VIRTUAL INTENSIVE

Beginning June 8, we are thrilled to offer the first ever weekly Virtual Intensive Program taught by Desmond Richardson, Dwight Rhoden, current company members, and renowned guest faculty. Similar to our in-person Intensive, our Virtual Intensive will focus on the Total Body approach to training that fuses Classical and Contemporary dance methods that we call ’NIQUE. Each of the five days will start with ’NIQUE or Contemporary Ballet Class that emphasizes coordination, physical ignition, precision, efficiency, and clarity of form. Class will be followed by Repertory or Movement Creation with Dwight Rhoden or Desmond Richardson. Each week will focus on a different piece from the company's repertory.  

 

As an optional extra add-on, students will have an opportunity to take two Contemporary Pointe focused workshops, where Rhoden and Richardson will create new movement, explore the use of the Pointe shoe in a Contemporary context, and work on articulation and efficiency in the Contemporary Ballet style that has been the lynchpin in the Complexions repertory.

 

We are excited to connect and evolve together while ensuring the safety of the dancers across the US and the World!

DATES:

*Register for any or all weeks

  • June 8 - June 12

  • June 15 - June 19

  • June 22 - June 26

  • June 29 - July 3

GENERAL SCHEDULE:

*Times are scheduled on Eastern Standard Time
 

Monday - Friday

Class 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Break 1:30pm-1:45pm
Repertory OR Creation 1:45pm-3:45pm - inclusive of 30 minutes Feedback with the Teachers
*Contemporary Pointe Workshop (Thursday and Friday optional extra add-on) 4pm-5pm
 

PRICE:

$250 for one week program

$50 for Optional Pointe Workshop Add-On (only if participating in weekly program)
 

CAPACITY:

40 students per week maximum, on a first come - first serve basis, 10 people waitlist available.
 

AGE:

14 and up
 

REGISTRATION:

Registration begins two weeks in advance and is closed once the program is at capacity.

Refunds are available only if request is made no later than three days before the start of the Virtual Intensive - Thursday 11:59pm.

PARTICIPANTS WILL NEED THE FOLLOWING:

  • A device with an operational sound and webcam that is compatible with Zoom.

  • Downloaded and installed Zoom software. Zoom account is not required.

  • The name under which you attend the class on Zoom must match the student name or Zoom ID entered upon registration.

  • A strong and reliable Internet connection.

  • Ballet slippers and form fitting clothes.

  • Pointe shoes (not required).

  • A minimum space of 7 by 8 feet.

  • Zoom "waiting room" is available 15 minutes before the start of each class.

  • Class begins promptly at scheduled time. Late comers will not be admitted or refunded.

 

PROGRAM FOCUS AREAS

BACH 25

WEEK 1:

JUNE 8 - 12

WOKE

WEEK 2:

JUNE 15-19

MOJ

WEEK 3: 

JUNE 22-26

LOVE ROCKS

WEEK 3:

JUNE 29- JULY 3

FACULTY

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  Dwight Rhoden              Desmond Richardson                 Clifford Williams                      Meg Paul                          Jillian Davis                   Larissa Gerszke

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