NYC Summer Study | Summer Dance Intensive at Gibney
Week of August 9, 2020
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Dancers in a lunge leaning forward with arms up to the sky.
GIBNEY ONLINE 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 responding to COVID-19 and 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

Online Summer Study is closed to a limited number of participants per session. Students receive individual support and guidance throughout the program. Classes, Creative Process Sessions, and Panels will be closed to program participants only to foster a greater sense of community and connection.

ONLINE SUMMER STUDY 2020 DATES:
Session I: Monday, June 15 – Friday, June 26
Session II: Monday, July 6 – Friday, July 17

Sessions take place 12-6pm EDT Monday-Friday

APPLICATION DEADLINES:
SESSION I DEADLINE EXTENDED: Wednesday, June 10, 11:59pm EST
SESSION II: Monday, June 22, 11:59pm EST
SESSION II DEADLINE EXTENDED: Monday, June 29, 11:59pm EST

NOTIFICATION DATES:
Applications will be reviewed upon submission and students will be notified no later than June 3 for Session I, and June 30 for Session II. 

The final schedule and Zoom links will be distributed the week prior to the session, provided payment has been submitted. 

TUITION:
$400; Partial Scholarships Available
Application Fee: $50

ELIGIBILITY:
All applicants must be 18 years of age or older by the start of the program. Gibney does not have a maximum age cap for this program. 

Students will need access to stable Wi-Fi, a computer or tablet device with a working camera, access to Zoom, and some space for daily movement classes. 

Please contact Senior Manager of Training, Jessie Kardos, at jessiek@gibneydance.org with questions.

 

 

program information

Curriculum & Program Components

FACULTY:
Adam Gauzza
Alex Anderson
Alexandra Beller
Alexandra Wells
Bobbi Jene Smith
Cori Kresge
Daniel Mantei
Donnell Oakley
Hope Boykin
Maleek Washington
Peter Chu
Shamel Pitts
Sharon Milanese
Slim Xtravaganza
Quilan Arnold

CURRICULUM:
Students enroll in one of two 2-week Summer Study sessions:

Session I: Monday, June 15 – Friday, June 26, 2020
Session II: Monday, July 6 – Friday, July 17, 2020

Online Summer Study Curriculum is comprised of weekly movement classes, performance screenings, artist panels, and professional development discussions. The program is designed to build a supportive network, expose students to new and challenging ideas and movement styles, and share strategies for responding to COVID-19 and building a sustainable career in the performing arts.

PROGRAM COMPONENTS & SCHEDULE:
12:00-12:30pm:
Daily Check-In
12:30-2:00pm & 2:30-4:00pm:
Movement Classes and Creative Process
4:30-6:00pm:
Performance Screenings, Panels and Discussions

Daily Check-In
Online Summer Study will begin each day with a check-in with students and staff. This will allow us the opportunity to connect together before going into classes.  

Movement Classes
Students participate in 8 weekly movement-based classes taught by a curated group of faculty members from Gibney’s Training Program. Online Summer Study will include a wide range of techniques selected from Gibney’s diverse offerings. This is an opportunity for students to discover classes in new styles, and to delve into their own personal interests.

To foster greater connection between each faculty member and Online Summer Study students, every movement-based class will conclude with a short conversation with faculty about their experience, advice, and response to the pandemic. 

Faculty will be announced as confirmed. Check back for updates! 

Creative Process
Online Summer Study students all participate in 4 Creative Process sessions. This course is taught by an esteemed teacher/maker/artist in the field. Students with any level of experience will discover new methods in this opportunity to explore creation. 

Performance Screenings
Gibney Online Summer Study Staff will curate 4 private, online screenings of performances highlighting a range of artists, dance companies, and contemporary styles. Staff will stream screenings live for students, and each screening will conclude with a conversation about each work.  

Panels and Discussions
Staff will moderate panel conversations with working professionals in the dance field. Topics include Making a Living in Dance, Artists as Agents of Change, and Beyond the Stage: Working in the Dance Field. Weekly group discussion topics, led by Gibney Staff, include setting goals, the current state of the field, budgeting and professional skills for independent artists, finding your place, and more. 

Tuition & Details

APPLICATION DEADLINES:
SESSION I: Monday, June 1, 11:59pm EST
SESSION II: Monday, June 22, 11:59pm EST

NOTIFICATION DATES:
Applications will be reviewed upon submission and students will be notified no later than June 3 for Session I, and June 24 for Session II. 

The final schedule and Zoom link will be distributed the week prior to the session, provided payment has been submitted. 

TUITION: $400
Non-Refundable Application Fee: $50

Complete the Application Fee Here

Scholarships: Limited partial need-based scholarships available for Online Summer Study 2020. To apply for a scholarship, complete your Summer Study Application, submit the non-refundable $50 application fee, and complete the scholarship application here.

PAYMENT SCHEDULE:
The non-refundable $50 Application Fee is due by each program’s Application Deadline in order to be considered for the program. 

Partial scholarships will be awarded based on applications, along with acceptance into the program, by June 3 for Session I, and June 24 for Session II.

Session I Tuition Due: June 8, 2020
Session II Tuition Due: June 29, 2020

Full schedule and Zoom link will not be provided until full tuition has been submitted. 

PAYMENT METHODS:
The $50 Application Fee and Tuition can be paid with a credit or debit card online. 

Link to submit tuition will be shared upon acceptance to the program. 

REFUND POLICY:
Application Fees are non-refundable. 

Tuition refunds are not guaranteed, and requests are subject to approval by school administration. Students will be asked to provide acceptable documentation to confirm a reason for refund 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.

ELIGIBILITY:
All applicants must be 18 years of age or older by the start of the program. 

Gibney does not have a maximum age cap for this program. 

Students will need access to stable Wi-Fi, a computer or tablet device with a working camera, access to Zoom, and some space for daily movement classes. 

Online Summer Study students should have some prior dance training, as classes will be offered at an Intermediate/Advanced level. 

English Proficiency is not required, though an understanding of English is strongly encouraged to take full advantage of all curriculum. 

CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION:
Students who successfully complete the Online Summer Study Program will receive a Certificate of Completion. 

Testimonials
“This was the best summer program I have participated in.

The environment was warm and welcoming and the classes were extensive. The staff and teachers were accessible and open. I truly feel this program provided the best “bang for your buck”—classes, performances, creative process, discussions, WOW!”

Questions?

If you are interested in studying at Gibney and you have additional questions, please contact us at jessiek@gibneydance.org. We are always happy to help!

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APPLICATION DEADLINES:
SESSION I: Monday, June 1, 11:59pm EST
SESSION II: Monday, June 22, 11:59pm EST

Group of NYC Summer Study Students

June 2019 Summer Study students at Lincoln Center with Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Dancer Jacqueline Greene.