Program Details

The program runs for 4 weeks, from June 13 to July 11. Dancers can choose the weeks they want to attend and the classes they want to take, choosing from a wide variety of styles and instructors. There is ballet and modern/contemporary every day. Each w
Location:
Livorno, Italy
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:
Undergraduate
Term:
Summer

Program Overview

Program Description:
Tuscan Summer Dance Intensive is a unique study-abroad program that mixes world class dance training with a genuine cultural experience in Italy. The intensive features all major dance genres as well as lots of specialty genres -- African, Theatre Dance and Gaga, to name the featured ones -- as well as comp, rep, and site-specific dancemaking with the shimmering Mediterranean as a backdrop. There is also a significant emphasis on jazz that most students find suprisingly cool and challenging. The program is intended for advanced dancers. It offers lots of personal mentoring in an intimate setting. There is an intermediate track of classes the week of July 4-11. Students will live in shared apartments, take public transport, and do their own shopping and cooking. English is not widely spoken in Livorno, which is a great way to learn some essential Italian. Our slogan is "Come to dance. Go home changed." If you're looking for a dance program that will reach beyond dancing, you'll find it here.

The program runs for 4 weeks, from June 13 to July 11. Dancers can choose the weeks they want to attend and the classes they want to take, choosing from a wide variety of styles and instructors. There is ballet and modern/contemporary every day. Each week features a specialty genre. Teachers come from all over -- the US, Canada, England, Poland, Ghana, Italy, etc. -- and range from internationally-acclaimed to home-grown Livorno. The dance day runs from 9:30am to 4:30pm. There are 5 hours of classes each day; two 90-minute classes in the mornings and one 2-hour class or lab in the afternoons. An important highlight of the program is the tourism options. Each weekend there is a planned excursion that enables students to see the most famous places in Italy in a fun, organized and economical way.

Our slogan is "Come to dance. Go home changed." The most valuable thing about this program is the chance to be transformed as a person. While we strive to give you a dance experience that will push you as an artist, we believe the best thing that we offer is the chance to step out of the world you know and connect with people from different places. We get lots of great feedback about Livorno and how living in a small Italian town is a great way to open your mind. Dancers always say that the friends they made and the times they shared with them were the best things about the experience -- and something that remains long after. We frequently hear from dancers that they made life-changing decisions when they got home, or finally had the courage to do something they'd been contemplating for a long time.
Setting Description:
The program is set on the Tuscan coast of Italy, right on the beautiful Mediterranean! Livorno (also known as "Leghorn") is a small coastal town and a great place to get a real cultural immersion. It's also a fantastic, lively scene in summer where you'll find what "la bella vita" is all about. Livorno is also a great place for visiting Tuscany as it's central to all the popular tourist destinations and well-connected by train. Pisa, Florence, and Lucca are all nearby.
Cost:
TUITION: (in dollars, US or Canadian) 4 weeks, $3,120 3 weeks, $2,460 2 weeks, $1,720 1 week, $895 To our knowledge we are the most economical/best value summer workshop in Tuscany. Early bird offers: register and pay the deposit by Dec 31, 2014 -- save 15% register and pay the deposit by Feb 28, 2015 — save 10% Tuition covers: -Dance classes (choose from 50 hours of lessons each week) -Accommodations in a shared apartment -Transportation to/from studio -Hands-on cooking lesson, followed by

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