Martha Graham School Intensive Programs

The School offers Intensive Programs for adults and teens,
as well as special programing for professional dancers.

June 26 – August 4

2017 Summer Intensive



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.



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, but rather 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)


Register NOW!

To register, please submit
– the completed Registration Form and
– Video Submission (URL + password)
to School Administrator

Download the full 2017 brochure

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***

Full-Time Program Auditions Saturday July 1

Photo: Martha Graham School dancer Carley Marholin. Photo by Brigid Pierce.