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Summer Dance Workshop


COVID-19 Updates   expand

After careful consideration of current projections surrounding the COVID-19 outbreak, Skidmore College has made the difficult decision to cancel all on-campus summer institutes, camps, conferences, events, and academic programs. All advance registration and program fees for summer programming will be refunded. We very much regret the necessity for this action and share in the disappointment it brings, but the well-being of our local and extended community must continue to be our highest priority. We look forward to a time very soon when we can safely be together. 

For 35 years Skidmore College has been the summer home to some of the world’s finest dance companies. Award-winning choreographers, master teachers and professional dancers have been in residence creating new works, teaching technique to pre-professional and professional dancers, and engaging with our local community.

Doug Varone and Dancers was to have been the resident company in June 2020 but, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the College was forced to cancel summer programs. Varone and his dancers are widely-known for their ability to connect with people of all ages and backgrounds and they continue to be among the most sought-after ambassadors and educators in the dance field. 

We look forward to a time when we can safely be together. Until then, please continue to keep in touch via our social channels:    

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Skidmore Summer Dance Residencies have been sponsored, in part, by the New York State Council on the Arts Dance Program.  Previous resident companies have included:  Jose Limón Dance Company, Twyla Tharp, Dan Wagoner and Dancers, Trisha Brown Dance Company, Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane & Company, Mark Morris Dance Group, Lar Lubovitch Dance Company, Taylor 2/Paul Taylor, Martha Graham Dance Company, Garth Fagan Dance, Parsons Dance Company, Ballet Hispanico, Doug Varone and Dancers, Ronald K. Brown\Evidence, Gallim Dance, Take Dance, Susan Marshall & Company and Stephen Petronio Company. 

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