2-day winter intensive & company Audition

6 classes + 1 audition + 6 Teaching artists = 2-day Winter Intensive!

Join TMP December 15th & 16th, 2017 for our 2-Day Winter Intensive at Pilgrim Church! As professional dancers, it's important to continue training and engaging with our dance community. TMP is working hard to bring high quality and affordable training opportunities to you and looks forward to offering this 2-Day intensive to the Cleveland dance community.

Photo Credit: Jonny Riese

Photo Credit: Jonny Riese

Intensive details

Dates: December 15th & 16th, 2017

Times: 10:00-4:00 pm (12/15) 10:00 - 2:45 pm (12/16)

Price: $120 (includes 6 classes, 1 audition & 1 ticket to TMP's performance at Transformer Station May 12, 2018)  

Note: For those who can't attend both days, 1 day options are available for $60.  (no refunds for either options)

Location: Pilgrim Church, 2592 W. 14th Street, Cleveland Ohio 44113

Parking: Free parking lot (limited parking) & free street parking

Daily Schedule

Day 1 (Friday)

10:00 - 11:30 am MODERN


12:30 - 1:30 pm LUNCH

1:30 - 3:00 pm BALLET

3:00 - 4:00 pm YOGA

Day 2 (Saturday)

10:00 - 11:30 am MODERN 

11:30 - 12:30 pm IMPROVISATION 

12:30 - 1:30 pm LUNCH

1:30 -  2:45 pm TMP COMPANY AUDITION (*free and open to the public)

Audition Registration form

Please complete the online form below to register for the audition. If you are attending the intensive as well, please complete the form in addition to purchasing the pass above. Once the below form is completed you will recieve a conformation email within 24 hours confirming your spot. (Please bring a resume, bio and headshot to your audition). 

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Class descriptions

Modern/Contemporary (Megan Gargano)

This class will focus on the core concepts of space, time and energy as well as the qualitative approach to movement. Each class will integrate Release and Limon technique. Through floor work and phrase work, students will explore concepts of weight, quality, effort, spatial/physical awareness and clarity in movement. This class will also include elements of improvisation, utilizing the exploration of choreographic concepts used to develop unique, innovative movement vocabularies in real-time.

Modern Lifts and Weight Sharing (Grace Nicklos & Kristyn Lein)

This class will focus on the foundation of lifts and weight sharing used in Modern Dance and Contact Improvisation. Through the teachings of balancing, negotiating, and shifting weight, participants will create lifts in various group settings and explore non-traditional negotiation patterns.

Ballet (Rebecca J. Leuszler)

This class will focus on working from an anatomical approach, creating honest and sound movement based in the ballet technique. By removing any preconceived notions of what dancers should look like, dance like and be capable of, participants can focus on the correct placement of bones, allowing muscles to function effortlessly and efficiently. Dancers are encouraged to take artistic risk, think independently and to explore their qualitative approach to movement. 

Yoga (Elyse Morckel)

Yoga builds strength, stamina, and flexibility. Class will incorporate Vinyasa (flowing movement sequences) with slow, sustained stretches, refinement of alignment in held poses, as well as breath awareness and mental focus. In short, it is a practice of moving meditation, which brings more clarity and peace. Yoga has been defined as ‘Awareness in Action’. We are reminded to listen to our bodies and enjoy the evolution of becoming fully present in the here and now.

Improvisation (Grace Nicklos)

Improvisation is an exploration of choreographic concepts used to develop unique and innovative movement vocabularies in real-time. From this base, dancers will develop movement material into spontaneous, performable dances through improvisational structures and scores.

TMP Company Company Audition

Bring resume, bio and headshot. Free and open to the public. We are seeking experienced dancers versatile in modern/contemporary techniques for paid positions as company members and performance apprentices.