Summer Dance Workshop

Doug Varone and Dancers

June 5 – 25, 2016

Summer Dance Workshop
Photo by Milton Adams

Daily Class Schedule

(Subject to change)

8:00 – 8:50 am Pilates Warm-up class (optional)
9:00 – 10:45 am Technique
11:00 am – Noon Phrasework
Noon – 2:15 pm Lunch / Open Company Rehearsals
2:15 – 3:45 pm Ballet and Improvisation
Classes will switch between Ballet and Improvisation every other day
4:00 – 5:45 pm Electives (Choice)
  • Choreographic Devices
  • Repertory I: Large Work
  • Repertory II: Exploring Excerpts
  • Dance for the Camera
  • New Work

Supplemental Activities

Additional activities include a performance of Doug Varone and Dancers at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center on June 17, lecture demonstrations, repertory showings and social events. Rehearsal space is available in the evenings and on weekends, and students will perform in an informal repertory showing at the conclusion of the residency.

The Setting

Workshop classes are held in the College's Dance Center. Dancers who choose to live on Skidmore's campus will be housed in one of the College’s new apartment buildings in Sussman Village. Participants under age 18 will be supervised by the program's resident staff. Dormitory rooms are spacious and feature free internet access and cable television (students must bring their own televisions, computers, etc). Dancers staying on campus must purchase the College's board (meal) plan for the duration of their stay. Meal plans offering 21, 14, or 10 meals per week are available. It is important to note the apartment kitchens are equipped with a microwave, refrigerator, sink, stove/oven, dishwasher and fire extinguisher, but they do NOT come equipped with dishes, utensils, a coffee maker, etc.  Participants who chose to cook some of their meals in the apartments must plan accordingly and bring these items to campus for the workshop or register for the full meal plan. Workshop participants may request specific roommates.

Our dining hall has an award-winning culinary staff that offers a broad array of freshly made items, including ample vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free and other special dietary options. Participants will also have access to the College's Scribner Library and recreational facilities, including swimming pool, weight and fitness rooms, lighted tennis courts, track, North Woods hiking trails, and the Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery.

Skidmore College is a highly selective liberal arts college known for outstanding academics, a rich co-curricular life, and challenging and caring faculty mentors. It is a place where creative thought matters, as evidenced by its more than 60 majors; its arts-infused, interdisciplinary focus; and the fact that half of the College's 2,400 undergraduates carry two majors or at least one minor with a major.