walnut hill school for the arts reserves the right to cancel a course that fails to meet the required minimum enrollment. all payments are due in full at the time of registration and non-refundable. refunds will only be issued in the event of program cancellation due to low enrollment.

2 week session i
july 6-july 17, 2020

2 week session ii
july 20–july 31, 2020

4 week session
july 6-31, 2020

syd-online is a specially designed virtual youth dance training program developed to bring the best-loved elements of our youth dance intensive to a digital space. classes have been skillfully adapted to online instruction that allows students peer interaction and the chance to engage deeply with our dance faculty. specifically built for serious male and female dancers, ages 10-14, syd-online offers classes monday-friday, for a total of 20 hours of at home study per week. students can choose to attend one of two 2 week sessions or the full four week program.

each session, students will have the opportunity to participate in a master class taught by harper watters, walnut hill alumni and soloist with the houston ballet.

about the program

each day students participate in ballet technique class followed by pre pointe, pointe, or boy’s class. students also receive daily enrichment classes including stretch, conditioning, jazz, contemporary, and mime. classes will be interactive and taught in real-time on zoom to maximize feedback and personalized training. in addition to the rigorous dance schedule, syd-online offers guest-faculty lectures and workshops along with other peer relationship building online events to support and enhance individual training. here are some tips, and helpful links, for preparing your home studio:

you will need:

  • a reliable high-speed internet
  • a computer, tablet or phone for zoom
  • a large enough space to move (recommended no smaller than 4’x6’)
  • a ballet barre or chair
  • appropriate flooring, recommended:  (harlequinrosco
  • a yoga/pilates mat
  • theraband or resistance band for stretch and conditioning classes

Tuition & Dates

2 week session i: monday - friday, july 6 – 17, 2020
tuition: $699
2 week session ii: monday - friday, july 20 – july 31, 2020
tuition: $699

4 week program: monday-friday, july 6 – july 31, 2020
tuition: $1,198

sample schedule

10:00 am –10:30 am: community meeting
10:45 am – 12:15 pm: technique class
12:15 pm – 12:45 pm: pointe / pre-pointe / boy's class
12:45 pm – 1:30 pm: lunch break
1:30 pm – 3:30 pm: enrichment classes

enrollment information

limited space is available in the summer youth dance online program. all dancers previously accepted to the 2020 summer youth dance intensive will receive priority enrollment.

any new dancer not previously accepted into the summer youth dance intensive program interested in syd-online should contact melanie atkins, director of summer youth dance at matkins@walnuthillarts.org for more information.


melanie atkins - community and summer youth dance director 
(508) 652.7813