Join us for three exciting weeks at Garth Fagan Dance. Students age 13 and up will learn the philosophy and intricacies of this contemporary movement led by Garth Fagan Dance company members.
Due to COVID-19 we will follow strict studio procedures. Review our COVID protocol here. Summer Movement Institute 2021 will be offered in-person, virtually with live streaming classes, or as a pre-recorded option. Limited attendance is available for in-person classes.
Students taking in-person classes will experience the Fagan Technique, Composition, and Repertory through instruction in 4 classes per day, 5 days per week.
The in-person program will also include:
Classes & lectures on nutrition and music appreciation
Mentoring by company members
Final student showcase performance
The in-person offer is only for those who can prove financial hardship. Students must submit proof (recent tax return, paystub or notarized letter of unemployment status) to be eligible.
Registration Fee- $30 Tuition (all levels)- Subsidized by grants with approved eligibility
Virtual Live Stream attendees will be monitored by a Summer Movement Institute teacher and will take Fagan Technique and Fagan Repertory classes per day (30 total classes).
Registration Fee- $30 Tuition (all levels)- $450
Registrants for pre-recorded classes will receive one Fagan Technique class per day without a teacher (15 total classes).
Registration Fee- $30 Tuition (all levels)- $75
Registration deadline is May 28. Payment deadline is June 25, 2021.
Registration & payment deadline for virtual and pre-recorded registration is June 25, 2021.
Please Contact Natalie Rogers-Cropper for more information.
Description of Classes & Activities
Participants will arrive and begin at 9:00 a.m. The program will begin promptly. This will be a time for participants to sign in and attendance to be marked.
Participants will practice basic Garth Fagan Dance floor and standing technique that provides the building blocks for Fagan technique. This class will prepare participants for their afternoon dance class in rep and composition. They will learn awareness, control, and musicality while practicing basic Garth Fagan Dance technique and movements.
For 18+ class, 2 - 3 years of experience recommended but not required.
dance criticism with video
Students will watch and critique Fagan pieces.
A movement exploration of the relationship between two dancers.
yoga for dancers
A class specifically designed for students studying Fagan Technique.
nutrition for dancers
A class for maintaining a healthy diet while keeping body fat percentage low.
Cultural Field Trips
Participants will experience firsthand the relationships amongst the arts to dance. Proposed field trips include the following:
Albert Paley OUTDOOR EVENT
Students will walk over as a group.
the little theater
Students will walk over as a group to watch film.
memorial art gallery
Students will improvise a performance, taking inspiration from the sculpture garden at the museum. All friends and family are welcome to watch. Students will walk over as a group.