed. Students registering for the OTP without audition, may be placed on a waiting list in order to accommodate students who have attended an audition location.

PTP and OTP students take classes together, including special workshops, and are placed in levels according to their age and ability.


Catherine Taylor – Artistic Director

Gizella Witkowski – Ballet Mistress

Alina Adjemian – Ballet, Contemporary Ballet, Pointe

Desirée Botting – Ballet, Pointe, Conditioning

Emma Kerson – Modern

Kareem Byfield – Jazz, Hip Hop

Wayne Corinaldi – Hip Hop


Henning Albretchsen – Ballet, Boys work, Repertoire

Dreda Blow – Ballet, Improv, Drama, Contemporary Choreography

Valerie Scannura – Flamenco

Guest Instructor – Summer Dance Intensive 2017-2020

See Henning’s full biography on our Artistic Staff page!

Visit our MEDIA GALLERY to see videos of our past Summer Dance Intensives.

Visit our ARTISTIC STAFF page for Bios of our faculty.