BACKHAUSDANCE
SUMMER INTENSIVES
2016

July 18 - August 6, 2016

Chapman University
Orange, CA

 

ALREADY REGISTERED?

 

Backhausdance Summer Intensives provide an array of diverse training programs for aspiring artists, working professionals and experienced educators. Held in the state-of-the-art dance facilities on the campus of Chapman University, the intensives support the technical growth and artistic development of the contemporary dancer. Participants have the unique opportunity to study with Artistic Director Jennifer Backhaus, Backhausdance current and former company members, and a diverse roster of esteemed educators and choreographers from around the world. Intensive participants will be invited to perform alongside the professional company in Incandescent on stage at the Musco Center for the Arts on Saturday, August 6. See Participant Hub for details. 

DAILY CLASSES INCLUDE:

 

Backhausdance Technique & Repertory, Composition, Contact Improvisation Contemporary Ballet, Contemporary Jazz, Dance Conditioning, Floor Barre, Improvisation, Partnering, Pilates, and Yoga.

EXPANDED HOUSING OPTIONS

 

Chaperoned housing options are available for participants of all ages at the newly renovated Ayres Hotel Orange.

NEW FOR 2016:
BACKHAUSDANCE PEDAGOGY WORKSHOP

 

A week-long workshop designed exclusively for experienced dance educators with an emphasis on pedagogical practices and nourishing creative approaches to movement. Limited to 20 participants.

LEARN & PERFORM WITH THE COMPANY at the musco center

 

Pre-Professional and Adv/Pro participants of the 2016 Backhausdance Summer Intensives will learn, rehearse, and ultimately, perform live on stage alongside the company dancers at the newly-revealed Musco Center for the Arts at Chapman University.

 

Medical Support Provided by:
Chris Koutures, MD, FAAP (www.dockoutures.com)

 

 

2016 PROGRAMS

 

Pre-Professional Division
(Ages 11 - 14)

MONDAY - FRIDAY
8:30AM - 3:45PM

TUITION:
$1300 Three Weeks (July 18 - Aug. 6) UNAVAILABLE
$900 Two Weeks (July 18 - 29)  UNAVAILABLE
$900 Two Weeks (July 25 - Aug. 6)  UNAVAILABLE
$550 One Week (July 18 - 22)  UNAVAILABLE
$550 One Week (July 25 - 29)  UNAVAILABLE
$550 One Week (August 1 - 6)  SOLD OUT!

Designed for serious and art-minded dancers working at an intermediate to advanced level, the Pre-Professional Division provides an in-depth experience for dancers to explore the vast world of contemporary dance. Emphasis is placed on artistry, risk-taking and problem-solving as dancers develop the necessary skills to make the challenging leap from studio dancer to college or professional.

 

Adv/Pro Division
(Ages 15+)

MONDAY - FRIDAY
10:00AM - 5:30PM

TUITION:
$1300 Three Weeks (July 18 - Aug. 6)  UNAVAILABLE
$900 Two Weeks (July 18 - 29)  UNAVAILABLE
$900 Two Weeks (July 25 - Aug. 6)  UNAVAILABLE
$550 One Week (July 18 - 22)  UNAVAILABLE
$550 One Week (July 25 - 29)  SOLD OUT!
$550 One Week (Aug. 1 - 6)  8 spots left!

Geared toward advanced, collegiate and professional dancers, the Advanced/Professional Division provides rigorous training in various disciplines with an emphasis on the unique style of Backhausdance. Curriculum is designed to cultivate strong, technical dancers with the skills necessary to achieve their full artistic potential and navigate the professional dance world.

 

Backhausdance Pedagogy Workshop

MONDAY - FRIDAY
11:00AM - 5:30PM

TUITION:
$460 One Week (July 18 - 22)  UNAVAILABLE

This exclusive workshop provides experienced dance educators the opportunity to gain a better understanding of Backhausdance technique and vocabulary. Educators will observe or participate in daily technique classes at the reputable Backhausdance Summer Intensives followed by engaging lectures, demonstrations and hands on experiences under the direction of Artistic Director Jennifer Backhaus. Emphasis is placed on the necessary knowledge to teach all levels of modern dance while nourishing creative approaches to pedagogical practices. Participation includes a complimentary ticket to the Backhausdance presents Incandescent performance on August 6.


2016 FACULTY

JENNIFER BACKHAUS Backhausdance Artistic Director, Chapman University Professor BD Technique

JENNIFER BACKHAUS
Backhausdance Artistic Director, Chapman University Professor
BD Technique

IDO TADMOR Ido Tadmor Dance Company Artistic Director, Lar Lubovitch, Scapino Ballet, Batsheva, Israeli Ballet, Bat-Dor Week 2 Guest Artist

IDO TADMOR
Ido Tadmor Dance Company Artistic Director, Lar Lubovitch, Scapino Ballet, Batsheva, Israeli Ballet, Bat-Dor
Week 2 Guest Artist

MARIA GILLESPIE Oni Dance Artistic Director, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Assistant Professor of Dance Week 3 Guest Artist

MARIA GILLESPIE
Oni Dance Artistic Director, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Assistant Professor of Dance
Week 3 Guest Artist

CHRISTINE BALTES Pilates, Gyrotonic© & Gyrokinesis® Certified Pilates for Dancers

CHRISTINE BALTES
Pilates, Gyrotonic© & Gyrokinesis® Certified
Pilates for Dancers

DALE A. MERRILL Cal State Fullerton Dean of the College of the Arts Contemporary Ballet

DALE A. MERRILL
Cal State Fullerton Dean of the College of the Arts
Contemporary Ballet

JENNIFER OLIVAS Diavolo Dance Theater, Lehrer Dance Partnering

JENNIFER OLIVAS
Diavolo Dance Theater, Lehrer Dance
Partnering

OMAR OLIVAS Diavolo Dance Theater, Backhausdance Partnering

OMAR OLIVAS
Diavolo Dance Theater, Backhausdance
Partnering

KIM OLMOS BD Ballet Mistress, Chapman University Lecturer, Ballet Pacifica Contemporary Ballet, Yoga & Stretch, Repertory

KIM OLMOS
BD Ballet Mistress, Chapman University Lecturer, Ballet Pacifica
Contemporary Ballet, Yoga & Stretch, Repertory

CYRUS PARKER-JEANNETTE Cal State Long Beach Dean of the College of Arts Improvisation

CYRUS PARKER-JEANNETTE
Cal State Long Beach Dean of the College of Arts
Improvisation

MELANIE RIOS GLASER The Wooden Floor Artistic Director Contact Improvisation

MELANIE RIOS GLASER
The Wooden Floor Artistic Director
Contact Improvisation

ZAK RYAN SCHLEGEL Shen Wei Dance Arts, AXIOM Dance Theatre Artistic Director, Backhausdance Contemporary

ZAK RYAN SCHLEGEL
Shen Wei Dance Arts, AXIOM Dance Theatre Artistic Director, Backhausdance
Contemporary

DAVID BAGLEY Backhausdance, Bad Boys of Dance Contemporary

DAVID BAGLEY
Backhausdance, Bad Boys of Dance
Contemporary

JENN BASSAGE BONFIL Backhausdance Founding Company Member Composition, Repertory

JENN BASSAGE BONFIL
Backhausdance Founding Company Member
Composition, Repertory

TAWNY CHAPMAN Backhausdance 2016 Coordinator, Partnering, Repertory

TAWNY CHAPMAN
Backhausdance
2016 Coordinator, Partnering, Repertory

AMIE KILGORE Backhausdance, San Pedro City Ballet Partnering, Repertory

AMIE KILGORE
Backhausdance, San Pedro City Ballet
Partnering, Repertory

JOSHUA KING Backhausdance, Anaheim Ballet Contemporary, Contemporary Ballet, Partnering, Repertory

JOSHUA KING
Backhausdance, Anaheim Ballet
Contemporary, Contemporary Ballet, Partnering, Repertory

KAITLIN REGAN Backhausdance Contemporary, Partnering, Repertory

KAITLIN REGAN
Backhausdance
Contemporary, Partnering, Repertory

CHIHIRO SANO Backhausdance, Certified Yoga Instructor Yoga & Stretch, Repertory

CHIHIRO SANO
Backhausdance, Certified Yoga Instructor
Yoga & Stretch, Repertory

EVAN SWENSON Backhausdance, Clairobscur, Helios Dance Theater, Luminario Ballet, Motion/Tribe Contemporary Ballet

EVAN SWENSON
Backhausdance, Clairobscur, Helios Dance Theater, Luminario Ballet, Motion/Tribe
Contemporary Ballet

AMANDA KAY WHITE Backhausdance Founding Company Member, Chapman University Lecturer Contemporary, Composition, Repertory, Spatially Embodied

AMANDA KAY WHITE
Backhausdance Founding Company Member, Chapman University Lecturer
Contemporary, Composition, Repertory, Spatially Embodied

CRAIG SHIELDS Cuñao Accompanist

CRAIG SHIELDS
Cuñao
Accompanist

BRIAN WOOD Music Composition Degree, UCSB Accompanist

BRIAN WOOD
Music Composition Degree, UCSB
Accompanist

DR. CHRIS KOUTURES, MD, FAAP Pediatric & Sports Medicine Specialist Medical Team Physician, Cal State Fullerton & USA National Volleyball Teams Unique Challenges of the Adolescent Dancer, Medical Support

DR. CHRIS KOUTURES, MD, FAAP
Pediatric & Sports Medicine Specialist
Medical Team Physician, Cal State Fullerton & USA National Volleyball Teams

Unique Challenges of the Adolescent Dancer, Medical Support

 

MEDICAL SUPPORT PROVIDED BY:
CHRIS KOUTURES, MD, FAAP (WWW.DOCKOUTURES.COM)

CHAPERONED HOUSING

Ayres Hotel Orange

OUR GUARANTEED HOUSING DEADLINE HAS PASSED*
*The following room options may still be available:

Double Occupancy (MALE Only): July 31 - August 7 (7 nights)
Quad Occupancy (FEMALE Only): July 31 - August 7 (7 nights)

ALREADY RESERVED?

Backhausdance provides chaperoned housing options for participants of all ages at the Ayres Hotel Orange. Just 2 miles from the Chapman University Partridge Dance Center, the brand new Ayres Hotel offers single to quad occupancy standard studio suites at an affordable rate.

The Ayres Hotel Orange is located walking distance from Starbucks, Wendy's, Quizno's and The Outlets of Orange with more than 120 shops, restaurants and entertainment.

Each room is equipped with two double beds, a small in-room refrigerator and microwave.

Housing reservations include participation in scheduled evening activities during your stay. Visit our Participant Hub for details.

THE HOTEL FEATURES:

  • daily complimentary full American breakfast
  • onsite parking
  • internet
  • complimentary coffee bar
  • heated pool and spa
  • coin laundry
  • adjacent restaurant
  • complimentary shuttle service to and from the Chapman University Partridge Dance Center

Limited housing available on a first-come, first-served basis. Reservations must be paid in full before June 15, 2015. Housing payments are non-refundable after May 31, 2015. Visit our Housing Fees page for Move In/Move Out Dates.

 
 

HOW TO REGISTER


STEP 1:

 

Register.

Submit a non-refundable deposit ($300) or full tuition payment (includes a $300 non-refundable deposit). A confirmation email will be sent within 72 hours of receipt of payment.

STEP 2:

 

Submit balance payment.

Tuition balances must be received no later than July 1, 2016 to guarantee participation.
*Earlybird Discount: Pay tuition in full by February 29 and save 10%

STEP 3:

 

Receive electronic info packet.

An electronic packet with additional details pertaining to the classes, faculty biographies, recommended attire, evening activities and performances will be sent no later than June 1, 2016.


Due to limited enrollment and high demand, tuition refunds after July 1 will not be considered. In the case of extreme injury or illness, a refund on the tuition balance may be requested with the submission of a signed notification of injury or illness from a physician. The $300 deposit payment is non-refundable.