Summer Study NYC: A Contemporary Dance Intensive

Program & Scholarship Audition
Audition will include ballet, contemporary
& theater dance, and a prepared solo.
Click here for the application

open to domestic and international students*

Study with New York’s Artistic Directors/Choreographers and train with professional dancers.

SUMMER STUDY NYC is about total immersion in New York’s contemporary dance world. The audition based program offers intermediate and advanced dancers, age 18 and older, an opportunity to study and perform under the guidance of some of the best Artistic Directors and Choreographers working today.


Improve your technique through daily classes with Steps’ world-renowned faculty while exploring movement, choreography and repertory in week-long workshops with eight (8) master teachers in the annual STEPS with CONTEMPORARY MASTERS series.

Enhance your movement expression with CREATIVE TOOLS, developed and led by master teacher and choreographer Elisa Monte and Tiffany Rea-Fisher. Artists share their process, and dancers and choreographers learn collaborative approaches to movement creation and articulation. Participants create compositions culminating in a Steps Studio Theater showing at the end of each session.

2016 Session Dates:

Session 1: June 13—July 8, 2016
Application deadline May 20, 2016

Session 2: July 11—August 5, 2016
Application deadline June 17, 2016

PERFORMANCE SKILLS classes explore specific practical techniques that enhance dancers’ performance skills. The creative process of each performer is unearthed by using task driven motivators and personal responses. Discussion and the movement generated may be included in performance.

Students from this past 2015 summer 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!

2015 Faculty: Stefanie Batten Bland, Adam Barruch, Sidra Bell, Jacqulyn Buglisi, Donald Byrd, Mark Dendy, Tiffany Rea-Fisher, Zvi Gotheiner, Loni Landon, Heidi Latsky, Elisa Monte, Stephen Petronio, Oliver Steele, Max Stone, Take, Manuel Vignoulle, Nelly van Bommel, and more.