TCDC | THE INTENSIVE | August 16-21, 2021 
The Summer Intensive you don't want to miss...

Intensive information


The Intensive –Jazz/Theatre/Commercial/Industry Work/Ballet/Modern/Contemporary/Concert Work

Aug 16-21- Full Week - 9:30-4:00pm daily – Register for all 6 days by April 15th $650+GST, $675+GST after April 15th. ($150 deposit due at the time of registration). Payments are due in two installments, the first half on May 15 and remaining half on June 30

Aug 16-18 – Jazz/Theatre/Commercial/Industry Work - $375 + GST for the three day option. $100 deposit due at the time of registration. Remaining payment due in two installments, May 15 and June 30.

Aug 19-21 – Ballet/Modern/Contemporary/Concert Work - $375 + GST for the three day option. $100 deposit due at the time of registration. Remaining payment due in two installments, May 15 and June 30.

Limited spots are available in each of the three levels for ages 9+ meeting recommendations.


Level 1  - Minimum age 10 years, RAD Grade 4 ballet level and a minimum of 8 hours of dance a week. 


Level 2  - Minimum age 12 years, RAD ballet Intermediate Foundation and a minimum of 10 hours of dance a week. 


Level 3 -  Minimum age 14 years,  RAD Advanced 1 level and a minimum of 14 hours a week. 

Forms of payment

Method of Payment accepted: Cash / Debit (in person)

VISA / MasterCard (on-line or in person) subject to admin fee.

Kate Harpootlian

Kate Harpootlian

Kate Harpootlian is a professional dancer, choreographer and contemporary teacher. She started her training at the Columbia City Jazz Dance Company under the direction of Dale Lam. Having performed in numerous countries with CCJC, Kate graduated and moved to New York City. She studied under Jason Parsons, Heather Lang, Anneke Hansen, and Shen Wei Dance Arts. She currently dances for Shaping Sound Dance Company in Los Angeles. Her work credits include JLO AMA’s, Carrie Underwood’s “Something in the Water,” Dancing with the Stars, Merce Cunningham’s Inlets II, Boardwalk Empire, Ellen, SYTYCD Season 12, Billy Bell’s Lunge Dance Collective, the Unbrunch, works by Jason Parsons, and In The Heights. In 2016 she was the runner up at the Capezio Ace awards for choreography and was given the opportunity to premiere her work “Better Late Than Never” at the Long Beach Performing Arts Center, which was later brought to Jacob’s Pillow’s Inside Out Festival. Her choreography credits include Insitu Site Specific Festival, Houston Metropolitan Dance Company, Martha Graham Next Wave Festival, Steps Performance Lab, Lindenwood University, John Hopkins Peabody Conservatory, as well as assistant choreographer on the Westside Netflix series and The Wrong Man at MCC Theatre.

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Steven Blandino

Steven Blandino has a BFA in Commercial Dance from Pace University, with a focus in Choreography. His choreography credits include Ludo's Broken Bride at the New York Musical Festival (The Duke on 42nd St), Rebel Rebel: The Many Lives of David Bowie (Canada, National Tour 2017), Burlesque to Broadway (Canada), The Steps Beyond Foundation Performance Lab, Association of Performing Arts Presenters (APAP - Peridance), 2015, Young Choreographer's Festival 2015/14, Choreographer's Canvas 2015, Jared Grimes' "Run the Night", Hero Awards: honoring Jerry Mitchell, the Alvin Ailey Dance Soirée, to name a few. Additionally, Steven was recently nominated for Outstanding Choreography for his work on Elise: A Musical (Off Broadway/Planet Connections Festival).

Dancer: West Side Story (Houston Grand Opera. Weston Playhouse), Sleeping Beauty Dreams (The Beacon Theatre/The Artsch Center), Newsies, Mamma Mia!, Shrek (Tuacahn Center of the Arts), Johnson & Johnson, Carnegie Hall, and many more.

Steven has worked with Andy Blankenbeuhler, Mandy Moore, Al Blackstone, and many others. He has performed at Carnegie Hall, The Joyce Theater, and has been featured in commercial projects and films as a Dancer. He was recently a part of the re-staging of Fosse's "Crunchy Granola Suite" under Kathryn Doby, assistant to Bob Fosse.

Steven has been featured in The New York Times, Front Row Center, TheaterMania, and was recently featured in an issue of Dance Magazine as an Emerging Young Choreographer. He has received numerous awards and recognition for his choreographic works. Steven continues to teach, as well as perform/choreograph in the commercial and theatrical industries.

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Past "The Intensive" Faculty

TCDC / 2020 "The Intensive"

Kristen Gorski, Lauren Ritchie, Reid Cuming, Erika Mayall, Scott Augustine, Steven Blandino, Chanel Lacasse, Alex Blitstein and Lee Leigh Photography

TCDC / 2019 "The Intensive"

Alex Blitstein, Sabrina Phillip, Amanda Cleghorn, Desiree Dunbar, Caitlin Griffin, Alisha Lucchese, Shannon Stewardson

TCDC / 2018 "The Intensive"

Kate Harpootlian, Alex Blitstein, Sabrina Phillip, Scott Augustine, Katrina Bois, Liz Tookey, Zenon Zubyk, Shannon Stewardson

TCDC / 2017 "The Intensive"

Franco Nieto - NWDP, Kate Harpootlian, Gina Pero, Chebar Williams, Amanda Cleghorn, Ashley Sweet, Kirsten Wicklund

TCDC / 2016 "The Intensive"

Franco Nieto - NWDP, Ching Ching Wong - NWDP, Kate Harpootlian, Liz Tookey, Chebar Williams, Suzanne Ouellette and Mark Dennis

No REFUNDS but fees are transferable to the same level. 

A credit will issued for any injury or illness request accompanied by a doctors note (less the $150 non-refundable deposit)

 Credits can only be applied to The Intensive 2022.

The Intensive must be taken as scheduled in full. Any partial participation is charged at the full amount. 

*Tri-City Dance Centre reserves the right to cancel or combine a class should enrollment be insufficient.

*During THE INTENSIVE the faculty reserves the right to change a dancers level if necessary.

*Due to the professional nature of our faculty, unexpected changes to schedules can occur. Faculty is subject to change without notice.