Parsons Dance Intensive

Parsons Dance is a New York City based modern dance company, internationally renowned for creating and performing contemporary American dance of extraordinary artistry that is accessible and enriching to diverse audiences. Founded in 1985 by artistic director David Parsons and Tony Award-winning lighting designer Howell Binkley, Parsons Dance is known for its energized, athletic, ensemble work, and has collaborated with iconic artists across all disciplines including Billy Taylor, Milton Nascimento, Allen Toussaint, William Ivey Long, Donna Karan, Annie Leibovitz, and Alex Katz.  The company has toured to more than 445 cities, 30 countries and 5 continents for the most notable theaters, festivals and presenters worldwide including The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Maison de la Danse, Teatro La Fenice and Teatro Municipal do Rio de Janeiro. New York Magazine called Mr. Parsons “one of modern dance’s great living dance-makers.”



Parsons Dance Intensive at the Summer Heat International Dance Festival

The Parsons Dance Intensive will be held in conjunction with the Summer Heat International Dance Festival.  Intensive participants will have access to all Festival activities in addition to Intensive classes.

Tuition is $650 for the entire week and enrollment is limited. Tuition includes 3 two hour classes per day for 6 days, performance tickets for all Festival performances (Doug Varone and Dancers, Beijing Dance Theatre, and 2 Parsons Dance Performances), the Festival opening reception, Festival T-shirt, and Festival water bottle. Participants should be at the advanced/pre-professional level.  Students will be required to sign a waiver of responsibility for injury.

Intensive participants will have priority for enrollment in additional Festival master classes and workshops (TBA).

Optional Hotel available at $60 per night double occupancy or $120 per night single occupancy. Students under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult to occupy Festival hotel housing.

Call 918-688-6112 for enrollment  or more information.

Daily Schedule:  July 25–July 31

No two days are alike for Parsons Dance Summer Intensive participants. Summer Intensive classes include Ballet, Modern, Parsons Dance Repertory & Technique, Yoga, Stretch and Strengthening, Professional Development Seminars, Nutrition and Injury Prevention, and more. Classes are held 9:00–5:00, Wednesday, July 25–Monday, July 30. In addition to class instruction, student receive tickets to all Festival performances.  July 31 will include a Parsons Dance “Relaxed” performance for children with autism and the closing Festival performance featuring Parsons Dance.