Summer Intensive Program
June 23, 2014 to August 1, 2014
The Ailey School’s Summer Intensive Program is designed to give motivated students the opportunity to study dance in an exciting professional environment in New York City. The Program is for students ages 16 - 25 who have had a minimum of three years of consistent training and is structured to advance the technical skills of dancers in a wide variety of techniques. Prospective students must audition, in person or via application, DVD, and photographs.
Junior Division Summer Intensive is also available for 11 to 15 year old students.
Curriculum, Repertory and Elective Workshops
Students attend a daily ballet class, a daily modern technique class of either Horton and/or Graham–based modern, supplemented with elective classes which include jazz, Dunham technique, hip-hop, tap, body conditioning, yoga, Gyrokinesis®, barre à terre and/or a repertory or elective workshop. All students are evaluated individually and placed in the proper level in each technique. Faculty Advisors and the School Directors create a customized schedule for each student.
Advanced students may audition for repertory workshops on the first day of the summer program, given they have met the minimum technique level requirements that are determined by the choreographers and the School Directors. Last year's choreographers were Malcolm Low, recent resident choreographer in Robert Battle’s New Directions Choreographers Lab; Ray Mercer, performing on Broadway in The Lion King; Jean Emile, former dancer with Netherlands Dance Theater; and Daniela Malusardi, former Ailey II member.
Intermediate students may choose from several elective workshops which do not require an audition. Last year’s elective workshops included West African, Afro-Cuban Dance, and Theater Dance.
All workshops culminate in the Summer Sizzler performances in The Ailey Citigroup Theater and in studio showings on the last two days of the program.
Admission is by audition OR by submission of the Application-Audition form, a DVD and two dance photographs.
Tuition & Fees
2014 tuition and fees will be announced in January 2014. Please check back for details.
Students 15 and older may be housed at Fordham University's McMahon Hall dormitory, which is a five minute walk from The Ailey School. McMahon Hall offers air-conditioned apartment-style housing with a 24-hour security guard. Each suite contains a common room, kitchen, bathroom, and either 2 or 3 bedrooms that can accommodate 2 to 3 students per bedroom. Apartments come with basic dorm-style furnishings. Kitchens are equipped with refrigerators, electric stove-top oven, and sink. Wireless Internet and on-site laundry facilities are available. Resident assistants live on-site to monitor students in the dormitory. A chaperone program is available for students under the age of 16.
Students 20 and older may be housed at the Ludlow Residence, a short subway commute from The Ailey School. The Ludlow Residence offers air-conditioned single and double rooms with shared bathrooms. Rooms come with basic dorm-style furnishings, a small refrigerator, and a microwave oven. The facility offers free wireless internet, free laundry facilities, a common kitchen and lounge area, and a large outdoor patio.
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