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Alex Schooling  Photo by Simon Hurst

July  16th  - July 29th, 2023

OU Fine Arts Center 

 563 Elm Avenue

Norman, OK 73019



  • $300 Non-Refundable Deposit Fee Due upon registration

  • Monday, May 1, 2023— $500  Non-refundable Housing & Meals Deposit Due   (These deposits are applied towards the total tuition/housing costs)   

  • Tuesday, May 2, 2023 — Scholarship Applications Due 

  • Thursday, June 1, 2023—  Remaining $1,000 Housing and Meals Fee Due  

  • Thursday, June 15, 2023—  Balance of All Fees and Registration Due                                                                                                                                                            

  • ​Saturday, July 15, 2023—  Move-In Day (International Dancers)                         

  • Sunday, July 16, 2023—  Orientation and Placement Class                                                                        

  • Saturday, July 29, 2023—   Final Day of Classes and Performances                        

  • Sunday, July 30, 2023—  Move Out Day  

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



This year we offer private variation coaching with our faculty and the opportunity to record the dance variation or choreography for your reel.

If you are interested, please send an email to for more details.


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

Enrollment in 2023 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 toward your tuition.

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



This two-week program will be held at the beautiful facilities on the campus of the University of Oklahoma in Norman. The Oklahoma International Dance Festival Summer Intensive aims to give advanced students a chance to train in an intensive environment with OIDF’s expert faculty. 



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 Pilates. Under the instruction of internationally renowned faculty, Dancers develop their technique and broaden their range through an immersive experience with their art form.




  • Tuition:  $1.400 

  • 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 March 22nd, 2023.

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

The balance of all fees is due by June 1st, 2023



OIDF offers residential housing at the Dorms on the beautiful campus of the University of Oklahoma, a short 15-20 minutes walk from the studios in the Fine Arts Complex.  Highlights of our res life program include:

  • Low student-to-staff ratio (one RA for approximately every ten students)

  • Close walking distance to Campus Corner,  including diverse shopping and restaurant options

  • Chartered bus service between Norman and OKC for performances and activities

  • Breakfasts and dinners onsite at the cafeteria

  • Lunches at the OU Union, a five-minute walk from the studios!

  • Wide array of dietary needs in all meals, including vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free options

  • Evening and weekend activities



The campus is within easy driving distance from Oklahoma City, OK, and Dallas, TX. Ground transportation to and from the 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 campus.

OIDF requests the dancers to schedule their arrival TBA


 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                 $300.00 Deposit

Non-Refundable Housing                                                      $500.00 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.




QUESTIONS? Please contact us at and we will get in touch shortly

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