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Leah Stein Dance Company Summer Intensive
June 10 - June 14
This week long intensive welcomes emerging dance artists looking to immerse in creative process, practice, performance, and practical skill building in the field today.
Grounded in the body, the voice, improvisational practice, and inquiry, participants begin the day with morning class. The afternoons offer an opportunity to engage in a collaborative process with Leah Stein that concludes with an informal studio performance. Evenings are for participants to generate activities reflective of their interests including conversations, showings of their own work, as well as special guest visits, attending performances, and master classes in a range of professional development offerings from Vocal Improv to Creating Financial Stability as an Artist.
Certificate and Post-Intensive Mentorship
All students who successfully complete the intensive will be a granted a certificate of completion and the assignment of a specially paired artist mentor who will continue to work with the student over the following months either in person or from a distance. The backbone of LSDC’s Intensive is to not only immerse emerging artists in the creative process unique to the company, but to offer valuable resources to support their success as professionals in the complex performance world of today.
This intensive is a full time commitment with an hour long Morning Warm Up Class from 9:00 – 10:00 am, Creative Process from 10:00 am -12 pm, afternoon Company Immersion with Artistic Director Leah Stein from 1:00 – 4:00 pm, and performances and guest artist visits from 6:00 – 9:00 pm. Applicants may elect to take either Week 1, Week 2, or both weeks of the intensive. *Exact times are subject to change.
Leah Stein Dance Company is committed to making the intensive as accessible as possible to all accepted applicants. To be considered for financial aid and/or work-study, please outline details in your application.
Summer Intensive Faculty include Artistic Director Leah Stein (Company Immersion), LSDC Company Members, Guest Artists, and more to be announced.
Housing and Facilities
The Summer Intensive is housed at The Art Room Studio, the official home of Leah Stein Dance Company in the heart of South Philadelphia. Housing is not provided by LSDC, but assistance with securing housing will be offered. South Philadelphia is home to lots of affordable short-term housing options a close distance from The Art Room Studio.