California Summer Workshop 2017


June 11-24, 2017

California State University, Fullerton, CA

“Focus on harnessing the creativity necessary to thrive in today’s contemporary dance world”.


Images by Christopher Duggan and Kirsti Licera


Two-week summer intensive led by the Artistic Director of the Limón Dance Company, Colin Connor, and Master Teachers: the acclaimed dancer and director, Debra Noble, and Limón Company dancers Dante Puleio & Bradley Beakes.

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

Classes run Monday to Saturday, with a culminating performance. Students should be at the Advanced or Intermediate level.

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

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

Sunday June 11 – Registration, Placement Class and Housing check-in
Monday June 12 to Saturday 17 – Week One
Monday June 19 to Saturday 24 – Week Two
Saturday June 24 – Workshop performance and Housing check-out

13 nights Accommodation $330.  No meal plan offered. See FAQ’s for details.

*All workshop and registration details and fees are subject to change


By midnight (EST) March 31st, 2017 (10% discount deadline): ……….

Full Tuition: $715.50 ($795 less 10% ) + $30 registration fee = $745.50

Part-time tuition: $414 ($460 less 10%) + $30 registration fee = $444

Register From April 1st, 2017: ……….

Full Tuition: $795 + $30 registration fee = $825

Part-time tuition: $460 + $30 registration fee = $490

Full-time students only: $330 (13 nights)

Check-in Sunday June 11, 12pm, prior to Workshop registration at 3pm.

When is final payment due?

Final payment is due no later than June 6, 2017.

How do I make a payment?

By Credit Card – MasterCard/Visa/Amex. Payment is made at the time of online application.

By Check (USA only) – When registering, select Pay By Check, to be able to complete the registration itself.
Send  and make checks payable to José Limón Dance Foundation: José Limón Dance Foundation, 466 West 152nd Street, New York, NY 10031. Please include the Registration ID number. You can also pay by eCheck through PayPal. In order to do so, you would need to set up a PayPal account through their website and select the PayPal payment option when asked on the online application.

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 11, 2017, and where necessary, a doctor’s note must be provided. A non-refundable $30 registration fee, $150 tuition deposit, and/or $100 housing deposit are applicable in all cases.



What are the Workshop dates?

Sunday, June 11 – Saturday, June 24. Registration and placement class will take place from 2:00-5:00 pm on Sunday, June 11th 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?

You should be at an Intermediate or Advanced level. Previous experience in Limón Technique is preferred, but not a requirement. No audition is required to participate. Applicants should ideally submit a dance resume.

Housing Information

 Housing is available at Hope International University, across the road from CSU and walking distance to the dance studios. Check-in on Sunday, June 11 starts from 12pm.  Dorm assignment will take place on registration day; please note HIU designate separate buildings for male and female residents. Late arrivals will be able to check-in to 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 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 nights accommodation for full-time students only.
Arrival Sunday June 11th.  Check in from 12pm. Check out Saturday June 24th, 4pm.  No extra nights available.


What are the fees?

All registrations are subject to a $30 fee in addition to the tuition and housing fees.

What is a typical day during the Workshop?

Day Sample 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 24th. 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 three 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.  

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 comfortable dance clothes for you to wear in dance classes. (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 24 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 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 very close.

Parking is available on 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: http://limon.org/californiasummerworkshop/ to complete the online application form.

For further information you can email: summer@limon.org  (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 DVD or video link only.  Please only make a partial tuition payment until you receive a decision.
Deadline for scholarship applications is March 30th.   Successful applicants will be notified by April 10th.

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