2005 Summer College Guide: Summer Programs to Expand Your Skills

ile performers traditionally associate summertime with going away somewhere to work in a summer stock theatre, rarely do they think of going away to college. Grownup students, as well as kids, revel in the idea that "school's out" for the summer. However, professional performers and serious students of theatre and dance might do well to take a look at what goes on during the summer months on college, conservatory, and university campuses. Back Stage has discovered six unique and exciting summer programs—open to both college students and working professionals—that allow actors and dancers to focus intensively on developing particular kinds of performance skills or exploring areas they may not otherwise have the opportunity to study. Most provide college credit as wel