Virtual Summer Dance Workshops


Registration IS OPEN!
July 6-31: Advanced Virtual Summer Dance Workshop for Ages 14-18
July 7-30: Virtual Summer Dance Workshop for Ages 11-13
Virtual Summer Camps & Drop-in Classes also available!
○ Available as 2-week or 4-week sessions
○ Offered via Zoom: Requires a device that has a camera and speaker

with renowned choreographer and designer MIKE ESPERANZA

Our virtual Advanced Summer Dance Workshop is a technique and repertory lab that motivates seasoned dancers ages 14-18 to challenge themselves and elevate their practice. Personalized instruction hones artistry and expression through in-depth modern and ballet technique as well as improvisational and compositional exploration. Dancers will gain exposure to renowned dance artists working in the field, offering expertise to those looking to continue dancing into the future.

No Audition required.

JULY 6-31
Schedule: Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays | 9:30am-12:00pm EDT (7.5 hours weekly)
Tuition: $225/2 weeks | $383/4 weeks (15% off!)

Mike Esperanza is an acclaimed artist from New York City who has established a national presence in the graphic design and dance communities. Originally from California, Mike obtained a degree in graphic design from California State University, Fullerton. Mike relied on his education to sustain a dance company for twelve years in Los Angeles and New York City, where marketing and photography became an integral part of building a business brand, including print and online presence.

As dance maker and choreographer, Mike has presented on prestigious stages including the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Sergerstrom Center for the Arts, McCalllum Theatre, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Salvatore Capezio Theater at Peridance, The Royal Conservatory in Cordoba, Spain, and the Australian Circus Festival.

Mike’s work has been described as “bold, athletic movement and theatricality – the latter clearly the coming together of Esperanza’s many talents – the company epitomizes the dance of the new millennium: shape-shifting, vernacular-blending with a prescient focus on the brave new world in which we live.” ~ Jessica Abrams, Explore Dance.

View an excerpt from Mike Esperanza’s work “Draped”, which he set on Dancewave Company I dancers in 2019:


Our Virtual Summer Dance Workshop encourages young dancers ages 11-13 to develop artistry in dance through dynamic movement and exploration. Classes offer young dancers the chance to expand their movement vocabulary through Ballet and Modern technique. Classes will incorporate center work, combinations and choreography. Afternoon offerings include specialized classes in Anatomy, Nutrition, Conditioning and Improvisation.

JULY 7-30
Schedule: Tuesdays and Thursdays | 10:00am-1:00pm EDT (6 hours weekly)
Tuition: $180/2 weeks | $305/4 weeks (15% off!)