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 Photo by Barbara W Photography

Photo by Barbara W Photography


Enrollment is FULL!

July 21st – July 28th 2018

New College of Florida

Tuition: $410

Housing: dorm housing available on campus ($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!

  • 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 4 selected participant choreographers
  • Participant Performances Saturday alongside Sarasota Contemporary Dance
  • Daily classes will include Simonson Technique, Urban Contemporary, Body Tool Kit, and Repertory


KATITI KING (Simonson Technique)


Katiti has been teaching, choreographing and performing for over 25 years. Ms King is currently teaching at Barnard College 1990, Mark Morris, Steps on B’way and Gibney Dance Center. She previously taught at Dancespace/ DNA since 1984. Katiti has taught throughout Europe, South America, Canada and Japan, as well as major dance festivals here in America, including Bates Dance Festival, Harvard Summer Dance, New York Summer Dance Intensive [which she co founded with Charles Wright]. Additionally, she has performed for many choreographers including Lynn Simonson, Adrienne Hawkins, Danny Sloane, Marlies Yearby, Sarah Pogostin, Guido Tuveri and Kraig Patterson.Her collaborative include choreography with Micheal Foley and vocalist/ musician Philip Hamilton.

Katiti King brings an exciting and challenging movement quality to her class that emphasizes musicality and rhythm. Katiti’s choreography combines various dance vocabularies such as jazz, modern, and ethnic, and is inspired by jazz, soul, Latin and world music. In her class, Katiti guides the student to find a deeper awareness of the body and to experience free expression as an individual through movement.


Ana Maria Alvarez (Urban Technique)


Ana Maria Alvarez is skilled dancer, prolific choreographer and masterful teaching artist who has achieved multiple accolades for her dynamic works. Alvarez received a BA in Dance and Politics from Oberlin College and a MFA in Choreography from UCLA’s Department of World Arts and Cultures. There her thesis work explored the abstraction of “Latin Dance”, specifically Salsa, as a way to express social resistance within the US immigration battle and became the impetus for founding CONTRA-TIEMPO Urban Latin Dance Theater in 2005. Alvarez is a two time grantee of NEFA National Dance Project (2014, 2016), six time grantee of National Association of Latino Arts and Cultures, five time grantee of the Center for Creative Innovation and the recipient of the 2015 Engaging Dance Audiences Grant administered by DanceUSA. She has been awarded and recognized for her work including the prestigious Mujeres Destacadas award in 2012 by LA Opinion, and most recently she earned a 2016 Los Angeles Women’s Theatre Festival Rainbow Award for her work “Agua Furiosa”. In 2012 Alvarez was invited by the LA DCA and American Dance Abroad, to represent Los Angeles and CONTRA-TIEMPO at the Internationale Tanzmesse, in Dusseldorf, Germany. Several months later she was invited back to Dusseldorf, to participate in a choreographers laboratory called Kindling/Fresh Tracks, where she began the creative work of “Agua Furiosa". Her choreographic works have been presented in theaters all over the country and world, including UCLA's Center for the Art of Performance (2016), The Music Center (Moves after Dark 2015), The Ordway (2010, 2014), The Adrienne Arsht Center (2015), Dance Place (2008, 2010, 2016), Lincoln Center (2009), NC State University Live (2016),  Jacob's Pillow (2008) Teatro Favorito (Cuba 2009) and USC's Voices & Visions (2015) among others. Alvarez and CONTRA-TIEMPO were also invited to represent the best of American Contemporary Dance Abroad through DanceMotionUSA, a program of BAM and the US Department of the State. Through DanceMotionUSA her work was shared throughout Bolivia, Ecuador and Chile. 



Participant Emerging Choreographer Program (closed)

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 30th, 2018

Please email completed application materials to:

Work Study Internships Available

Positions: Production Intern (2 available)
                  Marketing Intern
                  Administrative Intern
                  Photography/Videography Intern
                  Dorm Counselor (2 available)

                  *Please email for Intern application. Deadline: May 17, 2018

Production Internship (FILLED):
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.
**Production Interns need to arrive by July 20th

 Marketing Internship (FILLED):
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.
**Marketing Intern needs to arrive by July 20th

 Administrative Internship (FILLED):
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.
**Admin Intern needs to arrive by July 20th

Photography/Videography Internship (FILLED):
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.
**Photo/Video Intern needs to arrive by July 20th

Dorm Counselor (FILLED)
Candidate should have experience as an RA or counselor for either a college or summer program. Two positions available.
**Dorm Counselors need to arrive by July 20th and will receive their housing free.

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.


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More Information:


Phone: 941.345.5755