EARLY ARRIVAL PROGRAM
Each year, the dance department offers a pre-semester program in August for students interested in dance at Goucher.  The early arrival program provides a venue for all students with prior dance experience to train intensively with Goucher faculty and guest artists before the start of the academic year.  The program provides a wonderful opportunity for new students to meet current students and department professors, to settle into their residence hall, and to get adjusted to the college campus without the demands of a full academic schedule.  The program consists of classes in ballet, pointe, modern, and jazz techniques as well as workshops and lectures in various topics.  Additionally, we have our first Guest Artist Residency of the year during early arrival.  Students have the opportunity to take class with the artist in residence as well as audition for the artist's choreographic work that will be performed at the Goucher Repertory Dance Ensemble Concert in November.


2014 PROGRAM DATES
Friday, August 15 through Friday, August 22, 2014

Students should plan to arrive on campus and complete check in procedures on Friday, August 15 between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. You will have the remainder of the afternoon to move into your residence hall assigned to you for the year.  A welcome meeting and dinner will be provided in the dance department Friday evening. Classes will run daily from Saturday, August 16- Friday, August 22.

You will receive daily classes in ballet and modern technique in the morning, plus two open classes or workshops each afternoon. You will be free to choose afternoon classes and workshops based on your interest. They will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis.  Please note some offerings will have limited space.

Click here to see a Sample Schedule.

2014 PROGRAM FEES
Program options include four classes and workshops per day and three meals per day (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) in Stimson Dining Hall unless otherwise noted below. Meal prices are for Saturday, August 16 through Tuesday, August 19. Your pre-paid college meal plan will begin on Wednesday, August 20th.

Registration Option
Tuition
Meals
Total Fees
  

Resident - Returning Students

 

$310
 

$95
 

$405
 
Resident First Year & Transfer Students
(Tuition reduction due to New Student Orientation activities and mandatory dance placement classes beginning Wednesday, August 20.)


$240
 

$95
 

$335
 

Commuter Students- Returning Students

  

$310
 

Not Included*
 

$310
  

Commuter Students - First Year & Transfer Students
(Tuition reduction due to New Student Orientation activities and mandatory dance placement classes beginning Wednesday, August 20.)
 

$240
 

Not Included*
 

$240

*Commuter Students are welcome to eat lunch on campus in Stimson, but you must pay cash at the door. Lunch price: $9.17.

REGISTRATION
Registration is online only and should be completed by Friday, July 18. We will accept VISA, Master Card, or American Express. Click the link below to register now!

Once registered, you will begin to receive more detailed information sent to your Goucher email account.

Please get into the habit of checking your Goucher email frequently throughout the summer!

First-year and transfer students are strongly encouraged to complete and submit all college housing forms by July 1.  Housing placement with other students attending early arrival programs will be considered so that students can be located in similar residence halls and on similar floors. We encourage you to submit early if you know you are coming early to campus. The college's Community Living Office will be sending appropriate information via email. All housing questions should be directed to their office at 410-337-6424.
 

Click here for 2014 Online Registration

2014 EARLY ARRIVAL GUEST ARTIST IN RESIDENCE - Meredith Rainey
AUDITION - Saturday, August 16 - 1:15 p.m. - Todd Dance Studio

FYI: If you are cast in Mr. Rainey's work, you will be rehearsing daily through Saturday or Sunday August 23-24. The rehearsal schedule is still being solidified.
Meet the Artist Event - Friday, August 22 - 7 p.m. - Todd Dance Studio
All are welcome to join us to meet Mr. Rainey, hear about his work and career, and see a run of his work in progress.
To learn more about our guest artist, Mr. Meredith Rainey, visit http://www.meredithrainey.com.

Please email Linda Garofalo with program questions or for further information:  linda.garofalo@goucher.edu