Summer DanceFest

Presented by Idaho Dance Theatre and Boise State University Department of Theatre, Film, and Creative Writing

Summer DanceFest 2020 Dates TBA

Since 1990 Summer DanceFest has become one of the most distinguished and unique dance workshops in the Pacific Northwest.  Summer DanceFest offers the highest quality training for today’s dancer during two weeks of intensive training in ballet, pointe, men’s class, pas de deux, jazz, and modern.  It is the place to gain technique, core, strength, versatility of style and performing experience.  The training includes daily classes and rehearsals with cutting edge choreographers, culminating in two performances for dancers age 12 and older with intermediate to advanced technique.

How Do I Register?


Please email or call Marla Hansen to set up an audition in person. Or you may send a video audition with the following: a ballet barre, do each exercise on one side only, but alternate sides. Ballet center work showing adagio; turns of all kinds including en dehors, dedans, arabesque, traveling turns; and jumps, petite and gran. Also do pointe work combinations in the center; at the barre if you are a beginner and not ready for center. The video must also include contemporary and Jazz combinations. Videos must be submitted no later than TBA.

Please send your video on DVD no later than TBA to: Marla Hansen, Summer DanceFest 2020, Department of Theatre, Film and Creative Writing, 1910 University Dr. Boise, Idaho 83725-1565.  Or email a digital video to:

Option A $520 – 2 weeks all classes and performances
Option B $370 – 31-50 classes
Option C $320 – 21-30 classes
Option D $220 – 16-20 classes
Option E $185 – 11-15 classes
Option F $150 – 10 classes (available only for Ballet technique or Modern/Jazz)

Housing and Meal plans are available for DanceFest participants for participants who don’t live near campus.
Contact Marla Hansen for further information 208-426-3568 or

The workshop culminates with two evening performances.  You must be available to perform both shows. Tech and Dress Rehearsal is during the day Friday in addition to a rehearsal and performance on Saturday.

Class Schedule/Registration and Medical Release forms please click the link below.

SDF 2019 Registration and Medical release form

Summer DanceFest Faculty

Faculty Bios and Photos 2019

Ballet Curriculum and Choreography

Adrienne Kerr
Sabrina Barbic
Yurek Hansen
Andrew Taft
Marla Hansen
Nathan Powell
Kateri Bilay

Hip Hop Choreography

Jaime Moore-Mclean

Jazz technique and Choreography

Kennedy Kaya

Modern Technique and Contemporary Choreography

Selby Jenkins
Alyssa Tolman

Contemporary Choreography

Evan Stevens
Taylorann Evans
Kylie Dimick