Joffrey is offering two, two-week summer dance intensives with Artistic Directors Lisette and David Lucas in Tampa, Florida. Our intensives in “The Big Guava” include the Summer of Hip Hop dance intensive and the Contemporary Ballet intensive from July 27 through August 7. These intensives run simultaneously, so dancers will need to choose one or the other.
Instruction for the Tampa intensives is led by Lisette and David Lucas, founders of Shake The Ground (STG). For 5 years, the Lucases have been the Artistic Directors of Joffrey’s NYC Hip Hop summer dance intensives and now they are expanding the program to south Florida, bringing with them many of the talented instructors and dance professionals that have made our New York Hip Hop intensive so famous.
Tampa Hip Hop
For the Tampa Hip Hop intensive the Lucases will be joined by top artists such as Monsters of Hip Hop alumni Candace Brown. Just as in New York, more than 75 classes will be available in a variety of Hip Hop and dance techniques, including Breaking, Freestyle, House, Jazz/Funk, Street, Locking, Pop’n, commercial and other forms.
Tampa Contemporary Ballet
For the Ballet intensive, the Lucases are joined by a team of international contemporary ballet stars and master instructors, teaching classical and contemporary ballet, contemporary dance, pointe, improv, partnering and choreography. Classes are held from 9 am to 5 pm each day, Monday through Friday. Each day’s classes end with a rehearsal leading up to an in-studio performance at the end of each session.
Classes, performances and housing all take place on the campus of the University of South Florida. The Tampa intensives are for dancers between the ages of 8 and 25; housing is available for dancers ages 12 and up.
Join Us In Florida This Summer!
Ready to join us in the Sunshine State for the next step in your dance education? Admissions are by audition only; your audition qualifies you for a spot in our Miami or Florida intensives and may qualify you to be considered for our year round training program in New York City as well as for scholarship and other opportunities. Each audition is a 90 minute master class with one of our world class instructors.
We can’t wait to see you in Florida this summer, so register now for your audition!