SDI Programs

June 30-July 19, 2024

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.

There are two programs during the SDI, the Professional Training Program (PTP), and the Open Registration.

The PTP is by audition only and is for students interested in joining the full time Professional Training Program.

The Open Registration does not require an audition, simply register online, and is for students looking to have a great summer of dance and enhance their skills.

PTP and Open students share classes, based on age and ability.

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

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.



Catherine Taylor – Artistic Director

Desirée Botting – Assistant Artistic Director, Ballet, Pointe, Conditioning

Gizella Witkowski – Ballet, Pointe

Alina Adjemian – Ballet, Contemporary Ballet, Pointe

Kaelin Isserlin – 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 2017-2021

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.