Train with members of New Dialect and participate in a creative process with artistic director Banning Bouldin

January 2 - 5, 2020

Centennial Performing Arts Studios

This training intensive gives young dancers a taste of what it's like to work for a professional contemporary company.


need- based scholarship info appears below

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During the Intensive, dancers explore up-to-date methods in contemporary technique, develop improvisation and partnering skills, and experience working inside a collaborative creative process with our resident choreographer.

The program is designed

for dancers 13-17 years of age

who have completed at least 3 years of study in ballet, modern, jazz, and/or contemporary technique.

Each day begins with a guided improvisation session followed by classes in contemporary technique and partnering. After a short mid-afternoon break, dancers participate in rehearsals with Banning, where they have the opportunity to expand their skill sets and learn new choreography in a collaborative setting. The resulting piece will be shown on the final day of the Teen Intensive in an informal studio performance.

Teachers include members of New Dialect’s company and faculty.


Need based scholarships are available. Dancers must have a minimum of 3 years of dance training to be eligible.

To be considered, please feel out the SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION below.

If you have questions regarding scholarships, please email Banning Bouldin at: banning@newdialect.org


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For purposes of eligibility for consideration for the minority scholarship, I affirm that I am a member of a minority classification as designated in the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Regulations, 29 C.F.R. Part 1602 (i.e., Native American or Alaskan Native, Asian or Pacific Islander, African-American or Black, and Hispanic). I understand that this information is for use in connection with the New Dialect Teen Intensive Minority Scholarship Program.    

Teen Intensive is made possible in large part by the generous support of