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Dance Intensive Intermediate
Ages 9 -11

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You will be challenged in the Dance Intensive Program to reach your maximum potential.   This program focuses on improving technique, flexibility and strength as well as expanding dancers’ repertoire while maintaining a fun, focused environment.  Choose from either classical Chinese dance or classical Ballet as the major focus, while also experiencing and drawing inspiration from contemporary, jazz, Chinese ethnic and folk dance, and more.  Dancers will be assessed for placements. Advanced 8 year-olds considered.
Session I: June 14 -July 2
Session II: July 5 - July 23
Session III: July 26 - August 13
1:00pm–4:00pm, Monday–Friday
Early drop off and late pick-up extended care available upon request.

Session 1 (June 14 - July 2):
Chinese Opera Dance - Dao Ma Dan (刀馬旦)
The intermediate Chinese Dance Intensive runs 3 hours a day for 3 weeks. Dancers will take classes in flexibility, dance fundamentals, tumbling, and repertoire. The feature repertoire number for this session is a Chinese opera theme dance Dao Ma Dan (刀馬旦), named after the Chinese opera role of the same name. In a typical opera where this role is cast, the Dao Ma Dan  is responsible for depicting heroic female characters. Note: This program requires significant dance experience. Performers will be featured in the Winter Recital. Dancers not currently enrolled with HSArts can inquire for an audition.

暑期強化中班:包括軟開度、毯子功技巧訓練和舞蹈劇目排練。 本次暑假我們會排練一個難度稍微大一點的戲曲舞蹈 “刀馬旦”,來提高孩子們的協調能力和舞台表演能力,我們會用三週的時間完成,並作為12月份學期末表演匯報的舞蹈。


Session 2 (July  6 - July 23):
 Small group dances - TBA
The intermediate Chinese Dance Intensive runs 3 hours a day for 3 weeks. Dancers will take classes in flexibility, dance fundamentals, tumbling, and repertoire. Session 2 repertoire will focus on small group dances.
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Featured Instructors
Ms. Hanna Zhang’s love for Chinese dance began when she was only 9 years old. She graduated from Tianjin Normal University in 2019, majoring in Chinese dance. Ms. Hanna continued her education in the U.S., receiving her Master of Education (Curriculum and Instruction) from Kings College in 2020. Ms. Hanna worked at Tianjin TV Station as a dance teacher and choreographer, preparing many dances and fairy tale spectaculars for children of all ages. She has participated in CCTV’s Spring Festival Gala and the National Dance Performance competitions multiple times.
Ms. Fengxuan Cao choreographs and teaches dance at High School of the Arts. She graduated from Beijing Dance Academy, the leading dance college in China, in 1997. Before she came to HSArts, she was a choreographer with Shen Yun Performing Arts Company.
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Class Descriptions
Fundamentals and Flexibility
This course includes rigorous classical training to improve dancers posture, flexibility, and musicality. Within this hour, students will practice the fundamentals of Classical Chinese Dance. Throughout the week, students will develop their skills gradually and gain a better understanding of their balance, weight transfer, and classical dance technique.

Bearing, or “yun” (韻), can best be described as a particular inner spirit. Bearing is an essential part of classical Chinese dance, emphasizing internal spirit, breath, intent, personal aura, and deep emotional expression. In essence, the spirit leads form, so that form is imbued with spirit. This class will explore the depths of bearing and bring out the dancer’s inner beauty.

Classical Chinese and/or Ethnic/Folk Choreography
This repertoire class will focus on classical Chinese dance or Chinese ethnic and folk dance styles in its choreography. The choreography will draw inspiration from China’s 5,000 year history and from over 50 ethnic and folk groups in China, culminating in a dance that will celebrate artistry and the human spirit.

Registration Fee
Early drop off


Fees apply
HSArts COVID guidelines

Each of our summer camps aims to have a teacher-student ratio of 1:10.

           Following DPH Guidelines, HSArts Summer Camps require:

          1. Temperature checks for all campers and staff upon arrival;
          2. Children 24+ months and adults to wear masks while indoors on campus;
          3. Physical distancing of 3 feet when community transmission is high.

As we continue to face the challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic, HSArts is committed to supporting families this summer. If you are uncomfortable with our in-person summer option, we will work with you to find the best solution for your family.

  • “Both sisters truly enjoyed every single day attended, thank you for the great staffs, programs, and facility!”

    —Yvonne, parent of 12 and 8 years old

  • “This is the best summer camp I ever had!”

    —Angel, 13

  • "My daughter progressed so much in dance in just one summer!"

    —Nan, parent of 11 year old

  • Dance classes were so fun and the teachers were so amazing that I wanted to stay for full-time!


Save up to $1000 for referrals!
Help your friends save $50 off camp tuition.
Receive a $50 voucher for each referral.
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Sibling discounts - receive a 10% tuition discount for your second child, and 20% off for a third child

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