Limón West Coast

West Coast Summer Workshop 2019
– Dance as a Creative Act –

June 16 – 29, 2019
California State University, Fullerton, CA

Two-week summer intensive led by the Artistic Director of the Limón Dance Company, Colin Connor, Associate Program Director Kathryn Alter and Master Teacher Debra Noble.

Combining technical rigor and personal exploration, the Limón West Coast Summer Workshop offers intensive training in Limón Technique and Repertory, New Repertory, Principles of Performance, Partnering, Breath and Movement, and other special events.

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Info & Register

Limón West Coast Dates:
Sunday June 16
– Registration, Placement Class and Housing check-in
Monday June 17 to Saturday 29
– Workshop classes run Monday to Saturday
Saturday June 29
– Workshop performance and Housing check-out
Classes run Monday to Saturday, with a culminating performance. Dancers should be at the Intermediate or Advanced level and aged 15 years and up.

Sample Daily Schedule:
9:30 – 11:00 Limón Technique
11:15 – 1:00 Limón Repertory and New Repertory
1:00 – 2:00 Lunch
2:00 – 3:15 Breath and Movement Warm–up
3:30 – 5:00 Principles of Performance and Partnering

Full-time or part-time attendance options. Housing available.

See Fees and FAQ’s for further details.

*All workshop details and fees are subject to change without notice.


Full Program Tuition $795 plus registration fee
Part Time tuition $460 plus registration fee

Early-bird registration by midnight (EST) March 31, 2019 (10% discount deadline):
Full Tuition: $715.50 ($795 less 10% ) + $50 registration fee = $765.50
Part-time tuition: $414 ($460 less 10%) + $50 registration fee = $464

Register From April 1, 2019:.
Full Tuition: $795 + $50 registration fee = $845
Part-time tuition: $460 + $50 registration fee = $510

Housing: Full-time students only: $390 (13 nights).  Check-in Sunday June 16, 12pm, prior to Workshop registration at 3pm.
See FAQ’s for further details.

All registrations are subject to a $50 fee and payment fees (where applicable).


Full Payment:
-By Credit Card – MasterCard/Visa/Amex. Payment is made at the time of online application.
Check or Money order (USA only) – click to complete separate Check Registration & Payment Form

Partial Payment:
2-Pay Plan

1. Deposit – by Credit Card, Check or Money Order
2. Final Payment (balance of tuition & housing) made only via Check or Money Order.

3-Pay Plan Payment by must be received 7 business days from registration date.
1. Deposit – by Credit Card, Check or Money Order
2. Second Payment made only via Check or Money Order.  Due 4 weeks after deposit payment (or May 31 if late registration).
3. Final Payment (balance of tuition & housing) made only via Check or Money Order.

Send  and make checks payable to José Limón Dance Foundation: José Limón Dance Foundation, 466 West 152nd Street, New York, NY 10031. Please include student name and title of workshop.

Click here for details Summer Payments.

Final payment is due no later than June 7, 2019.

How do I make an international payment?

You can pay by credit card (see above) or make a PayPal.  See above section. 

What happens if I need to withdraw from the workshop?

A refund will only be considered by written cancellation before May 10, 2019, and where necessary, a doctor’s note must be provided. A non-refundable $50 registration fee, $150 tuition deposit, and/or $100 housing deposit are applicable in all cases.



What are the Workshop dates?

Sunday, June 16 – Saturday, June 29. Registration and placement class will take place from 2:00-5:00 pm on Sunday, June 16, in Room 272 the McGarvey Dance Studio of the Clayes Performing Arts Center, on the California State University, Fullerton campus.

Where is the Workshop located?

The address is CSU Fullerton Campus, located off the 57 Expressway at Nutwood Ave. exit. Classes are held in the Clayes Performing Arts Center, Room 272 and Room 281.

Can I attend part-time?

Dancers can attend part-time for the two morning classes. This includes the 9:30am Technique class and the 11:15am Limón Repertory and New Repertory sessions.

What are the entry requirements for the Workshop and do I need to audition?

Intermediate and Advanced dancers will have the most optimal experience.  No audition is required to participate.

Housing Information

 Housing is available at Hope International University, across the road from CSUF and walking distance to the dance studios. Check-in on Sunday, June 16, starts from 12pm.  Dorm assignment will take place on registration day; please note HIU designate separate buildings for male and female residents. Roommate questionnaire will be emailed after registration. Late arrivals will be able to check into their room from 5pm onwards. Each room is fully furnished, includes air conditioning, a fridge and wi-fi. Quad room offered only: 4 beds to a room with a private bathroom. Kitchen facilities are in the common area in the dormitory. The linens provided are: pillow, pillow case, flat sheet, mattress cover, blanket, large towel, and small towel. Organized grocery store visits are scheduled off-campus. Resident Assistants will assist with grocery runs; more details given on Registration Day. Many restaurants are open in the Food Court on the CSUF campus and other restaurants open in the evenings within a short walking distance from campus.

13-night accommodation is for dancers registered as full-time participants only.
Arrival Sunday, June 16.  Check in from 12pm. Check out Saturday June 29, 4pm.  No extra nights available.


What is a typical day during the Workshop?

Sample Daily Schedule:
9:30 – 11:00       Intermediate Limón Technique /Advanced Limón Technique
11:15 – 1:00        Limón Repertory and New Repertory
2:00 – 3:15         Breath and Movement
3:30 – 5:00        Principles of Performance/Partnering
The schedule runs Monday through Saturday with an informal showing on Saturday afternoon, June 29. This showing is free and open to friends and family of the workshop attendees.

Can you give more information about the Technique classes and Repertory sessions?

After the Sunday placement audition, students will be recommended to take either the Intermediate or the Advanced Technique levels. All full-time students participate in each course and receive instruction from all master teachers.   The course descriptions are as follows:

Limón Technique –
Limón Technique provides rigorous training and features the use of breath, weight, opposition, isolation, succession, musicality and expressive gesture.

Limón Repertory –
Excerpts from major Limón works will be taught, with several groups scheduled at the same time.  Repertory excerpts range from full group sections to solo material.

New Repertory –
New Repertory created during the workshop utilizes the specific strengths of the students, and will be presented in a final informal showing.

Breath and Movement –
The purpose of the course is to help dancers to achieve a clear sense of creating movement from their own being as they use their dance technique. From energizing and sensing our breath, to building power and articulation from the inside out, class work develops to full and challenging dancing.

Principles of Performance –
This course centers on honing performance skills and discovering how experiences can be kinetically understood.  Students should bring a notebook. Material from this course may be presented in a final informal showing.  

Partnering –
To work with almost any choreographer, dancers need to demonstrate the ability to support, respond and communicate with fellow performers. This course gives dancers experience and guidance in duet work and partnering. Material from this course may be presented in a final informal showing.

Is there a dress code?

There is no dress code, just bring dance wear that you can move in and see the form. Bare feet is recommended for class, but ballet slippers might also be useful for Repertory. (No jeans, no shoes, no baggy pants recommended)

Is there a performance?

The workshop concludes with an informal presentation of Repertory, Principles of Performance & Partnering on Saturday, June 29, at 1pm in the McGarvey CPAC 272. This showing will be approximately 2 hours and is free and open to the public.

How do I get to CSU Fullerton?

For directions to the CSU, Fullerton Campus you can go to the web page and click on Map and Directions. There is a campus map and then you can type in where you are driving from and you will be given directions to the campus. There are Super Shuttles from the various Airports. The Orange County John Wayne Airport is about 20 minutes away.

Parking is available on the CSU, Fullerton campus and parking permits can be purchased from CSU.  Permits are also available from Hope International University campus (housing). Further information will be available after registration.

How do I apply?

All registrations are made online.  Visit the Limón website: to complete the online application form.

For further information you can email:  (or call: 212 777-3353 x16)

Can I apply for a scholarship?

There is a small scholarship fund available, which, if awarded, will reduce your tuition fee only.   When registering, please select the Scholarship check box.  You will also find details there about the process. Audition is by video link only.  Please only make a partial tuition payment until you receive a decision.
Deadline for scholarship applications is March 30.   Successful applicants will be notified by April 10.

For applicants offered a scholarship by a dance teacher, enter the discount code or contact us at if you are unsure.