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.
Bring your dance to life with costuming, make-up and a video dance experience like no other. From a Dumbo loft to the Venice beach boardwalk, perform on location with a professional film crew.
"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."
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.
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 out of class and faculty will be there to guide you through the process and push your work to the next level.
Students at our Los Angeles summer campus 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, California, has become synonymous with making movies. SOCAPA's summer camps in LA are held at Occidental College, known as the Princeton of the West.Los Angeles Campus Details
SOCAPA has two campuses in New York City. Our pre-college campus for ages 15-18 is located in the East Village of Manhattan at Astor Place where we use NYU facilities (classrooms, studios, theaters) and the New School's Residence Hall. Our shorter boot camp programs for younger high school students are hosted at Pratt University and FGSC on the Steiner Studios Film Lot in Brooklyn. Our Brooklyn Campus is temporarily closed.New York City Campus Details
SOCAPA has two summer camp locations in Vermont: one at Champlain College, situated in the picturesque city of Burlington, and the other at the Burke Mountain Hotel in East Burke, a summer haven for mountain biking and other outdoor sports.Vermont Campuses Details