Contemporary Dance, Ballet Studies, and Independent Study Track Start Date: The first Monday of any Month
Choreographic Track Start Date: The first Monday of September or January
Community Action Track Start Date: The first Monday of September
A September start date is recommended for all students.
Interested students are encouraged to apply as early as possible. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.
If you are applying for M-1 Visa sponsorship, you must apply no later than 2 months before your desired start date. Advance applications are recommended to allow enough time to obtain the M-1 Visa.
If you are not applying for M-1 Visa sponsorship, you must apply no later than 1 month before your desired start date. Advance applications are recommended.
All applicants must be 18 years of age or older by the start of the program. Gibney does not have a maximum age limit for the program.
Gibney accepts students in any stage of their dance education. As students may build their own class schedule from Gibney’s diverse offerings, students at any experience level will find a challenging and fulfilling schedule.
English Proficiency is not required, though an understanding of English is strongly encouraged to take full advantage of all curriculum.
After applying, Gibney Training Program staff will contact you through email to schedule an interview with you, either via Skype call, or in person. In the interview, we will learn more about your interests and goals, review program components, and answer any questions you may have. Please note interviews will not be scheduled if you have not submitted the application fee.
Attendance in all classes plays a critical role in student success. Progress is difficult and often unachievable without regular attendance. If a student fails to complete weekly course requirements for more than one week consecutively, they will be asked to meet with Program Staff to discuss the status of their participation in the program. It is the duty of the student to maintain their status by respecting the class attendance requirements. Failure to meet these requirements could result in dismissal from the program and/or loss of M-1 status for Visa Students.
Causes for Expulsion
Students may be asked to leave the program if it becomes clear that their intention is not to seriously study dance while in the Professional Training Program, or if they are consistently unable to complete attendance requirements. Each student is expected to exhibit professional behavior by showing respect toward staff, faculty and fellow students. At any point, if Gibney staff feels you have demonstrated behavior deemed unacceptable or offensive, it may be cause for dismissal from the program.
Methods of Payment
Acceptable methods of payment for tuition include wire transfer, credit/debit card, check, or cash. All payments must be in US Dollars. Checks must be drawn on a US bank in US Dollars. Cash payments are accepted in person only (please do not mail cash!) at a scheduled time.
Note that the non-refundable $100 application fee must be paid with a credit card.
Tuition payments may be paid in two or more installments. Half the tuition is due within two weeks of acceptance. This tuition deposit holds your place in the program. For students applying for an M-1 Visa, Gibney will issue your I-20 form once this deposit is received. Should your visa not be approved in your home country, Gibney will refund 90% of tuition paid to date. The remainder of tuition is due no later than the first day of the program.
Application fees are non-refundable. Should your visa not be approved in your home country, Gibney will refund 90% of tuition paid to date, prior to the start of the program.
No refunds are given once the program has started, regardless of program completion or withdrawal. Dismissal from the program will not constitute a reason for any refund.
Students are responsible for finding their own housing for the duration of the Professional Training Program. In order to assist students in choosing the housing arrangement that works best for them, Gibney provides a list of housing opportunities as a helpful starting point. Gibney is not in any way affiliated and does not benefit financially from these presented opportunities. The list will be shared upon acceptance into the program.