June 3-7, 4:30-8:30


This intensive is a high level rehearsal environment in which dancers will be rehearsing with Shannon for her own gigs and high level SDD shows. (See dates below under “performances”- this will be updated as things are added.

These dancers will also anchor and be the principal performers in the 2020 full length show. They are also invited to all SDD shows, to add high level “features” in between company dances.

For level of steps, students should refer to dances like “King of the Faeries” and “Popcorn”.


$375 covers the cost of the June 3-7 intensive and support materials. Tuition for this intensive will not be pro-rated. If dancers need to miss, it is their responsibility to make up the material in order to be considered for performance using support materials (see below).

Throughout the year there will be workshops. These will be optional, but strongly recommended as they will build skills and material for performances - students will need to register and pay for these. There will NOT be quarterly tuition as there has been in the past.


  • Dancers are expected to be on time, daily.

  • Dancers should expect to be challenged.

  • Dancers should be dressed in appropriate clothing

  • Hair should be pulled back (ponytail or headband)

  • Dancers should bring a notebook, water bottle, and dry snacks for breaks.

  • Dancers are expected to maintain the material on their own.


4:30-5:00 group warm up & drills

5:00-6:25 new choreography 1

6:35-8 new choreography 2

7:30-8:30 performance coaching


Performance invitations are not mandatory. They are also not guaranteed.

They will be offered to students who demonstrate a good attitude, work ethic, and mastery of steps.

The following dates are already on the calendar:

July 12-14- Dance Place, DC

July 18- Wolftrap, VA

Sept 9- Jersey Shore, NJ

November 4- Atlanta, GA

Spring 2020- Full length show, Joy of Motion, DC


  • Website with complete dances, danced slowly

  • Youtube channel of drills/exercises

  • Written notation of steps, improvisations, and choreography

  • Discounted private lessons w/ Shannon

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