With the ever changing times, we are thrilled to offer weekly Virtual Intensive Program taught by Desmond Richardson, Dwight Rhoden, current and former 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. With no more than 40 students per class each participant gets direct personal feedback from teachers. 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!
PROGRAM FOCUS AREAS
Monday - Friday
Class 12:00pm - 1:45pm EST
Break 1:45pm - 2:00pm EST
Repertory OR Creation 2:00pm - 3:45pm EST
Contemporary Pointe Workshop Add-On
Thursday 4:00pm - 5:00pm EST
Friday 4:00pm - 5:00pm EST
*All time in Eastern Standard Time
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.
$250 for one week program
$50 for Optional Pointe Workshop Add-On
(only for those participating in weekly program)
40 students per week maximum
First come first serve basis
10 people waitlist available
14 years and up