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Dance Bootcamp

 
1 Week
Ages 13-18
New York | Los Angeles | Vermont
 
 

The one week dance intensive introduces students to the discipline of dance at a professional level. Students focus on one style and work to learn the choreography of a one to two minute piece, which they perform on location in a professional video dance shoot as well as for a live audience at the Friday Showcase.


In addition to learning group choreography, students, in small groups, are guided through the process of choreographing and perfecting a one to two minute dance of their own creation. These student choreography pieces will also be performed live at the Final Showcase.

Video Dance

Perform in costume and on location with a professional film crew in a video dance experience like no other.


"with the explosion of video dance providing opportunities for commercial and amateur dancers alike, it’s important that dancers understand the technical requirements of dancing on camera... SOCAPA lessons include absorbing lessons in onscreen performance... adapting to unusual dance environments... and understand the boldness required when performing for the back row of an audience vs the subtlety necessary when a camera is inches from your face."

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Pass That Dutch, SOCAPA produced dance video - 2015 thumbnail
Shot Down, SOCAPA produced dance video - 2015 thumbnail
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Experience Level

SOCAPA's dance bootcamp is intended for beginning to intermediate dancers. All applicants should have at least 2 years of training dancing 2 or more hours per week. Students should be familiar with basic dance terminology and be able to demonstrate technique. Most importantly, students should be eager and prepared to dance between 5-6 hours a day and be open to learning new styles while pushing themselves physically and mentally.

Style Options
Contemporary

Contemporary dance is informed by and borrows from classical, modern, and jazz styles, it also incorporates elements from many other styles of dance. Due to its technical similarities, it is often perceived to be closely related to modern dance, ballet, and other classical concert dance styles.


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Hip Hop

"Freestyle" or "improvisational" in nature, hip-hop dance is a broad category that includes a variety of styles. SOCAPA teaches a studio dance style of hip-hop that incorporates both creative improvisation and traditional steps.


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Student Choreography

SOCAPA Dance students are assigned a choreography project and work in small groups to prepare a short, original piece to be presented at the Final Showcase. Students are responsible for everything from music selection to costuming, and are encouraged to explore tempo changes, transitions, floor work, phrasing, and partner work. There is allotted time to work on the project in and outside of class and faculty will be there to guide you through the process and push your work to the next level.


Campuses
Los Angeles, CA

Students in the Los Angeles program enjoy the advantages of being in the heart of the entertainment capital of the world. Chosen as home base by the film industry because of its nonstop sunshine and beautiful scenery, Hollywood has become synonymous with making movies.

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New York City, NY

SOCAPA New York City is centered around two neighboring campuses, one in downtown Manhattan at our Pace University campus in the South Street Seaport area, and the other in downtown Brooklyn at New York University’s Metrotech Campus.

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Burlington, VT

SOCAPA Vermont is hosted at Champlain College, situated in the picturesque city of Burlington, Vermont. Champlain's campus is perched in the historic Hill Section, overlooking the breathtaking Lake Champlain and the surrounding Adirondack Mountains.

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