Apply for The School

 Step 1: Review the drop-down menus below

  • Program-specific instructions below detail the materials you will need to upload in order to submit a complete Program Application. Only fully completed applications are reviewed.

Step 2: Complete the appropriate Program Application

  • Read the instructions carefully as you complete the form so information is formatted or scanned as required.
  • Save and Resume Later will give you 30 days in which to return and finish the Program Application.
  • Be prepared to provide a credit card payment to submit the Program Application.
  • Please review our Eligibility, Acceptance & Refund Policies.

Step 3: Apply for a Jacob’s Pillow Scholarship if needed

  • Available for the following programs only: Contemporary Ballet, Flamenco & Spanish Dance, Contemporary, and Tap
  • The Scholarship Application is accessed within the Program Application if you select: “YES, I am applying for a Jacob’s Pillow Scholarship“.

  • Learn more about available Scholarships.

CONTEMPORARY BALLET | June 10–23

DEADLINES & FEES

 

2019 Application Deadlines

Jan 10, 4PM EST: Priority Consideration | $30 processing fee
Feb 21, 4PM EST: General Consideration | $40 processing fee
Jun 10, 4PM EST:  Late Consideration, space permitting | $55 processing fee

Program Tuition Fee | $1,500

The two-week tuition fee includes onsite room and board, free admission to Festival performances and events, and ground transportation from Lee, MA to Jacob’s Pillow in Becket, MA.

Jacob’s Pillow School Sponsors and Supporters make it possible to charge $750/week; far below the actual program cost of more than $5,000. If accepted, we will ask you to join us in letting these friends of The School at Jacob’s Pillow know how grateful we are for their support. 


APPLICATION MATERIALS

Be prepared to upload the following materials in the Program Application

  1. Audition Video
    • Footage must be of clear viewing quality
    • Footage must be shot no more than six months prior to submission
    • Media-enhanced, highly edited, or promotional-type videos will not be reviewed
    • After you upload each URL link and password, test them. If they fail to open, your application cannot be reviewed
    • Link(s) should remain accessible until the program start date if waitlisted, in order to be reconsidered for acceptance
    • Upload the following items into the Program Application when requested
    1. Verbal self-introduction, 1 minute maximum
    2. Technique sampler, 8 minute maximum, females must be in pointe shoes
      • Center floor: include grand pliés, ronds de jambe, extensions, and balances
      • Across-the-floor progressions: include a waltz, turns, jumps, and leaps
      • Adagio, pirouettes, petit and grand allegro required
      • Males must include tour en l’air
    3. Performance sampler, 10 minute maximum
      • In-studio footage is preferred over performance footage
      • If group footage, identify applicant for viewers to adjudicate
      • Provide a table of contents, identifying names of works and choreographers for
        • 2-3 classical variations or repertory excerpts
        • 1 contemporary ballet improvisation or variation
      • Excerpts should demonstrate a range of dynamics, levels, tempos, and styles
  2. Written Statement
    Upload into Program Application when requested
    In 500 words or less, please share your:

    • Current course of study and/or artistic work
    • Career aspirations and Experiences desired to reach them
    • How you envision this program impacting your vision of yourself as an artist
  3.  Résumé/C.V.
    Upload into Program Application when requested
  4. Photos
    Upload into Program Application when requested

    1. First arabesque, women should be on pointe
    2. Headshot
  5. Letter of Recommendation and a Reference, required only if 17 or Younger
    If 17 or younger by June 10, 2019, please request a letter from one current teacher, describing

    1. Technical and performance artistry
    2. Stamina to participate in rigorous, professional level schedule of classes, rehearsals, performances, and evening responsibilities
    3. Ability to live and interact responsibly as a professional in a diverse artist community
      Upload into Program Application when requested

Please acquire name, title, phone, and email from a second dance artist or teacher who can speak about your work.
Be prepared to enter this information into your Program Application

 

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FLAMENCO & SPANISH DANCE | June 24—July 7

DEADLINES & FEES

 

2019 Application Deadlines

Feb 21, 4PM EST: Priority Consideration | $30 processing fee
Mar 28, 4PM EST: General Consideration | $40 processing fee
Jun 24, 4PM EST:  Late Consideration, space permitting | $55 processing fee

Program Tuition Fee | $1,500

The two-week tuition fee includes onsite room and board, free admission to Festival performances and events, and ground transportation from Lee, MA to Jacob’s Pillow in Becket, MA.

Jacob’s Pillow School Sponsors and Supporters make it possible to charge $750/week; far below the actual program cost of more than $5,000. If accepted, we will ask you to join us in letting these friends of The School at Jacob’s Pillow know how grateful we are for their support.


FLAMENCO & SPANISH DANCE MASTER CLASSES

View Recruitment Tour locations, dates, and details.


APPLICATION MATERIALS

Be prepared to upload the following materials in the Program Application

  1. Audition Video
    • Footage must be of clear viewing quality
    • Footage must be shot no more than six months prior to submission
    • Media-enhanced, highly edited, or promotional-type videos will not be reviewed
    • After you upload each URL link and password, test them. If they fail to open, your application cannot be reviewed
    • Link(s) should remain accessible until the program start date if waitlisted, in order to be reconsidered for acceptance
    • Upload the following items into the Program Application when requested
    1. Verbal self-introduction, 1-minute maximum
    2. Technique sampler
      • Part I, 8-minute maximum
        Demonstrate different escobillas for two to three Flamenco palos. The whole body, including the face, should be seen. The rhythm of the palos should be in the background by a cajon, played live or recorded. Clapping and percussion should be fully heard and clearly seen. Women, please make sure your lower legs are fully visible during the escobilla.
      • Part II, 12-minute maximum
        Interpret each palos below, accompanied by recorded or live music. Be sure you can be seen and heard clearly. Please make sure the volume of the music and the footwork are balanced.

        1. Una Letra For Alegrías, include llamada, marcajes, y cierres
        2. Una Letra For Bulerías, include its remate.
        3. Una Letra For Sequiriya, include calls, markings, and closures.
    3. Performance sampler, 10-minute maximum
      • In-studio footage is preferred over performance footage
      • If group footage, identify applicant for viewers to observe
      • Provide a table of contents, identifying names of works and choreographers for the three palos, improvisations, and/or repertory excerpts
      • Excerpts should demonstrate a range of dynamics, levels, tempos, and style
  2. Written Statement
    Upload into Program Application when requested
    In 500 words or less, please share your:

    • Current course of study and/or artistic work
    • Career aspirations and Experiences desired to reach them
    • How you envision this program impacting your vision of yourself as an artist
  3.  Résumé/C.V.
    Upload into Program Application when requested
  4. Headshot
    Upload into Program Application when requested
  5. Letter of Recommendation and a Reference, required only if 17 or Younger
    If 17 or younger by June 24, 2019, please request a letter from one current teacher, describing

    1. Technical and performance artistry
    2. Stamina to participate in rigorous, professional level schedule of classes, rehearsals, performances, and evening responsibilities
    3. Ability to live and interact responsibly as a professional in a diverse artist community
      Upload into Program Application when requested

Please acquire name, title, phone, and email from a second dance artist or teacher who can speak about your work.
Be prepared to enter this information into your Program Application

 

Apply Now

CONTEMPORARY | July 8—28

DEADLINES & FEES

 

2019 Application Deadlines

Feb 21, 4PM EST: Priority Consideration | $30 processing fee
Mar 28, 4PM EST: General Consideration | $40 processing fee
Jul 8, 4PM EST: Late Consideration, space permitting | $55 processing fee

Program Tuition Fee | $2,250

The three-week tuition fee includes onsite room and board, free admission to Festival performances and events, and ground transportation from Lee, MA to Jacob’s Pillow in Becket, MA

Jacob’s Pillow School Sponsors and Supporters make it possible to charge$750/week; far below the actual program cost of more than $5,000. If accepted, we will ask you to join us in letting these friends of The School at Jacob’s Pillow know how grateful we are for their support. 


CONTEMPORARY MASTER CLASSES

View Recruitment Tour locations, dates, and details.


APPLICATION MATERIALS

Be prepared to upload the following materials in the Program Application

  1. Audition Video
    • Footage must be of clear viewing quality
    • Footage must be shot no more than six months prior to submission
    • Media-enhanced, highly edited, or promotional-type videos will not be reviewed
    • After you upload each URL link and password, test them. If they fail to open, your application cannot be reviewed
    • Link(s) should remain accessible until the program start date if waitlisted, in order to be reconsidered for acceptance
    • Upload the following items into the Program Application when requested
    1. Verbal self-introduction, 1-minute maximum
    2. Technique sampler, 8-minute maximum
      • Center floor grand pliés, ronds de jambe, extensions, and balances
      • Across-the-floor progressions with turns, jumps, and leaps
    3. Performance sampler, 10-minute maximum
      • In-studio footage is preferred over performance footage
      • In group footage, identify applicant for viewers to adjudicate
      • Provide a table of contents, identifying names of works and choreographers for 2-3 variations, improvisations, and/or repertory excerpts
      • Excerpts should demonstrate a range of dynamics, levels, tempos, and styles
  2. Written Statement
    Upload into Program Application when requested
    In 500 words or less, please share your:

    • Current course of study and/or artistic work
    • Career aspirations and Experiences desired to reach them
    • How you envision this program impacting your vision of yourself as an artist
  3.  Résumé/C.V.
    Upload into Program Application when requested
  4. Headshot
    Upload into Program Application when requested
  5. Letter of Recommendation and a Reference, required only if 17 or Younger
    If 17 or younger by June 10, 2019, please request a letter from one current teacher, describing

    1. Technical and performance artistry
    2. Stamina to participate in rigorous, professional level schedule of classes, rehearsals, performances, and evening responsibilities
    3. Ability to live and interact responsibly as a professional in a diverse artist community
      Upload into Program Application when requested

Please acquire name, title, phone, and email from a second dance artist or teacher who can speak about your work.
Be prepared to enter this information into your Program Application

 

Apply Now

TAP | July 29—August 19

DEADLINES & FEES

 

2019 Application Deadlines

Feb 21, 4PM EST: Priority Consideration | $30 processing fee
Mar 28, 4PM EST: General Consideration | $40 processing fee
Jul 29, 4PM EST: Late Consideration, space permitting | $55 processing fee

Program Tuition Fee | $2,250

The three-week tuition fee includes onsite room and board, free admission to Festival performances and events, and ground transportation from Lee, MA to Jacob’s Pillow in Becket, MA.

Jacob’s Pillow School Sponsors and Supporters make it possible to charge $750/week; far below the actual program cost of more than $5,000. If accepted, we will ask you to join us in letting these friends of The School at Jacob’s Pillow know how grateful we are for their support. 


TAP MASTER CLASSES

View Recruitment Tour locations, dates, and details.


APPLICATION MATERIALS

Be prepared to upload the following materials in the Program Application

  1. Audition Video
    • Footage must be of clear viewing quality
    • Footage must be shot no more than six months prior to submission
    • Media-enhanced, highly edited, or promotional-type videos will not be reviewed
    • After you upload each URL link and password, test them. If they fail to open, your application cannot be reviewed
    • Link(s) should remain accessible until the program start date if waitlisted, in order to be reconsidered for acceptance
    • Upload the following items into the Program Application when requested
    1. Verbal self-introduction, 1-minute maximum
    2. Technique sampler, 8-minute maximum
      • Drills that move through toe/heel rudiments, flaps, shuffles, time steps, cramp rolls, paddle and rolls, and other close floor work, pull backs, wings, etc. All in time, all acapella.
      • 8 bars each of different grooves/feels/pockets (including a swing feel, a double-time swing feel, a straight feel, a funk feel, a 3/4, a 6/8, and 2-3 examples of any traditional material known). All in time, all acapella.
      • 1-2 minutes of improvisation. This can be acapella or with music. If music is used, please make sure the volumes of the music and the taps are balanced.
  2. Written Statement
    Upload into Program Application when requested
    In 500 words or less, please share your:

    • Current course of study and/or artistic work
    • Career aspirations and Experiences desired to reach them
    • How you envision this program impacting your vision of yourself as an artist
  3.  Résumé/C.V.
    Upload into Program Application when requested
  4. Photos
    Upload into Program Application when requested

    1. Headshot (required)
    2. Dance Shot (optional)
  5. Letter of Recommendation and a Reference, required only if 17 or Younger
    If 17 or younger by July 29, 2019, please request a letter from one current teacher, describing

    1. Technical and performance artistry
    2. Stamina to participate in rigorous, professional level schedule of classes, rehearsals, performances, and evening responsibilities
    3. Ability to live and interact responsibly as a professional in a diverse artist community
      Upload into Program Application when requested

Please acquire name, title, phone, and email from a second dance artist or teacher who can speak about your work.
Be prepared to enter this information into your Program Application

 

Apply Now

THE ANN & WESTON HICKS CHOREOGRAPHY FELLOWS PROGRAM | August 20—30

DEADLINES & FEES

 

2019 Application Deadlines

Feb 21, 4PM EST: Priority Consideration | $30 processing fee
Mar 28, 4PM EST: General Consideration | $40 processing fee
Aug 20, 4PM EST: Late Consideration, space permitting | $55 processing fee

Program Tuition Fee |  Underwritten
Underwritten program tuition for Fellows includes onsite room and board, free admission to Festival performances and events, and ground transportation from Lee, MA to Jacob’s Pillow in Becket, MA. Fellows will be able to invite two dancers and each dancer will receive a modest participation stipend; further information about bringing dancers will be provided in the acceptance package.


APPLICATION MATERIALS

Be prepared to upload the following materials in the Program Application

  1. Video Introduction & Work Samples
    • Verbal self-introduction, 2 minutes maximum
      • Introduce yourself
      • Share: your current choreographic interests, your choreographic strong points and deficits, how you envision this program impacting your choreographic work, choreographic projects you envision for yourself in the near future, and whose work interests you today, in dance and in one other art form.
    • Work Sample no. 1
      • This work should be the best example of your current work
      • Share the complete work, no excerpts
      • Provide title, credits, when and where performed
      • The footage can be from a studio or performance venue shoot
    • Work Sample no. 2
      • This work should be from no more than three years ago
      • Share the complete work, no excerpts
      • Provide title, credits, when and where performed
      • The footage can be from a studio or performance venue shoot
    • Work Sample no. 3 is Optional
      • A complete work, or an excerpt, of your choice.
      • Not to exceed 10 minutes in length
        Video Requirements: Footage must be of clear viewing quality. Media-enhanced, highly edited, or promotional-type videos will not be reviewed. Test each URL link after you upload; if they fail to open, your application cannot be reviewed. Link(s) should remain accessible until program start date if waitlisted, so you can be re-considered for acceptance. To expedite the review process, no passwords preferred.
  2. Written Statement of Proposed Artistic Inquiry
    In 200 words or less, please share your:

    • The proposed creative/artistic inquiry you wish to explore during the 10-day program. Focus on the choreographic idea(s) to be explored; it is not necessary to have such details as music/composer, length of work, number of dancers, costuming, and other production elements outlined at this point.
    • Finish this statement: “This summer, in thinking about what I know how to do and what I haven’t yet had the opportunity to explore in my life as a choreographer, I’d like to…”
  3.  Résumé/C.V.

  4. Support Material
    • Selected samples of programs, reviews, and/or articles about your work

 

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ART OF PHOTOGRAPHING DANCE | August 20—25

DEADLINES & FEES

 

2019 Application Deadlines

Feb 21, 4PM EST: Priority Consideration | $30 processing fee
Mar 28, 4PM EST: General Consideration | $40 processing fee
Aug 20, 4PM EST: Late Consideration, space permitting | $55 processing fee

Program Tuition Fee |  $1,800

The program tuition fee includes tuition, onsite model shoots, free admission to Festival performances and events, and onsite meals in resident dining hall during posted hours. Participants must arrange for own off-site housing; options provided with acceptance notification.


APPLICATION MATERIALS

Be prepared to upload the following materials in the Program Application

  1. Portfolio Sample
    • Select 4 diverse images that demonstrate your ability to capture movement
      • Upload into Program Application when requested
      • Test each URL link and password, after you upload; if they fail to open, your application cannot be reviewed
      • Link(s) should remain accessible until program start date if waitlisted, so you can be re-considered for acceptance
  2. Written Statement
    Upload into Program Application when requested
    In 200 words or less, please share:

    • Why you selected the 4 images uploaded as your portfolio sample
    • How you envision this program impacting your photographic practice and future work
  3.  Résumé/C.V.
    Upload into Program Application when requested 

  4. Letter of Recommendation and a Reference, required only if 17 or Younger
    If 17 or younger by August 20, 2019, please request a letter from one current teacher, describing

    1. Stamina to participate in rigorous, ten plus hour day of classes, photo shoots, discussions, attending performances, and having evening responsibilities 
    2. Ability to interact responsibly as a professional in a diverse artist community
      Upload into Program Application when requested
  1. Please acquire name, title, phone, and email from a second teacher who can speak about your work.
    Be prepared to enter this information into your Program Application

 

Apply Now