the 2018 summer event  |  july 27-August 1  |  plano, tx

Directed by Justin Giles and the elite SoulEscape company, artists age 12 and up will get the rare opportunity to spend a week training with this prestigious company. Your time will include 6 hours of workshop classes a day, guided by Justin and a special group of guest artists. You will also learn, rehearse and perform the company’s newest work! Additionally, each evening we offer special events ranging from improvisation classes to our popular Solo Showcase. Here, we provide a non-competitive setting for you to perform a solo for your peers. Justin and the SE company will personally offer their feedback for you to take home with you. Your work will then be on display at our closing night show as you become the performer. This is a healthy, positive and professional environment set aside for those who are serious about the art of dance. In order to ensure the integrity of this event, we will be limiting registration. 

As we enter our 11th Summer Event, we are elated to host this year's intensive at Dance Industry Performing Arts Center in Plano, TX. 



THE 2018 SUMMER EVENT IS NOW SOLD OUT. his 6-day intensive is $850 and is open to dancers ages 12 and older. We accept cash, check or credit card. Please make any checks payable to Justin Giles, Inc. We require a $200 deposit at the time of registration to secure your spot. Full payments are due no later than 30 days prior to the event. All payments are Non-Refundable. We do, however, offer credits to use at any future SoulEscape event if an emergency should arise. Registration is now open! Scroll down to download the registration and medial forms. 

friday july 27th – SoulEscape company performance | 5:30pm & 8:00pm

The Summer Event will kick off with a unique, one-of-a-kind performance from the SoulEscape Company. Attendees are invited to join us at Dance Industry Performing Arts Center for this years performance. This evening viewing is open to the general public. You can purchase tickets with your registration, at the door, or by calling 469-585-4095. All registered dancers receive a FREE ticket to this performance. All other tickets are $20. We will be having TWO showings on July 27th - 5:30pm and 8:00pm.


At Registration you will receive an I.D. bracelet and a class schedule. If you have ANY questions throughout the week, please don't hesitate to visit us at the Registration Desk for help! You will be able to purchase merchandise, sign up for the Solo Showcase and purchase performance tickets here all week as well.


Casting will take place during classes on Saturday July 28th. A casting notice will be posted at the Registration Desk by the end of the last class of the day. Once you have been cast in your sections, you may follow the rehearsal schedule accordingly.


Any SoulEscape dancer attendee is welcome to participate in the Solo Showcase on Sunday July 29th. Solos may be in any style of dance. Justin and the Company will award Full, Half and $200 Scholarship to the 2019 SoulEscape Summer Event. In addition, select dancers from the solo showcase, ages 18 and older, will be offered an invitation to the 2019 Company Intensive. You may register for a solo prior to the event for $75. We will also accept entries at the door. Limited to one solo per dancer. Please bring a iPad or iPhone for music. This showcase is open to the general public and is FREE to attend!


All of the workshop classes and rehearsals will be held at Dance Industry Performing Arts Center. Classes will range from 1.5 hours to 2 hours each. Rehearsal schedules will be posted daily at the Registration Desk. 


Costuming for SoulEscape will be simple with the exception of a few things that will be provided for certain pieces. However, in order to maintain a somewhat uniform, professional, and clean look, please bring as many of the following items with you as possible:

  • Solid colored tank tops – (all types including spaghetti straps, halter tops, etc.)
  • Black leggings
  • Tight, long sleeve shirts –black, white, nudes

The more of these items you bring, the more we will be able to mix and match to make everyone look good. If you don’t have some of these items or if you are confused about what something is, don’t worry. Just bring anything that comes close to what is listed above. We will notify you with more specific details regarding costuming as the event approaches.

closing SHOW INFO

Join us Wednesday August 1st to view the dancer's hardwork as they become the performers. Dancers will learn, rehearse and perform the company's 2018 repertory.  These tickets can be purchased with your inital registration, throughout the week, or by calling 469-585-4095! Tickets are $20.

2018 summer event schedule

Please note times and events may vary for the 2018 Summer Event.

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Professionalism during SoulEscape is of the utmost importance. Professional conduct is required at all times. This is not a convention, workshop, or dance showcase. This is a professional production. Also, it is the participants’ responsibility to remember the choreography from day to day. The company and mentors are here for YOU. We look forward to a memorable week!

Please feel free to contact us at if you have any further questions regarding the Summer Event!


summer event venue for classes | REHEARSALS | all performances

dance industry performing arts center


the 2018 summer event venue

SoulEscape is proud to host the 2018 Summer Event at Dance Industry Performing Arts Center, a brand new state-of-the-art performance space located in Plano, TX. This performing arts center has 6 studio spaces conducive for our dancers and "The Box" - a black box theater where we will hold all our performances throughout the week!


About Dance Industry PAC


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