Master Classes | Program Recruitment

Master Classes 2021

Held January 23/24 and February 6/7


Program Recruitment Master Classes provide an introduction to The School experience and give the Program Directors an opportunity to observe applicants; they are not required for program consideration. To be considered for an onsite or online School program, submit an application. All early School program applicants will receive a free master class with their application if submitted by February 4.

What to Expect

Acclaimed dancers and choreographers, who are Pillow Alumni, are leading a series of inspirational Master Classes and will share their Pillow experiences with you. Program Directors and School Staff will greet dancers prior to the classes and observe. Master Classes are excellent opportunities to meet Pillow artists, alumni, and staff and learn; the atmosphere is warm, welcoming, and inspiring.

Expect to be coached in extending beyond your usual range of artistry and to explore your potential as an expressive, collaborative performer. Warm-ups will be fast-paced and abbreviated, in order to focus on choreography requiring the techniques, styles, and artistic expressivity of the specified program.

Adjudication is a pre-screening informative tool for School Staff & Program Directors; participation is not required for admittance consideration.

Who Attends

  • Dancers applying to The School
    • Special Offer: Submit an application by February 4 to receive a code to take 1 free Master Class
  • Advanced level dancers
    • Age 15 and up for Contemporary Ballet and Contemporary
    • Age 13 and up for Tap Dance
  • Dancers who may not be applying this year, yet wish to learn more about The School
  • Dancers wanting to take an inspiring class 

Fees and Policies

  • $15| Contemporary Ballet, Contemporary, and Tap  
    • Access is non-transferable, cannot be shared and is non-refundable.
  • 1hr 30min | Contemporary Ballet, Contemporary, and Tap
  • Dancers are only permitted to take class with a legally signed Liability Waiver.
    • If 17 or younger, a parent or guardian must sign the Liability Waiver.
  • Teachers, family members, and friends are not permitted to observe.

To Register and Prepare for Class

  • Click REGISTER TO DANCE WITH US, which takes you to the Acceptd website, our application and registration portal.
  • After registration, you will receive a confirmation email with instructions and preparation tips for your Master Class.
  • On the day of your Master Class, arrive online 10 minutes prior to check-In so you’re ready for the introductions and instructions.

MASTER CLASSES | PROGRAM RECRUITMENT SCHEDULE

Contemporary Ballet
Taught by Pillow alumni. Adjudicators: Program Directors Annabelle Lopez Ochoa and Luis R. Torres, School Director “J.R.” Glover. Subject to change.

January 24

6-7:30pm EST

Registration closes January 21 at midnight

February 6

11am-12:30pm EST

Taught by
Daphne Lee

Registration closes February 4 at midnight

Contemporary
Taught by Pillow alumni. Adjudicators: Program Directors Milton Myers, Helen Pickett, School Director “J.R.” Glover. Subject to change.

January 23

4:30-6pm EST

Registration closes January 21 at midnight

January 24

1-2:30pm EST

Registration closes January 21 at midnight

February 6

4:15-5:45pm EST

Taught by
Paige Fraser

Registration closes February 4 at midnight

February 7

1-2:30pm EST

Taught by
Bradley Shelver

Registration closes February 4 at midnight

Tap Dance
Taught by Pillow alumni. Adjudicators: Program Director Michelle Dorrance, School Director “J.R.” Glover. Subject to change.

January 23

3:15-4:30pm EST

Register through Alabama Dance Festival *

February 7

6-7:30pm EST

Registration closes February 4 at midnight

REGISTER TO DANCE WITH US

* On the Alabama Dance Festival schedule page, scroll down to January 23, 2021 to 2:15 PM for this listing: The School at Jacob’s Pillow: Tap Master Class/Audition 2:15PM -3:30 PM (Tracks Purple & Red)