Dancers spend six days a week, 9am-5pm, in the studio with artist faculty, evenings at Festival events or in the Archives, Saturdays performing on the outdoor stage for Festival audiences, and Sundays taking Master Classes led by Festival artists.

A sample day:
8:00-9:00 Breakfast or optional Community Class (weekdays)
9:00-10:30 Technique class
10:45-12:15 Program Director technique or repertory class
12:15-1:15 Lunch
1:15-1:30 Campus-wide Welcome: meet Festival artists, scholars, staff, interns, and visiting VIPs (Wed)
1:30-5:00 Guest Choreographer repertory rehearsal
5:00-6:00 Dinner
6:15-7:00 Performances by Festival artists on outdoor stage (Wed-Fri) and by The School on outdoor stage (Sat)
7:30-8:00 Pre-Performance Talks by Pillow Scholars (Wed-Sat)
8:00 Usher and see Festival performances in two theaters or visit the Archives (Wed-Sun)
10:00 Post-Show Talk: choreographers, collaborators, and performers speak about their work, travels, and the field (Thurs & Fri)
Later Rehearse, dance jam, chat, free time, or rest and reflect before another full day (weekdays)
Cast Parties with Festival supporters, artists, staff, and interns (Sat)

Daily Schedule for Students

"These two weeks have changed and molded my views of dance entirely. I have been inspired, pushed, and encouraged every day."
- Alex Clancy, 2010 Tap Program Participant

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