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Skidmore College
Summer Dance Workshop

Doug Varone and Dancers
May 31 – June 20, 2020

Doug Varone speaking with DancerPhoto by Erica Miller 

Dance Workshop Tuition, Fees and College Credit

A non-refundable application fee of $60 is required to apply.

The fees for the 2020 Summer Dance Workshop follow:

  • Non-Credit Tuition: $1,720
  • Undergraduate Credit Tuition (2 credit hours): $2,625
  • Room & Board (21 meals per week) Fee: $1,433.25
  • Room & Board (14 meals per week) Fee: $1,208.25

Residential participants must choose either 21 meals per week or 14 meals per week. 

Students from the local area are welcome to commute and have the option to purchase a meal plan.

Scholarship Assistance - deadline for Applications: April 15, 2020

The Summer Dance Workshop has a limited number of scholarships for students with promise who might not otherwise be able to attend the Workshop. A small number of partial scholarship will be awarded in the form of tuition remission.

PLEASE NOTE: This information MUST be submitted by the April 15th application deadline in order for your request to be considered.

To apply for a scholarship, please prepare the following materials and send via e-mail to If you prefer to fax the materials, our office fax number is (518) 580-5548.

  1. A letter requesting scholarship assistance. In the letter please include:
    1. The amount of money you are requesting for this workshop.
    2. Information regarding your financial situation. Note any unusual family circumstance or other facts you want us to consider.
    3. Why you would like to study with Doug Varone and Dancers.
  2. A copy of pages 1 and 2 of your most recent federal tax return (this information must be provided unless you are an international student). Be certain to include any supplemental income schedules if you have them. If you are an international student please tell us your country of origin and provide proof of your annual income.

All scholarship applications will be considered on an individual basis. Requests for financial aid will not affect admission decisions. For questions, please contact Maria McColl, Office of Special Programs, Skidmore College, at 518-580-5595 or



Application fees will not be refunded.

Because faculty and staff salary commitments must be made in advance and the costs of plant operations are fixed, the College must follow a very limited refund policy. Details of this policy as it relates to tuition, room, and board follow. Appeals for refunds due to extenuating circumstances may be made in writing to the Program Director.

If Skidmore College cancels a program, all fees will be refunded.

  • Tuition
    • Tuition payments, less the program's non-refundable deposit,  will be refunded if requested, in writing, thirty (30) days prior to the program start date.
  • Room
    • 100% of the room fee will be refunded if the student decides not to attend Skidmore and so notifies the Program Director thirty (30) days prior to the program start date.
    • 50% of the room fee will be refunded if withdrawal from the program occurs after this time and before the program begins.
    • The room fee will not be refunded if the student withdraws on or after the first day of the program.
  • Board
    • 100% of the board fee will be refunded prior to the program start date.
    • Withdrawal from the College after the start of any program shall entitle the student to a pro-rated refund of the unused portion of the board fee from the date of withdrawal, on a weekly basis.  

College Credit

High-school graduates, matriculated college students, and non-traditional students may register for three semester hours of undergraduate credit from Skidmore College. Applicants who choose this option should register for undergraduate credit; the course designation is DM351/352 (Modern/Advanced). Students are expected to comply with Skidmore’s academic policies. For more information, please consult the Skidmore College Catalog