Brenau Summer Dance Intensive is two weeks of rigorous dance training from June 5-17, 2023. 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 two 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 Saturday, June 17, 2023.

All classes and auditions will be held at Brenau East Studios: 1001 Chestnut Street, Gainesville, GA 30501, and the Brenau Fitness 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:

  • Sunday, Oct. 16, 2022, 8 a.m. – 9:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, January 28, 2023, 10am, with check-in beginning at 9:15 am
  • Saturday, March 25, 2023, 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., with check-in being at 9:30 a.m.

To audition at one of our auditions listed above, please RSVP and submit the Summer Dance Audition Form (PDF) to

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 the following in your video:
3-5 minutes of ballet barre/center, across the floor exercises. Video should include Plié, tendu/dégagé, développé, Grand Battement, Pirouette, Petit Allegro and Grand Allegro. Please also include a jazz/modern and/or contemporary combination of 1-2 minutes. The video should not have other dancers in the shots. You may choose to take video of yourself in class if you are able to isolate yourself in the shot.

Tuition and Fees Schedule

Students may choose to commute or live on campus. Commuting students will receive lunch daily which is included with their tuition. Residential students will receive three meals daily.

  • Tuition: $1025
    • *includes boxed lunch daily
  • Room and Board: $850
    • *includes three meals daily (two meals, brunch and dinner on Saturday and Sunday) and housing
  • Registration fee and Deposit: $350 (due upon registration)

Full Balance of Tuition due by May 19, 2023

Back this year – Emerging Choreographer’s Workshop

May 30 – June 3, 2023

The Emerging Choreographer’s Workshop is 5 days prior to the Brenau Summer Dance Intensive for interested high school and college dance choreographers to work on their craft in an open, exploratory and focused lab setting. A dance class in a different style or form will begin the day. Chosen choreographers and dancers will then take a daily class in choreographic technique and practice those skills in the afternoon while creating on dancers. Brenau faculty and guest teaching artists will be mentoring choreographers in their work during the intensive. Works will be presented in an informal setting Saturday June 4th in the evening in one of our performance spaces.

Two choreographers will be chosen to present their works in a formal setting at the conclusion of the Brenau Summer Dance Intensive on June 17, 2023.

  • Tuition: $250
  • Housing and Meal Plan: $300
  • Registration fee and Deposit: $100

*For those registering for both the Choreographer’s Workshop and BSDI 2023, the deposit for summer dance will cover your deposit for the 5 day workshop.


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