- Professional Training Program
- SUMMER STUDY NYC: A Contemporary Dance Intensive
- International Visa Program
- Repertory Ensemble
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 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 class 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. 2013 teachers included Aszure Barton, Larry Keigwin, Stephen Petronio, Kevin Wynn, Jacqulyn Buglisi, Donald Byrd, Elisa Monte and Sidra Bell.
Enhance your movement expression with CREATIVE TOOLS, developed and led by master teacher and choreographer Elisa Monte and guest artists. 2013 guest artists included Sidra Bell, Mark Dendy, Loni Landon, Shannon Gillen, Take, Manuel Vignoulle, Nelly van Bommel, and Pavel Zustiak. 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.
PERFORMANCE SKILLS classes, led Mark Dendy and Heidi Latsky, explore specific practical techniques that enhance dancers’ performance skills. Using task driven motivators and personal responses, individual expression and authentic movement as a springboard for dialogue, the creative process of the performer is unearthed. Discussion and the movement generated may be included in performance.
The program offers:
Program subject to change
Required Classes: 14 per week
11 Mandatory Classes – 5 Steps with Contemporary Masters, 2 Creative Tools, 2 Ballet, 2 Performance Skills Classes
3 Electives – any class from our roster of daily scheduled classes
A Certificate of Completion is awarded and may be applied toward college credit.
All students are required to maintain proper etiquette in the classroom and on the premises. Failure to do so will result in dismissal from the program.