Summer Intensive Program Information
Classes are held Monday – Friday for the full three weeks of the Parsons Dance Summer Intensive! There are no classes held on Saturday or Sunday, with the exception of a Parsons Dance audition held on one weekend day during the Summer Intensive (date to be announced). Although optional, students are encouraged to participate in the audition!
No two days are alike for Parsons Dance Summer Intensive participants. Summer Intensive classes include Ballet, Modern, Parsons Dance Repertory & Technique, Yoga, Stretch and Strengthening, Professional Development Seminars, Nutrition and Injury Prevention, a Family & Friends Final Performance and more. A sample schedule is provided below. Please note that students will receive their individualized schedules upon arrival, following a placement class. This approach allows our company members and staff to create the best possible learning experience for every student.
Sample Weekly Schedule
Choreography Workshop Information
The Choreography Workshop immerses students in the study of choreographic processes. With a focus on helping each student become a confident, innovative, risk-taking dance maker, students are mentored in a small group setting and given creative tools for artistic growth and development. Students are given insight into David Parsons' creative process and the experiences and collaborations that most influence his work.
A typical day will comprise of a warm-up class, followed by creative workshops aimed at sparking original movement and composition approaches. Throughout the workshop, students have the opportunity to collaborate with their peers, as well as explore their own individual inspiration. The Choreography Workshop will conclude with a showcase, where students will demonstrate their growth over this unique week-long immersion.
For more information on the Parsons Dance Summer Programs please review our
Frequently Asked Questions.
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