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Skidmore College
Summer Dance Workshop

Doug Varone and Dancers
May 31 – June 20, 2020

Doug Varone Dancer Circle

Frequently Asked Questions

May I register to take the workshop part-time?
Space is limited in the workshop, so we ask that all participants register for the full program.

Is there a placement audition at the start of the workshop?
Please note: This answer is subject to change depending on the size of the program enrollment.
Typically we ask that students assess themselves the first day of class. If any adjustments are necessary, the workshop faculty or staff will speak to the dancers individually.

Can participants live off campus?
Participants can live off campus if they wish, though finding reasonably priced, temporary housing in Saratoga Springs can sometimes be a challenge. The local newspaper, The Saratogian, has information on summer rentals in the Classified section.

What do we do in the evening and on weekends?
The program's Head Resident (with input from the participants) plans events on evenings and weekends. In addition to the company's performance, past activities have included outings to the National Museum of Dance, Lake George beach and outlets, and shopping malls. Other weekday activities might include massage night, pizza & movie night, social dancing, bowling, and BBQ picnics.

Is a car necessary?
It is not necessary to have a car while staying on campus. Participants can walk to all areas of the campus easily, and downtown Saratoga Springs is only a 10-minute walk down Broadway. The College provides transportation for all off-campus program activities. Bike sharing programs in Saratoga Springs and on campus are also available; details will be provided to workshop participants. 

Is there a recommended place for my family and friends to stay when they drop me off or pick me up?
The Saratoga Springs Chamber of Commerce Web site is a good resource for local hospitality and entertainment.