Summer Intensive 2015

Session 1 July 5 - July 18
Session 2 July 19 - August 1

EMIA's summer dance intensive enables each individual to achieve the highest level of excellence in a positive collaboration between dancer and artist in an environment where they can feel safe and motivated. Day and residential students, ages 14 and above, elect to attend either a two-week program or the full four-week institute at The Marvelwood School in the rural hills of Kent, CT. Dancers take classes in ballet, modern, African, tap, hip-hop, theatre jazz, yoga, composition, percussion and repertory taught by an outstanding team of nationally and internationally known artists/teachers and choreographers. In addition to rigorous technique classes and repertory rehearsals, students are encouraged to choreograph their own works or participate in works choreographed by other students. Each week different guest artists will teach classes concluding in weekly student performances for families and open to the community. A variety of activities are woven into each session including the history of dance; the business of dance; dance programs and degree institutions; tips on body conditioning; safety and health. Students focus on learning from one another, creating a global community of dancers who have the opportunity to experience and share the traditions and the arts of many cultures.

Application Process:

To attend one or both sessions of EMIA's 2013 summer intensives, you must audition and complete the online application. You do not however need to audition before you apply. The sooner you complete the online application the better.

Acceptance to the program following the audition, does not guarantee a space. We would like to accept everyone, but we are limited by dorm space. Your space will be guaranteed if you apply (and do not intend to apply for a scholarship) and send in a deposit of $150. If you are applying for a scholarship, your space will be guaranteed after the awards are made in May, you accept the terms of the award and send in your deposit.

If you have any questions email or call Steffen 860.350.6494 during regular business hours. All application and audition forms, materials, etc. should be emailed, faxed to 860.210.1986, or mailed to EMIA at 2 Merry Acres Lane, New Milford, CT 06776


All dancers must audition prior to acceptance into the program. Acceptances will be sent out two to three weeks after auditioning. If there is no audition location near you, you must send in an audition DVD as described below.

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Applications are being taken online to insure accuracy of information. Click here or on the link below to complete the application. You will be notified that your submission was successful. If for some reason, you can not apply online, please contact us. It is important that you contact us as we can not be responsible for applications not received. Pay particular attention in the application to the letter of intent. This should explain what you hope to learn at EMIA this summer and why you would like to attend.

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Scholarship Application

For dancers interested in receiving a partial scholarship, you must complete the online application in addition to the general application. Click here or on the link below to complete the application. You will be notified that your submission was successful. Pay particular attention to the statement of need in the online application explaining why you need financial assistance. In addtion, you will also need to submit page one ONLY of your family's most recent IRS 1040 tax form via email, fax or mail.

Scholarship awards notifications will be made in May. Note, all dancers must pay something toward tuition and there are several levels of scholarship awards. All dancers who are awarded a scholarship will be considered work study with small tasks to complete throughout the intensive. Work study captains and resident assistants will be selected by Mr. Mosley..

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Audition sites are listed below by state, then location. Please note, as dates and times are confirmed, they will be updated on this web page. Once you have selected a site, please download the Audition Application form and email, fax, mail the completed form to EMIA or bring it with you to the audition. If the specific location, date and time are not posted at this time, you may send in your audition form noting the desired location, and you will be notified of the date and time of the audition as soon as it is available.

Promptness: Please arrive promptly at the registration time posted, which will allow for warm-up time between registration and audition start time.

Photo:A clear head shot must be emailed to prior to or immediately following your audition. It must be a close up of your face.

Attire:Please be dressed, with all jewelry removed, hair pulled back tightly (secured in a bun if possible), warmed-up and ready to start at the posted time wearing the following:

Women: black leotard, pink or black tights, and ballet shoes.
Men: white fitted tank top, black tights, dance belt and ballet shoes.

Women: black leotard, pink or black footless tights.
Men: white fitted tank top, black footless tights, and dance belt.

For students OUTSIDE the audition site areas, in lieu of an audition, please:
Email a head shot as noted above and mail Audition Form and an audition video (preferred). Or mail an audition DVD. Make sure that your name is printed on the DVD. If you wish to have the DVD returned, please include a self-addressed, stamped envelope.

The BRIEF audition footage, clearly showing the applicant, should include: a combination of no more than 32 counts that includes an adagio, pirouette, and petite allegro. You should also show a 90 second solo preferably modern or contemporary.

Location Address Date Time
Trumbull/ Bridgeport Regional Center for the Arts pm
30 Lindeman Drive, 2015 Date TBD
Trumbull, CT 06611
New Haven Educational Center for the Arts, ACES
55 Audubon Street 2015 Date TBD
New Haven, CT
Hartford Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts
15 Vernon St. 2015 Date TBD
Hartford, CT 06106
Waterbury Connecticut Dance Theatre(Gym)
120 Bank Street 2015 Date TBD
Waterbury, CT 06706
Boston, MA Origination Cultural Arts Center Interested MA Students Contact Sheryl Thomas
11 Walnut Park
Roxbury, MA
New York
New York, NY Manhattan Movement
Arts Center
248 West 60th Street 2015 Date TBD
New York, NY 10023
Brooklyn, NY Broolyn High School
of the Arts
345 Dean Street 2015 Date TBD
Brooklyn, NY 11217
Bronx, NY Cultural Arts Center TBD
4450 Broadway 2nd Fl 2015 Date TBD TBD
New York, NY 10033
New Jersey
Montclair, NJ Montclair State University
123 Life Hall 2015 Date TBD
Montclair, New Jersey 07043
Philadelphia, PA University of the Arts
Terra Building, Studio 205, 2ndFl 2015 Date TBD
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Washington, DC
Washington, DC Princess Mhoon Dance Institute
932 Philadelphia Ave. 2015 Date TBD
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Lakeland, FL Florida Dance Theatre Interested FL Students Contact Freddie DeJesus
305 West Main
Lakeland, FL 33815
ST. Petersburg, FL Gibbs High School Interested FL Students Contact Freddie DeJesus
Pinnellas Count Center for the Arts

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2015 Tuition Rates

Residential Tuition (incl. room and board)
Session 1 Only $1,700 Tuition is $1,100 plus $600 for room and board
Session 2 Only $1,700 Tuition is $1,100 plus $600 for room and board
Sessions 1 and 2 $3,400 Tuition is $2,200 plus $1,200 for room and board

Day Student Tuition (incl. lunch daily)
Session 1 Only $1,100
Session 2 Only $1,100
Sessions 1 and 2 $2,200

Class Descriptions


EMIA provides an environment for each individual to excel in a positive collaboration between dancer and choreographers. The summer intensive offers students the opportunity to widen their range of experiences with classes in multiple genres.
Below is an overview of classes taught during the intensive. Various workshops are held each session, such as wellness and nutrition, body conditioning, college preparation, the business of dance, theatre talks with artists, and more. To download class descriptions or sample class schedule click below.

Technique Classes

Composition classes will be designed to challenge the students' imagination and willingness to explore movement possibilities through their own movement styles and approach toward moving. This class will enhance the young dancer's knowledge of the fundamentals of choreography. Assignments will be given within several choreographic and improvisational components to help students begin to understand the meaning of making their movement and the use of choreography an understood language for those watching. Showings of such works will be presented in EMIA concerts and showcases.


Repertory class will be taught by the EMIA Artists. The purpose of the class is students are selected by an audition process. The class will take the information the students have learned in their technique classes and propel that energy into the expression of performing dance. This will help each student to connect the studio to the stage and bridge the gap of between technique and expressing dance as an art form.

Dance History

EMIA has developed a special interdisciplinary project: Movement That Lights the Soul: The Universal Human Experience. Teams of dancers study the life and choreography of selected dance pioneers. In a final presentation each team presents the history and background of the choreography and an original piece in their artist's style or a short section of an existing work.

Student Choreography

Students are encouraged to choreograph their own works or participate in works choreographed by other students, for the annual Student Choreography Concert! This is a high-light of the summer, giving students first hand accomplishments on producing their work in every element of the production process. Students will choreograph, audition dancers, conduct all technical aspects of the performance. Mr. Mosley offers the best experience by allowing students to learn from the best teachers...themselves.

Note: Classes, faculty and schedule subject to change.
Summer Class Descriptions
Sample Schedule
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Summer Intensive Forms
Students attending EMIA's Summer Intensive 2010 will be mailed a packet of information. The information is critical for students and their families to prepare for the intensive. Below are the documents that are included in the packet that can be downloaded for addition copies. Please note that there are medical forms and other forms that must be completed and signed by students, parents/guardians, and or physicians. Completed forms should be returned prior to the start of the session. To print a copy of the forms click the links below.

Student Info:
General Information
Medical Form
Medical Authorization Form
Insurance Card Form
Permission and Release Form
Student Guidelines
Weekend and Check-Out Policy
Campus Map
Performance Calendar
Family Dinners
Airport Information
Directions from CT I-84
Directions from NY and NJ

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