Summer Intensive 2016 has kicked off...

The AXIS staff and dancers are really excited to kick off the 2016 Summer Intensive 2016 today! We look forward to this program every year because it is so amazing to get such a diverse group together for a common goal of physically integrated dance. 

AXIS Dancer Julie instructing the group in an improvisation exercise this afternoon. 

AXIS Dancer Julie instructing the group in an improvisation exercise this afternoon. 

We would like to share a written piece from one of our participants, Dawn States, from her personal blog about her excitement before the Summer Intensive. 

Here's an excerpt:

This is a huge step for me and a new approach to dancing. I was a former ballerina and took classes from the age of five. Dance meant everything to me and I was prepared to follow this road for the rest of my life. This was not the case and after two major spinal surgeries and a car accident where I broke my hip, it seemed like I might not dance again. I was crushed.

Read the entire piece here.

Dawn (bottom) dancing with another participant, Kim O'Campo. 

Dawn (bottom) dancing with another participant, Kim O'Campo. 

We are thrilled that Dawn found us and chose to be a part of Summer Intensive 2016. Keep checking out our social media for the next 10 days to see what's happening with the Summer Intensive!