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.


2015 PROGRAM DATES
Friday, August 21 through Friday, August 28, 2015

Students should plan to arrive on campus and complete check in procedures on Friday, August 21 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.  Welcome events will be held in the dance department for early arrival participants on Friday evening. Classes will run daily from Saturday, August 22 through Friday, August 28.

You will receive daily classes in ballet and modern technique in the morning, plus 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.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR ALL 2015/2016 INCOMING STUDENTS INTERESTED IN DANCING AT GOUCHER: 

All new students should attend MANDATORY PLACEMENT CLASSES during New Student Orientation if they wish to be considered for entry into ballet or modern classes beyond the introductory/beginner DAN109 course.  Mark your calendars now!

Wednesday, August 26
Todd Dance Studio

Check-in: 1-1:15 p.m.
Ballet Placement: 1:15-2:15 p.m.
Modern Placement: 2:15-3:15 p.m.


2015 PROGRAM FEES

Program options include tuition and meal plans as stated below. Meals begin with dinner on Friday, August 21 and include two meals per day through Tuesday, August 25. Your pre-paid college meal plan will begin on Wednesday, August 26.

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 26.)


$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 26.)
 

$240
 

Not Included*
 

$240

*Commuter students are welcome to eat on campus in Stimson Dining Hall, but you must pay cash at the door. 

REGISTRATION
Registration is online only and should be completed by Friday, July 17. We will accept VISA, Master Card, or American Express. 

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 Residential Life Office will be sending appropriate information via email. All housing questions should be directed to their office at 410-337-6424.
 

Click here for 2015 Online Registration

2015 EARLY ARRIVAL MODERN GUEST ARTIST IN RESIDENCE - Ken Skrzesz

Ken Skrzesz is the Coordinator of Fine Arts for the Maryland State Department of Education, where he hopes to share his vision of creativity and collaboration as the driving forces of success for all Maryland students. He is an active master teacher of acting and dance throughout the United States.  He has served as the Performing and Visual Arts Magnet Teacher Specialist for Anne Arundel County Public Schools, the Executive Director of the Clear Space Theatre Company and Kinetics Dance Theatre, and the Director of Student Life for the School of American Ballet.  Long-term teaching posts include the Carver Center for Arts and Technology, Goucher College, Southwest Missouri State University, and the University of North Carolina. Ken has danced, sung, acted, choreographed and directed both nationally and internationally.  He earned his Master of Fine Arts in dance from the University of North Carolina-Greensboro where he performed with the dance, opera, and theatre departments. He is a native Baltimorean where he received his Bachelor of Fine Arts from Towson State University. Ken's recognitions include the Baltimore Mayor's Award for Distinguished Service in the Arts, distinguished alumni awards from Towson State University and from the University of North Carolina, a choreography commission from the National Endowment of the Arts, and choreography awards from the Maryland State Arts Council and the Delaware Division of the Arts. Ken is a member of Actors Equity Association and the Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers.

AUDITION AND REHEARSALS WILL BEGIN DURING EARLY ARRIVAL AND WILLCONTINUE THROUGHOUT THE FALL SEMESTER. 

YOU MUST BE A REGISTERED EAP PARTICIPANT TO AUDITION.


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