June 26–August 14, 2022
After careful consideration and in the interest of health and safety, Chautauqua School of Dance has made the difficult decision to cancel our 2022 Audition Tour. We will be accepting video auditions ONLY for our summer programs which are due online by February 1, 2022. Please visit our Apply page for instructions on how to submit a video audition. For best consideration, please submit your application by January 15.
Students must be willing to comply with Chautauqua Institution’s Mandatory Vaccination Policy requiring students to provide proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or be approved for a medical or religious exemption by May 1. Please email Sarah Malinoski for more information on exemption requests ([email protected]).
Chautauqua Dance is well known for the unique opportunity it affords talented students to study with master teachers within a small studio environment. The dance curriculum at Chautauqua is designed for students who wish to pursue careers as professional ballet dancers. Intensive training in classical ballet continues in rehearsals leading to performances. The faculty at Chautauqua will often help place students into major companies through their many contacts.
Classes and rehearsals take place in the Carnahan-Jackson Studios, which includes four large teaching and rehearsal studios, locker rooms, costume shop, administrative offices, and a beautiful lake view. Students are housed in a well-supervised dormitory adjacent to the studios, which also houses musicians, artists, and writers.
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We will be accepting video auditions ONLY for our summer program which are due online by February 1, 2022.
World-class dance training for aspiring professionals in a nurturing studio environment.
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Tuition, housing, and student life information for the upcoming season.
The Chautauqua Dance program includes performances by guest companies in residence as well as School of Dance student performances.
Students work regularly with world-renowned resident and guest faculty in classes and rehearsals leading to performances.
Many of Chautauqua’s former dance students have gone on to build illustrious careers in leading ballet companies.
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