Monday, June 24 to Friday, June 28, 2019; 9:00am – 4:00pm
UNCG School of Dance – Coleman Building

Program Options


  • 9:00-9:30am Personal Warmup
  • 9:30am-12:30pm Contemporary Technique
  • 12:30-12:50pm Lunch on your own
  • 1:00-4:00pm Dance Repertory

This intensive is open to rising high school juniors and seniors as well as college-aged and professional dancers.

Students may register for the Technique portion (morning session) as a standalone credit; Dance Repertory credit requires enrollment in both sessions (full day). Students may NOT enroll in only Dance Repertory.

REQUIREMENT: Intermediate to advanced level of dance training in contemporary and/or ballet technique. Applicants will be required to furnish links to a video sample of 3-5 minutes in length to demonstrate technique abilities.

The Intensive offers students the opportunity to explore new and current techniques in the field of Contemporary Dance training and repertory, with choreographer Shani Collins (please see bio below).

To Apply

Currently Enrolled Students:

Register for Contemporary and Repertory according to your placement through UNCGenie. If you require housing, please email

Students Not Currently Enrolled:

The application period for the Summer 2019 Intensive has ended. We are no longer accepting applications for students outside of UNCG.

Shani Collins

A recipient of the Martha Myers Choreography Award and a “Bessie” New York Dance and Performance Award, Shani Collins is a worldwide renowned artist for her performances with Urban Bush Women and Ronald K. Brown/ Evidence. She has choreographed on Urban Bush Women (Community “Dixwell” Project) and has performed as a guest artist with Bill T. Jones/ Arnie Zane Dance

Company, The National Dance Company of Mozambique, David Dorfman Dance Company, and in Trinidad with the Roots and Wings Movement. Shani is crowned a “Contemporary Revolutionary” by Lax Thomas in The Studio Museum Harlem Summer Magazine and featured in Dance Magazine as “Warrior Woman” by Eva Yaa Assentawa who says: “ It’s a sure bet that when she takes the stage, she will deliver not only the movement but the core, the bedrock, the very meaning and spirit of a dance.”

Her company, Eternal Works Inc, is dedicated to fostering women’s healing empowerment and facilitating community and cross-cultural dialogue. Her work has been presented at Dance Theater Workshop, Kumble Theater, Joyce Soho, Judson Church, Aaron Davis Hall, “Inside/Out” Jacob’s Pillow, St. Mark’s Church, Bates Dance Festival, Philly Fringe Festival, Mount Tremper Arts Festival, Performatica’ Dance Festival in Cholula, Mexico, and at Kaay Fecc Dance Festival in Dakar, Senegal; with choreo(graph)ic workshops in Seoul, Korea and Dakar, Senegal