We are very pleased to announce that summerdance will take place in a new format and location starting in 2022. Registration is open, closing date is 17 June 2022.

summerdance is a new specialized dance and talent development program for dancers ages 12 and up, aimed at students in arts & sports programs or in pre-professional training who practice at least 10 classes per week. The week-long program will take place from August 13-19, 2022, at the dance studios of the Zurich University of the Arts, in cooperation with BA Contemporary Dance, ZHdK. summerdance will thus become a platform for talent development in dance, linking to the Talentscouting Days and building a bridge to professional dance education.

As the new date for summerdance is outside school vacations in some cantons, you may contact Danse Suisse to get a dispensation from school lessons.

Registration will be open as of December 15, 2021.

Attention: The number of participants is limited; registrations will be considered in the order of receipt.

Participants from outside of Zurich have the possibility to stay overnight at the Wollishofen Youth Hostel in Zurich. The participants will be accompanied by a team of caretakers for the entire duration of the course.


Gifted dance talents aged 15-21 from the tri-national region around Basel have the opportunity to apply for financial support from the "Marianne Forster Memorial Tanzförderverein" (MFMT) with regard to participation fees. For more information, please visit

Please read the document → SD Conditions carefully before registering!

summerdance 2022

Programme and teachers biographies

  • Arman Grigoryan (AM/CH), ballet and repertoire
  • Galina Grigoryan-Mihaylova (BG/CH), ballet, pointe and repertoire
  • Sekou Heru (USA, NYC), house dance
  • Lloyd Mayor (USA, NYC/CH), graham and repertoire
  • Faye Stoeser (UK, LND), contemporary and choreography
  • and other guests and accompanying events


  • Robert Ashby
  • Brian Gill

Registration form