Limón West Coast

West Coast Summer Workshop 2020
– Dance as a Creative Act –

June 14 – 27, 2020
California State University, Fullerton, CA

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

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Info & Register

Limón West Coast Dates:
Sunday June 14
– Registration, Placement Class and Housing check-in
Monday June 15 – Saturday 27
– Workshop classes run Monday – Saturday
Saturday June 27
– Workshop showing and Housing check-out
Dancers should be at the Intermediate or Advanced level and aged 15+.

Sample Daily Schedule:
9:30 – 11:00 Limón Technique
11:15 – 1:00 Limón Repertory and Contemporary 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.

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


Limón West Tuition:

Early Registration Tuition Discount: Register before January 15 to receive a 15% tuition discount.

Full Time Tuition
$770 with Early Registration Discount ($720 + $50 reg fee).
$895 After January 15  ($845 + $50 reg fee).
(2 weeks, Sunday June 14 – Saturday June 27)

Part Time Tuition
$470 with Early Bird Discount 
($420 + $50 reg fee.)
$545 after January 15 ($495 + $50 reg fee).
(2 weeks, mornings only, Monday June 15 – Saturday June 27)

Early Registration Discount Deadline Midnight (EST) January 15, 2020.

515 for 13 nights located on CSU Fullerton campus. See FAQs for further details.

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


Full Payment: at time of registration, enter the full amount to pay with credit card.

Partial Payment:
Up to 3 payments are accepted (may incur an additional 5% fee).

  • Deposit: due at time of registration, minimum payment of $200 (tuition deposit $150 + registration fee $50). If selecting housing, you are required to pay the $100 housing deposit.
  • Subsequent payments processed directly through the Limón office (not through registration platform).
  • Deadlines: Second payment is due 4 weeks after deposit payment or by May 1. Final balance of tuition and housing due no later June 1.

Click for Limon West payment form with partial payment details.

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, 2020, 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.

*details subject to change without notice.


What are the Workshop dates?

Sunday, June 14 – Saturday, June 27. Registration and placement class will take place from 2:00-5:00 pm on Sunday, June 14, 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 Contemporary Repertory sessions.

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

Dancers should be at the Intermediate or Advanced level aged 15+.  Contact summer@limon.org if under 15.  No application is necessary, and no audition is required.

Housing Information

 Housing is available on campus at CSU Fullerton from Sunday June 14 – Saturday June 27.  Double rooms with private bathroom are fully furnished with air conditioning, mini-fridge and wi-fi.  Note: linens are NOT PROVIDED.  Bring your own bedding and towels, plus kitchen utensils.

Limited kitchen facilities are in the common area in the dormitory. Check-in on Sunday, June 14, starts from 12pm. A roommate questionnaire will be emailed after registration to assign rooms. Late arrivals will be able to check into their room from 5pm onwards.

Meal option not available. 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.  Plan a budget of $20 – $30 per day.

Check in: 12pm on Sunday, June 14.
Check out: by 9am on Saturday June 27.
No additional nights are available.

Campus Map with food options

What is a typical day during the Workshop?

Typical Daily Schedule:
9:30 – 11:00       Intermediate Limón Technique /Advanced Limón Technique
11:15 – 1:00        Limón Repertory and Contemporary Repertory
2:00 – 3:15         Breath and Movement
3:30 – 5:00        Principles of Performance/Partnering
The schedule runs Monday – Saturday with an informal showing on Saturday afternoon, June 27. 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 class and receive instruction from all master teachers.   The class 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.

Contemporary 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 class 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 class centers on honing performance skills and discovering how experiences can be kinetically understood.  Students should bring a notebook. Material from this class 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 class gives dancers experience and guidance in duet work and partnering. Material from this class may be presented in a final informal showing.

Is there a dress code?

There is no dress code, however close fitting appropriate dance wear is expected.  No shoes are required.

Is there a performance?

The workshop concludes with an informal showing of Repertory, Principles of Performance & Partnering on Saturday, June 27, 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 www.fullerton.edu and click on Map and Directions. There is a campus map  where 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?

No application necessary, no audition required. Register here.

For questions, email: summer@limon.org  (or call: 212 777-3353 x18)

Can I apply for a scholarship?

Limited merit- and need-based scholarship are available for eligible dancers, but cannot be used with other discounts. Details and application for scholarship are available at registration. Audition is by digital video link only.

Please only make a partial tuition payment until you receive a decision.

Deadline for scholarship applications is January 15.   Successful applicants will be notified by January 31.

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