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Detroit Male Dance Summer Intensive

Monday - Friday, July 19 - 23, 2021, 1 - 5 PM

DMDSI 2021 is a summer intensive for male dancers grades 9 - 12th with a focus on African American and BIPOC males. 

"The artists chosen to teach or speak during this intensive are professionals who have achieved respect and positive notoriety in the national and international worlds of dance.  Aside from their artistic talents, these men employ their personal philosophies toward uplifting the image, self-esteem, and self-awareness of Black men.  Most of them are directly impacting the lives of young Black males through their work and all of them have ties to the dance community in Detroit." --Anthony Smith, Guest Curator

A part of Detroit Public Schools Community District's Summer Learning Experiences 2021, DMDSI offers great opportunities to grow dance technique and skill while having fun and interacting with leaders in the field.  DMDSI activities will occur Monday - Friday, July 19-23, 1 - 5 PM.  Dancers must be age 14 or a rising freshman by the first day of the program.  

Classes include:

·       Ballet Technique

·       Modern Contemporary

·       Jazz/Theatre

·       Repertoire

·       Meet the Artists


DMDSI 2021 Teaching Artists

  • Tislarm Bouie
  • Demetrius Shields
  • DuJuan Smart


DMDSI 2021 Protocol & Action Plan: Until further notice, DMDSI will proceed with health and safety protocols. Masks will be worn for the duration of the program and social distancing will be maintained. DMDSI will adhere to all school district, federal and state mandates in place during our program.

Register: To register for DMDSI, participants are required to register with Detroit Public Schools Community District and complete the DMDSI registration form on this site.  Male dancers must be age 14 and rising freshman by the first day of the program.

Registration is ongoing until we reach maximum capacity.

Please note: spots will only be held once both registrations are complete. 

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