Summer Study NYC: Contemporary & Theater Dance Intensives

photograph of summer study dance students performing in the studio - group of 7 barefoot dancers on one foot

Study with New York’s most elite dance makers.

2023 Session Dates:

Application Deadline: April 1, 2023
June 12 – July 2
Choose to concentrate on Theater/Jazz or Contemporary

Summer Study NYC (SSNYC), presented by Steps on Broadway, is the premiere program for enhancing your dance training this summer. SSNYC is a 3-week program offering intermediate and advanced dancers (ages 18 & older) the opportunity to immerse themselves in New York’s concert and commercial dance worlds. Dancers will take a diverse course selection while choosing to concentrate on Theater/Jazz or Contemporary repertoire. The curriculum will focus on building strength, versatility, technique, and artistry under the instruction of the industry’s most sought-after teachers. By the end of the program, dancers will be stronger performers, make life-changing connections with world-renowned masters , and have immersed themselves into a community of artists that support and inspire each other.

A day in the life of an SSNYC student begins with technique classes designed to challenge the dancer while enhancing foundational technique. Afterwards, dancers will engage in supplemental experiences including mock auditions with agents, voice classes, and more. Throughout the program, dancers will learn repertoire from leading choreographers in preparation for a showcase at the end of the session.

PAST SUMMER STUDY NYC CURRICULUM:

Al Blackstone, Josh Bergasse, Patti Wilcox, Michelle Cave, Paul Peglar (vocal), Cindy Salgado, Jessica Lang, Rena Butler, Nicholas Palmquist, Maleek Washington, Chanon Judson, Germaul Barnes, Michael Mindlin, Chaz Wolcott, Eliza Ohman, The Verdon Fosse Legacy, Tiffany Rea-Fisher, Derek Mitchell, Jason Williams, Harkness Center for Dance Injuries: Injury Prevention & Nutrition seminars, “Business of Dance” workshop with Fran Kirmser (resumes, reels, marketing & self-promotion), Mental wellness with Wendy Reinert of “Being a Dancer,” private coaching and Q&A sessions with leading industry pros, plus mock audition with a NYC talent agency, a final showcase for family and friends and so much more!

We are so proud of our SSNYC Alumni who have gone on to perform on Broadway, Regional Theaters, The Rockettes, international stage productions, cruise ships, Lincoln Center, The Skirball Center, The High Line, as well as become company members of Elisa Monte Dance, Heidi Latsky Dance Rioult Dance NYC, and More!

AUDITIONS

Summer Study NYC dancers

To audition you must complete your program application through Acceptd by April 1, 2023.

Acceptd Application Instructions:

  1. Select Summer Study NYC under programs
  2. Choose either live/video audition
  3. If live audition through class observation, use calendar to request audition date. Please note: Class fee(s) must be paid in addition to the application fee. {class auditions suspended until further notice}
  4. If live audition through class observation, use calendar to request audition date. Please note: Class fee(s) must be paid in addition to the application fee.
  5. Requirements for video audition include:
    • Technique section: Demonstrate plies, tendus, adagio, pirouettes, petit, and grand allegro on both sides.
    • Artistry section: Solo in your preferred style; no more than 3 minutes
    • Vocal video if selecting Theater/Jazz session: 16-32 bars if applicable or “Happy Birthday” if you’re a beginner/have no experience singing

Click here to submit application through Acceptd

SCHOLARSHIP
Consideration is based on merit and need. Those requesting financial aid will be asked to present financial documentation.

HEALTH INSURANCE
All students are expected to have health insurance for the duration of study. Enrolling in Steps’ group health plan is available for international students upon request.

ACCEPTANCE
Notification of acceptance and student orientation will be received via Acceptd messaging portal.

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS
International Students are welcome to attend on a tourist visa or by obtaining an ESTA visa waiver. Students should have a working knowledge of the English language as course work is taught in English. For further information, please contact the Director of Professional Training Programs.

Course of Study

SAMPLE THEATER JAZZ SCHEDULE

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Ballet for Broadway
La Fosse
10:00-11:30am
Fosse Jazz Technique
Culbreath
12:00-1:30pm
Verdon Fosse Legacy Rehearsal
Culbreath
2:00-4:00pm
Lecture @home
Harkness Center
Injury Prevention & Nutrition
5:00-6:30pm
Theater Jazz
Wolcott
10:00-11:30am
Lastics
12:00-1:00pm
Guest Q & A
Petinaud
B’way Rep
1:30-3:30pm
Acting
Danielsen
4:30-5:30pm
Ballet for Broadway
La Fosse
10:00-11:30am
Fosse Jazz Technique
Culbreath
12:00-1:30pm
Verdon Fosse Legacy Rehearsal
Culbreath
1:45-3:45pm
Vocal group class
Peglar
4:30-5:30pm
Theater Jazz Q & A
Prescott
B’way Rep
10:00am-12:00pm
Rehearsal
Ohman
12:30-2:30pm
Lecture @home
Reinert
3:30-5:00pm
Afro’Dance Hip Hop
Kaba
10:00-11:30am
Precision Dance
Epstein
11:45am-1:15pm
Verdon Fosse Legacy Rehearsal
Culbreath
1:45-3:45pm

SAMPLE CONTEMPORARY SCHEDULE

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Ballet
Cave
10:00-11:30am
Choreography Process
Rosario
12:00-1:30pm
Rehearsal
Gaines
2:00-4:00pm
Lecture @home
Harkness Center
Injury Prevention & Nutrition
5:00-6:30pm
Limon
McGuire
10:00-11:30am
Lastics
12:00-1:00pm
Guest Q & A
Rena Butler
1:30-3:30pm
Contemporary Ballet
Crawford
10:00-11:30am
Choreography Process
Rosario
12:00-1:30pm
Rehearsal
Buckley
2:00-4:00pm
Contemporary Acting
Danielsen
4:30-6:30pm
Horton
Maffei
10:00-11:30am
Contemporary
Stone
12:00-2:00pm
Lecture @home
Reinert
3:30-5:00pm
Afro’Dance Hip Hop
Kaba
10:00-11:30am
Precision Dance
Epstein
11:45am-1:15pm
Rehearsal
Buckley
1:45-3:45pm

SAMPLE THEATER JAZZ SCHEDULE

Monday
Ballet for Broadway
La Fosse
10:00-11:30am
Fosse Jazz Technique
Culbreath
12:00-1:30pm
Verdon Fosse Legacy Rehearsal
Culbreath
2:00-4:00pm
Lecture @home
Harkness Center
Injury Prevention & Nutrition
5:00-6:30pm
Tuesday
Theater Jazz
Wolcott
10:00-11:30am
Lastics
12:00-1:00pm
Guest Q & A
Petinaud
B’way Rep
1:30-3:30pm
Acting
Danielsen
4:30-5:30pm
Wednesday
Ballet for Broadway
La Fosse
10:00-11:30am
Fosse Jazz Technique
Culbreath
12:00-1:30pm
Verdon Fosse Legacy Rehearsal
Culbreath
1:45-3:45pm
Vocal group class
Peglar
4:30-5:30pm
Thursday
Theater Jazz Q & A
Prescott
B’way Rep
10:00am-12:00pm
Rehearsal
Ohman
12:30-2:30pm
Lecture @home
Reinert
3:30-5:00pm
Friday
Afro’Dance Hip Hop
Kaba
10:00-11:30am
Precision Dance
Epstein
11:45am-1:15pm
Verdon Fosse Legacy Rehearsal
Culbreath
1:45-3:45pm

SAMPLE CONTEMPORARY SCHEDULE

Monday
Ballet
Cave
10:00-11:30am
Choreography Process
Rosario
12:00-1:30pm
Rehearsal
Gaines
2:00-4:00pm
Lecture @home
Harkness Center
Injury Prevention & Nutrition
5:00-6:30pm
Tuesday
Limon
McGuire
10:00-11:30am
Lastics
12:00-1:00pm
Guest Q & A
Rena Butler
1:30-3:30pm
Wednesday
Contemporary Ballet
Crawford
10:00-11:30am
Choreography Process
Rosario
12:00-1:30pm
Rehearsal
Buckley
2:00-4:00pm
Contemporary Acting
Danielsen
4:30-6:30pm
Thursday
Horton
Maffei
10:00-11:30am
Contemporary
Stone
12:00-2:00pm
Lecture @home
Reinert
3:30-5:00pm
Friday
Afro’Dance Hip Hop
Kaba
10:00-11:30am
Precision Dance
Epstein
11:45am-1:15pm
Rehearsal
Buckley
1:45-3:45pm

Tuition

Summer Study dancers in class$3200/session *
Enroll by March 1 and save $350

*Audition by class observation requires class fee in addition to application fee.

METHODS OF PAYMENT

  • Wire transfer directly to Steps on Broadway bank account.
  • Credit card

REFUNDS

Tuition is only fully refundable in the event that Summer Study NYC is canceled.

Time Up to 6 wks prior to program start or Immigration Denied Less than 6 wks to Start Once Program Begins Application Fees, Deposits, Missed Classes, Dismissal
Refund 90% 40% 0% 0%

Program subject to change. Successful completion of program may be applied toward college credit; check with your department chair.

School Policies:
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.