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Virtual Summer Dance Academy

2020 Virtual Summer Dance Academy, 10th anniversaryJuly 13 - 17, 2020

Dear dancers,


This summer marks the 10th anniversary of our WVU Summer Dance Academy. Although we cannot come together in person, the current situation has presented a unique way to celebrate this milestone. With the ongoing pandemic and concerns for the safety and health of our community, we looked for an innovative and creative way to keep us dancing.  I am glad to announce that we are offering a virtual edition of the 2020 10th Anniversary WVU Summer Dance Academy! What makes this year unique is that we will come together and dance with most of the faculty who have taught at SDA over the past ten years! Our esteemed guests will join us from around the country. Each will offer a master class in their respective area of specialty. As this period has created extreme financial burdens on families our registration fee is minimal.


The one-time set registration fee is $150. Registration will be open to all dancers of all ages and levels. All classes will be at the intermediate/advanced level. There will be three movement classes offered each day. Classes will include ballet, jazz, modern, improvisation and choreography, contemporary, hip-hop and Gaga. Classes will be taught via Zoom and only registered dancers will be allowed to enter each session. The week will also include three non-movement evening sessions. Each evening session will be moderated by members of our faculty and will include opportunities for participants to ask questions and participate in engaging discussion. You may choose to take all classes and sessions or just a few, however the registration fee will remain the same. 


I would like to thank our faculty for donating their time and expertise for this week. All proceeds from this year’s academy will go to help support struggling performing artists in our field of dance. 


We are excited to offer this virtual WVU Summer Dance Academy. Join us as we celebrate this very special anniversary. Though physically apart we will be staying connected through our love of dance, until we can once again come together in person to share our love for an art form that unites us and brings us so much joy. 


Deadline for registration and payment: Wednesday July 8, 2020

Registration and payment can be made by credit card via email or by phone:


Phone: 304-293-2020 / 304-881-9595


I hope to see you soon,

Yoav Kaddar

Director, WVU Summer Dance Academy

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