NYU Teachers Workshop 2017

‘Teaching Contemporary Limón’ workshop
with partner NYU Steinhardt

July 24 – August 4, 2017

‘Teaching Contemporary Limon’ Workshop for Teachers:
This 2-week workshop will explore how the Humphrey/Limón principles can inform and enrich dance training today. The program will include daily technique classes, an exploration of the underlying principles, phrases from repertory (contemporary and classic) and the use of rhythm and music in Limón classes. Participants have opportunities to present class materials and contemporary dance phrases.

This years workshop is led by Kathryn Alter and Logan Kruger, joined by Toby Twining.

Please read below the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’S) before registering.

Registration is with NYU Steinhardt.  By clicking the link below you will be redirected to the NYU website:


What are the Workshop details?

The workshop is presented in partnership with NYU Steinhardt, located in Manhattan: NYU Steinhardt, Department of Music and Performing Arts Professions – 35 W. 4th Street, Suite 305, NY (entrance on W4th St between Washington Square East and Greene Street)

Monday July 24th to Friday August 4th. Schedule will run Monday to Friday both weeks.
Registration is at 10:30am on Monday July 24th. Each day starts at 10:30am with a two-hour technique class, followed by a one-hour practical session.  After a lunch break, there will be two afternoon sessions, ending at 5:00pm.

Do I need teaching experience or previous experience in Limón Technique?

The workshop is open to teachers and graduates of teaching programs. It is also open to dancers trained in the Humphrey/Limon tradition who are interested in learning to teach the technique. It is designed to guide each participant to find an individual approach to Limón-based teaching

What is a typical day?

The anticipated day to day schedule is from 10:30am- 5:00pm.
10:30 – 12:30 Technique class
12:30 – 1:30 Principles sessions
1:30 – 2:30 Lunch and Journal break
2:30 – 5:00 afternoon workshops

Participants will be asked to observe several evening classes at Peridance (6:00 – 7:30pm) class schedule is available at http://www.peridance.com (details given at registration). Be prepared to keep a notebook and specific suggestions will also be given about how to observe.

Can I attend part-time?

No part-time available. It may be possible to attend the first week only, depending on attendance. You will be placed on a waiting list and a decision will be made after July 1st. Please contact summer@limon.org to be placed on the wait list.

Can I observe workshop sessions?

Observing class/workshop sessions is only permitted if you are fully registered for the workshop. However, you are expected to participate in all movement and pedagogical sessions unless you have an injury or mobility issues.

Will I be required to teach? What should I prepare?

This workshop is open to experienced dance teachers and Limón-trained dancers. Participants will have opportunities to teach class work and phrase material. You should bring note book, but you will not be asked to do any writing that you would turn in to us; if you currently teach with recorded music you might bring some favorite examples to share.

How do I apply?

NYU Steinhardt is the host of this workshop. All applicants must register with NYU: Use this link.

Is there accommodation available?

Accommodation is available through NYU. Additional housing list is available on request, email summer@limon.org

Can I apply for a financial assistance?

No financial assistance available from NYU or the Limón Foundation.

What are the fees?

Full program tuition: $950 plus $55 application fee.
Department of Education NYC Educators tuition fee: $700 plus $55 registration fee.
No early registration discount or scholarships are available for this workshop.
All payments are payable directly to NYU.
International students may be required to obtain a student visa and incur additional costs.  Please contact summer@limon.org before applying.

I am an international student

International students may be required to obtain a student visa at an extra cost, plus incur additional costs during the application process.  It is important to contact summer@limon.org before applying to discuss your registration.

How do I make a payment?

Once you complete the online application via the NYU website, you will be contacted with payment options.

What happens if I need to withdraw?

Any refunds will only be considered by written cancellation and are in line with the NYU cancellation policy: Accepted students can receive a full refund up to the first day of class.


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