Summer Study NYC:
Contemporary & Theater Dance Intensives

2018 Session Dates:*

Session 1: Theater Dance Focus, June 11—July 6, 2018
Application deadline: June 1, 2018

Session 2: Contemporary Focus, July 9—August 3, 2018
Application deadline: July 1

* dates subject to change

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.



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.

PERFORMANCE SKILLS/VOCAL/ACTING – Discover practical techniques that enhance a dancers’ artistry in performance. Classes are led by Heidi Latsky and/or Lawrence Goldhuber, vocal by Jan Horvath

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.