The School offers Intensive Programs for adults and teens,
as well as special programing for professional dancers.
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***
Full-Time Program Auditions Saturday July 1
Visit the Auditions Page for details and information.
Teen Summer Intensive
July 10 – August 5
The Martha Graham School offers a yearly Summer Intensive for dancers ages 13 – 17, entering grades 8 – 12 as of the 2017-2018 school year. Dancers study diverse disciplines including: Graham Technique, Ballet, Gyrokinesis, Contemporary, and Hip Hop with additional opportunities to expand their training in Youth ChoreoLab and Repertory. Download our Registration Form for package details. Enroll today!
Download the 2017 Teen Summer Intensive brochure
Pre-Teen Summer Intensive
July 10 – 21
We are excited to launch our new Pre-Teen Summer Intensive in July 2017! Dancers ages 10 – 12, entering grades 5 – 7 as of the 2017-2018 school year are invited to join us at the Martha Graham School for a specially crafted dance training program targeting pre-teen dance development. Dancers will follow a daily schedule designed to diversify their dance education with classes in Graham Technique, Ballet, Compositional Studies, and Contemporary. Download our Registration Form for package details. Enroll today!
Download the 2017 Pre-Teen Summer Intensive brochure
NEW Choreography Workshop
Session 1: July 10 – 22
Session 2: July 24 – Aug 5
We are pleased to announce an inaugural opportunity for students to learn and perform new works created by established NYC choreographers. Dancers ages 13 – 17, entering grades 8 – 12 as of the 2017-2018 school year are invited to Audition. Students may audition to participate for two or four weeks.
To audition, students must submit a 60-90 second video of themselves performing a choreographed work. The piece may be self-composed or created by another choreographer, instructor, etc. While students may submit a solo work in any discipline, modern and contemporary are recommended.
One Session: $450
(July 10 – 22 OR July 24 – August 5)
Two Sessions: $800
(July 10 – August 5)
Students will receive a registration form due July 1 with their formal acceptance.
Early Decision Deadline: May 1 (applicants notified by May 5)
Regular Decision Deadline: June 15, 2017 (applicants notified by June 20)
Applications MUST Include:
- Completed Application Form Download here
Please print form, write clearly, scan, and submit
- Video of Work
Post on online video platform (Youtube, Vimeo, etc.). If the link is password protected, please submit the password.
- Non-Refundable Application Fee
Paid in advance online: Mindbody
Email Application Form to email@example.com with the subject: NEWChoreoWorkshop2017
Pay Fee + Complete Form + Submit Application
Early Decision: May 1 / Regular Decision: June 15
Photos: Martha Graham School dancers. Photos by Brigid Pierce.