Tisch Summer High School Online Dance Program

Due to the COVID-19 virus, the Tisch Summer High School Residential Program will not be taking place in New York City. The courses in this program will be offered remotely or online with asynchronous and synchronous components. Below is the updated program information. Students accepted to this program will also receive communication via email. 

The Department of Dance at Tisch School of the Arts strives to prepare young artists for a life in dance.

Dance reflects our intense focus on technical training, choreography, and performance within an environment that cultivates critical thought, creative process, and the highest standard of physical self-expression.

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Program Overview

The Tisch Dance Summer High School online program is rooted in supporting new choreography and dance as an expressive, embodied language. Our practice is fully physical, starting the day with improvisational study and culminating with the creation of new works made in collaboration with the students by established contemporary choreographers. In addition we focus on Dance for Camera and integrating technology in the choreographic process. A stellar roster of master teachers and artists will join faculty and students for intimate chats about their work, careers, and lives in the dance world. 

CORE CURRICULUM

This program consists of two courses totalling 6 credits, illustrated below. We have shifted our schedule later in the day to account for students in a range of time zones, with classes being held Monday - Friday, generally between 1:00 PM - 8:00 PM EST.

DANCE STUDIO PRACTICE

DANC-UT 1403 | 4 units

Dance Studio Practice is designed to develop a rigorous, creative physical practice in preparation for college-level pre-professional dance training. This four-week course consists of three components: Improvisation, Master Classes in contemporary styles, and Repertory. Our comprehensive, organic approach to dance encourages students to develop versatility of style and an expressive individual voice. Throughout the Repertory component students will learn and refine professional-level dance works to be shared in the Final Showing.

Course Goals

  • Improvisation: explore and expand the creative, dynamic potential of the body; experiment with sound, text, sensation, narrative and imagination as ways of embodying movement. 
  • Master Classes: study with experts of professional contemporary dance in a range of styles; receive focused instruction from masters of the field.
  • Repertory: learn and co-create new dance works with experienced contemporary choreographers; refine style and performance qualities in solo and/or group works.

Tools and Technical Requirements:

  • Access to an internet-connected space that allows some full-body movement. This space need NOT be a dance studio; students may successfully participate in the course in a variety of home-based environments.
  • Mac or PC with internet connection sufficient to support video conference streaming
  • iPhone or Android smartphone capable of recording and sharing video content

CREATIVE RESEARCH IN DANCE

DANC-UT 1404 | 2 units

Creative Research in Dance is designed to introduce students to college-level pre- professional practice in dance theory and choreography with an emphasis on technologies for online and filmed dance. This four-week course consists of two components: Dance for Camera and Theory/Composition. Course work focuses on the development of new choreography through creative generation of movement phrases and an exploration of spatial and temporal aspects of dance composition. Students will create short films and choreographies to be shared weekly for constructive critical feedback.

Course Goals

Dance for Camera: Develop abilities to operate smartphone visual and audio equipment for capturing movement; write scripts, treatments, and synopses; Become proficient in post-production editing software.

Theory/Composition: Contextualize contemporary dance choreography within a historical framework; explore methods of creating new dance; document and present personal choreographies for solo and group performance.

Tools and Technical Requirements

  • Access to an internet-connected space that allows some full-body movement. This space need NOT be a dance studio; students may successfully participate in the course in a variety of home-based environments.
  • Mac or PC with internet connection sufficient to support video conference streaming
  • iPhone or Android smartphone capable of recording and sharing video content
  • FiLMiC Pro app for iPhone or Android ($15)
 

Dance Program Schedule

DANCE STUDIO PRACTICE

Improv 
Monday-Thursday 1:00pm - 2:30pm EST

Masterclass 
Friday 2:00pm - 4:00pm EST

Repertory
Tues/Thurs 5:00pm - 8:00pm EST

CREATIVE RESEARCH IN DANCE 

Dance for Camera 
Monday-Thursday 2:30pm - 4:00pm EST

Theory/Composition 
Monday/Wednesday/Friday 5:00pm - 8:00pm EST

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Dates

Program Dates 

Summer 2020

Sunday, July 12 - Saturday, August 8, 2020

Additional important dates are available on the Tisch Admissions Calendar.

Tuition and Fees

Summer 2020

Total Program Cost: $9,806

Breakdown of costs:

  • Tuition for 6 units (credits): $8,958

Additional Fees Include:

  • Registration and Services Fee: $848

Please review the Tisch Special Programs cancellation policy.

Admissions

Open to high school sophomores and juniors.

  • Online application fee: $75

The summer 2020 application is open on a space-available basis. 

Please read through the Admissions for High School Program page.