Core Dance

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

Overview:

Technique is taught through the development of the choreography to be performed for the dance video. Students in the two-week program master one dance piece for their video shoot and perform for a live audience at the end of the program. 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). Students who are interested in the artistic process have the opportunity to become involved in choreography and costuming. Three-weekers also have an additional live performance for friends and family on the last day of the third week.

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. In addition, three-week dancers are scheduled a headshot session with SOCAPA Photography students.

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

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.

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Headshots

Students in SOCAPA's Photography Program take professional-quality headshots and dance shots for each three-week dancer to use for applying to jobs or showing off to friends and family.

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: Headshots with Photography Program
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

2WK CORE DANCE, MANHATTAN
Jun 11 - Jun 24, 2017 (Session 1)
Tuition:
$2195.00
Room & Board:
$1550.00
Ages:
15 - 19
3WK CORE DANCE, MANHATTAN
Jun 25 - Jul 15, 2017 (Session 2)
Tuition:
$2995.00
Room & Board:
$2325.00
Ages:
15 - 19
3WK CORE DANCE, NEW YORK CITY
Jun 25 - Jul 15, 2017 (Session 2)
Tuition:
$2995.00
Room & Board:
$2280.00
Ages:
13 - 16
2WK CORE DANCE, NEW YORK CITY
Jun 25 - Jul 08, 2017 (Session 2)
Tuition:
$2195.00
Room & Board:
$1520.00
Ages:
13 - 16
2WK CORE DANCE, NEW YORK CITY
Jun 25 - Jul 08, 2017 (Session 2)
Tuition:
$2195.00
Room & Board:
$1520.00
Ages:
16 - 18
3WK CORE DANCE, MANHATTAN
Jul 16 - Aug 05, 2017 (Session 3)
Tuition:
$2995.00
Room & Board:
$2325.00
Ages:
15 - 19
2WK CORE DANCE, NEW YORK CITY
Jul 16 - Jul 29, 2017 (Session 3)
Tuition:
$2195.00
Room & Board:
$1520.00
Ages:
13 - 16
2WK CORE DANCE, NEW YORK CITY
Jul 16 - Jul 29, 2017 (Session 3)
Tuition:
$2195.00
Room & Board:
$1520.00
Ages:
16 - 18
2WK CORE DANCE, NEW YORK CITY
Jul 30 - Aug 12, 2017 (Session 4)
Tuition:
$2195.00
Room & Board:
$1520.00
Ages:
14 - 18

Burlington, VT

3WK CORE DANCE, VERMONT
Jun 25 - Jul 15, 2017 (Session 2)
Tuition:
$2895.00
Room & Board:
$1785.00
Ages:
13 - 18
2WK CORE DANCE, VERMONT
Jun 25 - Jul 08, 2017 (Session 2)
Tuition:
$2095.00
Room & Board:
$1190.00
Ages:
13 - 18
3WK CORE DANCE, VERMONT
Jul 23 - Aug 12, 2017 (Session 4)
Tuition:
$2895.00
Room & Board:
$1785.00
Ages:
13 - 18
2WK CORE DANCE, VERMONT
Jul 23 - Aug 05, 2017 (Session 4)
Tuition:
$2095.00
Room & Board:
$1190.00
Ages:
13 - 18

Los Angeles, CA

2WK CORE DANCE, LOS ANGELES
Jun 25 - Jul 08, 2017 (Session 2)
Tuition:
$2195.00
Room & Board:
$1390.00
Ages:
13 - 18
3WK CORE DANCE, LOS ANGELES
Jul 09 - Jul 29, 2017 (Session 3)
Tuition:
$2995.00
Room & Board:
$2085.00
Ages:
13 - 18
2WK CORE DANCE, LOS ANGELES
Jul 30 - Aug 12, 2017 (Session 4)
Tuition:
$2195.00
Room & Board:
$1390.00
Ages:
13 - 18