About The International Partner Dance Intensive (TIPDI)
Have you always wanted to try ballet? Curious about what the heck modern dance is? Did you dance when you were younger, but then you stopped? Want to try again? Then TIPDI's "Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Classical Dance, But Were Afraid to Ask" Intensive is just right for you! Join our super friendly, knowledgable, accessible, much-loved TIPDI instructors Sasha Soreff and Elizabeth Douglas for two days of dance fun! Our two-day intensive is for anyone who has ever wanted to learn ballet and modern dance, but felt like they were too old, too inexperienced, or too out of shape, to step into the studio. At TIPDI, there are no preteens wearing Miley Cyrus t-shirts with their legs wrapped around their heads. No intimidating crowded rooms where everyone already seems to know the warm-up. No scary teachers or competitive students. TIPDI's Ballet and Modern Dance Boot Camp is about making you a better dancer in a stress-free weekend with awesome instructors! Join us for two days of friendly, fun, informative dance training in a non-competitive environment geared towards adult learners!! The majority of our students range in age from early 30s to late 50s, but anyone 18 and older is welcome to attend! We'll also go out on the town and catch a dance performance on Saturday night! It's a weekend of total dance immersion in New York City! Tuition: Early Bird (limited): $85 Regular: $105 At-the-Door: $125 Technique Only: $90 TIPDI (The International Partner Dance Intensive) is a series of 2-day and 3-day intensives held in NYC, geared towards adult dancers and dance enthusiasts. Our workshops are led by top-tier instructors in Ballet, Modern, Afro-Haitian, Tango, West Coast Swing, and Salsa from around the world. We are currently in our third year.
July 18, 2015 - July 19, 2015
18 and older
Elizabeth DouglasBallet - Master Teacher
Elizabeth Douglas is a professional dancer, choreographer, and dance educator trained in several dance styles. Elizabeth received her BA in Dance at the University at Buffalo before moving to New York City. Once in New York, Elizabeth received her MA in Dance and Dance Education from New York University. Her teaching career has brought her to institutions such as Chen Dance Center, 92nd Street Y, Steps on Broadway, Montclair State University, and Ballet Hispanico.
Sasha SoreffModern/Contemporary - Master Teacher
As Creative Director of Sasha Soreff Dance Theater (SSDT), Sasha has been creating and performing multigenerational dance theater work since 2002. Her work has been presented at venues throughout New York and New England. Sasha served on the faculty of Dance New Amsterdam in NYC from 1999-2013, teaching modern dance, anatomy and student performance workshops. She continues to teach at Gibney Dance while developing new work with her own company.
Paula WilsonArtistic Director
Paula Wilson is a graduate of Walnut Hill School for the Arts (Design and Production), Pomona College (Dance and Theatre Management), The New School University (Screenwriting and 3rd World Cinema), and the Alvin Ailey School Professional Division. She served as the Managing Director for the White Mountain Summer Dance Festival, the Associate Operations Director for Tribeca Performing Arts Center in NYC, and has worked as a production manager for dance companies for 16 years.
Classical Ballet, Modern, Contemporary Ballet, Adult Dance Classes
TIPDI is limited enrollment. We accept only 50 dancers. Roughly 50% of enrollment each year is made up of alumni from previous years. Participants must be 18 years or older. For our Ballet and Modern Dance Boot Camp, we offer two levels - "Beginner" and "Some Experience". Friendly, fun, informative dance training in a non-competitive environment geared towards adult learners! The majority of our students range in age from early 30s to late 50s, but anyone 18 or older is welcome to enroll.
TIPDI is a program for adult dancers. Participants generally find their own housing or arrange home-stays with local participants.
The 8-hour intensive is spread out over two days. Participants take: - 6 hours of technique class - 2 hours of choreography workshop - Optional informal studio showing We'll also take a trip to a dance performance on Saturday night. It's a weekend of total dance immersion in NYC - just for adults.