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Summer DanceFest June 13-25, 2022

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

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 dancers 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:, phone 208-426-3568. 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. Please email a digital video to: video no later than May 27, 2022.

Option A $520 – 2 weeks all classes and performances
Option B $380 – 31-50 classes
Option C $320 – 21-30 classes
Option D $250 – 16-20 classes
Option E $200 – 11-15 classes
Option F $150 – 10 classes (available only for Ballet technique or Modern/Jazz)

To be in the choreography classes dancers must be registered in the technique class that relates to the choreography. To be in a ballet piece students must be registered for the ballet technique class. To be in hip hop and jazz choreography students must be registered for jazz technique. To be in contemporary choreography students must be registered for modern technique

Contact Marla Hansen for further information at 208-426-3568 or

The workshop culminates with 2 performances of all the works from the choreography sessions. Performances will be in the evenings Friday, June 24, and Saturday 25. More information to come in the information letter once you have registered.

Class Schedule/Registration and Medical Release forms for 2022.

SDF 2022 Registration and Medical release Form

Summer DanceFest Faculty

(2022 faculty information coming soon)
Ballet Curriculum: Anna Adaska, Adrienne Kerr, Marla Hansen, Yurek Hansen, Nathan Powell, More faculty TBA
Ballet Choreography: Anna Adaska, Marla Hansen, Yurek Hansen, Nathan Powell
Jazz Technique and Jazz Choreography
  • Sophie Dalbratt
Modern Technique-TBA
Hip Hop and Musical Theatre Choreography
  • Zachary Anderson
Contemporary Choreography: Katie Ponozzo, Lemuel Reagan, Libby Schmoeger, Yurek Hansen, More faculty TBA



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