The summer modern dance program is your opportunity study in a focused, creative atmosphere, with other serious dance students from around the world. Classes are taught by an experienced, professional faculty, dedicated to helping you achieve technical and artistic growth.
- Modern technique
- Ballet technique
- Improvisation and composition
- Body conditioning
Students should have had at least three years of dance training, and be free of injury prior to arrival. Any health-related concern should be acknowledged on the medical form and reported to the dance department prior to arrival. Dancers are expected to maintain a body weight that is proportionate to their height and bone structure. Students are expected to be well-groomed. Long hair must be worn up and off the neck.
Image file: A photograph taken in full body pose.
PDF file: A résumé list of training experiences. Please include subject (modern, ballet, jazz, composition, other), dates, names and locations of schools and names of teachers.
Part I (video #1): Two-minute ballet barre including pliés, tendus, dégagés, ronde de jambes, adage and grand battement; show knowledge of ballet vocabulary and technique.
Part II (video #2): A three-minute modern dance warm-up including basic vocabulary to demonstrate placement, line, body awareness, flexibility and control.
Part III (video #3): One short solo piece showing dynamic range, ability to move in space, level changes and individuality. Please identify the choreographer of the piece. Students may use their own choreography.