TWO Summer Programs in 2019!

 Photo by Barbara W Photography

Photo by Barbara W Photography


JUNE 15-22, 2019
JULY 20-27, 2019

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

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 Contemporary, and SCD Company Repertory


SPECIAL GUEST ARTISTS - JUNE Intensive (June 15-22)

ALYSON DOLAN (Contemporary Technique)

Alyson Dolan is an Austin-based dancer, choreographer, and teacher who was recently recognized by the Austin Chronicle as a "key modern mover". She has performed, taught, and shown work at multiple festivals, theaters, and schools throughout the country and is an avid collaborator. Currently, Alyson performs with Kathy Dunn Hamrick Dance Company and Andrea Ariel Dance Theatre, is a Teaching Artist with Forklift Danceworks, and is on the faculty at St. Edward’s University and Hamrick/Warren, a professional modern dance studio housed at Cafe Dance. As stated by the Chronicle in their 2015 guide to Austin’s dance scene, "Alyson was named Outstanding Dancer by the Austin Critics' Table in 2014. This year, an Outstanding Duet award to her and Jack Anthony Dunlap II for a deep-diving section of Hamrick’s Briefs: An Episodic Adventure."

Alyson has served on the Adjunct Faculty at Texas State University, St. Edwards University, St. Petersburg College, and Booker High School, and has has fulfilled artist residencies at Texas A&M University, Sarasota Contemporary Dance, Bowie High School, and Hendrickson High School. She recently completed a six-week residency at McCallum’s Fine Arts Academy. In July 2016, Alyson will teach as a Guest Artist during Sarasota Contemporary Dance's summer festival and will complete a choreographic residency with three of her fellow Austin-based artist compadres, Lisa del Rosario, Alfredo Ramirez, and Drew Silverman. The quartet will spend two weeks in Sarasota creating the fourth and final section of their evening-length work, which already includes two pieces that have been performed in multiple venues throughout Texas. "GRIT," the first section created by the quartet, was awarded Best in Fest at the 254 Dance Festival in 2014.


Terrance Henderson is a dancer, singer, actor and choreographer. He has been with the Vibrations Dance Company since 1999, serving as principal dancer, principal choreographer and artistic director. Henderson most recently directed “Dimensions: The S.C. Contemporary Dance Festival,” a statewide dance festival, which hosted four national guest artists. He won the 2009 Jazz Dance World Congress Bronze Leo Award for Outstanding Choreography. Henderson was named a Top-Ten Artist in South Carolina by The State Newspaper in 2005 and received the Youth American Grand Prix Outstanding Contemporary Choreography Award in 2004. He holds a bachelor's degree in Arts from the University of South Carolina.


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 (, 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.

Valerie Barreiro & Stephanie Bastos (Urban Technique)

Valerie Barreiro- Born and raised in Puerto Rico where she joined Julian Blanco School of the Arts, Ballet Concierto and Danza Jazz Company. She received her Bachelors in Fine Arts from New World School of the Arts with full-tuition scholarship in 1999. She is a certified K-12 dance teacher from the Florida Department of Education. 

As a performer, Ms. Barreiro has performed in Taiwan with New World School of the Arts tour and in Argentina for the album release tour of Fey. She has performed at the International Ballet Festival, International Hispanic Festival, Florida Dance Festival and Disney's Tia Pow Wow shows. Her successful dance experience in commercials and television work began at Univision and Telemundo productions. She has performed in music videos with Jerry Rivera, Patricia Manterola, Pilar Montenegro, Thalia, Lucero, Alexander Pires among others. She has performed for the MTV Video Music Awards, Latin Billboards, and Premios Lo Nuestro. She danced professionally with Brazarte Dance Company and she was a member of the Miami Heat Dancers in 2003. 

As an educator, Ms. Barreiro started her teaching career with many local dance studios in Miami and with Kids in Creative Arts Program teaching students from low-income families. Ms. Barreiro served as the President of the Dade Association of Dance Educators of Miami-Dade County. She had the honor of being nominated as "Who's Who among Americas's Teachers" in 2006 and she was the recipient of the "Spot Success Award" given by the superintendent of schools and her principal at South Miami Senior High School where she was the dance director for 10 years. Ms. Barreiro serves as an adjudicator and consultant for the dance programs in Lee County, Florida. She currently serves as President for FDEO (Florida Dance Education Organization). She has taught internationally for Ballet Metropolitano de Medellin in Colombia and Dance Tellez in Cabo San Lucas in Mexico. She has been invited as a guest teacher for the Miami City Ballet Summer Intensive Program for 6 years now. 

Ms. Barreiro created and developed the dance department at Miami Arts Charter School in 2009. She was the dance director for almost 10 years where she had the opportunity to transform dancers into powerful and expressive artists. She is now part of the administrative team as Assistant Director for Admissions and Arts Administration for both Wynwood and Homestead campuses.

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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 Emerging 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:

Work Study Positions Available

Positions: Production Intern
                  Marketing Intern
                  Administrative Intern
                  Photography/Videography Intern
                  Housing Resident Assistant/ Counselor

                  *Please email for Intern application. Deadline: MARCH 1, 2019

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: GRIT, 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.

Photography/Videography Internship:
Candidate should have experience with film and have their own equipment. Intern will need to be able to photograph and video segments of the program for future promotional resources. You will not be responsible for filming performances.

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

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


JUNE 2019

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JULY 2019

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More Information:


Phone: 941.345.5755