Brenau Summer Dance Intensive




June 8-20, 2020

Registration will be opening in early January.  We will be in touch with all dancers who have auditioned at that time. We look forward to working with you this year at Brenau Summer Dance Intensive.

We are still accepting video submissions through April 30, 2020. Please send videos to

Brenau Summer Dance Intensive is two weeks of rigorous dance training from June 8-20, 2020. 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 up-and-coming 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, on the evening of Saturday, June 202020.

There are commuter and residential options available. In order to attend, dancers must be 13 years of age by June 1, 2020.

All classes will be held at Brenau East Studios: 1001 Chestnut Street, Gainesville, GA 30501. Residential students will be provided transportation from campus to the Brenau East Studios (appox. 1 mile).

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


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

  1. Sunday, Oct. 13, 2019, 8 – 10 a.m.: Days of Dance, Brenau University
  2. Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.: Brenau University, Gainesville, GA
  3. Saturday March 14, 2020, 2:15 – 4:15 p.m.: Brenau University, Gainesville, GA
  4. Saturday, April 18, 2020, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.: Brenau University Fitness Center, 800 Brenau Ln., Gainesville, GA

To audition at one of our in-person auditions listed above, please RSVP 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.



Commuter: $850
*includes, tuition, fees, and boxed lunch daily; dancers must provide their own transportation to and from classes and rehearsals
Residential: $1425
*includes tuition, fees, breakfast, boxed lunch, dinner daily, double occupancy room, and transportation to and from studios, which are approximately one mile from dormitories.

Deposit and Registration: $350 ($325 Deposit, $25 Registration, Non-refundable)

Full Balance: $850 (Commuter) or $1425 (residential) Due May 22, 2020



Brenau Dance features 6 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.



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


Phone: 770-534-6245

General inquiries: or +1-800-252-5119 | Admissions: or +1-800-252-5119 ext. 6100
Brenau University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.