"My daughter was inspired, challenged, felt supported and was impressed with the instructors and structure of the intensive!! She had a great week!” - Parent of ATENDEE
The METdance Summer Youth Intensive program is designed for dancers ages 9-18 years of age with a range of options available to dancers, from Beginner through Advanced levels of study. Participants will be exposed to a highly concentrated curriculum during the one-week sessions at the METdance center, in Midtown Houston. Guest teachers, METdanceFaculty and Company Members, will facilitate classwork that is focused on providing the tools necessary to pursue a successful career in dance! Each day includes a Ballet and Contemporary/ Jazz technique class, a lunch break, and two additional afternoon dance classes in a range of genres including: Pointe, Leaps and Turns, Composition, Improvisation, Stretch/Core Stabilization, and Yoga.
Youth Intensive Dates 2019:
July 29th- August 2nd
Level I ( Advanced/ Full Day- 9-3PM 4 classes per day)
Level II ( Intermediate/ Full Day 9-3PM 4 classes per day)
Pre Intensive ( Beginner/ Intermediate/ Half Day 11-3PM 2 classes per day)
METdance will be placing all students at the time of their audition by Level.
The cost is $500 for one week and $400 for the Pre Intensive.
(There is a 10% discount for multiple weeks and there are no refunds.)
Youth Intensive Audition Dates for 2019:
Sunday, May 5th, 2019
10-11:30AM Ballet Class
11:30-12:30PM Jazz Class
Tuesday, May 14th, 2019 * Just added
6-7:30PM Ballet Class
7:30-9PM Jazz Class
All attendees need to pay the $40 registration fee and bring a recent 4 x 6 photo.
All auditions are at the METdance Studios
There is no pre registration required for the audition.
Please download and bring in the form below filled out.
All attendees must take both parts of the audition for consideration.
All ladies must wear a black leotard, pink tights, hair in a bun and ballet shoes. Bring tight fitting shorts and/ or leggings and shoes for the jazz portion.
All gentleman must wear a black or white fitted t-shirt, black tights and ballet shoes. They can remove shoes for the Jazz portion.
If you need a hotel the week you are here, we have a group block at a Downtown Hotel. Please email Tuesday Boswell, Assistant to Artistic and Executive Directors for more information!
Parking: We have a FREE reserved parking lot West of San Jacinto. (Across the street from the studio). There is limited parking for the studio and restaurant. Please try to park there or just drop off your dancer. You can also park on the street if you would like. *Please do not leave any valuables in your car that are visible.
Entry into the Youth Summer Intensive is by audition only at the METdance Center. There are no private auditions.
If you are not located in Houston, TX, please email a 5 minute video of your dancer showing some ballet and contemporary technique, a 4x 6 headshot and short dance resume to Artistic Director, Marlana Doyle by May 1st, 2019. Please make sure videos are of good quality and send complete links to: email@example.com by April 30th, 2019.