July 5 – 30, 2021
Ages 13-17

Conducted via Zoom, we offer dancers a rigorous program in Graham Technique, Ballet, Graham Repertory, Composition, and Body Mindfulness. During this period of social distancing, the course has been adapted for students who are unable to attend the Martha Graham School or who wish to progress rapidly in the Graham Technique. Programming is suitable for any space – from tiny apartments to open fields!


Graham TechniqueOpen Level
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.

Ballet – Open Level
Ballet training at the Graham School is adapted for individual student abilities. Classes are structured to enhance and support the study of the Martha Graham Technique.

Body MindfulnessOpen Level
To supplement and enhance dancers’ technical training, the Body Mindfulness program offers a rotation of conditioning classes in yoga, pilates, gyrotonics, and crosstraining.

Graham RepertoryOpen Level / Package B Only
Session 1: July 5 – 16 / Session 2: July 19 – 30
Repertory introduces students to Graham’s classic choreography to gain a deeper understanding of her expressive style as well as practice in valuable performance techniques.

CompositionOpen Level / Package B Only
Session 1: July 5 – 16 / Session 2: July 19 – 30
This exploration of dance-making guides students in creating movement phrases, discovering their own artistic voice, and developing a personal toolbox of choreographic techniques using Graham repertory as a source of inspiration.

TGIF (Teens@Graham, It’s Friday!)Package B Only
Each Friday, students enrolled in Package B will engage in enrichment experiences aimed to enhance their experience in the world of the performing arts. Programming includes special classes, conversations with professionals, and much more!


Package A

Body Mindfulness, Ballet, and Graham Technique ONLY
Friday, 9:00am – 12:30pm

  • 1 Week: $300
  • 2 Weeks: $550
  • 3 Weeks: $825
  • 4 Weeks: $1,100

Package B

Body Mindfulness, Ballet, Graham Technique, Graham Repertory, Composition, and TGIF
Session 1: July 5 – 16 / Session 2: July 19 – 30

  • 1 Session / 2 Weeks: $750
  • 2 Sessions / 4 Weeks: $1,350


For more information on the Teen and Pre-Teen Intensives, contact Tami Alesson, Dean of Students at talesson@marthagraham.org

PHOTOS: Teens@Graham dancers by Melissa Sherwood.