The BIMA Dance major offers a unique experience for dancers beyond the typical dance studio setting. The program integrates multiple movement styles and techniques that expands your ability to convey choreographic intent and elevate performance skills. Throughout the summer, you will advance your technique, discover and explore your personal movement style, and learn the process of creation and choreography from seasoned artists.
The dance major includes three main elements:
You will attend a daily ballet class and modern technique class of either Humphrey-Limon and/or Graham–based modern, supplemented with Pilates and body conditioning. Guest artists offer Master classes and workshops in jazz, tap, hip-hop, pointe, partnering, contemporary, Blues dancing and Capoeira.
You will learn new choreography and repertoire focused on ensemble work from established choreographers. The piece will be performed during the final showcase.
3. Composition and Choreography
You and your peers will examine a text, question or theme to create original works. You are encouraged to explore the collaborative process of choreography through improvisation and the use of dance composition elements. In the past, participants have created Signature solos, site-specific performance installations and dance films.
In addition, you will attend world-class dance performances in the Boston area and learn about different career opportunities for dancers.