Next Steps Summer 2022_collab with James Madison University

DanceWorks Chicago is proud to partner with the School of Theatre and Dance at James Madison University to present Next Steps – Summer Dance Intensive. This intensive offers students two options for engaging with JMU and DWC…

  • 3-day intensive: Monday-Wednesday, June 27-29
  • 6-day intensive: Monday-Saturday, June 27-July 2

Designed specifically for committed and curious students ages 13 – 19, programming includes study with nationally and internationally recognized artists and experts in the field while getting a taste of campus life along with real-world experience learning DWC repertory! LIVE music! Culminating performance opportunities!

Space is limited for in-person participants (30 dancers) and will be filled on a first-come first-served basis. There is no audition for the intensive.


Priority registration will be given to dancers who register before April 15th. Dancers registering before May 1st will receive a JMU Tote Bag. 


For more information on

  • sample schedule
  • due dates
    • Early Bird registration
    • Scholarship Application
  • campus housing and meal plans
  • hotel information
  • COVID protocols

please visit the JMU website.

QUESTIONS? E-mail Next Steps Director Matt Pardo: