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JOY, PASSION, ENERGY, SWEAT, TEARS, HEART, SOUL, EXCELLENCE, WORK, WORK, MORE WORK.  For, here, at OSA’s School of Dance, we spell dance W-O-R-K. The School of Dance is and will always be the hardest of all the Art Schools.  Students in the School of Dance take pride in being the hardest working students in the school.  The hard work and energy that they put into all their classes every day brings them a sense of confidence, joy, and, above all, fulfillment. The physical and mental demands and acuity that are required and expected out of every student are incredibly intense.  All students of the School of Dance must fully embrace and strive for the high standards that are set for them in their art, in their academics, and, hopefully, in their lives.

Students from OSA's School of Dance have gone on and been accepted to such schools and training programs as University of North Carolina School of the Arts (UNCSA), Ailey/Fordham BFA Program, London Contemporary Dance School, San Francisco Ballet School, Joffrey Ballet School Trainee Program, and Joffrey Jazz/Contemporary Trainee Program; have danced on such TV shows as So You Think You Can Dance, America's Got Talent, and Glee and for such artists as Janet Jackson, Nicki Minaj, Selena Gomez, Jason Derulo, and Ariana Grande; and have been awarded scholarships to Summer Intensives at Juilliard, School of American Ballet, The Ailey School, UNCSA, Alonzo King LINES Ballet, Dance Theatre of Harlem, Joffrey Ballet School, Boston Conservatory, San Francisco Ballet School.

Summer Int Flyer 2018 ONLINE

REGISTRATION NOW OPEN FOR SJDC's SUMMER INTENSIVE 2018!

June 18-29 and July 9-27
Monday - Friday
10am-1pm: Beginner/Intermediate
1:30-5pm: Intermediate/Advanced
at Oakland School for the Arts 3rd Floor Dance Studios

Savage Jazz Dance Company's Summer Intensive is a 5 week training program for students 10 and up, headed by SJDC Artistic Director and Oakland School for the Arts School of Dance Department Chair, Mr. Reginald Ray-Savage.
With classes in Ballet, Contemporary, Body Conditioning, Repertory, and more, the program emphasizes a passionate and committed approach to training, and students will be expected to embrace this approach as they are challenged to hone their technique,
improve their strength, and increase their flexibility and stamina.

An outstanding training ground for contemporary dancers, students of SJDC, Mr. Savage, and OSA have gone on and been accepted to University of North Carolina School of the Arts, Ailey/Fordham BFA Program, London Contemporary Dance School, The School of American Ballet, American Ballet Theatre Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Pre-Professional Division School, San Francisco Ballet School, Juilliard Summer Intensive, Hubbard Street II, Ailey II, Martha Graham Dance Ensemble, Philadanco, Ronald K. Brown/Evidence, Oakland Ballet, Garth Fagan Dance, Mark Morris' Hard Nut, Disney's The Lion King, and more.

Anyone serious about their dance training will benefit from this program.
Those intending to pursue or currently in training to become professional dancers, particularly those interested in performing with Savage Jazz Dance Company, will have a chance to experience how the company trains and to learn SJDC repertory.
Those wanting to attend OSA's School of Dance will get to experience and gain a deeper understanding of what it is like to train as a young dance student at OSA.

Get $100 off the price of tuition when you register by May 14!

Download your registration form here: http://www.savagejazz.org/uploads/3/1/9/6/31964201/registration_form_summer_2018.pdf

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OSA’s School of Dance has a proud reputation of excellence, built upon caring yet highly demanding expectations for student effort, that is held closely by its student, alumni, and the professional artists who make up its faculty. 

The opportunity to receive training and maintain access to training at OSA’s School of Dance is determined by professionals assessing each student’s arts and academic progress, commitment, and behavior. Showing their best efforts in each of these areas every day will serve to expand the student’s abilities and open doors.

The School of Dance at OSA partners with Savage Jazz Dance Company (SJDC) to provide multiple opportunities to students including:

• Professional instruction, workshops, and masterclasses provided through regular faculty as well as guest teachers and choreographers, through our connection with SJDC
• SJDC's After School Program, providing discounted dance classes to the OSA Community and beyond
• Opportunities to perform in the community, afforded to select OSA School of Dance students through SJDC's connections and reputation in and around the Bay Area
• Opportunities to apprentice and perform professionally with Savage Jazz Dance Company for select students demonstrating talent, drive, hunger, and professionalism

“One must remember: to achieve one’s dream, one must first wake up.”  -Unknown

"The goal of art is self-reform. It's not about getting a job in the few companies existing. It's about creating better human beings. Part of the education here is to get children to understand the law, but to also understand that the law is freedom" 

-Alonzo King, Artistic Director of Lines Ballet

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