June 24 – August 2, 2019

The Martha Graham School Summer Intensive offers dancers a rigorous program in Martha Graham Technique™, Martha Graham RepertoryDance CompositionBallet, and Contemporary. The course is specifically designed for students and professionals who are unable to attend the Martha Graham School year-round or who wish to progress rapidly in the Graham Technique.  Studio showings conclude each session, highlighting student progress in Repertory and Composition classes.

Download the full Summer Intensive schedule here.
See the full list of Summer Intensive teachers here.

Dancers must be 18 years or older by July 1, 2019 in order to enroll in the Martha Graham School Summer Intensive.

TO ENROLL:

Register by June 15th to receive 25% OFF your registration fee!

Your registration will not be processed until your registration fee and tuition deposit are received.

CLASS DESCRIPTIONS

Graham Technique

The Martha Graham Technique™ is based on the core power of Graham’s signature contraction and release. The Technique promotes strength, stamina, and self-expression and serves as a foundation for excellence in many styles of dance. Each level is specifically designed for students to progress rapidly.

To see Graham Technique level prerequisites, click below:

No prerequisite necessary; for students with little or no experience in the Martha Graham TechniqueTM who wish to learn the basics.

Prerequisites:

  • Solid Elementary background in the Martha Graham TechniqueTM
  • Strong execution of all Level I material (including Sitting Contractions, Deep Stretches with spirals, Turns Around the Back ending in pitch)

Prerequisites:

  • Substantial experience with Martha Graham TechniqueTM
  • Strong command of all Level II material (including Turns Around the Back to strike, Back-Leg Extension with Pleading to floor and Recovery, Sitting Fall with Spiral, Split Fall)
  • Apt to execute greater technical difficulty

Prerequisites:

  • Extensive experience in the Martha Graham TechniqueTM
  • Advanced and professional experience.
  • Ready to deepen physical and artistic mastery.

Graham Repertory

Beginner/Intermediate & Advanced
The study of Graham’s classic choreography offers students a deeper understanding of Graham’s expressive style as well as practice in valuable performance techniques.
Session 1: June 24 – July 12 / Showing July 12 @ 7:15pm
Session 2: July 15 – August 2 / Showing August 2 @ 7:15pm
Dancers must register for Graham Technique classes for all weeks in which they are enrolled in Repertory.
Showing participation required

Composition

Beginner/Intermediate & Advanced
This exploration of dance-making guides students in creating movement phrases, discovering their own artistic voice, and developing a personal ‘toolbox’ of choreographic techniques.
Session 1: June 24 – July 12 / Showing July 12 @ 7:15pm
Session 2: July 15 – August 2 / Showing August 2 @ 7:15pm
Showing participation required

Ballet

Advanced Beginner/Intermediate & Advanced
Ballet training at the Martha Graham School focuses on the individual students’ abilities. The classes are structured to enhance and support the study of the Graham Technique.
Please Note: Enrollment will be capped at 25 students per class. Register today to reserve your spot!

Contemporary

Advanced Beginner/Intermediate & Advanced
Contemporary classes build upon Graham Technique and encourage dancers to explore the connections between this classic approach and post modern styles.
Please Note: Enrollment will be capped at 25 students per class. Register today to reserve your spot!

INTENSIVE GRAHAM TEACHER WORKSHOP

June 24 – 28, 2019

For instructors who wish to deepen their understanding of the Martha Graham Technique™, this intensive, five-day workshop, lead by Virginie Mécène, reviews basic floor work, standing, and traveling exercises and highlights connections between them. Tips on how to introduce or adapt Graham Technique for a wide range of students will be considered as well as creative ways to construct a class. Fee: $400 (includes workshop, class observations, and reception). For more information and to enroll, click below:

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PRICING

Graham Technique

1 Week: $195
2 Weeks: $330
3 Weeks: $440
4 Weeks: $580
5 Weeks: $725
6 Weeks: $870

Electives

Composition
1 Session: $360
2 Sessions: $720

Repertory
1 Session: $360
2 Sessions: $720

Contemporary

1 Week: $40
2 Weeks: $75
3 Weeks: $110
4 Weeks: $145
5 Weeks: $180
6 Weeks: $210

Ballet

1 Week: $40
2 Weeks: $75
3 Weeks: $110
4 Weeks: $145
5 Weeks: $180
6 Weeks: $210

FOR MORE INFORMATION

For more information on the Summer Intensive, contact us at 212-229-9200 x28 or via email at school@marthagraham.org.