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Age 15-18
Cost $3,800
Program type Summer
Food provided Yes
Gender F
Contact us Pcp@Barnard.Edu
Deadline May 28, 2018


Students from around the globe come to New York City to pursue their passions in a rigorous, academic setting. With five distinct programs to choose from, ranging from entrepreneurship to dance, you have the unique opportunity to explore an area of interest on a deeper level through both in-class discussions and city exploration. As part of the learning experience at Barnard, you will get a taste of both college life and the Big Apple!


Learn about dance from four different perspectives: as a scholar, as a dancer, as a choreographer, and as an audience member.

In the classroom:
This course constructs a bridge between topics in dance scholarship and applied practices. We will learn to critically analyze, write and discuss various forms of dance while engaging with New York City artists, institutions and live performances. Topics we will investigate include: reading dance as a cultural text, understanding the role of the teaching artist, understanding the effects of dance criticism, discovering post-modernism and its contemporary legacy in New York City, and understanding music-dance relationships from the perspective of composers & choreographers.

In the studio:
Fine-tune your technique with The Ailey Extension at The Joan Weill Center for Dance, home of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, in classes ranging from the modern styles of Horton and Contemporary to classical ballet. Please note: this is not a conservatory program.

In the theater:
Embrace the art of dance at professional performances throughout the city. Last summer's class saw performances as varied as Savion Glover and Tap It Out at the World Financial Center Winter Garden.


Admission Is Selective, And Is Based On Strong High School Records, Recommendations, And A Personal Statement. Applications From Students Whose Preparation May Vary Are Welcome, Especially If They Reveal Unusual Talents And Interests That Can Be Developed Further In This Program. Applicants Must Have Completed The Tenth Or Eleventh Grade Of High School By June 2018.