Gibney’s Training Department, led by Senior Director of Training, Alexandra Wells, serves the current and holistic needs of adult dance artists, with consideration for the multiplicity of career expressions and entry points.
Through the cultivation of an inclusive and positive space, our offerings make space for exploration, risk-taking, personal and artistic growth, connection, and fun. It is our priority to listen to and support our community and to empower the future leaders of the field.
Drop-In Classes & Workshops
Through an antiracist lens and with insistence upon accessibility, our programming is shaped with a diverse team of dance educators and techniques offered, curated by Gilbert T Small II and Alexandra Wells.
Daily, 1.5 hour classes, with a diverse offering of techniques and styles.
Get closer to one of our teaching artists through physical exploration or phrase work followed by a group discussion. Meet a new artist each Friday in a two-hour session.
Experience a two-day workshop featuring one brilliant artist. Spend two three-hour sessions taking class, learning phrase work, and chatting with the artist.
Dive into the creative brain of one choreographer. Tap into their process through 8 sessions over one month, with the option to drop in to single sessions or attend the full series.
Professional Development, led by Jessie Kardos, supports dance professionals of all backgrounds building (and re-building) a unique and sustainable career through accessible learning, expanding skills, and fostering a diverse and inclusive community.
Oct. 26, 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Oct. 29, 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Oct. 30, 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Nov. 11, 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Intensives & Events
SLMDances Professional Development for the People
Professional Development for the People! (PD for the People!) is a 7-session online course (with a 1 week break, mid-course) that shares SLMDances’ praxis of self-development, community building, artistic practice steeped in strategic vision, decolonized organization building, and the embodiment of our collective values: HUMANITY, DREAMING, COMMUNITY, TRANSPARENCY, LEARNING, and ACTIVISM.
SLMDances has partnered with Gibney to support the technical and administrative production of the course. Applicants will receive updates and notifications from Jessie Kardos of the Gibney Training Department.
Oct. 25, 12:00 pm
– 3:00 pm
Oct. 31, 12:00 pm
– 3:00 pm
Nov. 7, 12:00 pm
– 3:00 pm
Nov. 21, 12:00 pm
– 3:00 pm
Education Programs, developed by Jessie Kardos, offer dancers opportunities to deepen their experience both in and out of the studio. We offer customized digital and in-person group experiences, full-time training for international and domestic students, and comprehensive summer and winter programs.
Our aim is to offer a well-rounded training ground for dancers to improve their artistic and physical abilities while growing as critical thinkers, community builders, and artist-entrepreneurs.
Gibney Group Study proudly offers customized, immersive programs for students around the world.
Designed to provide a glimpse into the professional dance world and sustainable careers in the arts, the Group Study program offers technical training and addresses pressing issues in the field.
Group Study offers groups of dancers the opportunity to select a series of online or in-person classes tailor-made to fit the needs and aspirations of their dancers or programs.
Visa & Professional Training Program
Gibney’s Visa & Professional Training Program offers students from around the world an opportunity for immersive study over 3, 6, 9 or 12 months.
The program includes options for professional or aspiring professional dancers. Each student selects a Program Track and builds a customized weekly class schedule based on their interests and professional goals.
Gibney Training fosters a supportive, non-judgmental environment where dancers can take risks, have fun, and grow while training at an advanced level.
NYC Winter Study
NYC Winter Study program offers a two-week, immersive session each January.
The Winter Study curriculum is designed to serve professional or aspiring professional dancers, and taught by esteemed members of the NYC dance field. Participants will join a diverse community of artists pursuing their passion in one of the greatest cities in the world.
NYC Summer Study
NYC Summer Study connects dancers from around the world for a unique, two-week experience.
The program is designed to build a supportive network, expose students to new and challenging ideas and movement styles, and share strategies for building a sustainable career in the performing arts.
The program includes a curated schedule of:
- 16 Movement Classes
- 4 Creative Process Sessions
- 6 Artist Panels + Professional Development Discussions
- 4 Performance Screenings
- Regular Check-Ins with Staff, Faculty, and fellow students
Gibney Company Training Residencies
Training Residencies bring Gibney Company to your city to work directly with your students and community.
Residencies are adaptable to support pre-existing community and educational goals. We will work with you to develop a plan that meets your needs and your budget.
Gibney Company has partnered with Adelphi University, Brown University, Connecticut College, Jacksonville University, Marymount Manhattan College, New York University, Texas State University, and others on training residency programs.
Details & Teaching Inquiries
The following pricing options can be used for online classes and workshops only. In-person class credits do not apply to online classes and vice versa. Please note that there is a special $8 single class rate for online classes from October-December 2020. The rate will be $10 in 2021 and on.
Online Single Class
2020 Special Rate: $8 Per Class
Expires after December 31, 2020
Online Weekend Workshop
$60 Per Class
Expires after December 31, 2020
FAQ & Policies
Learn more about Gibney class policies and procedures and what to do if you are a first-time student.
Interested in teaching? Complete our Teaching Application below and a member of our staff will get back to you.
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For inquiries about our drop-in classes or training programs, please email us at email@example.com.
Cumbe Center for African and Diaspora Dance
Harkness Center for Dance Injuries
The Harkness Center for Dance Injuries at NYU Langone Health works in partnership with Gibney, Mark Morris Dance Center, and RIOULT for the Harkness Center Healthy Dancer Initiative.
The Harkness Center Healthy Dancer Initiative program is temporarily paused. Gibney and Harkness will continue to collaborate on injury prevention and wellness workshops for the community.
Kinected/Kane School of Pilates
New Dance Collective
New Dance Collective is composed of Simonson Technique faculty, with an alignment-based approach to movement.
SpringboardX, presents two annual intensives with Springboard Danse Montréal artists in a non-audition setting.
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