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General Information 2017
June 18 - July 29, 2017

1 Week: June 18 - June 23

1 Week: June 25 - July 1

2 Weeks: June 18 - July 1

2 Weeks: July 2 - July 15

2 Weeks: July 16 - July 29

3 Weeks: June 25 - July 15

4 Weeks: June 18 - July 15

4 Weeks: July 2 - July 29

5 Weeks: June 25 - July 29

6 Weeks: June 18 - July 29



“Outback” Dormitory
An entire dormitory building on the Purchase College campus is allocated to Summer School. Dancers are housed in air-conditioned double rooms with bathroom. Housing, meals and use of the laundry are included in the fee. Three meals daily are provided on campus in a dining hall exclusively for us.

“Village” Dormitory
Accommodation is in an apartment unit of 4 single rooms. There is a lounge/dining area, washing machine, one bathroom for the 4 occupants, and a kitchen. (Meals will still be in our dining hall).

Dancers need to be 16 years or older. The apartments are limited, and subject to availability. An additional fee is payable.(See “Fees”)

Hilton Hotel
(See “Fees”)


Campus Facilities

The Dance Building has nine air-conditioned studios and is a 5-minute walk from the dormitory. There is an ATM and a general store on the campus.



House Mothers (chaperones), nurses and student counselors will supervise the dancers.



There are 2 theaters on the campus a 5-minute walk from the dormitory. Every dancer has the opportunity to dance in several performances. Parents and friends may attend these events.

The Gala Performance is always so exciting! Costumes are supplied at no charge. Each dancer receives a certificate of attendance. Scholarships are awarded to dancers who have excelled in the Performance Awards.


Age and Admission

Dancers must be older than 11. A minimum of 4 years ballet training is required. Admission is by audition or digital audition. See “Audition Requirements”)



Placement classes* will be assessed by several faculty teachers to place dancers in levels which will be most advantageous to them. The Faculty will not discuss placement with any parent or teachers. Dancers are given much consideration and opportunity in the placement process.

*For programs longer than 1 week.


Day Attendance

Dancers who live near the campus may attend Summer School without living on campus. A reduced fee is payable. (See “Fees”)



Boys will have instruction in special classes in addition to joining in the technique classes.



Payment may be made by credit card or check for the full amount or by not more than three installments by post-dated checks or credit card. In this case, at least 1/3 of the full amount must be paid with the completed application form.

Credit card details must include the code on the back of the card.

Post-dated checks must be included with the application. The final payment must be dated before May 1, 2017.

A charge of $50 will be made for unpaid checks. A surcharge will be made for credit cards.


Refund Policy

No refunds will be made of any amounts paid unless a medical doctor’s certificate evidencing the inability of the applicant to attend Summer School is submitted.

The certificate must be received before May 31, 2017. In such cases, a refund less 30%, will be made.

No refunds will be made if the application for a refund is received after May 31, 2017.


Arrival By Air

Four airports serve Purchase College. La Guardia, JFK and Newark are about one hour by car from the College. We have arranged for a car service to meet the planes, and drive the dancers to and from the College.

Westchester: This is a smaller airport about 10 minutes by taxi from the College.

Please contact office for further information.

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