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Summer Study NYC: Contemporary & Theater Dance Intensives

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Study with New York’s most elite dance makers.

2024 Session Dates:

Application Deadline: April 1, 2024
June 10 – June 30, 2024
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, 2024.

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
Theater
Whitehead
9:30-10:55am
Ballet
Crawford
11:00am-12:30pm
Lunch
B’way Rep; Q & A
Bad Cinderella
Meahl
1:00-3:00pm
Pilates
3:00-4:00pm
Showcase Rehearsal
LaFleur
4:30-6:30pm
Ballet
Davis
9:30-10:55am
Jumps & Turns
Swanson
11:00am-12:30pm
Lunch
B’way Rep; Q & A
MJ the Musical
Sigman
1:00-3:00pm
Vocal (grp. 1) Peglar
3:00-4:00pm
Showcase Rehearsal
LaFleur
4:30-6:30pm
Afro Brazillan
DaSilva
9:30-10:55am
Latin Jazz
Salgado
11:00am-12:30pm
Lunch
Health & Wellness
Harkness Center
1:00-2:30pm
Precision Jazz
Morgan
2:30-4:00pm
Showcase Rehearsal
LaFleur
4:30-6:30pm
Theater
Lamb
9:30-10:55am
Ballet
Davis
11:00am-12:30pm
Lunch
Resume Workshop
Kirmser
1:00-2:30pm
Precision Jazz
Morris Garcia
2:30-4:00pm
Vocal (grp. 1) Peglar
4:30-5:30pm
Vogue
Lapaz-Rodridguez
9:30-10:55am
Hip Hop / Commercial
Greene
11:00am-12:30pm
Lunch
Acting
Danielsen
1:00-3:00pm
Showcase Rehearsal
LaFleur
3:00-5:00pm

SAMPLE CONTEMPORARY SCHEDULE

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Contemporary
Jackson
9:30-10:55am
Ballet
Crawford
11:00am-12:30pm
Lunch
Choreo Process
Rosario
1:00-2:30pm
Lastics
2:45-3:45pm
Showcase Rehearsal
Drablos
4:30-6:30pm
Horton
Gayle
9:30-10:55am
Improv
Miller
11:00am-12:30pm
Lunch
Floorwork
Celli
1:00-2:30pm
Showcase Rehearsal
Guy
2:30-4:30pm
Afro’Dance
Kaba
9:30-10:55am
Hip Hop / Commercial
Greene
11:00am-12:30pm
Lunch
Health & Wellness
Harkness Center
1:00-2:30pm
Precision Jazz
Morgan
2:30-4:00pm
Showcase Rehearsal
Guy
4:30-6:30pm
Limón
Parra
9:30-10:55am
Ballet
Davis
11:00am-12:30pm
Lunch
Resume Workshop
Kirmser
1:00-2:30pm
Choreo Process
Brenner
2:30-4:00pm
Acting
Danielsen
4:30-6:30pm
Horton
Gayle
9:30-10:55am
Vogue
Lapaz-Rodriguez
11:00am-12:30pm
Lunch
Showcase Rehearsal
Drablos
1:00-3:00pm
Contemporary
Stone
3:30-5:00pm

SAMPLE THEATER JAZZ SCHEDULE

Monday
Theater
Whitehead
9:30-10:55am
Ballet
Crawford
11:00am-12:30pm
Lunch
B’way Rep; Q & A
Bad Cinderella
Meahl
1:00-3:00pm
Pilates
3:00-4:00pm
Showcase Rehearsal
LaFleur
4:30-6:30pm
Tuesday
Ballet
Davis
9:30-10:55am
Jumps & Turns
Swanson
11:00am-12:30pm
Lunch
B’way Rep; Q & A
MJ the Musical
Sigman
1:00-3:00pm
Vocal (grp. 1) Peglar
3:00-4:00pm
Showcase Rehearsal
LaFleur
4:30-6:30pm
Wednesday
Afro Brazillan
DaSilva
9:30-10:55am
Latin Jazz
Salgado
11:00am-12:30pm
Lunch
Health & Wellness
Harkness Center
1:00-2:30pm
Precision Jazz
Morgan
2:30-4:00pm
Showcase Rehearsal
LaFleur
4:30-6:30pm
Thursday
Theater
Lamb
9:30-10:55am
Ballet
Davis
11:00am-12:30pm
Lunch
Resume Workshop
Kirmser
1:00-2:30pm
Precision Jazz
Morris Garcia
2:30-4:00pm
Vocal (grp. 1) Peglar
4:30-5:30pm
Friday
Vogue
Lapaz-Rodridguez
9:30-10:55am
Hip Hop / Commercial
Greene
11:00am-12:30pm
Lunch
Acting
Danielsen
1:00-3:00pm
Showcase Rehearsal
LaFleur
3:00-5:00pm

SAMPLE CONTEMPORARY SCHEDULE

Monday
Contemporary
Jackson
9:30-10:55am
Ballet
Crawford
11:00am-12:30pm
Lunch
Choreo Process
Rosario
1:00-2:30pm
Lastics
2:45-3:45pm
Showcase Rehearsal
Drablos
4:30-6:30pm
Tuesday
Horton
Gayle
9:30-10:55am
Improv
Miller
11:00am-12:30pm
Lunch
Floorwork
Celli
1:00-2:30pm
Showcase Rehearsal
Guy
2:30-4:30pm
Wednesday
Afro’Dance
Kaba
9:30-10:55am
Hip Hop / Commercial
Greene
11:00am-12:30pm
Lunch
Health & Wellness
Harkness Center
1:00-2:30pm
Precision Jazz
Morgan
2:30-4:00pm
Showcase Rehearsal
Guy
4:30-6:30pm
Thursday
Limón
Parra
9:30-10:55am
Ballet
Davis
11:00am-12:30pm
Lunch
Resume Workshop
Kirmser
1:00-2:30pm
Choreo Process
Brenner
2:30-4:00pm
Acting
Danielsen
4:30-6:30pm
Friday
Horton
Gayle
9:30-10:55am
Vogue
Lapaz-Rodriguez
11:00am-12:30pm
Lunch
Showcase Rehearsal
Drablos
1:00-3:00pm
Contemporary
Stone
3:30-5:00pm

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.