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Join us for this incredible two day Contemporary/Modern Intensive with NYC's most acclaimed choreographers.

In these master classes students will learn original repertoire and receive hands on training from these exciting instructors.Throughout the weekend, dancers will also practice improvisation and partnering. Not only is this a chance to forward your dance education through the eyes of these professionals, but you will also not find a line up like this encompassed in one weekend anywhere else!

Don't miss this rare opportunity to study with these premier Contemporary artist, all under one roof!

This intensive is for Advanced Dancers Ages 18 and up.

For additional information or questions, please email or call our registration office at 212-582-9304 x 23.


Saturday, TBA • 9 am-7 pm
Sunday, TBA • 9:30 am-2:30 pm




  • 9-10am: Snacks and coffee provided by BDC
  • 10am-2pm:Workshop with David Dorfman, Artistic Director of the world renowned modern dance company, David Dorfman Dance
  • 2-2:30pm: Talk back with and Q&A with David Dorfman


$175 for the 2-day workshop. Includes all closed master classes and workshop with David Dorfman.


Anthony Rue II aka AntBoogie BDC Faculty Headshot

David Dorfman, a native Chicagoan, is the recipient of a 2005 Guggenheim Foundation fellowship. He has also been honored with four fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, three New York Foundation for the Arts fellowships, an American Choreographer’s Award, the first Paul Taylor Fellowship from The Yard, and a New York Dance & Performance Award (”Bessie”) for David Dorfman Dance’s community-based project Familiar Movements (The Family Project). Dorfman’s choreography has been produced in New York City at venues ranging from the BAM Next Wave Festival to The Joyce Theater, The Kitchen, Dance Theater Workshop, The Duke on 42nd Street, Danspace Project/St. Mark’s Church, P.S. 122, and Dancing in the Streets. His work has been commissioned widely in the U.S. and in Europe, most recently by AXIS Dance (Oakland, CA), Bedlam Dance Company (London), d9 Dance Collective (Seattle), Eisenhower Dance Theatre (Detroit), and the Prince Music Theater in Philadelphia for the musical Green Violin, for which he won a 2003 Barrymore Award for best choreography ... [read more]

Jermaine Browne BDC Faculty Headshot

The 2012 Jacob’s Pillow Dance Award recipient, Kyle Abraham, began his training at the Civic Light Opera Academy and the Creative and Performing Arts High School in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He continued his dance studies in New York, receiving a BFA from SUNY Purchase and an MFA from NYU Tisch School of the Arts. Over the past few years, Abraham has received tremendous accolades and awards for his dancing and choreography including a 2010 Bessie Award for Outstanding Performance in Dance for his work in The Radio Show, a 2010 Princess Grace Award for Choreography, a BUILD grant and an individual artist fellowship from the New York Foundation for the Arts, a Jerome Foundation Travel and Study Grant, and selected in 2009 as one of Dance Magazine’s 25 To Watch ... [read more]

Tavia & Tamara BDC Faculty Headshot

Sidra Bell has a BA in History from Yale University and an MFA in Choreography from Purchase College Conservatory of Dance. She is currently an adjunct professor at Barnard College (Columbia University). Recent commissions include River North Chicago Dance Company, The Ailey School (BFA, Certificate, & Extension Programs), The Duo Theatre, Ballet Divertimento (Montréal), Arts Umbrella Dance Company (Vancouver), Canadian Children’s Dance Theatre (Toronto), Purchase College Conservatory of Dance, Springboard Danse Montréal, National Choreographers Initiative, The Margie Gillis Foundation, Stella Adler Studio of Acting/NYU and Conservatory Programs, The Kelly Strayhorn Theater, LINES Ballet Training Program, University of Michigan, August Wilson Dance Ensemble, Bessie Schönberg Choreographers Residency at The Yard, New Jersey Dance Theatre Ensemble, The Barnard Project with New York Live Arts, Ballet Austin, Mystic Ballet, Sacramento Ballet, Ailey II, Tisch School of the Arts Dance/NYU, Peridance Contemporary Dance Company, Point Park University, The Juilliard School, New York Live Arts Studio Series, and Dance Theater Workshop ... [read more]

Luther Brown BDC Faculty Headshot

MADboots dance co. was co-founded in August 2011 by Jonathan Campbell (BFA Juilliard '10) &Austin Diaz (BFA NYU '11). The company made its premiere at the Gibney Dance Center, and has since been presented at festivals in Italy, Canada, New York City, and New Jersey, such as the Alto Jonio Dance Festival (Italy), Springboard Danse Montreal, David Parker’s Soaking WET,  knees and toes (Toronto) & DANCENOW Joe's Pub Dance Festival (2012 Challenge Winner) ... [read more]


Saar Harari Saar was born on a farm in Israel to an artistic family and danced until the age of 18, at which time he joined the Israeli Army for 6 years. He left the Army and started to dance again at the age of 24. In 1998 he created his first work as an independent choreographer for a dance festival at the Suzanne Dellal Centre in Tel Aviv. In 2001, Saar established LeeSaar The Company with Lee Sher, relocating to NYC in 2004. The company has been commissioned to create full evening dance programs by theaters and festivals in New York City, Portland, Austin, Seattle, Vancouver, Montclair, and other destinations. The Company has 9 permanent dancers and rehearses daily. The creation process is built, evolves and draws from the Gaga movement language. Saar is the Executive Producer of Gaga USA ... [read more]


This intensive is for Intermediate Advanced Dancers Ages 18 and up. Register in-person at the Front Desk.


Students who have registered and paid for the workshop, but withdraw no later than two weeks before the workshop start date, are entitled to a refund less an administrative fee of $25.00. No refunds will be given after Aug. 30, 2013.