BACKHAUSDANCE
SUMMER INTENSIVES
2016

July 18 - August 6, 2016

Chapman University
Orange, CA

 

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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.