EARLY ARRIVAL PROGRAM

Each year, the dance program 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 Africanist 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.

2017 PROGRAM DATES AND SCHEDULE DETAILS

Wednesday, August 16 through Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Students should plan to arrive on campus and complete check in procedures on Wednesday,
August 16 between 10 a.m. and 12 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 Wednesday evening. Classes will run daily from Thursday, August 17 through Tuesday, August 22.

You will receive daily technique classes 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.  You will receive the 2017 program schedule and other important information prior to your arrival on campus.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR ALL NEW 2017/2018 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 any technique classes beyond the introductory/beginner DAN109 course. Mark your calendars now!

Sunday, August 20
Todd Dance Studio

Check-in: 4:20-4:30 p.m.
Ballet Placement: 4:30-5:10 p.m.
Modern Placement: 5:15-5:55 p.m.
Africanist Placement: 6:00-6:30 p.m.

(Students should plan to arrive 15 minutes prior to placement class(es) they wish to participate in)

2017 PROGRAM FEES

Program options include tuition and meal plans as stated below. Meals begin with dinner on Wednesday, August 16 and include three meals per day through Friday, August 18. Your pre-paid college meal plan will begin on Saturday, August 19.

Important: The Dance Program's Early Arrival Program tuition and fees are separate from any college tuition payments, financial aid packages, or college boarding costs. This program's additional fees cover the cost and expenses of running the program for the dancers. There are no discounts or financial aid opportunities for this program.

Registration OptionTuitionMealsTotal Fees

Resident - Returning Students

$315 $65 $380

Resident First Year & Transfer Students
(Tuition reduction due to New Student Orientation activities and mandatory dance placement classes beginning Saturday, August 19.)

$180 $65 $250
Commuter Students- Returning Students $315 $35 lunch only $350
Commuter Students - First Year & Transfer Students
(Tuition reduction due to New Student Orientation activities and mandatory dance placement classes beginning Saturday, August 19.)
$180 $35 lunch only $215

*Commuter students are welcome to eat additional meals 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 21. We will accept VISA, Master Card, or American Express.  If you have an issue registering try another browser first, then contact Linda Garofalo at linda.garofalo@goucher.edu.

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!

We encourage you to register early to assure that your room is ready for your arrival. You will be moving into your assigned housing for the year. All housing questions should be directed to the Office of Residential Living at 410-337-6424.

2017 Registration is Open! Click here to Register.

 

2017 EARLY ARRIVAL GUEST ARTIST IN RESIDENCE

TO BE ANNOUNCED

AUDITION AND REHEARSALS WILL BEGIN DURING EARLY ARRIVAL AND WILL CONTINUE 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