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    Dance Gap Year

    Dance Gap Year


    • Listing Type: Gap Year Programs
    • Destinations: United States
    • Program Delivery: Residential
    • Credit Awarded: None
    • Program Length: Four Weeks, Semester
    • Start Month: January, June, July, August, September
    • Category: Performing & Visual Arts
    • Selective: Yes
    • Gender: Coed
    • Ages: 18, 19+, 19
    • Housing: Dorm, Homestay, Student Apartment
    • Financial Aid: Payment Terms
    • Minimum Cost: $1,000 - $2,999
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    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 helping them build the next chapter in their professional and personal life. A place where creative freedom and support are provided by industry-leading artists who act as mentors for periods of 4-12 weeks. 


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

    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