39th Annual

White Mountain

Summer Dance Festival

July 8 - July 28, 2018

Curriculum

“… The training at WMSDF was the crucial missing link in my life as a dancer and educator.”

—Rebecca Lazier, WMSDF Participant (1988-1993), Princeton University

 

Participants at WMSDF are immersed in a complete dance experience. The curriculum is based on the theory that material is best learned when approached from many different angles. Starting with the conceptual structure of Laban theory, our faculty combines forces each day to present a single dance or performance skill from their diverse perspectives.

Full-time participants may meet the prerequisites for the Laban Institute for Movement Studies certification program by the end of the festival.

 

I Want the Whole Festival!

At WMSDF, full-time participants can attend all of the classes and workshops we offer and experience the full range of possibilities at the festival. In addition to technique and theory classes, participants can take one repertory and one composition class each day, and they have the opportunity to perform repertory in the weekend concert series.

Most participants choose to maximize their time at the festival by attending all classes. But we also believe that the festival should meet individual needs, and so have designed the festival to be flexible. Participants can choose to tailor the curriculum to meet their individual goals.

 

Technique Classes

  • Pre-Technique Warm-Up
  • Ballet Technique (2 levels)
  • Modern Technique (2 levels)
  • Yoga

Theory Classes 

  • Anatomy/Kinesiology
  • Movement Laboratory
  • Bartenieff Fundamentals™
  • Laban Movement Analysis™
  • Composition/Choreography

 

Repertory Performance Class: This class offers the opportunity to dance in original and repertory works by festival faculty members, choreography participants and select repertory of Works/Laura Glenn Dance for performances throughout the festival.

 

Ted Hershey Weekend Workshops: Master classes expand on festival themes of alignment, efficiency, and range, and focus on a particular movement idiom. In Contact Improvisation, participants develop and use improvisational and partnering skills. This workshop is followed by an improvisation jam.

 

Concert Series: Participants have the opportunity to work side by side with professional artists and perform in weekly concerts.

 

In Addition… Faculty lunches, weekend master classes, time to explore New York City and more!

 Most participants choose to maximize their time at the festival by attending all classes. But we also believe that the festival should meet individual needs, and so have designed the festival to be flexible. Participants can choose to tailor the curriculum to meet their individual goals.

 

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