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Summer Programs

Dance is alive year-round at the University of Michigan. The Department of Dance offer a variety of summer dance experiences for high school students through professionals.


Ann Arbor Dance Works

Study technique and repertory with renowned UM Dance faculty and guest artists, culminating in public performances. For college-level students and professionals.

Questions about the program should be directed to Jessica Fogel, Professor of Dance at


Paul Taylor Summer Intensive/University of Michigan

Study Paul Taylor's style and repertory.  For high school graduates and above. Held every other year.



MPulse/Summer Dance Institute

For intermediate-advanced high school dancers (grades 9-12) seeking a strong pre-college dance intensive experience. 

Class and workshop offerings include:

  • Modern Dance
  • Ballet
  • Jazz/Hip Hop
  • African/Afro-Caribbean
  • Repertory
  • Improvisation
  • Composition
  • Dance in College
  • Origins of Jazz Dance
  • Injury Prevention
  • Dance History
  • Pilates
  • Yoga

For more information and registration information visit the MPulse website.

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