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OCU Summer Intensive

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Join us for a variety of dance classes and rehearsals focusing on multiple dance techniques used in the entertainment industry from Broadway to Commercial Dance. Experience firsthand what it is like to be a Dance and Entertainment Major at the world-renowned Ann Lacy School of American Dance and Entertainment at Oklahoma City University.

This summer, the Ann Lacy School of American Dance and Entertainment will be offering one dance intensive on Oklahoma City University's beautiful campus! For the first time ever, OCU Dance and Entertainment will be holding an Early Admission and Scholarship Audition following the conclusion of the Summer Dance Intensive on Sunday, July 16, 2023. Stay tuned for more information about the audition opportunity!

July 9 through 15, 2023 | On campus

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Tuition rates and early bird discounts are located under the Tuition tab.

About the intensive

  • For the dancer who dreams of being employed in the entertainment industry from commercial dance to broadway and beyond
  • For the dancer looking for degrees leading to lifelong careers including performing, teaching and management
  • Learn how to use style, technique and your acting ability to get and keep the job
  • Silence your audition fears with successful audition strategies
  • Develop your own emotional connection with all dance styles
  • Discover the secrets of learning multiple roles
  • Maintain your greatest asset through injury prevention and dance health
  • Enhance your technique and personal style in a variety of areas: Musical Theater Dance, Jazz ranging from Broadway to Commercial Jazz, Tap, Contemporary, Hip Hop, Rhythm Tap, Ballet and Precision Line
  • Unleash your inner star in a final showcase performance for family and friends

Classes are taught by Oklahoma City University’s nationally recognized faculty. Each class has been created to encourage technical growth and personal development. The workshop will culminate with a showcase performance on the final day of each session. Information about viewing the showcase to come.


Please use your preferred contact email when registering to allow us to send updates on the registration process.

On-campus July camp registration deadline: June 22, 2023

Early Bird Registration (Nov. 14 - Dec. 31): $1,300 (plus processing fee) includes room and board

  • One-time payment of $1,300

Registration (Jan. 1 - May 31): $1,550 (plus processing fee) includes room and board

  • One-time payment of $1,550

Last Chance registration (June 1 – 22): $1,800 (plus processing fee) includes room and board

  • One-time payment of $1,800

Refund Policy: Refunds are not permitted unless injury or emergency prevents participation in workshop activities. Thank you for your understanding.

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    (In the event of illness, you may contact us for a refund.)

    People with COVID-19 have had a wide range of symptoms reported — ranging from mild symptoms to severe illness. Symptoms may appear 2 to 14 days after exposure to the virus. Anyone can have mild to severe symptoms. People with these symptoms may have COVID-19:

    • Fever or chills
    • Cough
    • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
    • Fatigue
    • Muscle or body aches
    • Headache
    • New loss of taste or smell
    • Sore throat
    • Congestion or runny nose
    • Nausea or vomiting
    • Diarrhea



    Oklahoma City University Campus Edith Kinney Gaylord Center

    2501 N. Blackwelder

    Oklahoma City, OK 73106

    The Gaylord Center designed specifically for dance and entertainment instruction was declared in the dance press as the finest facility for dance in higher education in the western hemisphere. The Gaylord Center houses 8 dance studios, locker rooms with private showers and dressing areas, student lounge and relaxation areas, and academic classrooms used explicitly for dance and arts management academic classes.

    Room and board accommodations

    All on-campus participants will be housed in the Oklahoma United Methodist Hall. Meals will be served in the Caf Dining Hall in the newly remodeled Tom and Brenda McDaniel University Center.

    Oklahoma United Methodist Hall amenities:

    • Movie theater (20 seats)
    • Laundry facility
    • Interior courtyard
    • Patio/balcony in every apartment
    • Student lounge areas
    • Terrace
    • Ceiling fans (living rooms and bedrooms)

    Room amenities:

    • Bedrooms
      • Full-size bed
      • Nightstand
      • Chest of drawers
      • Desk with chair
    • Living rooms
      • Sofa and love seat
      • Coffee and end tables
      • TV stand
      • Kitchenette (equipped with microwave, refrigerator, sink)


    Emma Noël, Broadway Bound 2019
    Emma Noël, Camp Attendee 2019

    “Broadway Bound opened my eyes to the world of collegiate dance, and it helped solidify my choice of college programs immediately. The faculty were welcoming and created a fun environment while also giving all students a wealth of knowledge and skills to use in the future. The camp overall created an environment very similar to what I experience now that I go to school at OCU. As campers, we took all the dance courses that I now take daily at school, and I met many of my current peers and even my roommate! Broadway Bound is a must for any dancer considering dance after high school, as it pushes dancers to the next level and opens the door to connecting with other dancers from around the nation!”

    Elizabeth Rowe, Dancer 2022
    Elizabeth Rowe, Camp Attendee 2022

    "My Broadway Bound experience was unforgettable. I attended Broadway Bound the summer before my senior year of high school and the summer before my first year at OCU. This intensive made my whole college decision so much easier. I knew the minute it ended that I wanted to attend OCU as a dance major. The teachers were so welcoming and encouraging, while also pushing us to our fullest potential. I grew not only as a dancer but as a person and artist. I made so many connections and friendships through Broadway Bound. The intensive also prepared me for what it would be like attending OCU because I took the exact same classes that I take now as a freshman Dance Universal major. I 100% recommend attending Broadway Bound because not only will you have the best summer dancing at the best school, but you also make lifelong friendships and connections. I am forever grateful for Broadway Bound and how it has shaped me as a person and dancer!"

    • Students preparing for the end of camp performance
    • Dancers during Dress Rehearsal for the performance
    • Students performing across the floor exercises in jazz class
    • Jo Rowan instructs students at a Broadway Bound camp
    • Artistic Director Tiffany van der Merwe instructing jazz class
    • A group photo of several dozen Broadway Bound students
    • Tye Love giving feedback and notes to his cast during dress rehearsal
    • Students prepare for a broadway bound rehearsal
    • Students laughing with other students at rehearsal
    • Students stretch during practice at Broadway Bound
    • Jo Rowan speaks to Broadway Bound students
    • Students taking a bow at the end of the performance
    • Instructor Alana Martin teaching jazz class
    • Broadway bound students listen to an instructor