Our 2-6 week Summer Intensive is open to dancers in high school and college/university from all over the world and consists of enriching dance classes, social activities and much more. The program includes 4 technique classes daily comprising of classical ballet, modern/contemporary dance, company repertoire, body conditioning, as well as workshops in a variety of dance styles. All classes are led by our professional artistic staff and are held in the company’s studios.

Participants live in dormitory-style accommodations which are shared between 3-4 participants. Experienced residential staff is on hand to ensure that everyone feels right at home on the kibbutz for the duration of their stay and the tuition includes all meals and accommodation (housing)!

For dancers, living and breathing dance in a village devoted to dance and in the company of professional dancers is a dream come true. Our program also offers a wonderful opportunity to make new friends from all over the world!



2017 Dates & Fees For Summer Dance Courses

Fee Includes All Meals, Housing, & Health Insurance
July 9-20 July 23 – Aug 3 Aug 6-17
2-Week Program 4-Week Program 6-Week Program
$1,950 $3,750 $5,550
Session 1, 2, or 3 July 9 – Aug 3
July 23 – Aug 17
July 9 – Aug 17



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What is the daily schedule of the Summer Intensive?

The first day of the Summer Intensive will consist of a warm up which then will be followed by an placement session so that we may place dancers in beginner, intermediate, advanced, and/or pre-professional group levels for the duration of the program.

The daily schedule from Sunday thru Thursday (which is the workweek in Israel) consists of the following:

8:00AM Breakfast
9:00AM-10:30AM Warm-Up Class
10:30AM-10:45AM Short break of snacks and fruit
10:45AM-12:15PM Class
12:15PM-1:15PM Lunch
1:15PM-2:45PM Class
3:00PM-4:30PM Class
5:00PM Rest Time, Free Time, Swimming Pool Access
7:00PM Dinner. Followed by evening and social activities.

Friday consists of a field trip to different regions of the Galilee and can include visits to the Grottoes on the Mediterranean Sea at Rosh Hanikrah, the Old City of Akko, and in the past we’ve also taken dancers to the Old City of Jerusalem and to the Dead Sea which is the lowest place on earth where you can float on the high-saline body of water and rub yourself with the mineral mineral rich, world famous mud.

Saturday consists of a rest day to rest your mind and body, hang out with friends, spend time at the pool on the kibbutz and host visitors if you have family or friends in Israel.

What is the cost of the program?

The program cost is $1,950 USD for the 2-week intensive, $3,750 USD for the 4-week intensive, and $5,550 USD for the 6-week intensive. Participants may choose whichever program length they’d like to attend. The program fee includes room (accommodation), board (all meals), health insurance, classes and curriculum, and a tour in northern Israel.

This does not include the flight cost or transportation to/from Kibbutz Ga’aton (**see below for more information regarding transportation to Kibbutz Ga’aton). The tuition fee consists of a $400 USD registration fee which guarantees your spot in the session you chose and then we ask for the remaining tuition fee to be paid in one installment.

Does the Summer Intensive require an audition?

The Summer Intensive does not require an audition. We ask that participants have a minimum of 5 years of dance training behind them. On the first day of the program, we hold a placement session where each dancer is placed into one of five levels/classes according and fitting to his or her skill level; these levels are from beginner levels to pre-professional level.

Dancers who attend the 4-week or 6-week program also have the possibility to move up to a higher level following a 2-week period if deemed appropriate by our professional team.

Are there scholarships available for the Summer Intensive?

We are always working on finding new places where Summer Intensive participants can find scholarship opportunities for their participation in the program. We have listed a number of scholarship opportunities here.

From our experience, we assure you that there are plenty of scholarship and grants available to help you finance and cover the cost of the program. Its just a matter of doing the ‘leg work’, doing your own research, and filling our applications. There are hundreds, if not thousands of scholarships, grants, and foundations who’s mission is to help a dancer or dance student like yourself seeking to further enrich and develop themselves in the performing arts and education.

We encourage you to start the process of seeking out scholarships, grants and financial support for your participation in the Summer Intensive Really the earlier you begin this process, the better. You can simply begin with a simple Google search.

We also suggest that you contact your country’s Ministry of Culture and/or Cultural Council to express to them that you’re seeking a Summer Intensive abroad and looking for scholarships and ways to cover the cost of the program and travel. They might very well be able to assist you directly.

What level do I need to be at in order to participate?

We recommend that students have at least 5 years of experience in classical, modern or contemporary dance. No formal or video audition is required to attend the program. Dancers will be evaluated on the first morning of the program, shortly after arrival, and will be placed in a level which best suits their needs.

Dancers should be ready for an action-packed schedule which includes 4 classes a day. Do not worry about your current level at this point and rest assured that you’ll be placed in a level/class that suits you best. Our professional staff is always on campus (on the Kibbutz) during programming hours and are accessible and there to assist you should you feel a need to be placed in a different level/class.

Is there a deadline to register for the Summer Intensive?

Our Summer Intensive is based on ‘Rolling Admission ‘ which means that its on a first come, first serve basis. So there is no official deadline to register for the program. However, as the program is in high demand, we advise that interested dancers and dance students register by the late winter or early spring in order to guarantee that they have a spot reserved for them in the Summer Intensive.

In order to do so, go to the registration page here, complete the registration form and proceed to make the registration payment. Once that is complete, you will secure your place in the upcoming program.

** Please note that our program is in high demand and registration is in full swing and space is in fact limited and will start filling up come March and April. So if you are seriously considering attending, we advise that you secure your spot by registering sooner than later here.

I don’t speak Hebrew. Will I be able to understand what the teacher is saying?

Yes. The program is geared and caters to both international and Israeli dance students. Both English and Hebrew will be spoken by the staff in order to ensure that you get the most out of this experience though we make sure that English is the dominant language of all classes so that all participants feel at home.

Since our Summer Intensive takes place at our company’s home base at the International Dance Village in Kibbutz Ga’aton, Israel, being exposed to a bit of a new language (in our case Hebrew), will only enhance your cultural immersion and international experience.

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International Director

Kibbutz Contemporary Dance Company