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Mark Morris Dance Group Summer Intensive

June 3-14, 2019
Mark Morris Dance Center
Brooklyn, New York

Explore the innovative and challenging work of Mark Morris. Study with current and former Mark Morris Dance Group company members in daily classes that include modern dance, ballet, pilates, and MMDG repertory.  The  Summer Intensive includes music seminars, panel discussions, lectures, and one-on-one coaching; and culminates in an informal showing at the Mark Morris Dance Center.

Participants can choose to attend both weeks or just the first week only.

2019 Repertory Petrichor, Mozart Dances, L’Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato 

Application Closed

Early application deadline: April 4, 2019
One week: $400
Two weeks: $675

Final application deadline: May 28, 2019
One week: $425
Two weeks: $725

Admission is on a rolling basis. Applicants will be notified within 2 weeks.

**Attendees of MMDG’s Summer 2018 Intensives receive $25 off registration and do not have to re-audition. Please register below directly.**

How to Apply

1. Complete the application form online with personal statement.
2. Select in this application whether you’ll be attending an audition in person or submitting a video.
(Video submissions should include two center work combinations, one in modern dance and one in ballet. Performance videos are accepted as long as the dancer is clearly identifiable.)
PLEASE NOTE: You will complete enrollment upon acceptance to the program.  Your payment will be processed at that time. Dancers accepted into an Intensive will be notified via e-mail. Once accepted, to guarantee a spot in the program students must register and pay in full online.

Housing Information and Application

Housing is available for the Summer Intensive for a separate fee. Dancers should indicate their interest in housing information on the application, fill out the Housing Application Form, and return it with their application. Prospective students will be contacted with more details if/when accepted into the program. Please do not send a housing deposit until you are accepted into the program.



Long Island University—Brooklyn Campus provides optional, limited housing for students of our Summer Intensive in the Connolly Residence Halls for students ages 18 and up.  The Connolly Residence Hall is located in the heart of downtown Brooklyn Cultural District and just three blocks away from the Dance Center.
If interested, you must fill out the Housing Application form.  Housing is available on a first-come-first-served basis.
The fee for housing is $650/2-weeks based on double occupancy and $1300/2-weeks based on single occupancy with a shared bathroom for the floor. There is no food plan, though the dorm has a common kitchen and laundry room.
Students may store their suitcases at the Mark Morris Dance Center on the last day of the Intensive.
We recommend students bring items from this list that are necessary for personal need or comfort.  Please carefully consider travel needs when preparing your own personal packing list.
Alarm Clock
Cell Phone & Charger
Clothing to last for the duration of the Intensive
Toiletries and Personal Care Items
Towels & Washcloths
Bedding (Sleeping Bag or Extra-long Twin Sheets, Blankets & Pillowcases)
Laundry Basket/Bag
Picture ID (Driver’s License, Passport, State ID)
Insurance Cards or Medical Information
Prescription Medications
Additional Suggested Items
Umbrella or Raincoat
Radio, MP3 Player, Headphones
Cards / Games / Books
Sewing Kit
Water Bottle
Favorite Snacks
Portable Tissues
Shower Shoes (Flip Flops)
Comfortable Walking Shoes
Items for Class (Dance Shoes, warm-ups)
Change for Laundry
Items Not to Bring
Candles or Incense
Drugs or Alcohol
Illegal Substances
Moving Vehicle (Car, Moped, Motorcycle, Scooter)
Halogen Lights
Toaster Ovens or Hot Plates
Air Conditioner or Space Heater
Flammable Liquids
Nails or Items that Damage Walls

Audition Locations

Open to the public: Audition in Brooklyn – February 15, 2019, 10am – 12pm at the Mark Morris Dance Center.

If you cannot attend an audition in person, you also have the option to upload or link to a video with your application.

Mark Morris Dance Group Summer Intensive

June 3 - 14, 2019 9:30 am

$725 two weeks, $425 one week; Early registration $675 two weeks, $400 one week

For advanced to professional dancers, 16+. Study. Explore. Dance. Perform.

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