Brenau Summer Dance Intensive is three weeks of rigorous dance training from June 3-21, 2024. The program will focus on Ballet, Jazz, and Contemporary technique supplemented by Ballroom, Variations, Pas de Deux, Yoga, Pilates, Men’s Class, Pointe, West African Dance, Nutrition for Dancers, and Repertory.

During the three weeks, dancers will rehearse repertory and new works by established and emerging local and regional professional dance artists to be performed in a showcase at the John S. Burd Center for the Performing Arts on Brenau’s Historic Campus in Gainesville, Georgia, in the afternoon of Friday, June 21, 2024.

All classes and auditions will be held at Brenau East Studios: 1001 Chestnut Street, Gainesville, GA 30501, and the Schrader Athletic Center at 800 Washington St. SE Gainesville, GA 30501.

For more information on the Summer Dance Intensive, including auditions and registration, please see below. Email with any additional questions.

Scholarship and Placement Audition Information

Scholarship and Placement Auditions for the Summer Dance Intensive are as follows:

  • Saturday, February 3, 2024, 9am – 11am. Check-in begins at 8:30 am.
  • Saturday, February 10, 2024, 9am – 11am. Check-in begins at 8:30am.
  • Saturday, March 23, 2024, 9am – 11am. Check-in begins at 8:30am.

To audition, you must attend one of the above audition dates. To RSVP, please complete the Summer Dance Audition Form.

You may also choose to submit a video audition for scholarships and placement in the program. You may submit your video via a link through YouTube, Vimeo, Dropbox, Google Drive, or Mail Drop at

Please include to the form:

  • Headshot
  • Dance pose photo

Tuition and Fees Schedule

Participants may choose to commute or live on campus. Commuter students receive lunch daily and residential students receive all meals.

Tuition: $1,250.00
*includes lunch daily

Room and Board: $600
*includes all meals and housing

Registration & Deposit: $350 (due upon registration)

Payment plan due dates:

  • Initial Deposit due upon registration
  • 1st installment due by March 1st, 2024
  • 2nd (final) installment due by May 1st, 2024

Registration closes May 10th, 2024

Back this year – Emerging Choreographer’s Workshop

May 28 – June 1, 2024

The Emerging Choreographer’s Workshop is 5 days prior to the Brenau Summer Dance Intensive for interested high school and college choreographers to work on their craft in an open, exploratory, and focused lab setting. Brenau faculty and guest teaching artists will be mentoring choreographers in their work during the workshop. Works will be presented in an informal setting on the final day in one of our performance spaces.

Tuition: $300
*includes lunch daily

Housing and Meal Plan: $350
*includes all meals and housing

Registration and Deposit: $100 (due upon registration)

The Duet

May 28 – June 21

Program Registration for both the Emerging Choreographer’s Workshop and the Brenau Summer Dance Intensive.

Tuition: $1,550

Housing and Meal Plan: $850

Registration and Deposit: $350 (due upon registration)


Brenau Dance features 7 Dance Studios equipped with Marley-covered sprung floors, pianos, a Pilates lab, male and female dressing rooms, and a surround sound system. Residence hall accommodations include laundry facilities. The dining hall is located in close proximity to the residence hall. Resident advisors supervise each residence hall floor, and facilities are monitored.

Contact Information

Brenau Dance Department
500 Washington St. SE
Gainesville, GA 30501

Phone: 770-534-6245 or 770-538-4796