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Summer Intensives

Join Duke Ellington School of the Arts for intensive training in Summer 2020!

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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 6th to July 31st
• Monday – Friday, 10:00am – 4:00pm
• Ages: 10 years old – 18 years old (HS student)
• Contact: Charles Augins, Charles.Augins@dc.gov
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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 6th to July 30th
• Monday – Thursday, 10:00am – 2:00pm
• Ages: 2nd Grade – 12th grade
• Contact: Isaac Daniel, ikedaniel@aol.com
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Literary Media and Communications
An immersive Storytelling workshop that 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.
• June 22nd to July 3rd
• Monday – Thursday, 11:00am – 3:00pm
• Ages: 13 years old – 16 years old
• Contact: Shom Shamapande, shomwa@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 22nd to Juy 3rd
• Monday – Friday, 9:00am–3:00pm
• Ages: 7 years old -14 years old
• Contact: Marta Reid Stewart, martareidstewart@gmail.com
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Technical Design & Production
This 1-week ,8-hours a day 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 6th to July 10th
• Monday – Friday, 9am – 5:00pm
• Ages: 12 years old – 17 years old
• Contact: Nicole O. Leonard, nicole.leonard2@k12.dc.gov
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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.
• June 22nd to July 3rd
• Monday – Friday, 10am–4pm
• Ages: 4th grade to 10th grade
• Contact: desatheater@gmail.com
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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 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 29th to July 17th
• Monday – Friday, 9am–1pm
• Ages: 10 years old -14 years old
• Contact: desa.vocalmusic15@gmail.com
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