The Department of Dance at Tisch School of the Arts strives to prepare young artists for a life in dance.
Dance in New York City reflects our intense focus on technical training, choreography, and performance within an environment that cultivates critical thought, creative process, and the highest standard of physical self-expression.
In addition to rigorous technical practice, students create new dance compositions and learn existing repertory from established New York City-based dance artists. We also provide opportunities to explore newer areas of dance research including improvisational techniques, kinesiology and dance science, and the role of new media in dance creation. Students share their own compositions with faculty in weekly showings; the program culminates in a final studio showing for faculty, family and friends.
Note: The Tisch Summer High School Program is not a leisure camp. While the average program runs daily, Monday to Friday, 9am - 5pm, including academic classes, professional training, and/or studio and production time, students will often be just as busy in the evenings and weekends which also include curricular events and opportunities to work individually or collaborate with peers on assigned projects.
Students take the following courses for a combined total of 6 units.
Sunday, July 8 - Saturday, August 4, 2018
Sunday, July 7 - Saturday, August 3, 2019
Additional important dates are available on the Tisch Admissions Calendar.
Open to high school sophomores and juniors.
- Online application fee: $75
- Printed application fee: $90
The summer 2019 application will open on Monday, July 2, 2018.
Please read through the Admissions for High School Program page.
Tuition and Fees
Total cost for Summer High School Dance program: $11,448*
Breakdown of costs:
- Tuition for 6 units (credits): $8,472
Additional Fees Include:
- Registration and Services Fee: $814
- Program Fee (activities facilitated by Residential Life & Housing): $160
- Housing for 4 weeks: $1,020
- 10 meals a week for 4 weeks: $680
*As this is a residential program, students are automatically enrolled in the 10 meals a week plan for the length of the program. Students have the option of increasing their meal plan if they wish.
Program Specific Fees
Please review the Tisch Special Programs cancellation policy.
Tisch has a limited number of full scholarships for high school students to attend the Tisch summer programs. Scholarships are given to students who demonstrate the most financial need.
Review the Tisch Summer High School Scholarships page for more information.