Alex Schooling for OIDF. Photo by Valerie Sebestyen.



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Oklahoma International Dance Festival

July 25  to August 8, 2021



Applications are open! 

Dancers are strongly encouraged to submit their complete application package early to ensure it is complete. 

Enrollment in 2021 is limited to 60 dancers.

Dancers will be placed on a waiting list once the program is filled. 

A $300 deposit is due upon registration to hold your place in the program. This non-refundable deposit is applied directly towards your tuition.

Applicants will be electronically notified of their status within ten business days of the application, and the deposit is received.



Oklahoma International Dance Festival takes place at the University of Central Oklahoma’s beautiful campus in Edmond, located north of Oklahoma City and a short 30-minute drive from OKC’s Will Rogers Airport. While most festival events occur on campus, there is time to explore Edmond and Oklahoma City’s surrounding community.



Created specifically with pre-professional & collegiate dancers in mind,

Oklahoma International Dance Festival offers rigorous training in Classical Ballet, Modern Dance, Contemporary Pointe, African Dance, Gaga, and Gyrokinesis®. Under the instruction of internationally renowned faculty, Dancers develop their technique and broaden their range through an immersive experience with their art form.




Let your summer dancing count towards your degree! All dancers who complete a full course load for two weeks during the Oklahoma International Dance Festival may earn college credit from the University of Central Oklahoma.

DANC 3990 CRN 31003 Dance Repertory - 2 credit hours

DANC 4960 CRN 31004 Institute in Dance - 2 credit hours

DANC 5960 CRN 31005 Institute in Dance (graduate) - 2 credit hours

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  • Tuition:                            $1,400 (no registration fee)

  • Housing & Meals:           $1,500 (residential students only) 


A non-refundable $300 deposit is required to reserve a place in the program.

A non-refundable $500 deposit is required to hold a place in the dormitory due by April 20.

These deposits are applied toward the total tuition/housing costs.

The balance of all fees are due by June 15, 2021


Dancers can choose to be housed in the UCO dormitories with other students of similar age. Only single rooms are available. Rooms and studios are air-conditioned. Dancers living on campus must adopt the meal plan. Delicious meals will be served from the University Dining Commons with several choices of entrees daily, including vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options.  Dancers may elect to commute daily to the University of Central Oklahoma, rather than stay in dorm housing on the UCO campus. OIDF personnel will not be able to assist with transportation for commuter participants.



The UCO campus is within easy driving distance from Oklahoma City, OK, and Dallas, TX. Ground transportation to and from the UCO campus is available for dancers flying into Oklahoma City Will Rogers Airport (shuttle service or taxi.) Please notify OIDF ( if you need transportation information regarding the door-to-door shuttle available from the airport to the UCO campus in Edmond. OIDF requests the dancers to schedule their arrival on July 24, 2021, no later than 1:00 p.m.




  • May 30, 2021                       $500  Non-refundable Housing & Meals Deposit due (extended due date)            

  • June 15, 2021                       Balance of All Fees and Application Due                                                                              

  • ​July 24, 2021                        Move-In Day

  • July 25, 2021                        Orientation                                                       

  • August 7, 2021                     Final Day of Classes and Performances

  • August 8, 2021                     Move Out Day     


Participants must stay for the duration of the entire two-week program.




 If the dancer has to withdraw from the program for any reason, a portion of the tuition and housing costs may be refunded at the Director's discretion. Based on the date of withdrawal notice, certain payments are non-refundable.

Non-Refundable Tuition for all participants                 $300 Deposit

Non-Refundable Housing                                              $500 Deposit



In the event a dancer is injured to the point where they are unable to participate PRIOR to the beginning of the program:

  • OIDF must receive a doctor’s note explaining the injury.

  • Tuition/Housing Deposits are nonrefundable.

  • Any payments made beyond deposits will be refunded via check.



In the event we are forced to shift to a virtual program due to the pandemic:

  • Dancers will be given the option of a virtual program. Deposits can be shifted to the cost of the virtual program.

  • Any payments made beyond the cost of the virtual program will be refunded.

  • Tuition/Housing Deposits are nonrefundable.


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