Early Arrival Dance Info & Registration

 

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. 

2018 PROGRAM DATES & SCHEDULE DETAILS

Wednesday, August 15 through Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Students should plan to arrive on campus and complete check in procedures on Wednesday, August 15 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 studios for early arrival participants on Wednesday evening. Classes will run daily from Thursday, August 16 through Tuesday, August 21.

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 2018 program schedule and other important information prior to your arrival on campus.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR ALL NEW 2018/2019 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 19
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.
West African Diaspora Placement: 6:00-6:30 p.m.

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

2018 PROGRAM FEES

Program options include tuition and meal plans. See below for fees for our 2018 program. Meals begin with dinner on Wednesday, August 15 and include three meals per day through Friday, August 17. Your pre-paid college meal plan will begin on Saturday, August 18.

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 Option 2018 Tuition 2018 Meals 2018 Total Fees

Resident - Returning Students

$315 $75 $390

Resident First Year & Transfer Students
(Tuition reduction due to New Student Orientation activities and mandatory dance placement classes beginning Saturday, August 18.)

$180 $75 $255
Commuter Students- Returning Students $315 $40 lunch only $355
Commuter Students - First Year & Transfer Students
(Tuition reduction due to New Student Orientation activities and mandatory dance placement classes beginning Saturday, August 18.)
$180 $40 lunch only $220

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

 

REGISTRATION is open.

Registration is online only and should be completed by Friday, July 20. 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.

 

Register Here

 

2018 EARLY ARRIVAL GUEST ARTIST IN RESIDENCE

 

TAMARA THOMAS

 

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

YOU MUST BE A REGISTERED EAP PARTICIPANT TO AUDITION.

Tamara Thomas is an educator, performing artist and choreographer.  After receiving her undergraduate degree, she moved to Durham, North Carolina to dance with Chuck Davis’s African American Dance Ensemble.  She subsequently transitioned to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to attend Temple University’s Master of Fine Arts in Dance program.  While in Philadelphia, she served as a member of Kariamu and Company Traditions, Kulu Mele African American Dance Ensemble, and Danse4Nia Repertory Ensemble.  In addition to being a performing artist, as a choreographer, she has shown her works at events and venues such as World Café Live, the Temple Black Alumni Arts Showcase, the Black Women’s Arts Festival and the International African Arts Festival. Having traveled internationally, Tamara has had the opportunity to study and give instruction in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, and Jamaica, West Indies.  In 2004, she received an emerging artist grant from the Durham Arts Council to travel to Senegal, West Africa to study traditional music and dance.  In 2008, with the Leeway Art and Social Change grant, she was able to travel to Guinea, West Africa to work with members of Les Ballet Africaines and the Hip-hop group Methodik. Tamara holds a BS in Policy Analysis and Management and an M.F.A. in Dance.  In combining the two disciplines, he has conducted a number of workshops and residencies directly servicing youth populations.  Her artistic vision, which involves the integration of arts and community development, has been shared with organizations such as Dreams Wilmington, Upward Bound, and the Friends Neighborhood Guild.  Having taught at Temple University, Rowan University and New Media Technology Charter School, and the Edna Manley College for the Visual and Performing Arts - School of Dance, she is now an assistant professor at the University of Georgia.

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