Structured improv by Kathleen Ochoa at Terrazza Mascagni, Livorno
TUSCAN SUMMER DANCE INTENSIVE 2015
Come to dance. Go home changed.
For ADVANCED dancers: June 13-July 11
► NEW FORMAT -- CHOOSE YOUR WEEKS, CHOOSE YOUR CLASSES!
For INTERMEDIATE dancers: July 4-11
Join us in magical Tuscany on the beautiful Mediterranean Sea for a summer of training that will push your artistic edges and open your heart and mind.
MORE THAN JUST DANCING
This program is for dancers who are interested in transforming themselves as both artists and individuals. We believe that a great summer dance program involves not only great training but a great human experience as well. In fact, we find that students are most impacted by the people they've met and the times shared with them. Dancers often go home ready to take on new challenges, or they at least look at themselves and their lives differently.
Tuscan Summer Dance Intensive is based in Livorno, a place you've probably never heard of, which is why we like it. In Livorno (Leghorn on some maps), you will get a genuine cultural immersion and see a more normal side of Italy. You'll be housed in apartments, do your own grocery shopping, take public transport, and get along in a place where English is not widely spoken! Although it can't boast the beauty of Florence, Livorno is on the sea, and in summer you really don't want to be anywhere else!
ABOUT THE WORKSHOP
Tuscan Summer Dance Intensive offers solid dance training in the major genres plus significant opportunity to broaden your scope as a dancer thru an excellent selection of interesting forms. There will be ballet and modern or contemporary every day and a new crop of teachers every week.
► We're excited to announce that the week of June 13 will feature AFRICAN with live drumming!
► We're delighted that Natalia Iwaniec from Poland will be joining us again this year to teach GAGA MOVEMENT LANGUAGE the week of June 27.
OUR EXCELLENT & ECONOMICAL TOURISM OPTIONS
Of course, if you come all the way to Italy you need so SEE Italy! For a fun and economical way to experience some of Italy's most famous and beautiful places, join us for our:
- 3-day excursion to Rome
- Day trip to Florence, Pisa and a Chianti winery
- Day trip to Cinque Terre
- Afternoon at the seaside and cocktails/dancing at groovy nightspot Calafuria
Knowing that many students are on limited budgets, these items are optional.
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Registrations are processed as received. Spaces are limited.
MINIMUM AGE: 17 (16 year olds accepted on an exceptional basis)
Advanced/pre-professional all 4 weeks (June 13 to July 11)
Intermediate: July 4-11
AUDITION: Required unless you are a dance major at university. One or two short pieces of any style. The audition is not competitive, it is to ensure that a dancer can work at the required level. Video posted to YouTube, please.
TUITION: (in dollars, US or Canadian)
4 weeks, $3,120
3 weeks, $2,460
2 weeks, $1,720
1 week, $895
Early bird discounts:
Register and pay the deposit by Dec 31, 2014, save 15%
Register and pay the deposit by Feb 28, 2015, save 10%
(To our knowledge we are the most economical/best value summer workshop in Tuscany. Estimates of living expenses happily furnished upon request.)
-Lodgings in a shared apartment*
-Transportation to/from studio
-Hands-on cooking lesson (selected weeks)
-Wrap-up dinner party (a full Livornese feast!)
-Full cultural and locale orientations
-Staff available 24/7
Tuition does NOT cover:
-Flight or transfers upon arrival or departure
-Museum/attraction entry fees
-Cultural tourism options
CULTURAL TOURISM OPTIONS:
3 Days in Rome, which includes:
-3 nights lodgings in a friendly hostel*
-Orientation and group activity the first night
-Guided tour, lunch and gelato the next day
-The last full day free to explore on your own
-Accompanied transport from Rome to Tuscany
Day trip to Florence, Pisa & a Chianti winery, which includes:
-Private VIP tour service in air conditioned vans
-Winery tour & tasting at San Michele a Torri
Day trip to Cinque Terre, which includes:
-Englsh speaking chaperone
Afternoon at the seaside followed by cocktails and dancing, which includes:
-One aperitivo (drink)
-Dancing on the terrace overlooking the sea at Calafuria
*In Rome, we will stay at the Alessandro Palace, a top rated hostel. In Tuscany our lodgings will be typical Italian vacation apartments with full kitchens, conveniently located.
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DAILY WORKSHOP SCHEDULE:
All program events, schedules, faculty and lodgings are subject to change. Exact classes offered will depend on teachers. Faculty substitutions will be of comparable qualifications, skill and reputation. If events must be modified, we will make every effort to substitute an experience of equal type, significance and value. In the event of a train strike or other occurrence that forces us to remain in a excursion city beyond the planned duration, students are responsible for the cost of any extra overnight lodgings.
Please note we are not the same as, nor are we affiliated with, Toscana Dance Hub, Prodanza Italia or Florence Summer Dance Intensive.