2020 Programs to be Announced Soon!

*Each program capped at 20 students. REGISTER EARLY!

Photo by Barbara W Photography

Photo by Barbara W Photography


JUNE 2020
JULY 2020

SCD Home Studio
1400 Blvd of the Arts, STE 300, Sarasota, FL 34236

Tuition: $450
($800 for both programs)

Housing: Available at Sarasota Opera Artist Housing, next door to SCD home studio! $40/night

Housing Available

*Each program capped at 20 students. Register early!

Get ready to move this summer with Sarasota Contemporary Dance and guest teachers in sunny Sarasota for a week-long dance intensive, unlike any other! This year, you have two weeks to chose from - or do BOTH!

  • Open to High School Students through to Professionals (Minimum Age 14)

  • Classes will be held Sunday-Thursday from 9:00 AM-3:00 PM, with optional evening rehearsals

  • Participant Choreographer Program* open to 2 selected participant choreographers per program (4 total)

  • Participant Performances Friday & Saturday alongside Sarasota Contemporary Dance

  • Daily classes will include Contemporary, Urban Technique, and SCD Company Repertory


SPECIAL GUEST ARTISTS - JULY Intensive (July 20-27)

MARIA BAUMAN (Contemporary Technique)

Maria Bauman-Morales is a Brooklyn, NY-based multi-disciplinary artist and community organizer from Jacksonville, FL. She creates bold and honest artworks for her company MBDance (www.mbdance.net), based on physical and emotional power, insistence on equity, and fascination with intimacy. In particular, Bauman-Morales’s dance work centers the non-linear and linear stories and bodies of queer people of color onstage. She draws on her long study of English literature, capoeira, improvisation, dancing in living rooms and nightclubs, as well as concert dance classes to embody interconnectedness, joy, and tenacity. Bauman-Morales was recently recognized with a Bessie Award for Outstanding Performance with Skeleton Architecture. Currently, she is an Urban Bush Women Choreographic Center Fellowship Candidate and an Artist in Residence at Brooklyn Arts Exchange. She just finished her tenure as Community Action Artist in Residence at Gibney Dance. Bauman-Morales is also a community organizer and co-founder of ACRE (Artists Co-creating Real Equity). Organizing to undo racism informs her artistic work and the two areas are each ropes in a Double-dutch that is her holistic practice.

STEPHANIE BASTOS (Urban Technique)

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Stephanie Bastos is a first generation Brazilian- American, who has been performing and teaching Modern Dance for more than fifteen years throughout the United States, Germany, and Brazil after losing her leg in a car accident. She has worked with the Isadora Duncan Dance Ensemble, Urban Bush Women, Axis Dance Company and Ron Brown’s/ EVIDENCE. Her teaching credits include FSU/World Dance Festival, American College Dance Festival, ODC in San Francisco and various schools and arts organizations throughout the Bay Area in California including Destiny Arts Center and Youth In Arts/ VSA. Bastos has also been featured on Good Morning America- ABC, Dateline NBC, Princeton Book Company's, Isadora Duncan Dance: Technique and Repertory, People Espanol Magazine, Dance Magazine and received the 2011 San Francisco "Izzies” Award for Outstanding Achievement in Performance (Ensemble with Ase West Dance Theater Collective). Most recently, she can be seen singing and dancing with Deep Waters Dance Theater and Aguas Da Bahia in the Bay Area, and as a principle actress in Hemingway and Gellhorn, an HBO original film directed by Phillip Kaufman.


Participant Rising Choreographer Program (2 per program)

Four Participant Choreographers will be invited to present a work in progress alongside Sarasota Contemporary Dance company members at the end of the festival. To apply for a Participant Choreographer Position, please send:

  1. Cover Letter detailing how this opportunity would benefit your current work and development as a dance maker;

  2. Two to three samples of your work, including at least 1 un-edited piece;

  3. Brief description of the work you would like to further develop and present at the end of the intensive, and;

  4. Number of dancers you would like to work with.

Please Note: All Participant Choreographers chosen will also be able to participate fully in the Summer Intensive program and take all daily classes. Additionally, Participant Choreographers will receive rehearsal time and mentorship throughout the week, and will engage in the Liz Lerman Critical Response Process (CRP) with audience members, post performances.

Participant Choreographer Materials Due by: March 1, 2019

Please email completed application materials to: melissa@sarasotacontemporarydance.org

Work Study Positions Available

*Work Study position receive 1/2 off tuition ($225 total)

General Work Study
Production Intern
                  Marketing Intern
                  Administrative Intern
Housing Resident Assistant/ Counselor

                  *Please email work study application to classes@sarasotacontemporarydance.org. Deadline: APRIL 1, 2019

General Work Study:
No experience necessary! Candidate will help set up and break down each day, assist teachers with music, and help with basic tasks throughout the program.

Production Internship:
Candidate should have some experience with hang and focus and conventional lighting instruments, comfortable working on a ladder, and the ability to take on individual tasks. Production Intern will gain hands on experience throughout the festival. Tasks will include: help prepare the Black Box theatre for the culminating performance, assist with the guest artist performance, and act as Assistant Stage Manager and assist with back of house operations during the performances.

 Marketing Internship:
Candidate should have a passion for Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter and experience with each of these applications. The Marketing Intern will be responsible for documenting and sharing the festival as it unfolds.

Administrative Internship:
Candidate should have basic administrative experience. The admin intern would be responsible for taking daily attendance/class numbers, assisting the registration table, and general administrative assistance throughout the week.

Dorm Counselor:
Candidate should have experience as an RA or counselor for either a college or summer program. Two positions available.

Please email brief description of your experience within the desired internship field to Melissa@sarasotacontemporarydance.org

Internships will be awarded on a first come first serve basis, so long as the candidate meets the basic requirements for the internship position.


JULY 2019


More Information:

Email: classes@sarasotacontemporarydance.org

Phone: 941.260.8485