Schedule

Check-in begins at 5:00pm on Thursday, September 1, 2022. The program begins with our kick-off and orientation at 6:30pm. The Institute will end no later than 1:30pm on Monday, September 5, 2022. Students are required to attend the entire program.

*The schedule below is a sample based on our 2019 in-person program and is subject to change.

 

Thursday

5:00pm – 9:00pm 

    • Check-in
    • Orientation and Kick-Off (Parents Invited)
    • Career Planning Perspectives: Making the Most of Your PDI Experience (Parents Invited)
    • Opening Master Class

Friday

9:00am – 8:00pm

    • Barre Work I (Regular barre sequence from plie to grande battements interspersed with conditioning and stretching elements designed under Francisco Gella Dance Work’s methodology)
    • Center Barre Work I (Tendu, Adagio, Pirouette Prep Drills, Grande Battement) 
    • Across The Floor Work I (Waltz, Petite Jumps, Petite Allegro, Grande Allegro and Coda)
    • Modern Technique
    • Jazz Technique
    • Mindfulness and Meditation for Dancers
    • Parent and Student Social with Director Francisco Gella

Saturday

9:00am – 10:00pm

    • Morning Warm-up (outdoors)
    • Barre Work II (Regular barre sequence from plie to grande battements interspersed with conditioning and stretching elements designed under Francisco Gella Dance Work’s methodology)
    • Center Barre Work II (Tendu, Adagio, Pirouette Prep Drills, Grande Battement)
    • Across The Floor Work II (Waltz, Petite Jumps, Petite Allegro, Grande Allegro and Coda)
    • Injury Prevention Workshop
    • Career Exploration and Goal-Setting Workshop
    • Theatre Dance Performance Techniques
    • African/Haitian Dance Class
    • Evening showcase performance with selected members of Zeitgeist Dance Theatre

Sunday

9:00am – 7:00pm

    • Ballet
    • Contemporary Ballet
    • Modern Rep
    • Careers in Dance Panel
    • Individual Performance Critique (*Each dancer is asked to bring a 2-3 minute solo which will be critiqued by the faculty and peers)
    • Debrief with entire institute group and the faculty
    • Evening all-student social back at the Drury Inn Rooftop Hotel

Monday

9:00am – 1:30pm

    • Morning Large Group Warm-up 
    • Improv: Discovering Your Voice
    • Presentation: College & University Dance Programs (parents invited)
    • Professional Career Paths (parents invited)
    • Wrap-up and Goodbyes