WORKSHOPS & INTENSIVES —​
For Professional Dancers

The following are multi-day virtual dancing opportunities with open enrollment that are intended for professional-level dancers. (* indicates drop-ins permitted)

James Wilton

James Wilton Dance Digital Workshop

SEPTEMBER 19-20, 2020
5pm-8pm BST/UK time. £25. Professional level - space is limited!

DANCE TEAM with Erin Kilmurray and Steph Paul

SEPTEMBER 25; OCTOBER 2, 9, 16, 2020 // The Dance Presenting Series, Columbia College Chicago
Choreographers Steph Paul + Erin Kilmurray team up with a workshop series for all dancers exploring how we can train together, flow together, create together, be seen by each other, and still be apart.

Robert Moses' Kin September Workshop

SEPTEMBER 26-27, 2020
Coached by Robert Moses and master teachers, each participant will take part in a rigorous process designed to provide dancers with practical performance and creative approaches to stage presentation while learning choreography from Moses’ acclaimed 2010 work “The Cinderella Principle.”

Online Choreographic Mentorship

SATURDAYS, OCTOBER 3, 10, 7 & 24 (11am-2pm EDT)
This workshop will give you the tools to create your own original dances, exploring the elements of composition, both for the stage as well as for dance films. We will examine the creative process by learning how to take risks, transition from thinking to feeling to making artistic choices. Through short in-class assignments and extensive work outside of class, students will investigate both form and content in choreography. Participants will create and perform solo studies based on choreographic problems. We look not only at what you dance but also ask the question “Why do you dance?” Dance is the expressive medium of our heart, mind, and soul.

Power Shift presents: YOUR OWN GOD - Individualized Coaching in Improvisation with Judith Sánchez Ruíz

OCTOBER 5-9, 2020
Registrants will be assigned to one of three 45 minute sessions (9AM/10AM/11AM). A unique opportunity to receive individualized coaching in intimate groups of three artists under the mentorship of internationally-acclaimed dancer Judith Sanchez Ruiz. This workshop over five consecutive days, each day a 45-minute session, will feature practical exercises, dialogue, and prompts for play. Presented by HMD's 2020 Bridge Project "Power Shift: Improvisation, Activism, and Community"

Financial Well-being for Artists with Amy Smith

OCTOBER 9, 2020
Amy Smith leads a workshop on Finances for Artists to help empower individual artists.

Surrounding Desire / Quantum Black Feminist Future Dance Class with Anna Martine Whitehead

OCTOBER 9 & 16, 2020 // The Dance Presenting Series, Columbia College Chicago
Surrounding Desire uses key concepts from quantum physics and Black Feminist thought to collectively build a dance class. This workshop is for all BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) regardless of dance experience or ability. This course is by donation

The Body: A Resource for Resiliency, Recuperation, and Re-vitalization with Jessica Young

OCTOBER 12, 2020
In this workshop, participants will fine-tune their ability to listen and attend to their bodies.

Eternal Resolve with Keisha Bennett, B'Rael Ali Thunder, and Trell

OCTOBER 26; NOVEMBER 2, 9, 16 // The Dance Presenting Series, Columbia College Chicago
A four-part instruction series that supports self-healing processes for experiences of trauma in the black community, this class will travel through African-American dance history, metaphorical rhythm work, movement therapy, resistance activities, and community building exercises. This class is designed around experiences in the African American community, but is open to all, and is by donation.

Approaches to Radical Dance Pedagogies with Gina Hoch-Stall and Anjal Chande

NOVEMBER 10, 17, 24 // The Dance Presenting Series, Columbia College Chicago
Approaches to Radical Dance Pedagogies is an applied discussion that offers up a framework for exploring the modalities through which dance is taught and learned.

Anatomy of a Tech Rider with Kevin Rechner

NOVEMBER 11, 2020 // The Dance Presenting Series, Columbia College Chicago
This session explores the process of writing a technical rider for your dance performance work.

Moving From Memory: Training Towards the Ghostly, Resistant, and Collective with Danielle Ross

NOVEMBER 16, 18, 19 // The Dance Presenting Series, Columbia College Chicago
How might bodily memory support radical togetherness? This workshop explores the moving body as a receptacle for personal and collective memory.