Summer Movement Institute

July 10 - 30, 2016


The program invites all levels of dancers, ages 13 through adult, to take part in this three-week intensive workshop, the only place Fagan technique is taught! In addition to studying the Fagan technique and learning repertory by Garth Fagan, students will have the opportunity to learn the art of movement invention through dance composition. Students will take four classes a day, five days a week. Additional classes include video talks, nutrition, and music appreciation. Students, besides being taught and mentored by company members on a daily basis, will have the opportunity to perform for a live audience at the end of the intensive. The Summer Movement Institute also strives to enhance the student's appreciation and understanding of dance through its relationship with art, theater, and music by providing guided field trips to dance and music concerts, plays and museums.  Pay per class options are also available.

All interested students must complete an application and send it with a nonrefundable application fee of $30. Tuition for the program is $1000. Tuition with accomodation (ROOM ONLY) is $1500. Students from the local area may commute to the program.

Interested applicants should send a $30 nonrefundable application fee and application to:

Garth Fagan Dance
Summer Movement Institute
50 Chestnut Street
Rochester, NY 14604

Summer Movement Institute Application - Applications are still being accepted.

Summer Movement Institute Scholarship Application - The Scholarship Application deadline has passed.

Pay Per Class Options



Phone: 585-454-3260 ext. 10 (Tina Tarpkin-McNeill)

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