PROFESSIONAL TRAINING PROGRAMS

Embark upon a profound journey of  discovery that will bring you closer to the heart of the Humphrey/Limón tradition & in turn closer to yourself.  
Kathryn Alter – Training Programs Director

To Develop Technically-Skilled & Versatile Artists in New York City

LimónPro (September 9 – December 6, 2019)
LimónLaunch (January 13 – April 3, 2020)
Dance Training & Arts Management (September – May) This program has met capacity for 2019 – 2020

Click below for details

Audition

TO APPLY:
Submit the application form. Applications must include:

  • Dance résumé
  • Letter of intent
  • Letter of recommendation
  • Application fee

TO AUDITION:
Indicate on your application the date you want to audition in New York. We will be in touch to confirm your audition date. If you would like to audition digitally, watch this audition video Submit a link or clip of you executing the phrase-work to bbrown@limon.org. Perform the phrase-work twice consecutively.

In the video, the Program’s Associate Program Director and 15-year principal dancer Kathryn Alter teaches you the phrase to perform for your digital audition.

Acceptance will be based upon your ability to show:

  • Rhythmic & directional clarity
  • Presence & fullness in space
  • Dynamic contrast
  • Your unique self through movement

You will receive results sent via email within 2 weeks of submission of your New York or digital audition.

Fall 2019

LimónPro: Tools for honing artistry

September 9 – December 6, 2019
Training includes:

  • Daily classes in Limón & Ballet Technique
  • Classic & Contemporary Repertory
  • Performance Techniques & Audition Readiness
  • Coaching
  • Studio & Stage Performances
  • Access to Limón Dance Company private rehearsals, performances & events

TO APPLY: Limón Training Application 19 – 20

To audition, see Audition tab above.
For tuition and information for international students, see Tuition tab below.

For semester hours see General Program Details tab below.

All program details subject to change without notice.

Spring 2020

LimónLaunch: Applying artistry to the field

January 13 – April 3, 2020
Training includes:

  • Daily classes in Limón & Ballet Technique
  • Classic & Contemporary Repertory
  • Improvisation & Musicality
  • Premiere work created by NYC contemporary choreographer
  • Joyce Theater Performance
  • Networking & Audition Reflection
  • Access to Limón Dance Company private rehearsals, performances & events

TO APPLY: Limón Training Application 19 – 20

To audition, see Audition tab above.
For tuition and information for international students, see Tuition tab below.

For semester hours see General Program Details tab below.

All program details subject to change without notice.

Dance Training & Arts Management Program

Dance Training & Arts Management Program

The Dance Training & Arts Management Internship Program accepts qualified students to participate in rotating administrative areas such as development, administration, production, archives & finance, under the mentorship of the Limón’s professional staff.

In addition to 16 hours per week of the internship, interns have the option to participate in aspects of LimónLaunch & LimónPro.

Applicants should be college graduates with previous office experience and a specific interest in dance management.

Tuition for this highly competitive program is fully subsidized.

TO APPLY click: DT & AM Internship Application 19 – 20

To audition, see Audition tab above.
For tuition and information for international students, see Tuition tab below.

For semester hours see General Program Details tab below.

All program details subject to change without notice.

Tuition & Other Info

Tuition: $3,000 per 3-month module

Faculty: Kathryn Alter, Colin Connor, Daniel Fetecua Soto, David Glista, Logan Frances Kruger & Elisa Schreiber

International students: Contact us about student visa options through partner schools.  Limón does not provide student visas.

Certificate of Completion: Minimum attendance for successful completion is 90% of all classes, workshops, rehearsals & performances.

Housing: The Limón Institute does not provide housing.  A list of temporary housing options is available upon request.

All fees are subject to change. Tuition does not include program or visa application fees.

Work Study: A limited number of work study scholarships are available. Five hours of weekly administrative work is exchanged for a 20% tuition decrease. If interested, request an application form. Work study application deadline is May 1st.

The Limón Institute is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Dance.

The Limón Institute is a member of the Emergency Fund for Student Dancers.

All programs and details are subject to change.

Graduates of the Limón Institute’s Professional Training Programs have entered the field dancing with companies such as the Limón Dance Company, Sokolow Theatre/Dance Ensemble, Jennifer Muller/The Works, Mei Yamanaka Works and Sue Bernhard Dances.

Testimonials:

“Being a participant in this program was one of the most enriching experiences when it comes to dance but also just life in general. Having the opportunity to learn from such an amazing faculty and dance with/get to know people from such different backgrounds was a great experience. I feel like my dancing has changed for the better.” (2019)

“Amazing people.  Great program and mission.  A versatile approach to movement and excellent access to historical resources…archives and former Company member.  Love the interaction with the [current] Company, you can’t get that anywhere else!” – Colette (USA 2016, Company Apprentice 2017 Season)

” I am a different dancer than I was nine months ago.  Night and day.  I think no matter your trajectory, age, career ambitions, this program will change you as a dancer and as a person.” -Katarina (USA 2017)

“It is a great experience to dive into this dance technique, in this beautiful city and having the visa program at Peridance.  I am grateful for all the wonderful teachers I have met, as well as the inspiring Limón dancers who taught us the choreographies.” -Liedewei (Belgium 2017)

“…being in class, feeling the music live, letting the movement flow was the best moment.” -Yanina (Peru 2017)

“gained an understanding of the MASSIVE amount of work that happens behind the scenes at a dance company…and gave me more appreciation for everything that happened in the studio, and a deeper understanding of what Limón is all about.” – Katie (USA 2015) 

Photo Credits: Anthony Collins