2017 Summer Intensive
June 26 – August 4
Graham Technique – 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.
Graham Repertory – The study of Graham’s classic choreography offers students a deeper understanding of Graham’s expressive style as well as practice in valuable performance techniques.
Composition – This exploration of dance-making guides students in creating movement phrases, discovering their own artistic voice, and developing a personal ‘toolbox’ of choreographic techniques.
Ballet – Ballet training at the Martha Graham School focuses on the individual student’s abilities. The classes are structured to enhance and support the study of the Graham Technique.
Contemporary – Contemporary studies at the Martha Graham School encourage dancers to explore the connections between classical technique and postmodern styles. Classes build upon Graham Technique to help students explore and experiment with movement and are taught by leading artists across NYC and beyond.
Video Submission Requirement
All students interested in enrolling in the Summer Intensive are required to submit a video along with their Registration Form. This is NOT an audition; it is a means to ensure students have placed themselves in the appropriate classes on the registration form.
You must include a link to your video posted on an online platform (YouTube, Vimeo, etc.). If the link is password protected, please submit the password.
Level I and II
Students self-assigning to Levels I or II are asked to record themselves performing the combination below.
Download Level I and II music (right-click to save)
Level III and IV
Students self-assigning to Levels III or IV are asked to record themselves performing the combination below:
Download Level III and IV music (right-click to save)
Download the 2017 Brochure or the Weekly Schedule
Classes are located at two locations:
Westbeth (55 Bethune Street)
63rd Street (316 E 63rd Street)
***Be sure to allow at least 45 minutes to travel between our studios***
Intensive Graham Teacher Workshop
June 26 – 30
Open to a wide range of teachers who are currently teaching the Graham Technique and wish to deepen their level of expertise. This intensive, five-day workshop will provide a thorough review of the basic exercises from Floor Work, Standing, and Traveling sections while highlighting the connections between each of them. Tips on how to introduce or adapt the technique to a wide range of students will be shared as well as creative ways to construct a class.
All classes will be held at the Martha Graham School, 55 Bethune Street, New York, NY 10014.