Study with New York’s Artistic Directors/Choreographers and train with professional dancers.
Summer Study NYC (SSNYC) is total immersion in New York’s concert and commercial dance worlds for the dancer preparing for a professional career. It offers intermediate and advanced dancers, (ages 18 & older) an intensive program that combines training and performance with the opportunity to network and build lasting professional connections. Offering a Theater Dance/Jazz and a Contemporary session, students may audition for either one or two 4-week sessions with classes taught by world renowned masters as well as by our illustrious faculty. Both sessions will incorporate Steps’ partnerships with such iconic legends as the Verdon Fosse Legacy Project and American Dance Machine for the 21st Century, not to mention our ever popular Steps with Contemporary Master Series.
SUMMER STUDY NYC PROGRAM
Each session students work with a minimum of 9 contemporary artistic directors/choreographers. The program includes the following components:
• DAILY TECHNIQUE CLASSES with Steps permanent faculty
• STEPS with CONTEMPORARY MASTERS – This annual summer series brings together artistic directors and choreographers for week-long master classes. Improve your technique, explore movement creation, and learn repertory.
• CREATIVE TOOLS – Choreographers share their creative process and students learn collaborative approaches to creating movement phrases. Facilitated by Tiffany Rea-Fisher (Artistic Director, Elisa Monte Dance) this workshop culminates in compositions presented in each end-of-semester showcase.
• SHOWCASE PERFORMANCE in Steps Studio Theater.
Students from past summers have been hired by Heidi Latsky Dance and performed at Lincoln Center, The Skirball Center, The High Line, as well as awarded apprenticeships with Rioult Dance NY! and Elisa Monte Dance.
Adam Barruch/Anatomiae Occultii
Sidra Bell/Sidra Bell Dance NY
Stefanie Batten Bland/Company SSB
Carolyn Dorfman/Carolyn Dorfman Dance
Mike Esperanza/BARE Dance Company
Tiffany Rea-Fisher/Elisa Monte Dance
Zvi Gotheiner/Zvi Dance
Heidi Latsky/Heidi Latsky Dance
Andrea Miller/Gallim Dance
Elisa Monte/Elisa Monte Dance
Jon Ole Olstad
Dwight Rhoden & Desmond Richardson/Complexions
Takehiro Ueyama/Take Dance
Nelly Van Bommel/NOA Dance<
Photos: J. Medlock