Summer Dance Academy 2015

June 14th – 20th, 2015


Photo Credit: Moraes Photography/Mel Moraes


If you are a returning Summer Dance Academy participant or a prospective newcomer, I thank you for your interest in the WVU School of Theatre & Dance 2015 Summer Dance Academy (SDA) and on behalf of all of us who make SDA happen from year to year, I welcome you to our site. This year marks the 5th year for SDA. Each year SDA continues to grow and after another successful summer last year we look forward to another exciting and stimulating week of dance classes this summer. As we did last year, we will be presenting a wider variety of classes in all three of our academies. In keeping with our mission, we will continue to have an exciting lineup of classes taught by a very gifted and experienced roster of faculty that includes members of the WVU Dance Program and guest artists from far and near. This summer promises to be a week packed with dance and creativity. I invite you to take a moment and read through the following information about each of our three programs. I hope that you will find a program that best suits your dance aspirations and needs. Thank you for visiting our site and please feel free to share it with others who would also be interested in joining us. Feel free to contact us if you have any questions or need further assistance with the application process. We look forward to meeting and introducing you to the WVU campus and the Creative Arts Center.

Yoav Kaddar, Director
WVU Summer Dance Academy

We hope you enjoyed the 2015 SDA. We welcome your comments.
SDA 2015 Teen Academy Evaluation Form

View daily photos from the camp on the WVU Student Dance Association Facebook

Young Academy (June 15th - 19th, 2015)

Teen Academy (June 14th - 20th, 2015)

K-12 Educators One-day Intensive (June 13th, 2015)

Teachers Academy (June 14th - 20th, 2015)

Guest Faculty

Pablo Piantino

Ballet, Contemporary Ballet, Repertory
San Francisco Ballet, Hubbard Street Dance (Chicago, IL)

Pablo Piantino Photo[1] copy

Christy McNeil Chand

Contemporary Jazz, Repertory
Boulder Jazz Dance Workshop (San Luis Obispo, CA)

Christy b&w[5]

Terry Goetz

Ballet, Brain Dance, K-12 Intensive
Pacific Northwest Ballet, Creative Dance Center (Seattle, WA)


Matt Saffron

Tap Dogs, USA Tap Dance Team (Morgantown, WV)

Matt Saffron

Katreena Snyder

Contemporary, Repertory
Kat & Co. Dance (Morgantown, WV)

Kat head shot

Lauren Carter

Hip Hop
Alchemy Dance Project, Pizzaz Dance Academy (Morgantown WV)

Lauren Carter

Michael Garber

Contemporary, Contemporary Rep


David Loomis

Vintage Swing Dance and Vernacular Jazz