July 10th - July 21th
Why Take A Summer Dance Intensive?

It is important to rest and take vacation time over the summer.   However taking and entire summer off for the most serious dancers is not an option.  It is amazing how fast the body looses strength and technique.  Dancers do not want to regress all of the progress made in technique over the past year.  Dancers Health rated Summer Dance Intensives as the number one way for dancers to stay in shape durning the summer.  The main reasons dancers look to take summer dance intensives is to reduce the risk of injury when they start a regular regimine in the fall and to have dedicated time blocks to work on technique and skills they would not be able to do with other time commentments during the school year.  Staying in dance shape during the summer will teach you about yourself, your dreams, and your aspirations.

Why BDCS Summer Dance Intensive?

We understand the importance technique has in the overall performance of a dancer. BDCS Dance Intensive program is designed to push dancers to the next level.  We keep dancers engaged all day with different classes in technique, conditioning, Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Hip Hop, Contemporary, Lyrical, Acro, Improvisation, and Choreography.  Our faculty have experience in dance, theater, musicals, and film.  We also invite guest artist each year giving students in our program a wide range of style, technique and experiences.  BDCS provides a safe environment for students to explore movement and technique that will only enhance their overall performance.

Meet Our Faculty
Ms. Maureen Rafferty

Maureen Rafferty  is a graduate of Montgomery County Community College where she was the Vice President/Choreographer/Dancer for the school’s Dance Ensemble.  In the spring of 2012, she was honored to have her choreography adjudicated at the American College Dance Festival at Penn State University.  She has performed in several plays and musicals at theaters in and around the local area. She also has been a part of numerous films shot in the Philadelphia area.  

Ms. Chijioke (ChiCHi) Robinson

Chijioke Robinson has a BA in Human Service Counseling and Dance Performance from Old Dominion University. Ms. Robinson also had her MA in Education and Mental Health Counseling from UPenn. She has an extensive performance career and performed with Miss America Pagent, Operation Smiles, Todd Rosenlieb’s Second Company,  Dancers and Mina Estrada (D.A.M.E), Philadanco II, and Danse4Nia Dance Ensemble.

Mrs. Heather Wrubel-Director
Heather has trained in Europe and has a BFA in Dance Education from the University of the Arts.  Mrs. Wrubel has performed in the touring Nutcraker in Germany,  and Paul Taylor's Esplande in the 2000 Feet Festival in Philly.  She has directed dance programs for military rec departments and a performing arts elementary school in Georgia prior to opening BDCS.  She is passionate about the growth and development of children through the art of dance.
Dance Intensives Start July 10th 

BDCS' Summer Dance Intensive program runs for two weeks starting July 10th through July 20th.  Classes meet Monday through Friday from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM.  Students enrolled in the program will need to wear a leotard, tights, dance shorts and appropriate shoes for each class.  Hair is to be worn pulled back and out of the face for all classes.  Students need to bring a bagged lunch, snacks and plenty of water daily.  

Sample Schedule
  • 9:00 AM-10:00 AM Technique
  • 10:00 AM-11:00 PM Contempoary
  • 11:00 AM-12:00 PM  Choreography
  • 12:00 PM 12:30 PM  Lunch Break
  • 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM Jazz
  • 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM Ballet
  • 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM Musical Theater
  • 3:30 PM- 4:00 PM Improvisation
Pricing Includes all two weeks of the Intensive Program.  Classes are one hour blocks with a half hour lunch break and a half hour Improvisation session daily.
See What People Are Saying...
"We found everything we hoped for, and so much more.  The talented and dedicate teachers at BDCS push the dancers to work hard, challenge them to achieve higher goals, help them to express themselves, and  at the same time, every dancer is having fun."
-Nina Kindij, Parent
"Kate has been thrilled to grow as a dancer since she came to BDCS 2 1/2 years ago. With the help of dedicated teachers, she has been able to improve her technique and gain tons of confidence on the stage! She enjoys all of the hours she spends with her "dance family"!"
-Jen McCarthy, Parent
"Since her enrollment my daughter has gained alot of  confidence, has gotten alot better with her technique in ballet, lyrical, jazz and Hip Hop and her love for dance has gotten greater."
-Waleska Gonzalez, Parent
 Still have a question?  No problem we are here to help.  Complete the form and submit your question.  Our team will contact you directly to answer your questions, provide you with more details, and book your classes.