Summer Intensive 2016 FINANCIAL AID  


August 1-10, 2016 10 am-5 pm with evening events TBD
Led by AXIS Dance Company Guest Artistic Director Marc Brew and AXIS Dancers


If you've received an acceptance letter with a financial aid offer from AXIS,  submit your tuition payment below. 

Half Scholarship Payment for Single Module
Half Scholarship Payment for Two Modules
Half Scholarship Payment for Three Modules

FULL SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS - If you have been awarded financial aid, please click here. 






August 1-10, 2010

Learn new skills in three different modules derived from the company’s working ethos and repertoire that will enhance and develop your own practice in improvisation, choreography and performance.  This year, our specialized teacher training for dance teachers and experienced artists will expand from two to three days.  The Teacher Training module is geared towards professionals wanting to enhance their skills and working methods in inclusive dance and translation for dancers with physical disabilities.    


The following 3 modules will be explored throughout the week and dance artists can register for 1, 2 or all 3 modules (discounts available for enrolling in multiple modules):

Improvisation and Site Specific Work (Monday-Wednesday, August 1-3) - $300
Dancers will be guided daily through improvisation scores and structured improvisation to develop partnering and listening skills in a trusting and safe environment to go to unfamiliar places challenging ones own movement vocabulary and develop improvisation skills in performance. We will be responding to different sites and locations as well as each other and how we can effect time and space through improvisation by the choices we make as performers and the influences around us. 

Choreography and Performance (Thursday-Saturday, August 4-6) - $300
Each day will start with a technique class learning material and dance sequences to develop dancers technique, memory, coordination and movement qualities and dynamics. These skills will then be used to develop dancers own choreographic interests to investigate their own practice as well as have the opportunity to learn company repertoire to gain an insight to the tasks and skills used to devised the work in the company’s current repertoire. Utilizing these skills and tasks each dancer will be guided through a choreographic exploration from their own idea/concept/starting point through a process of devising, creating and developing choreographic material with the expected outcome to structure a dance for either a solo, duet, trio or small group performance. The works created will be rehearsed and developed with a performance opportunity to present the work as part of a sharing for peers and friends of the AXIS Dance Company community. 

Please bring idea, prop, music, picture, poem, writing, and inspiration to use as a starting point for your choreographic exploration. 

Teacher Training for Dancers, Professionals and Educators (Monday-Wednesday, August 8-10) - $300
Back by popular demand our teacher-training course will expand to three days this year and is designed for teachers of dance and experienced artists interested in developing their teaching skills in leading physically integrated dance in an inclusive and supportive environment.  Drawing on AXIS Dance Company’s creative practice, expertise and methodology in teaching physically integrated dance, we will be exploring the following areas in this three-day course: 

  • Open door policy - Removing any physical and emotional barriers that prevent people with disabilities from attending class
  • Universal language and communication
  • Exploring a variety of dance techniques, disciplines and approaches to teaching dance
  • Stripping away the myths of integrated dance for a realistic approach to teaching inclusivity
  • To challenge and be challenged - a mutual dialogue of respect between teacher and student
  • Body specificity - Working with different bodies to ensure all are challenged and learning
  • Develop useful tools and skills to put into practice
  • Ensuring best practice in physically integrated dance
  • Build teachers’ confidence and set up a teachers’ network for future support
  • Q&A time for discussion and feedback