Professional Studies Program

“The moment you begin to move you stand revealed for what you are”.
José Limón

2017-18 applications now being accepted!

Find the program that’s right for you:

Professional Studies Program (9 months)
Fall Studies Program (3 months)
Dance Training & Arts Management (9 months)

Click below for details

Join us for the PSP 2016-17 Final Performance – May 9, 7:30pm
Martha Graham Studio Center, 55 Bethune St, NY
Guest performance by Sue Bernhard and Dancers
Tickets $15 at the door, cash only


Professional Studies Programs

Professional Studies Program (PSP)

The PSP is an intensive program designed to immerse dancers in the Humphrey/Limon legacy. The nine-month program runs from September – December, and January – May. Intermediate/Advanced dance studies include:

  • Introductory workshop presenting the underlying principles of Limón technique
  • Daily classes in Limón Technique
  • Six to eight weeks of Intensive daily repertory workshops
  • Workshops and Lectures on a range of historical, theoretical, and supplementary subjects
  • Individual coaching sessions with current and former company members
  • Performance opportunities include studio showings and formal performances in theater venues

PSP 2017-18: September 11, 2017 – December 15, 2017, and January 2 – May 11, 2018.
Note: Due to program structure students are not permitted to start after September.

TO APPLY FOR 2017-18 PROGRAMS click: psp-fsp-application-17-18-editable
Application deadline May 31, 2017. After this date please email

For Auditions, Tuition Fees and international students click on “Tuition” section below.

Professional Studies Semester Hours and Program Credit :
Technique Classes – 240 hours (12 credits)
Rehearsals – 110+ hours (6 credits)
Workshops – 90+ hours (4 credits)
Performances – 4 performances (4 credits)
Solo and Research Projects – 20-30 hours (each 2 credits)
Credit policy: PSP students are required to complete at least 90% of program hours to receive a certificate of completion. Program credit is not transferable.

For Auditions, Tuition Fees and international students click on “Tuition” tab below

Limón Professional Studies Program 2 – New Training!
PSP2 – A new training program for advanced Limón dancers offered by Limón Dance Company and the Limón School.

Limon PSP Performance

Open only to returning PSP graduates or advanced dancers with demonstrated ability in the Limón technique.

The 9-month program offers unique access and involvement with Limón Company rehearsals and work sessions, daily advanced Limón technique classes, intensive one-on-one coaching with Artistic Directors, Company members and Limón faculty, plus group repertory workshops and performance opportunities.

Directed by artistic directors of the School and the Company, the program is flexible and customized to meet the needs of the dancers according to the Limón Company and Institute schedules.

PSP2 runs September 2017 to May 2018

Application process – Please contact us to discuss eligibility for PSP2 –

For Auditions, Tuition Fees and international students click on “Tuition” tab below


Intensive Studies Programs

Fall Studies Program (FSP)


The FSP is twelve-week intensive programs – Fall Program runs September – December.

The programs are designed for college dance majors who want the experience of a semester in New York City, and for international students looking for a short-term program. Each program starts with a workshop that introduces principles of Limón technique, and consists of daily technique classes, repertory workshops, special theory and practice sessions, a performance opportunity and attend open Company rehearsals.

Applicants should be at the Advanced or Intermediate-Advanced level and have completed the equivalent of two years of college dance training.

Fall Program 2017: September 11 – Dec 1


TO APPLY FOR FALL 2016 click: psp-fsp-application-17-18-editable
Application deadline for Fall Program is May 31, 2017. After this time please email

For Auditions, Tuition Fees and international students click on “Tuition” tab below.

Dance Training Arts Management Program

Dance Training and Arts Management Studies Program

east coast by Gisella Sorrentino

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

In addition to 16 hours a week of the internship, interns have the option to participate in technique and repertory classes as part of the Professional Studies Program (see above) and the open workshops offered by the Limon School.

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. Contact for more information.

TO APPLY FOR 2017-18 click: dt-am-application-17-18-writeable
Application deadline May 31, 2017. After this time please email

For Auditions, Tuition Fees and international students click on “Tuition” section below.

Dance Training and Arts Management Internship Semester Hours and Program Credit:
Dance Training (PSP) and Arts Management Internship x 3 rotations – 500+ hours (30 credits)
Credit policy: The Dance Training and Arts Management Program (DT&AM) students must satisfactorily complete 90% of required hours to receive a certificate of completion. Program credit is not transferable.



Faculty: Kathryn Alter, Sue Bernhard, Becky Brown, Geraldine Cardiel, Roxane D’Orléans Juste, Betty Jones, Ryoko Kudo, Carla Maxwell, Jim May, Risa Steinberg, Ann Vachon, Nina Watt, and associated artists of the Limón Dance Company.

Performance Opportunities: The Institute presents at least two Professional Studies Program Showings per year. Students have the opportunity to perform in both Limón repertory works and original works by Institute faculty members. Additional performance opportunities are frequently scheduled during the spring.

International students who need a student visa should attend the Limón-Peridance Visa Student program (click for details) This is done in conjunction with the Professional Studies Program. International students attending the Fall or Spring Intensive Studies Program should contact us for visa information.

Domestic Students can purchase Peridance class cards for additional classes from the Peridance schedule.

2017-2018 Tuition:

Limon Program only Limon Program plus Peridance F-1 Visa
PSP – 9 months = $5,100 + 9 month Visa $4,464 = $9,564
PSP2 – 9 months = $4,400 + 9 month Visa $4,464 = $8,864
Fall or Spring Intensive – 12 weeks = $2,750 + 3 month Visa $1,536 = $4,286
DT&AM – 9 months – no tuition + 9 month Visa $4,464 = $4,464

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

Complete an application form (see each program for link) and submit it by mail, email or fax, to the address indicated on the form. Include dance résumé, a statement of your interest in the program, the application fee, and a letter of recommendation from a dance professional.

AUDITION: Step 1 – send your completed application form to us. Step 2 – you will be invited to audition – tell us when you can attend a New York open class or we will send a web link to an audition video of specific movement to learn.

WORK STUDY SCHOLARSHIP: A limited number of work-scholarships are available for PSP students, which reduce only the Limón portion of the tuition by 25%, in exchange for weekly office work. If interested, request an application form. Work study application deadline May 1st.

Please contact with any questions

The Limón Institute is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Dance.

All programs and details are subject to change.