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Summer Intensives

Join Duke Ellington School of the Arts for intensive training in Summer 2019!

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Auditions, interviews, and/or fees are required for many of the programs. Please contact program coordinators for more details.

Dance
For the serious student interested in pursuing a career in dance, this intensive provides unparalleled technical training for beginning, intermediate and advanced students. We boost a distinguished faculty and special guests/choreographers.
• July 8th to August 2nd
• Monday – Friday, 10:00am – 5:00pm
• Ages: Ages: 10 years old – 18 years old (HS student)
• Contact: Charles Augins, Charles.Augins@dc.gov
• Open Registration will be held in Saturday, June 1, 11:00am – 4:00pm in the Dance Department

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Instrumental Music
The students will receive music theory instruction, group instrumental lessons, and ensemble performance. All instruments are welcome, including beginners. We will start at second grade for String (Guitar, Violin, Viola, Cello and Bass) students and fourth grade for brass, woodwind, percussion, and piano instrumentalists.
• July 8th to August 2nd
• Monday – Friday, 10:00am – 2:00pm
• Ages: 2nd Grade – 12th grade
• $20.00 Registration Fee
• Contact: Isaac Daniel, ikedaniel@aol.com
• Click here for payment portal.

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Literary Media and Communications
The Literary Media & Communications Department Summer Intensive: An Immersive Storytelling Workshop, helps youth discover the power of the narrative alongside the visual media, written text, and performance art. The workshop will inspire confidence in students’ creative expression. Students will focus on creative writing, film production, theatrical performance, and audience engagement through social media. The goal of students will be to produce a social cause narrative that includes a film short with live performance, a protest zine that informs the issues, and social cause messaging for impact through social media.
• July 8th to July 26th
• Monday – Thursday, 11:00am – 3:00pm
• Ages: 13 years old – 16 years old
• Contact: Jami Ramberan, jami.e.ramberan@gmail.com
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Museum Studies
Come and explore the world of art and culture by making your own art, and learning to curate it. Experience an interactive tour at a selected museum and visit an artist’s studio. Learn to take compelling photographs and embellish them using Photoshop. As a culminating activity, challenge yourself to produce an exhibition of your very own art. Family and friends will come to view your creative visual expressions. The Museum Studies Summer Intensive is certain to be an adventure to remember.
• June 17th to June 28th
• Monday – Friday, 9am–3pm
• Ages: 7-14 years old
• Contact: Marta Reid Stewart, martareidstewart@gmail.com
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Technical Design & Production
This 3-week intensive is designed as an introductory course to the Technical Design and Production program. Students will receive the fundamentals and basic foundation needed to grow in the area of design and production.
• July 15th – August 2nd
• Monday – Friday, 9am – 3:30pm
• Ages: 12 years old minimum
• Contact: Nicole O. Leonard, nicole.leonard2@dc.gov
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• Click here for Application form.

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Theatre
Join the two-week theatre intensive where students can immerse themselves into the world of a theatre artist. Students study musical theatre, acting, improvisation, stage combat, playwriting, Hip Hop Theatre, voice, and dance; go to see a professional production; meet professional actors and directors; and create their own play with other students who share the same passion for theatre.Department students.
• June 17th to June 28th
• Monday – Friday, 10am–4pm
• Ages: 4th grade to 10th grade
• Contact: desatheater@gmail.com
• Click here for application form and payment portal.

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Vocal Music
Vocal Intensive daily classes will include vocal techniques lessons, song preparation, music reading and writing, beginners’ keyboard, movement and acting lessons. This summer intensive track is specifically designed for incoming vocal majors at Ellington. In addition, students aged 10 – 14 who have a sincere interest in being a vocalist/performer would also benefit from this course of study. On the final day of the Intensive there will be a culminating presentation open to parents and friends at no cost.
• June 24th to July 12th
• Monday – Friday, 9am–1pm
• Ages: 10-14 years old
• Contact: Daphne Dunston-Wharton, ddunstonwharton@gmail.com
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