Summer Programs

The Limón Institute & Dance Education Present: Teaching Contemporary Limón


The 2017 MPAP Summer Programs Application will be available on January 15th, 2017.

Program Dates

  • Non-Credit Workshop: July 24, 2017 - August 4, 2017
  • Graduate Credit: TBA

Note: Students applying for the Limón Graduate Credit Course, please see the important housing information found below.

(Residential Students Move-in: July 23, Move-out: August 5)

Priority Application Deadline: TBA

Final Application Deadline: TBA


Intended For: Graduate Students and Professionals

Program Description & Faculty

This workshop will explore how the Humphrey/Limón principles can inform and enrich dance training today. The program will include daily technique classes, an exploration of the underlying principles, phrases from repertory (contemporary and classic) and the use of rhythm and music in Limón classes. Participants have opportunities to present class materials and contemporary dance phrases.

Advanced Technique & Pedagogy  3-Credit Course Description:

Offered exclusively as a continuation of the 2-week ‘Teaching Contemporary Limon’ workshop, this course centers on advanced skills in modern dance technique with focus on movement precision, musicality, and performance leading to pedagogy. Emphasis is on expanding individual’s technical and expressive capabilities and developing instructional ability in modern pedagogy. Students will investigate the concepts and constructs of their home dance “technique” from a pedagogical perspective, including the use of technology and assessment to enhance student experience and comprehension. (information found in the "Application Information" section below). 

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Program Costs and Fees

Below are all costs associated with the Teaching Contemporary Limon (non-credit workshop) :

    • Tuition: $950
      • 2017 NY State Dance Educator: $700
    • Application Fee: $55; nonrefundable and paid at the end of the 2017 Summer Application
    • Housing & Meal Plan (optional): $820 shared room with 10 meals and 30 Dining Dollars per week
    • International Students have additional Visa and/or participation fees
Accepted students will confirm their attendance once they have paid the enrollment deposit (detailed instructions provided in acceptance email). Residential students will have successfully registered for housing once they have paid the housing deposit and completed the housing application (sent via email after student confirms their attendance).

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Application Information

A completed application consists of:

  1. A 2017 MPAP Summer Application
  2. Correctly uploaded audition materials in Get Acceptd and $55 application fee (paid at the end of Acceptd)

*If you are an international student please go to the Application for International Students Website for application details.

Your application will be reviewed once your application is complete and not beforehand. 

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Audition Requirements

  • Submit your professional teaching resume which you may attach to the 3rd party website, GetAcceptd. Information and instructions provided within the application itself.  

Audition Details (Click Here)

Housing Information

Move in: July 23, 2017
Move out: August 5, 2017

Important Housing Information (Click Here)

International Students

Please follow this short check list as a guide of the necessary steps needed to take as an international student. 
    1. Complete the 2017 MPAP Summer Programs Application 
      With indication of housing need and financial need (if that would apply to your situation) 
    2. Submit proof of English language proficiency

Important International Student Details (Click Here)

Program Contacts

Program Administration                     

MPAP Summer Programs
35 West 4th Street, Suite 1077
New York, NY 10012
(p) 212 998 5438

Academic Content 

Dr. Susan Koff
Dance Education Director
35 West 4th Street, Suite 1077
New York, NY 10012 
(p) 212 992 9384