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SUMMER 2024 WORKSHOP

DIRECT/LINK

A connection to college and professional dance.


July 29th - August 3rd, 2024

Teen Division (8th - 12th Grade)
Palm Desert, CA & Palm Springs, CA


Youth Division (4th - 8th Grade)
Palm Springs, CA

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BALLET.

MODERN. CONTEMPORARY.

PARTNERING.

JAZZ.

In this week-long workshop, dancers will take multiple masterclasses and rehearse in new choreographic works that will continue to enhance their dance training and artistry over the summer.

The company dancers of Nickerson-Rossi Dance, guest artists from college dance programs, and professional dance companies will be instructing!

Dancers will present a solo to a panel of College Professors, Directors from Professional Dance Companies, and Talent Agents.

Dancers will perform at the end of the program two choreographic works, along with the NRD Apprenticeship Program and the Professional Nickerson-Rossi Dance Company.

Awarded scholarships have included, college tuition, summer training programming, professional enrichment programs, and Nickerson-Rossi studio tuition.

 

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Requirements to Attend

Intermediate / Advanced in Ballet and Modern

A 2 - 5 minute solo prepared.

Nickerson-Rossi Dance company dancer or faculty can assist with solo choreography the week before Direct/Link.

Email info@nickersonrossidance.com to request solo.

Pricing

PRICING

ENROLLMENT

TEEN

DIVISION

$1,500

+ 12 hours of classes

+ 20 hours of choreography

+ Perform 2 Choreographic Works 

+ Professional Photo & Videos from Show

+ Scholarship opportunities for Universities & Professional Programs

YOUTH 

DIVISION

$999

+ 12 hours of classes

+ 10 hours of choreography

+ Perform 1 Choreographic Work 

+ Professional Photo & Videos from Show

SOLO

CHOREO

$475

SOLO CHOREOGRAPHY (if you don't have a solo prepared)

 

+ Original Choreography by a Company Dancer from Nickerson-Rossi or Academy Faculty

+ Additional Rehearsal Time to Clean Choreography

 

***Choreography will need to be scheduled in advance

2024 GUEST ARTISTS

TBA



2023 GUEST ARTISTS

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Danah Bella

Dance Chair
of Peabody Institute at 
Johns Hopkins University


Guest Choreographer, Instructor, and Solo Adjudicator

Modern

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Robi

Independent Choreographer



Guest Choreographer, Instructor, and Solo Adjudicator

Contemporary

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Richard Jay-Alexander

American Broadway Producer



Solo Adjudicator

 

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Bernard Brown

Assistant Professor
Loyola Marymount University


Guest Instructor

Afro-Fusion Contemporary

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Harry Weston

Head Counselor
UCLA Summer Dance Intensives


Guest Instructor

Hip-Hop

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George Ortiz

Commerical Dance
Industries


Guest Instructor

Jazz

Palm Trees

TEEN DIVISION SCHEDULE

Monday,
July 29th
PALM DESERT STUDIO

9am - 12pm

Class

 

12pm - 1pm

Break

 

1pm - 3pm

Choreography 1

 

3:15pm - 5:15pm

Choreography 2

Thursday,
Aug 1st
PALM DESERT STUDIO

9am - 12pm

Class

 

12pm - 1pm

Break

 

1pm - 3pm

Choreography 1

 

3:15pm - 5:15pm

Choreography 2

Tuesday,
July 30th
PALM DESERT STUDIO

9am - 12pm

Class

 

12pm - 1pm

Break

 

1pm - 3pm

Choreography 1

 

3:15pm - 5:15pm

Choreography 2

Friday,
Aug 2nd
PALM SPRINGS STUDIO

10am - 12pm

Solo Adjudication

1pm - 3pm

Choreography 1

 

3:15pm - 5:15pm

Choreography 2

Wednesday,
July 31st
PALM DESERT STUDIO

9am - 12pm

Class

 

12pm - 1pm

Break

 

1pm - 3pm

Choreography 1

 

3:15pm - 5:15pm

Choreography 2

Saturday,
Aug 3rd
PALM SPRINGS STUDIO

2pm - 4pm

Dress Run

 

5:30pm - 6:45pm

Show 1

 

7:30pm - 8:45pm

Show 2 (TBD)

Schedule

YOUTH DIVISION SCHEDULE

Monday,
July 29th
PALM SPRINGS STUDIO

9am - 12pm

Class

 

12pm - 1pm

Break

 

1pm - 3pm

Choreography

Thursday,
Aug 1st
PALM SPRINGS STUDIO

9am - 12pm

Class

 

12pm - 1pm

Break

 

1pm - 3pm

Choreography 1

Tuesday,
July 30th
PALM SPRINGS STUDIO

9am - 12pm

Class

 

12pm - 1pm

Break

 

1pm - 3pm

Choreography 

Friday,
Aug 2nd
PALM SPRINGS STUDIO

10am - 12pm

Solo Adjudication

***optional for Youth Division 

1pm - 3pm

Choreography 1

Wednesday,
July 31st
PALM SPRINGS STUDIO

9am - 12pm

Class

 

12pm - 1pm

Break

 

1pm - 3pm

Choreography 1

Saturday,
Aug 3rd
PALM SPRINGS STUDIO

2pm - 4pm

Dress Run

 

5:30pm - 6:45pm

Show 1

 

7:30pm - 8:45pm

Show 2 (TBD)

Palm Trees
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DIRECT/LINK HAS AWARDED UP TO

$559,000

in scholarships for college dance programs and various pre-professional trainee programs.

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