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Teen apprenticeship

We are looking for students who are proficient in at least one style of dance,  cooperative learners, and willing to learn other styles. Interest in choreographing is welcome but not required.

Tuition: $985* for the five-week program includes:

  • All technique classes, master classes, and workshops
  • All travel and costume expenses for the “tour”
  • Lunch for the first three weeks of the program.

*Numerous half and full scholarships are available for Reach. More information can be found on the Student Application for Reach 2020.

At this time, we still have spots available in our program. Teen applicants, to audition, please send us a video that includes as many of these assignments as possible. Should you be unable to complete the tasks by that time, please let us know. This can be done on a phone, laptop, or iPad and emailed to me at mtaypin@bu.edu or you can send me a link.

1. A warm up exercise that you might do in a ballet, modern/contemporary, jazz, or hip hop class. Looking to see: your training, coordination, flexibility. 1-3 minutes.
2. A short phrase that includes repeated jumps or leaps, turns, and a final shape. Looking to see: your training and ability. 30 seconds – 1 minute.
3. A phrase of movement, freestyle or a choreographed solo that shows you doing a style you feel most comfortable performing. Looking for your style and confidence performing. 30 seconds – 3 minutes. Tell us if it is your movement or someone else’s choreography.
4. A personal statement about why you would like to join Reach. This could be based on your essay. Looking for: your interests and motivation. Max 1 minute.

Questions? Email mtaypin@bu.edu. We look forward to e-meeting you soon. Thank you.

College interns

Positions for 2020 have been filled.

To apply for future summers, please send a resume that includes: dance training, teaching experience, performance and choreography background, work history, and references. Please include a brief paragraph explaining why you are interested in this position. A videotape of your work or performance would be helpful.

Responsibilities include: assisting professionals in instruction and preparation for the tour; performing and choreographing as assigned; assisting in management of the tour; assisting in teaching Motion Art Workshops; acting as a mentor to students during program hours; and attending an orientation.

Address materials to: Micki Taylor-Pinney, BU Dance, 915 Commonwealth Ave., Boston, MA 02215 or email.

Contact

Name Phone Email
Micki Taylor-Pinney Director of Dance (617) 353-1597 mtaypin@bu.edu

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