The dance program is designed to benefit experienced intermediate and advanced dancers ages 12-18 years old. Our professional faculty is dedicated to giving students challenging and anatomically sound technique classes to build vocabulary, strength, and technical skills. Repertory classes aim to develop and enhance rehearsal, performance, and artistic skills. Students are placed into one of four levels of technique based on ability to assure each student receives the best training suited to their physical and artistic needs. The intense daily schedule includes classes in ballet, pointe, modern technique and jazz with electives in tap, ballet variations, improvisation and ballet and modern repertory. Students also participate in daily rehearsals to prepare repertory for the final student performance held the last day of the workshop. Advanced students have the option to audition for additional faculty and guest artist works which will require additional rehearsal times.
Dance Sample Schedule (PDF)
Dance Program Orientation and Placement Classes will be held on Sunday, July 7th from 2:30-5:00 p.m.
All dance participants are required to attend. Please come prepared with appropriate attire. Solid colored leotard, pink convertible tights, ballet slippers, and jazz shoes/sneakers are required. Additionally, no jewelry, or baggy clothing will be allowed. Hair must be neatly secured off of neck and face.
The dancers will be divided into three groups, and will rotate through three 45 minute technique classes in ballet, modern, and jazz technique.
Placements will be posted in the Todd Studio Lobby and in the resident halls by Monday morning. All day students are asked to check their placement in the dance department when they arrive Monday, and then proceed to the location of their first class. Bring your schedules with you!
The dance faculty will use the first day of classes to make any adjustments to placement results.
Important Note: We ask that all participants (and parents) trust the extensive, professional expertise of the Goucher College faculty with regard to placement. Placement adjustments will be made at the end of the first day ONLY IF deemed necessary by the Goucher faculty. The student(s) will be notified in person in the event of a placement change.