Teen Intensive: July 2021

Due to the evolving situation surrounding COVID-19 and the advice from public health officials, we have yet to determine the exact dates of our July 2021 Summer Intensives.

Please continue to monitor this page for more updates.

Please contact [email protected] if you have any questions.


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Modern/Contemporary Teen Intensive

Our teen intensive is a full-time, one-week program for young dancers with a keen interest in modern and contemporary dance. The program is taught by a remarkable faculty who are focused on developing the technical, artistic, and performance skills of each student. Every day, dancers will take classes in modern and contemporary techniques – all accompanied by live music! This program of 20 classes includes repertory sessions with professional choreographers, plus a closing performance on stage at the Winchester Street Theatre.

The School of Toronto Dance Theatre’s Summer Intensive for Teens is an exceptional opportunity for motivated young students to train with the best. Join us for five days of challenging, energetic, and fun classes where you can meet others who share the intensity of your passion for dance!

My daughter did the Teen Intensive and absolutely LOVED it! She was challenged and pushed and was happily exhausted after each day. Live music was a bonus! Would highly recommend it for the dancers who love contemporary. – Bernadine Shaw, Teen Intensive participant parent

Class Descriptions

Graham Technique
Graham technique is derived from the work of American modern dance pioneer, Martha Graham. These classes provide dancers with an understanding and experience of the basic movement principles of contraction/release and spiral, beginning in the body’s centre and radiating into its extremities. One of the most dramatic of modern dance techniques, the Graham movement vocabulary has tremendous power and expressive potential.

Contemporary Technique
Classes in contemporary technique are physically demanding and artistically stimulating. Sound anatomical practices encourage strength, stamina, flexibility, versatility, musicality, dynamics, and phrasing. Emphasis is on strong technique as a base from which to build expansive movement qualities and confident performance.

Horton Technique and Repertory
Horton technique, based on the work of Lester Horton, is a rigorous, powerful and demanding discipline. It utilizes lateral torso movements and a dynamic attack, building increasingly difficult movement sequences.

In repertory, dancers learn valuable performance skills, and are prepared to become the most versatile of instruments as professional dancers. Repertory is an exciting, challenging, and tangible way for dancers to prepare for the profession. In this highly dynamic and physically demanding class, dancers will expand their performance potential, their interpretive skills, and their power of expression.

Dancers will rehearse daily in repertory with professional choreographers, leading up to a performance on stage at the Winchester Street Theatre.


This is a full-time, one-week program. Full schedule details will be posted in July. Classes run Monday to Friday, approximately 9am to 5pm. Evenings and weekends are yours to explore Toronto!


Andrea Roberts
Admissions & Records Manager
[email protected]