Dance summer workshop for high school teens.


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"This class has greatly improved my balance and self awareness."

Students explore modern dance as a discipline, an ensemble activity, an opportunity for self-expression, and a performance skill. The workshop is tailored to the skill level of the participants and emphasizes the creative process. While modern dance technique is the foundation of the workshop, movement vocabulary includes such diverse elements as yoga, ballet, jazz, African, and other cultural dance forms. Students are encouraged to explore movement styles and to incorporate their discoveries in the development of final performance pieces.

The workshop balances instruction in technique and improvisation with experiences in choreography, partnering exercises, and rehearsal for performances on our theater’s sprung-floor stage. Dance company residencies offer students a dynamic and diverse perspective on their work. Students with an appreciation of movement, including sports, are welcome in this workshop.


Vocal Ensemble teacher

Faculty: Emily Wexler

Emily Wexler works as a choreographer, dancer, and teacher based in Brooklyn. Her work has been presented most frequently in dance venues in NYC and abroad. As a performer she has worked with Rebecca Brooks, Kim Brandt, Yvonne Meier, Jen McGinn, Ryan McNamara, and Ishmael Houston-Jones. In 2012 she was honored with a Bessie nomination in performance. She is on Faculty at Long Island University (Brooklyn), Putney School Summer Program, and the University of The Arts teaching Dance History/Theory, Performance Labs, and pre-semiotic parallels between dance and poetic composition.

The Putney School Summer Programs
Elm Lea Farm, 418 Houghton Brook Road,
Putney, Vermont 05346 USA
802-387-6297 (main), (802) 387-6216 (fax)

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