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ASCEND

Contemporary Dance Summer Intensive

at the University of Maryland Baltimore County

 

July 14 – 27, 2023

[ascend: to soar, climb, take off]

ASCEND is a two-week summer dance intensive for talented dancers between the ages of 18 – 28 who are ready to take the next steps in their journey toward dancing in a professional contemporary dance company.

ASCEND focuses on the creative and artistic development of dancers through a “dance company experience” where they work with selected emerging and established choreographers in our Choreographers Incubator to develop and create new works.

ASCEND provides a dance company experience that includes:

# daily company class # master classes # repertory # rehearsals # performance

Is ASCEND for YOU?

If you are a strong, advanced dancer, eager to build and strengthen the skills required to become an exceptional performer, excited to take on the challenges of embodying and performing new choreography and ready to immerse yourself in a creative process of new ideas, this intensive is for you.

All participants will take the daily company class, scheduled master classes, and learn a repertory work. Groups of dancers will be paired with a choreographer to rehearse intensively toward the creation and performance of a new work.

Tuition:

$1550.00 paid in full by June 1, 2024

Early Bird Discount $1450 paid in full by May 31, 2024

Location:

University of Maryland Baltimore County

Performing Arts and Humanities Building

1000 Hilltop Circle

Baltimore, MD 21250

 

Housing:

Single or double dormitory rooms available - rates coming soon.

ASCEND Campus meal plan available – rates coming soon.

FACULTY and CHOREOGRAPHERS

Audition Required

Anchor 1

Option 1: AUDITION IN PERSON [MARCH 16, 2024]

Live audition will include:

  • Short warm-up class

  • Ballet combination

  • Contemporary combination

  • Come prepared! You may be asked to show repertory excerpts or improvisations that show a range of dynamics.

REGISTER FOR IN-PERSON AUDITION [HERE]

 

Option 2: AUDITION VIA VIDEO SUBMISSION [BY MARCH 23, 2024]

Footage must be clear and preferably shot within the past 6 months. Studio footage preferred. If sending group footage, you should be the featured dancer.

  • Ballet combination from our video

  • Contemporary combination from our video

  • Show us who you are! Perform repertory excerpts or improvisations that show a range of dynamics (1 – 2 minutes)

GO HERE FOR SUBMISSION INFORMATION

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