January 6 – 10, 2020

Open to instructors of all dance disciplines wishing to gain an introduction to or 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).


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

Virginie Mécène
Workshop Schedule

All classes held at The Martha Graham School • 55 Bethune Street • New York City

Monday, January 6
Floor Work Exercises
  • Review basic floor work exercises
  • Highlight key objectives and pedagogical targets
  • Consider logical and physical development
Tuesday, January 7
Floor Work and Standing Exercises
  • Review basic standing exercises
  • Highlight key objectives and pedagogical targets
  • Connect floor to standing
  • Consider logical and physical development
Wednesday, January 8
Standing and Traveling Exercises
  • Review basic traveling exercises, focusing on shift of weight
  • Connect standing to traveling
  • Consider logical and physical development
Thursday, January 9
Constructing a Class
  • Review all fundamental exercises
  • Identify connections between exercises to build class
  • Class development and lesson plan creation
Friday, January 10
Wrapping Up
  • Adapting classes: Teens, Adults, pre-Professionals, professionals, and others
  • Giving corrections: imagery and hands on tips
  • Open discussion and end-of-workshop reception

Participants are also encouraged to observe Graham Technique classes during the week of January 6 – 10. View/download the full Winter Intensive schedule here.


For more information on the Intensive Graham Teacher Workshop, contact Virginie Mécène at 212-229-9200 x33 or via email at vmecene@marthagraham.org.

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