Date(s) - 08/13/2018 - 08/17/2018
9:30 am - 5:30 pm

NJ SummerDance 2018

Kean University (Harwood Arena), 1000 Morris Avenue, Union, NJ,

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About NJ SummerDance
How to Register
Audition Video Requirements
Scholarship Application
Drop-in Classes


NJ SummerDance partneringAbout NJ SummerDance

A One-Week Dance Intensive, Ages 13 – Adult.

Immerse yourself in the world of contemporary dance and the dynamic art, artists and processes of Carolyn Dorfman Dance.

Daily classes are offered in modern/contemporary technique, repertory, partnering, Pilates, Body Therapies, and workshops with renowned guest artists.

Join our inner circle through daily meetings with the company. The week culminates in a performance featuring all participants and the Carolyn Dorfman Dance company.


  • Early Bird Rate (Before June 15th): $350
  • Regular Rate (After June 15th): $375

Need-based scholarships are available on a first come, first served bases.

Scholarship Application Deadline: June 15, 2018
(See details below)

Pre-Professional/Professional Track

Designed to give serious dance students a rigorous study in modern dance technique and repertory with lead company members and Carolyn Dorfman. Includes performing excerpts of Dorfman’s ingenious and bold repertory on Friday, August 17, 2018.

Audition video required. See details below

Open Level/Community Track

A dance lover’s dream – no audition required! Open level classes in various dance techniques, Pilates and partnering, where students get a chance to work at their own pace. Includes participation in the culminating performance on Friday, August 17, 2018. Registration is open until all slots are filled.

Professional Development for Teachers

Professional Development certificate available. Call 908-687-8855 for details.

NJ SummerDance class with Carolyn


How to Register

Pre-Professional/Professional Track Applicants:

The following items are required for registration by July 16, 2018 or until slots are filled:

1) Registration form and payment. Register and pay online here OR Submit completed registration form (click here to download) with payment by mail to

Carolyn Dorfman Dance
2780 Morris Avenue, Suite 1-A
Union, NJ 07083

2) 2-3 Minute Video (see requirements below).

Open Level/Community Track – Open enrollment

The following items are required for registration:

1) Registration form and payment. Register and pay online here OR Submit completed registration form (click here to download) with payment by mail to

Carolyn Dorfman Dance
2780 Morris Avenue, Suite 1-A
Union, NJ 07083


NJ SummerDance Bollywood classAudition Video Requirements for Pre-Professional/Professional Track

Please submit a 2-3 minute video of you in performance, rehearsal and/or studio work and demonstrate:

• Your technical training
• Performance quality
• Your ability to move through space, on the floor, and in the air
• Both sustained and quick movement

Additional video requirements:

• Make sure the recording is of good quality so that we can see you clearly enough to evaluate your skills.
• Clearly identify yourself in the clip if you are not the only dancer
• The clip should be no more that 1 year old

Upload to Youtube or a password protected Vimeo account. Email the exact web address, password (if applicable), and your name and contact information to njsummerdance@carolyndorfman.dance.


Scholarship Application

A limited number of need-based scholarships are available on a first-come, first served basis. All application materials must be received by June 15, 2018. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

To apply for a scholarship, please submit the following:

1) Completed registration form Click here to register online, or click here to download.

2) A short essay describing the impact this program will have on your growth as a dancer and as a person.

3) A letter of recommendation from a dance teacher, guidance counselor, and/or community leader.

Submit complete application via online registration or send to:

Carolyn Dorfman Dance
2780 Morris Avenue, Suite 1-A
Union, NJ 07083

Drop-In Classes

Select individual classes are available at a rate of $30 per class. Pre-registration is not required.
Schedule is subject to change. For questions about individual classes, email Madeline Moore at mmoore@carolyndorfman.dance.

Click here to view the drop-in class schedule.


For questions regarding NJ SummerDance, contact us at njsummerdance@carolyndorfman.dance or 908-687-8855.

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