The days are growing shorter and chillier here in NYC, and whether we're ready or not, winter is coming. (Please, no more polar vortexes this year!) But don't let yourself get down in the dumps about the frigid months ahead. Instead, think of all the fun things about winter: hot cocoa, snow days, family time...and winter intensives!
K + C's Kristina Hanna (top) Matthew Baker and Ashley Browne on the February 2012 cover of Dance Spirit! (Photo by Nathan Sayers)
Most of us are super familiar with the summer intensive format (the typical three- to eight-week grind). But the less-talked-about winter intensive can be a great way to catch a glimpse of a particular company or choreographer—especially one you may be interested in working with down the line. Winter intensives tend to be shorter—one to two weeks, or even a long weekend—so students can coordinate with their winter break schedules. But they're no less intense: Think 4–10 days of complete immersion.
This January, the popular NYC-based troupe (and our February 2012 cover!) KEIGWIN + COMPANY will hold a four-day winter intensive. Participants will take technique class and create and explore with artistic director Larry Keigwin and his company members. The intensive is intended for professional and pre-professional dancers, ages 18 and up, so it's perfect for the high school senior or college freshman!
The K+C intensive will take place from January 15–18 at Gibney Dance 280 in NYC. Click here to register by December 15—and register before October 15 to save $50!