Summer Study NYC: A Contemporary Dance Intensive

open to domestic and international students*

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

2015 Session Dates:

Session 1: June 15 – July 10, 2015
Application Deadline: June 5, 2015 • Final Performance: July 10

Session 2: July 13 – August 7, 2015
Application Deadline: July 1, 2015 • Final Performance: August 7

2015 Onsite Auditions

Saturday, March 21, 4:30-6:30pm
Summer Study NYC Session I & II
Program/Scholarship audition will include ballet, contemporary & theater dance

Saturday, June 20, 4:30-6:30pm
Summer Study NYC Session II
Program/Scholarship audition will include ballet, contemporary & theater dance

Students must submit program application & fee prior to their onsite audition.
Please send application materials to or by mailing it to Steps on Broadway.

Please visit Application Process page for video submission guidelines

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.

Summer Study NYC Final Performance, 2013

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. 2014 teachers include Aszure Barton, Donald Byrd, Elisa Monte, Andrea Miller, Stephen Petronio, Benoit Swan Pouffer, Pascal Rioult, and Kevin Wynn.

Enhance your movement expression with CREATIVE TOOLS, developed and led by master teacher and choreographer Elisa Monte, assisted by Tiffany Rea-Fisher with guest artists including Adam Barruch, Sidra Bell, Mark Dendy, Gregory Dolbashian, Loni Landon, Oliver Steele, Manuel Vignoulle, and Nelly van Bommel. 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.

PERFORMANCE SKILLS classes, led by Jeffrey Freeze and Heidi Latsky, 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.