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Summer Dance Intensive

The Summer Dance Intensive (SDI) is a four-week intensive designed for the pre-professional or serious dancer who wishes to advance their studies in dance. Students will receive comprehensive and individualized dance training by industry professionals that will culminate in a summer showcase with the Summer Performing Arts program.

Led by Aaron Thao, director of the Dance School of JCCMW, the SDI will focus on building a strong ballet foundation and exploring jazz, modern, musical theater, and contemporary dance with various guest teachers from NYC.

value + flexibility



Enjoy extra savings when enrolling in the full four-week session! We also offer flexible weekly options for busy families.


Dates: July 8–August 2
Times: 9:00 AM–5:00 PM
Ages: Ages 10+
Full-Session: $3,000
Early Bird Pricing:

JCC Summer Dance Intensive-2

what to expect

Sample Daily Schedule


9:00 AM: Conditioning and Stretch
10:00 AM: Ballet (by level)
11:30 AM: Pointe or Variations
12:30 PM: LUNCH
1:30 PM: Jazz or Contemporary
2:30 PM: Improvisation and Choreography
3:30 PM: BREAK
4:00 PM: Rehearsal

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Aaron Thao


Aaron Thao was born and raised in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He received his bachelor’s degree in Human Biology from Brown University. While pursuing a degree in medicine at the University of Minnesota Medical School, Aaron began his dance training in Minneapolis and then continued to NYC, where he danced professionally with various ballet and theater companies. In 2015, Aaron co-founded a youth ballet program for Westchester County, which evolved into the Hudson Ballet Theatre where he served as co-president and artistic director. Aaron is the recipient of several industry awards and accolades and has successfully developed many innovative and socially responsible dance productions. He is truly dedicated to honoring the art of storytelling through dance.


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