THE 2023 FESTIVAL INTENSIVE SCHEDULE

CLASSES & WORKSHOPS

Technique Master Classes

Each morning from 9:00 am to noon, students will spend time within their age group honing their technique in classes designed to warm-up for the day of workshops and rehearsals ahead, expand knowledge of how to apply technique within performance, and strengthen their capabilities on stage. Our faculty will focus primarily on classical ballet and a range of modern dance techniques.

Choreography & Performance Labs

NCDP labs go to the heart of the festival’s mission; to cultivate innovative choreographers and bold performing artists. Labs provide a safe and challenging environment for individual and collective exploration and risk-taking. Labs are for all intensive participants - aspiring professional choreographers and performing artists. Our labs will help you to become a stronger, more intentional dancer. If you are on track for a career as a choreographer, you’ll take a huge leap forward in developing the skills and knowledge to get there.

PANELS, MENTORING, & WORKSHOPS

Our diverse, experienced teaching artists and choreographers are committed to your personal and professional development. You’ll experience large and small group sessions that cover topics to prepare you for a successful future in the performing arts. And the relationships you form with these professionals will not end at NCDP. They will be there to guide you along your journey long after the festival ends. And many of the other dancers you will meet will be your colleagues and friends in the decades ahead.

dance making & Performance Opportunities

Every dancer who participates in the festival intensive gets the experience of collaborating with each other in creating an original new work. The choreography will be part of our closing works-in-progress showcase on Sunday afternoon, August 6 at Santa Fe’s NDI New Mexico.

SCHEDULE

Click on a day of the week below for the detailed schedule for that day.
Please note that this schedule is subject to change.

  • Monday

  • Tuesday

  • Wednesday

  • THURSDAY

  • friday

  • saturday

  • sunday

MONDAY

7/311/2023

8:30am – 9:00am

Check-In


9:00am – 9:30pm

Orientation/Opening Kick-Off


9:30pm – Noon

Ballet or Modern Technique Classes


Noon – 1:00pm

Lunch


1:00pm – 4:00pm

Choreography and Performance Labs


4:00pm – 4:15pm

Break


4:15pm – 5:15pm

Lighting and Set Design Workshop


TUESDAY 8/2

TUESDAY
8/2/2022

8:30am – 9:00am

Check-In


9:00am – 9:30pm

Orientation/Opening Kick-Off


9:30pm – Noon

Ballet, Modern, and Jazz Technique Classes


Noon – 1:00pm

Lunch


1:00pm – 4:00pm

Choreography and Performance Labs


4:00pm – 4:15pm

Break


4:15pm – 5:15pm

Lighting and Set Design Workshop


WEDNESDAY 8/3

WEDNESDAY
8/3/2022

8:45am – 9:00am

Big Group Warm-Up


9:00am – Noon

Ballet, Modern, and Jazz Technique Classes


Noon – 1:00pm

Lunch


1:00pm – 4:00pm

Choreography and Performance Labs


4:00pm – 4:15pm

Break


4:15pm – 5:15pm

Performing Arts Production Workshop


THURSDAY 8/4

THURSDAY
8/4/2022

8:45am – 9:00am

Big Group Warm-Up


9:00am – Noon

Ballet, Modern, and Jazz Technique Classes


Noon – 1:00pm

Lunch


1:00pm – 4:00pm

Choreography and Performance Labs


7:30pm

NCDP Student Choreography Concert


FRIDAY 8/5

FRIDAY
8/5/2022

8:45am – 9:00am

Big Group Warm-Up


9:00am – Noon

Ballet, Modern, and Jazz Technique Classes


Noon – 1:00pm

Lunch


1:00pm – 6:00pm

Tech/Dress Rehearsals for Student Choreographers


1:00pm – 4:00pm

Choreography and Performance Labs


4:00pm – 4:15pm

Break


4:15pm – 4:45pm

Choosing Music for Choreography Workshop


4:45pm – 5:15pm

Costume Design Workshop


7:00pm

NCDP Professional Choreography Concert


SATURDAY 8/6

SATURDAY
8/6/2022

8:30am – 9:30am

Company Ballet Class (all students)


9:30am – 11:00am

Contemporary, Hip Hop, and Musical Theatre Master Classes


11:00am – Noon

Dance History Workshop


Noon – 1:00pm

Lunch


1:00pm – 4:00pm

Choreography and Performance Labs


7:30pm

Zeitgeist Dance Theatre Performance with Special Guests


SUNDAY 8/7

SUNDAY
8/7/2022

8:45am – 9:00am

Big Group Warm-up


9:00am – Noon

Workshops and Rehearsals


Noon – 1:30pm

Tech Rehearsal


2:00pm – 3:00pm

Works-in-Progress Showcase


3:00pm – 4:00pm

Festival Closing Session


GALLERY OF PAST CLASSES & WORKSHOPS