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SUMMER 2021 WORKSHOP

DIRECT/LINK

July 5th - July 23rd, 2021

A connection to college dance programming and professional dance companies for dedicated youth.

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BALLET.

MODERN. CONTEMPORARY.

PARTNERING.

JAZZ.

In this 3-week workshop, dancers will take 36 hours of dance classes that will continue to enhance their dance training and artistry over the summer.

The faculty of the Palm Springs Dance Academy and guest artists from college dance programs and professional dance companies will be instructing.

At the end of the program, dancers will present a solo to a panel of College Professors, Directors from Professional Dance Companies, and Talent Agents.

If interested, dancers who attend the workshop will be reviewed for a spot in the Academy Performance Group and the Competitive Dance Team.

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Requirements to Attend

Dancers between the ages of 12 - 18

(some exceptions may apply)

Intermediate / Advanced in Ballet and Modern

A 2 - 5 minute solo prepared.

(If attending the direct/link week)

Direct/Link | Summer Dance Workshop
When
Jul 05, 9:00 AM – Jul 23, 4:30 PM
Where
Palm Springs Dance Academy,
611 S Palm Canyon Dr Suite 12, Palm Springs, CA 92264, USA

WORKSHOP SCHEDULE

WEEK 1

Monday,

July 5th

9am - 10:30am

Ballet

 

15-minute break

 

10:45am - 12pm

Modern

 

12pm - 1pm

Contemporary

Thursday,
July 8th

***optional

10am - 12pm

Open Floor to run Solos

Tuesday,

July 6th

9am - 10:30am

Ballet

 

15-minute break

 

10:45am - 12pm

Modern

 

12pm - 1pm

Partnering

Wednesday,

July 7th

9am - 10:45am

Contemporary

 

15-minute break

 

11am - 12pm

Jazz

WEEK 2

Monday,

July 12th

9am - 10:30am

Ballet

 

15-minute break

 

10:45am - 12pm

Modern

 

12pm - 1pm

Contemporary

Thursday,
July 15th

***optional

10am - 12pm

Open Floor to run Solos

Tuesday,

July 13th

9am - 10:30am

Ballet

 

15-minute break

 

10:45am - 12pm

Modern

 

12pm - 1pm

Partnering

Wednesday,

July 14th

9am - 10:45am

Contemporary

15-minute break

 

11am - 12pm

Jazz

WEEK 3

Monday,

July 19th

9am - 10:30am

Ballet

 

15-minute break

 

10:45am - 12pm

Modern

 

12pm - 1pm

Contemporary

Thursday,

July 22nd

9am - 10:30am

Chad Michael Hall

Modern

 

15-minute break

 

10:45am - 12pm

Marisa Shimano

Modern

15-minute break

12:15pm - 1:30pm

George Ortiz

Jazz

Tuesday,

July 20th

9am - 10:30am

Ballet

 

15-minute break

 

10:45am - 12pm

Modern

 

12pm - 1pm

Partnering

Friday,

July 23rd

9am - 10:30am

Seda Aybay

Contemporary

 

15-minute break

 

10:45am - 12pm

Julianne O'Brien

Modern

15-minute break

12:15pm - 1:30pm

Danielle Agami

Oomi

1 hour lunch

2:30pm - 4:30pm

Solo Presentation

Wednesday,

July 21st

***optional

10am - 12pm

Open Floor to run Solos

 

 

MASTER INSTRUCTORS

Palm Springs Dance Academy Faculty

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Michael Nickerson-Rossi

Modern

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Chad Allen Ortiz

Contemporary

Jazz

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Alessandra Di Pierro

Ballet

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Gail Dezon

Ballet

Guest Master Instructors 

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Chad Michael Hall
University of California, Irvine

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Danielle Agami
ATE9 Dance Company

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Marisa Shimano
Malashock Dance Company

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Julianne O'Brien
Chapman University

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Seda Aybay
Kybele Dance Theater

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George Ortiz
Commerical Industries

Chad Michael Hall

Associate Professor of Dance at University of California, Irvine

Claire Trevor School of the Arts

Thursday, 9am - 10:30am

Modern

 

MFA in Choreography, The Ohio State University; BA in Dance, Slippery Rock University; Associate Professor, University of California, Irvine- Faculty since 2011.

 

Chad Michael Hall contributes to the dance field as a choreographer, artistic director, producer, and Associate Professor of Dance at the University of California, Irvine. He is the founder and artistic director of MULTIPLEX DANCE in Los Angeles and the West Hollywood Dance Festival. Recognized internationally for his choreography, Hall’s latest work Larger System, premiered at Derida Stage in Sofia, Bulgaria in July of 2019.  Other works have been presented at Warehouse 22 in Tel Aviv, the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts at the University of Illinois, the Ailey Citigroup Theatre in NYC, and the Tempe Center for the Arts in AZ to name a few.

 

 

Class

 

Off-center, off-balance, in and out of the floor, upside-down, through the air... join Chad Michael Hall for a bold and daring experience in modern/contemporary dance technique!  Hall's athletic and acrobatic movement style challenges dancers to push the boundaries of space and test the limits of physicality.  The class will begin and end on the soles of the feet- the rest will be spent tumbling, rolling, sliding, pivoting, inverting, rebounding, launching, and flying through space in a complete escape from traditional verticality.

 

Julianne O’Brien

Chair of the Dance Department at Chapman University

Friday, 10:45am - 12pm

Modern

 

Bio

 

Julianne O’Brien is the chair of the dance department at Chapman University. Julianne O’Brien has a background in the field of dance as a performer, choreographer, academic leader, and dance educator. She holds a Bachelor of Arts from Connecticut College, a Master of Fine Arts from the Ohio State University, and is a certified yoga instructor and Laban/Bartenieff Movement Analyst.

 

Prior to joining Chapman University, she served as the Dean of the School of Dance at Dean College in Massachusetts and as program director and professor at Eastern Michigan University. She teaches modern techniques, pedagogy, dance history, career seminars, yoga, Bartenieff Fundamentals, Laban movement analysis, improvisation, and choreography.

 

Learn more:

https://www.chapman.edu/our-faculty/julianne-obrien-pedersen

 

 

Class

 

Her class will offer modern dance techniques that blend Jose Límon, Martha Graham, improvisation, and somatic principles. 

 

Danielle Agami

Artistic Director of ATE9 Dance Company

Friday, July 23rd, 12:15pm - 1:30pm

Oomi Movement Practice

 

 

Bio

Her unique leadership and ability to cultivate excellence in others have brought her to the forefront of her profession. After 8 years dancing with Batsheva Dance Company where she was appointed rehearsal director from 2007-10, Agami went on to stage Ohad Naharin’s work with prominent companies around the country including Alvin Ailey and Atlanta Ballet. She frequently appears as a guest teacher at NYU Tisch, Juilliard, USC, and CalArts, among many others. Agami founded her company Ate9 in 2012 as a platform for innovative movement and artistic research. With Ate9 she has created over 8 complete works in addition to numerous site-specific performances and collaborations with local LA institutions including the LA Philharmonic, The Music Center, CAP UCLA, The Industry Opera, CalArts, and REDCAT.

 

She received the 2018 Virginia B. Toulmin Fellowship for Women Leaders in Dance and the 2016 Princess Grace Award for Choreography and was named Dance Magazine’s Top 25 to Watch in 2015. She won The Grand Prize for Best Choreography at The McCallum Theater at Palm Desert in 2013 and 2014!

 

Her recent works have included collaborations with Wilco percussionist Glenn Kotche, actor Jon Hamm, and Spanish singer/songwriter Russian Red. This fall she was invited by The English National Opera to choreograph a Philip Glass opera at The Coliseum in London.

 

These days Agami is invested in making the first international involvement of Ate9 in Europe. Ate9 is expanding and influencing more dancers around the world. With many goals ahead the organization is committed to continuing to support original creation and contemporary values for years to come.

 

Class Description

Oomi is a movement practice that brings us both inwards and outwards. Oomi is recommended to professional movers and passionate humans alike. In class, we will explain, ignite, and experience a generous exchange of exercises and ideas for movement and expression. Oomi helps further open the participant’s communication between their body and the space they inhabit. Oomi is an intimate party of oneself that welcomes dramatic expression, physicality, and coordination.

 

Seda Aybay

Artistic Director of Kybele Dance Theater

Friday, July 23rd, 9am - 10:30am

Contemporary 

 

Bio:

Seda Aybay is the Founder/Artistic Director/Choreographer of Kybele Dance Theater. Since emigrating from Istanbul, Turkey she has won multiple awards for contemporary with KDT including 1st Place Front and Main, 2nd Place McCallum Choreography Festival among others while earning herself Outstanding Choreographer 2015-2018 YAGP. She was awarded the Marcus Residency at Washington University in St. Louis and the New Movement Residency at USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance. Seda teaches master classes for all ages in Los Angeles as well as regional colleges and as far as NYU Tisch School of the Arts. She continues to teach as an Adjunct Professor at Santa Monica College as well as choreograph for the SMC Synapse dance company while teaching open classes at Danceline LA and choreographing for Debbie Allen Dance Academy. KDT has been presented for full evening performances by The Broad Stage, Las Vegas Clark County Library District, Highways, Raymond Kabbaz Theatre, and The Muckenthaler to name a few, and has been invited to perform in numerous festivals in LA as well as in San Francisco, Palm Springs, Chicago, and Seattle. Seda was named a 2019 LA Cultural Ambassador.

 

Class Description:

Seda Aybay's contemporary master class is focused on quick weight shift, use of momentum, alignment, and strengthening through fusing the control release technique with Horton vocabulary. The class begins with a center warm-up designed from a classical approach to dance through various exercises, to bring the fundamentals back to the body. After a short series of off-centered turns, extensions, and jumps company repertoire is taught at the end with an emphasis on performance quality.

 

Marisa Shimano

Company Dancer with Malashock Dance

Thursday, 10:45am - 12pm

Modern

 

Bio

Marisa Shimano is a company dancer with Malashock Dance. Marisa graduated from Northwestern University with a BA in English and Psychology and completed her

professional dance training at The Ailey School in New York City.

 

Most recently, Marisa performed work by John Malashock in Jason Mraz’s new musical, Shine. Since moving to San Diego, she has had the privilege of performing with BAD Dance Collective, Blythe Barton Dance, the PGK Dance Project, and Continuum Dance Project, and for independent choreographers Brittany Taylor and Thom Dancy. Marisa has been teaching dance since 2011 and loves connecting with students of all ages and abilities. She has choreographed and taught at institutions throughout Southern California including Lynch Dance Institute, Culture Shock Dance Center, San Diego School of Creative & Performing Art, and Jimmie Defore Dance Center. Marisa is also a 200HR certified yoga instructor through YogaWorks.

Class Description Coming Soon..

 
 
Direct/Link | Summer Dance Workshop
When
Jul 05, 9:00 AM – Jul 23, 4:30 PM
Where
Palm Springs Dance Academy,
611 S Palm Canyon Dr Suite 12, Palm Springs, CA 92264, USA

George Cris Ortiz Jr.

Formerly Represented by Dorothy Day Otis

in Dance, Commercial, Film, and Television

Thursday, 12:15pm - 1:30pm

Commercial Jazz

 

Bio:

After completing his term at The Edge Performing Arts Center in Hollywood, he was signed with his leading agency, Dorothy Day Otis representing him for Dance, Commercial, Film, and Television. George has worked in many films: The Sweetest Thing (with Cameron Diaz, Christina Applegate, and Selma Blair), Three to Tango, choreographed by Travis Payne (as Matthew Perry’s body double and lead dancer in the opening credits), Women of the Night, and Flintstones Viva Rock Vegas to name a few. He has traveled the world on tours with Jennifer Lopez, Ricky Martin, choreographed by Tina Landon, and toured with Shayanne choreographed by Nancy O'Meara and Geo Hubela. George can be seen dancing and acting on television shows: Friends choreographed by Robin Antin, Six Feet Under directed by Kathy Bates, The Drew Carrey Show staged by Keith Young, The Andy Dick Show, Jack and Jill working with the master Michelle Johnston, Fame L.A. cast and choreographed by the legendary Marguerite Derricks and had a recurring role on The Young and the Restless. As far as MTV music videos, George choreographed Matchbox 20’s, “The Mean Season” and for Bare Naked Ladies “Pinch Me” and “One Week” under the direction of one of the current top-list directors in Hollywood McG,  and worked with the iconic Vincent Patterson on Michael Jackson’s Blood on the Dance Floor, Offspring, Smashmouth, Jennifer Lopez, Ricky Martin…nine in total. He's also choreographed award-winning Act One Productions, a company producing musicals, awarded the I.T.L. award for recognizing his excellence in choreography for Spring Awakening, and All Shook Up. George's passion is training and sharing his path, helping youth believe and achieve the attainable, joyful and successful life of dancing.

George is currently the Director of Dance Ministry at The Bridge Church where he is blessed to share the Good News of Jesus Christ.  As a multi-genre teacher, George has taught for studios and dancers globally and is a Dunamix Dance Project, Company/competitive teacher with Temecula Dance Company, Dunamix Dance Project, and Temecula Ballet.  His greatest accomplishments were dancing and choreographing the role of Jesus Christ in The Passion of the Christ.

His passion is to inspire the dancing youth to pursue their dreams wide awake and with intention.

 

Class Description Coming Soon