Teen Dance Companies


For ages 11-16
June 22 - July 10, 2020 | Mon - Fri, 9 AM 5:30 PM  
3 years of dance training required
Tuition: $1700
*Scholarships and payment plans available*

Live Audition: 3:30-5:30 PM on March 14th, 2020*
*Pre-registration possible by contacting 415-549-8520 or registration@odc.dance

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Develop your technique, hone your creativity, and explore new dance styles with our Summer Teen Lab. During this three-week intensive, dancers will be guided by ODC’s renowned faculty in a range of genres including contemporary, ethnic dance, hip hop, somatic study, improvisation, partnering, and choreography. The Summer Teen Lab culminates in an informal performance open to family and friends.

Please submit your application and contact registration@odc.dance to sign up for the live audition. If you are unable to attend the audition, you may submit a video application (see below for more details). The best way to secure your spot is to apply now, and upon acceptance, make a deposit of $200 toward tuition. Need-based scholarships are available by separate application.


    Arts Access scholarships are awarded to students demonstrating specific economic needs as well as their potential and commitment.

    Scholarship Application

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    The creation of an audition dance video is an important learning experience and useful skill for a dancer. Videos may be taken with a camera phone — professional videos are not expected!

    Please make sure that the full figure of the dancer can be seen clearly, and takes place in a space free of obstacles, such as a dance studio or gym. The video can be uploaded to free online services such as YouTube or Vimeo and shared with us through a link.

    Basic Video Details

    • Please include the full name of the applicant in the video title.
    • Video duration: 5 to 8 minutes
    • Applicants must wear clothing that shows alignment and form, such as tights, leotards, leggings, tank tops, etc.
    • You must verify the link is viewable before submitting

    Video Section 1: Introduction (less than 1 minute - please speak clearly and take your time!)

    Name and age of applicant
    Prompt: What do you hope to gain by participating in the Summer Teen Lab?

    Video Section 2: Ballet Technique (optional; approximately 3 minutes long)

    If you have Ballet training, please submit this segment in your video reel. If you do not have Ballet training, please see 'Video Section 4' below and submit a video that shows a technique you've studied.

    Ballet Barre (please change sides for each barre combination): Plié Tendu from 5th position, Rond de jambe/fondu combination, 4 count développé, 2 Grand battement en croix  

    Center Work (16 to 32 counts of each of the following combinations): Adagio, Pirouette, combination Petit Allégro, Grand Allégro

    Video Section 3: Contemporary dance solo (approximately 1 minute)

    Please show the range of your training. The video can include movement phrases worked on in class, choreography that has been previously performed, or original material. Make sure to choose movement that makes you look your best and shows your sense of musicality. Please include floor work, jumps, turns, and expansive use of space. You may use any music.

    Video Section 4: Other dance (approximately 1 minute)
    You may use this time to show any other dance styles, movements, and artistic skills of your choice. If you did not submit a Ballet section, you may extend the length of this video up to 3 minutes.


    For any questions, please contact us at (415) 549-8520 or registration@odc.dance