Summer Intensive Workshop

PAST, PRESENT, FUTURE – June 3-8, 2024

The Company’s Summer 2024 workshop will focus on the process and material from one of the Company’s latest works. Each day will include the opportunity to engage in technical challenges, gather tools for making material and create new material using the Company’s methods to be shared on the final day of the workshop. Ideal for pre-professional and professional dancers seeking to rejuvenate, challenge and expand their skills as movers, makers and collaborators. Led by the Company, the workshop will be held at New York Live Arts.

The Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company was born in 1982 out of an 11-year collaboration between Bill T. Jones and Arnie Zane (1948–1988). During this time, they redefined the duet form and foreshadowed issues of identity, form and social commentary that would change the face of American dance. The Company has performed worldwide in over 200 cities in 40 countries on every major continent and is recognized as one of the most innovative and powerful forces in the dance-theater world.


Dates and Schedule
– The workshop runs June 3 – 8, 2024 at New York Live Arts Studios.
– Classes are Monday through Friday 10:00am-5:00pm and Saturday 12:00pm – 4:00pm

Eligibility and Requirements
Bill T. Jones/ Arnie Zane Company will  accept a limited enrollment of performers ages 16 and older. The application is required from ALL dancers.

$750 (One week Monday through Saturday)
$250 deposit due upon acceptance.
$500 remaining balance due May 15, 2024

Registration (tuition + deposit) is non-refundable. A tuition refund (not the deposit fee) will only be considered by written cancellation before April 15, 2024.

Covid Protocol
There are NO mandated protocols for Summer 2024. Currently, masks will be optional.
Full COVID protocol will be reviewed regularly and shared separately, based on updated NYC Department of Health guidance. All the above policies could change by the summer. Check back for updates.

New York Live Arts -Studios 
219 West 19th Street
New York, NY 10011

Room & Board
Summer Intensive participants are responsible for their own travel, housing, and food.

Application Deadline
All prospective Summer Intensive dancers must provide the following by April 15, 2024.
– Completed application form
– Photo or headshot 
– Video Audition. Simple in-studio cell phone video is acceptable. See video guidelines on application.

Application is due on April 15, 2024 – 11:59pm EST. Admission notifications will start to happen in March/April. All dancers will be notified by/before April 20. A waitlist will be utilized and dancers will be accepted/notified if/when capacity limitations allow. Once applications are submitted, they cannot be edited.

Application Deadline: Sunday, April 15, 2024 by 11:59pm EST
Audition Notification: Monday, April 29, 2024 via email

  • 10:00am – 11:30am – Technique Class
  • 11:35am – 1:00pm – Improvisation/Partnering Class
  • 1:00pm – 2:00pm – Lunch
  • 2:05pm – 3:30pm – Phrasework
  • 3:30pm – 5:00pm – Composition/Creative Process with Company

Limited merit- and need-based tuition scholarships are available for eligible dancers, but cannot be used with additional discounts. The deadline to apply for a scholarship is Mar 25, 2024. Scholarship announcements will be made Mar 30, 2024. Scholarship means a discount on tuition only, not travel, housing, etc. Scholarships cannot be deferred to future programming.

Summer tuition scholarships are available on a first come, first served basis. If you require financial assistance to attend our intensive, please let us know.

Please Note: All information provided will be held strictly confidential. It will be viewed only by the members of New York Live Arts Financial Aid Committee in compliance with all privacy protection rules of the state of New York, and used only for the purpose of determining eligibility status. Due to budget limitations, approved eligibility status does not guarantee financial aid will be awarded.

Scholarship Application

Part-Time/ Drop-ins
– Dancers can register for the full week intensive, or drop into Technique class should space allow. 
– There will not be a virtual component to this intensive – all classes will be held in person.
– Register for the full intensive here. Drop-ins will be made available in May should space allow.




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