Dance Gap Year founded by Pizarts provides an enriched and diverse learning environment for our participants. Established in 2014, the program based in New York City offers short and long-term domestic and international travel for dancers.  


Pizarts strives to help dancers Dig Deep within one's movement practice and Discover More of society through means of art and community engagement.

Program Locations

Virtual Option Available 

3 Months Program: New York (virtual and in-person)

3 Months Program: Los Angeles (virtual and in-person)

2 Months: Abroad (in-person)

Overall Goals

  • Curate a performance.
  • Teach a personalized 90-minute dance class.
  • Perform and network with dancers of various countries.
  • Choreograph meaningful works. Acquire the skills to live independently.
  • Present a competitive portfolio.
  • Establish new friendships and unforgettable memories.

Dance Gap Year Areas of Focus

  • Technique & Composition: Technique classes, multidisciplinary workshops, choreography lab with a final performance.
  • Pedagogy: Teaching methods and style approach. Learn the build-up and breakdown of a 90-minute class.
  • Arts & Life Management: Lecture classes in dance history, business management, and practical living practices.
  • Cultural Exchange (Arts & Humanities): Public performances and community classes led by participants are included in a required 60-hour internship.

Admissions Process

Participants are required to upload:

  • Interview via phone or Skype with DGY staff
  • A filled out the application
  • Submit two letters of recommendation
  • A resume and two dance photos (head shot-active shot)
  • Two-page essay about self
  • Video clip up to 90 seconds

Cost and Session Information

The base rate of $2500 is for our virtual program.

New York in-person performance residency January 17th - April 17th, 2020. 

$900 fee for administration and sanitation. 

To learn more about the program please visit www.dancegapyear.com




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