Momoka Matsui; photo by Colton West Photography.
“When training with Jörgen Dance Academy you’ll get the opportunity to learn from our company dancers, ballet master, and artistic director, as well as our fantastic faculty.”
Our specialized Summer Intensive programs are for dancers of various levels and ages, beginning at age 9 up to our Junior Company program for pre-professional dancers ages 18 and up.
Education Manager and Creative Assistant, Clea Iveson, and Assistant Education Manager, Nina Milanovski, talk about what makes Summer Dance training at Jörgen Dance Academy unique and how it will impact you as an artist and dancer.
Summer Intensive I; photo submitted.
Why choose Jörgen Summer Dance?
Jörgen Dance Academy offers four specialized Summer Intensive programs to dancers of various levels and ages, beginning at age 9, and continuing all the way up to our Junior Company program for pre-professional dancers ages 18 and up. When training with Jörgen Dance Academy you’ll get the opportunity to learn from our company dancers, ballet master, and artistic director, as well as our fantastic faculty. Whether you are looking to bridge your pre-professional studies and your entry into the industry with our Junior Company program or looking to do your first intensive through our Summer I program, we offer quality instruction and nurture your artistic talents.
Summer Intensive 2; photo submitted.
What makes Jörgen Summer Dance unique?
Class variety! All of our intensives cover ballet training, but our Summer II throughJunior Company programs have yoga, Pilates, contemporary, composition, coaching and repertoire! We believe that well rounded training sets dancers up for success!
Ballet Master Hiroto Saito with Summer IV; photo by Kevin Lloyd.
Who teaches Jörgen Summer Dance?
Our fantastic company dancers and dedicated faculty! Our summer faculty are industry leaders who continue to work in the Toronto dance community and beyond. We carefully select teachers who are leaders in their industry, and they teach more than just technique — they can teach young dancers about professionalism, dedication, and commitment.
What do you do at Jörgen Summer Dance?
Depending on the program, dancers will have a full schedule consisting of various styles. Our Summer I program runs from 10am-3pm while our Summer II-IV program runs from 9am-5pm. Dancers will have a variety of classes with breaks interspersed. Classes take place at our studios at the George Brown College Casa Loma campus in Toronto.
Junior Company; photo submitted.
What’s it like in a day at Jörgen Summer Dance?
Dancers will start off with a warm-up led by our faculty which is generally followed by 1-2 technique classes. Our Summer IV and JC dancers will have coaching in smaller groups followed by private lessons. Dancers will have a lunch break followed up by repertoire, yoga or Pilates classes.
Who should register for Jörgen Summer Dance?
Anyone who is looking to further their training and do plenty of dancing this summer! Our programs are not only for dancers who want to work towards a career in dance.
We celebrate dancers of any age who want to be inspired while they continue their training for their own personal development.
Junior Company; photo by W.W. Hung.
What’s it like living in residence?
Dancers will stay at Victoria College at the University of Toronto campus. They will stay in either single or double rooms within a suite with a kitchen and common area. Dinner and breakfast will take place in the dining hall if dancers choose a package with dining hall access, or they can cook their own meals in the kitchen if they prefer. Chaperones spend their overnights with the residents and accompany dancers to and from the studio each day, ensuring a safe and timely commute, as well as arrange for weekend activities!
Spots are filling up for all levels so don’t wait to register.
Supported by the Michael Young Family Foundation.