Summer Intensive


Join LACDC Co-Founder Kate Hutter, Artistic Director Genevieve Carson, Company Members and L.A.'s top contemporary artists for advanced classes in contemporary modern and jazz technique, improvisation, partnering, and LACDC Repertory.

This two-week program is for college and pre-professional students (Ages 18+). Students can choose to attend the first week only OR both weeks of classes. All students will be able to attend our annual audition for free. The students taking the full intensive will perform in a showcase for the LA community on the last day.  Summer Intensive faculty will be announced on a rolling basis.  Be sure to read our Frequently Asked Questions Sheet and our Housing Guide for more information.

**Our Intensive has moved to a new venue! Downtown Dance & Movement offers an expanded studio space with A/C, additional restrooms, a kitchen, multiple walkable restaurants and metro access. We are excited to move with you in their beautiful studios.

**Space in the program is limited to 60 students and tends to fill up quickly. Your registration is not complete until tuition is paid in full.

  DATES: JULY 17TH - 28TH, 2017

Downtown Dance and Movement
1144 South Hope Street, LA, CA 90015

First Week Only: $350 // Two Weeks: $525


Official Hashtag: #LACDCsummer. WATCH our Summer Intensive Promo.


What dancers are saying about our Intensive...

So.... I've done dance intensives/classes in NYC. And yes they're amazing. But I had someone from NY tell me that there was no real dance in LA and sort of belittled my idea to come here saying "what are you gonna do, dance in a music video?" They were so wrong. There's so much artistry and "real dance" just within L.A. Contemporary Dance Company. I'm excited to continue in this intensive and learn about other contemporary artists in the area!
--Jasmine Wright

The intensive is a welcoming environment for an intimate dance community to not only learn from instructors, but also to explore movement and art together. It is truly inspiration and gives me an appetite to captivate the education being offered by both instructors and fellow dancers.
--Michael Perez

I was enthralled by the movement I experienced during the intensive and was constantly thinking "Man, this is a tribe I want to be apart of!" I find it necessary to encourage your company in the exquisite ways that you are transforming dancers as movers but also as see-ers. The nuggets of gold that I collected from all of you in the short time I was there are treasures that I will hold onto where ever I dance or even go!

I also want to take a moment to sincerely thank you, the company members, and especially Kate for the atmosphere you all created during the intensive week and at the audition. I've been to many auditions and have never felt so supported, valued and free to be myself. The crazier part was being taught the freedom to take these gifts and hand them out to the dancers around me as they auditioned. I walked out of your audition with tears of joy flowing from my face because I was overwhelmed by the sense of constant victory I experienced rather than the heaviness of inadequacy which is the prevalent feeling when auditioning. When I left, my success was in the beauty of feeling like I was enough as a dancer rather than finding it in a call back. I didn't hold anything back and I cherished the talent around me rather than comparing myself. I felt seen and for the first time in an audition, I intentionally and supportively witnessed. It's the most whole I've felt during dance in a long time and I was immensely blessed!
--Gaby Mulder


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Check out past Summer Intensive highlights on Instagram via our OFFICIAL HASHTAG: #LACDCSummer. Also, check out footage from previous Intensives on LACDC's YouTube Channel.

**Any further questions can be directed to Summer Intensive Assistant Director Jamila Glass at