Fusion Dance

2 & 3 week
Tuition:
  • 2wk....$2195
  • 3wk....$2995
Campuses:
  • New York, Los Angeles, Vermont
Ages:
  • 13-19

Overview:

In our Fusion Dance intensive, intermediate to advanced dancers study technique by learning choreography for a professionally shot dance video, and design their own student choreography in small groups. Contemporary and Hip Hop techniques are both taught in this intensive, and the choreography for the video uniquely blends movements from Ballet, Lyrical, Modern, Jazz, and Hip Hop styles. Three-week students have the opportunity to do a second video with a smaller group, ensuring more camera time for each dancer and featuring their names in the credits (great for auditions and reels). All students perform their student and group choreography for friends and family at our end-of-camp Final Showcase.

Although most classes are geared towards learning choreography for the video and live performances, others concentrate on improving technique, body conditioning, and improvisation, as well as developing style, stage presence, and confidence. In addition to regularly scheduled classes, there are special guest instructors, make-up and costuming sessions, audition and theater etiquette classes and dance-related field trips. Dancers also get a chance to collaborate with the photography program in full costume as part of their dance video experience.

Dance Faculty

SOCAPA offers small classes and an accomplished teaching staff comprised of industry professionals with recent and ongoing experience as performers, educators and choreographers. Drawn from some of the top universities and dance programs, including Alvin Ailey, Broadway Dance Center, NYU and The Boston Ballet School, and having taught and performed all over the world, the instructors at SOCAPA guide the students through the Program with delicacy, energy and skill.

2 Week Dance

  • Student Choreography
  • Dance Video

3 Week Dance

  • Student Choreography
  • Dance Video
  • 2nd Student Choreography Project
  • Dance Video with personalized name plates
student choreography

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 outside of class and faculty will be there to guide you through the process and push your work to the next level.

New York City Dancers perform contemporary jazz choreography

EXPERIENCE LEVEL

Fusion Dance is an Intermediate to Advanced dance intensive for teens. All applicants should have at least three years of consistent training. Students should dance a minimum of three hours per week and have experience in a variety of disciplines. Students should be familiar with basic dance terminology, be able to demonstrate Contemporary technique and be comfortable with fundamental Hip-Hop movement principles such as isolations and groove. 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.

Vermont Dancers during assesment class

CLASS PLACEMENT

There is a placement and assessment class on the first day of the session; students are evaluated by the SOCAPA Dance faculty and assigned to a group based on skill, performance, enrollment, and experience with Contemporary and/or Hip Hop styles. While all classes are taught at their respective level, instructors work hard to cater to each student's individual needs.

While each student is supported and challenged, classes are taught to the highest level in the class. Our seasoned staff is adept at creating choreography that will showcase each student's abilities while challenging the group as a whole.

Two Week Dance Videos

To Build a Home - SOCAPA Dance Video, New York City Get Ugly - SOCAPA Dance Video, NYC Formation - SOCAPA Dance Video, NYC Hey Mama - SOCAPA Dance Video, NYC Don't Tell 'Em - SOCAPA Dance Video, Los Angeles Rock This - SOCAPA Dance Video, New York City Young Blood - SOCAPA Dance Video, New York City Dark Paradise - SOCAPA Dance Video, New York City Made for loving you - SOCAPA Dance Video, LA

Three Week Dance Videos

Hourglass - SOCAPA Dance Video, NYC IKO - SOCAPA Dance Video, Vermont Lost it to Trying - SOCAPA Dance Video, NYC Claire de Lune - SOCAPA Dance Video, Vermont

Dance Video

Cutting-edge choreography combined with professional-quality cinematography and editing make for an instantly compelling dance video to share with friends and family or to use as an audition piece.

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Student Choreography

To round out the curriculum and provide students with a creative outlet, SOCAPA Dance students are assigned a choreography project and work in small groups to prepare a short, original piece. 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 outside of class and faculty guidance when needed.

Second Dance Video

Three-week students have the opportunity to do a second video with a smaller group, ensuring more camera time for each dancer and a nameplate featuring each dancer and their name.

Click To See Examples
SAMPLE DANCE SCHEDULE
WEEK ONE
SUNDAY DAY ONE
11a-3p: Airport Arrivals
1-4p: Dormitory Check-in
5-6p: Welcome Dinner
6-7p Dance Program Orientation - Meet & Greet with Teachers
7-8:30p: All Programs Orientation
9:30p: Dormitory Floor Meetings & Orientation
10-10:30p Floor Check-in
MONDAY DAY TWO
7:30 – 8:30a: Breakfast
8:45a: Meet for Attendance in Lobby
9a-12p: Placement and Assessment Class
12-1p: Lunch
1-3p: Finish Placement and Assessment; Choreography #1
3-4:30p: Specialty Technique Class with Guest Teacher
5-6p: Get ready for dinner
7-9p: Dinner on the Town
10-10:30p: Floor Check-in
TUESDAY DAY THREE
7:30a – 8:30a: Breakfast
8:45a: Meet for Attendance in Lobby
9a-12p: Warm-up and Technique Class
12-1p: Lunch
1p-3p: Choreography Dance #1
3-4:30p: Student Choreography Project Assignment
5:30 – 6:30p: Dinner
7-9:30p: Walking Tour of Downtown/Group Photo
10-10:30p: Floor Check-in
WEDNESDAY DAY FOUR
7:30a – 8:30a: Breakfast
8:45a: Meet for Attendance in Lobby
9a-12p: Warm-up / Choreography Dance #1
12-1p: Lunch
1-3p: African Technique Specialty Class
3-4:30p: Costuming Dance #1
5:30 – 6:30p: Dinner
7-9:30p: Dance Performance at local Theater
10-10:30p: Floor Check-in
THURSDAY DAY FIVE
7:30 – 8:30a: Breakfast
8:45a: Meet for Attendance in Lobby
9a-12p: Warm-up / Choreography Dance #1
12-1p: Lunch
1-3p: Guest Teacher Specialty Tecnique Class
3-4:30p: Student Choreography
5:30 – 6:30: Dinner
7-9:30: Live Concert in Park
10-10:30p: Floor Check-in
FRIDAY DAY SIX
7:30 – 8:30a: Breakfast
8:45a: Meet for Attendance in Lobby
9a-12p: Costumes/Make-up/Dress Rehearsal Dance #1
12-1p: Lunch
1-4:30p: Shoot Dance #1 On Location
5:30 – 6:30p: Dinner
7-9p: Week One Showcase
  Karaoke Fest
10-10:30p: Floor Check-in
SATURDAY DAY SEVEN
8:30 – 9:30a: Breakfast
10a: Leave for day’s outings
(NY-Washington Square/Village/Soho)
(CA-Universal Studios/Venice Beach)
(VT-Farmer’s market/Church Street/Stowe Mt./Ben&Jerry’s)
Lunch and Dinner – Student’s Choice
7-10p: Evening Show on the Town
10-10:30p: Floor Check-in
WEEK TWO
SUNDAY DAY ONE
8:30-9:30a Breakfast
10-1p: Writing/Rehearsal/Prep for Talent Show
1-4p: Afternoon Activity(Park, Beach, Museum, Shopping)
6–9:30p: SOCAPA Talent Show
10-10:30p: Floor Check-in

New York City Campus

3WK FUSION DANCE, MANHATTAN
Jun 23 - Jul 13, 2019 (Session 2)
Tuition:
$2995.00
Room & Board:
$2535.00
Ages:
13 - 18
2WK FUSION DANCE, BROOKLYN
Jun 23 - Jul 06, 2019 (Session 2)
Tuition:
$2195.00
Room & Board:
$1590.00
Ages:
13 - 18
3WK FUSION DANCE, MANHATTAN
Jul 14 - Aug 03, 2019 (Session 3)
Tuition:
$2995.00
Room & Board:
$2535.00
Ages:
13 - 18
2WK FUSION DANCE, BROOKLYN
Jul 14 - Jul 27, 2019 (Session 4)
Tuition:
$2195.00
Room & Board:
$1590.00
Ages:
13 - 18

Burlington, VT

3WK FUSION DANCE, VERMONT
Jun 30 - Jul 20, 2019 (Session 2)
Tuition:
$2795.00
Room & Board:
$1860.00
Ages:
13 - 18
2WK FUSION DANCE, VERMONT
Jun 30 - Jul 13, 2019 (Session 2)
Tuition:
$2095.00
Room & Board:
$1240.00
Ages:
13 - 18
2WK FUSION DANCE, VERMONT
Jul 21 - Aug 03, 2019 (Session 4)
Tuition:
$2095.00
Room & Board:
$1240.00
Ages:
13 - 18

Los Angeles, CA

2WK FUSION DANCE, LOS ANGELES
Jun 16 - Jun 29, 2019 (Session 1)
Tuition:
$2195.00
Room & Board:
$1590.00
Ages:
13 - 18
3WK FUSION DANCE, LOS ANGELES
Jun 30 - Jul 20, 2019 (Session 2)
Tuition:
$2995.00
Room & Board:
$2385.00
Ages:
13 - 18
2WK FUSION DANCE, LOS ANGELES
Jul 21 - Aug 03, 2019 (Session 3)
Tuition:
$2195.00
Room & Board:
$1590.00
Ages:
13 - 18