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||Hot breakfast, warm-up in studio, or take a weekday community class (optional)|
|10:45-12:15||Repertory class by program director|
|1:15-1:30||Mingle with Festival artists, scholars, staff, interns, and visiting VIPs by the Pillow Rock (Wed)|
|1:30-2:30||Seminar: music, dance history, auditioning (Mon & Tues)|
|1:30-5:00||Guest Choreographer work-in-progress rehearsal|
|6:15-7:00||Performance by Festival artists on outdoor stage (Wed-Fri) and by The School (Sat)|
|7:30-8:00||Pre-Performance Talk by Pillow scholars (Wed-Sat)|
|8:00||Usher for a performance in one of two theaters or visit the Archives (Wed-Sun)|
|10:00||Post-Show Talk by choreographers, collaborators, and performers; ask them 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 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