Contempo – Collab is a 36-hour intensive, limited to 25 dancers, with classes in contemporary, jazz, musical theater, and repertory taught by two of the United States’ top choreographer/teachers – in Lisbon, Portugal.

Where: Little Big Apple, Lisbon, Portugal

When: Week 1: June 29 – July 4 (Professionals/Retired Professionals/Advanced. 16+)
Week 2: July 6-July 11 (Adult Beginners with 1-3 years dance experience. 18+)

Rolling until all 25 spots for Weeks 1 and 2 are filled.

Contempo – Collab is 6 days of becoming the best dancer you can be.
– 36 hours of classes.
– 25 dancers.
– 2 award-winning dance artists.
– 1 week of focused, personal training in gorgeous Lisbon, Portugal.

Contempo-Collab is a dance intensive with the singular goal of making sure its participants can work as dancers.

To ensure personal attention, participation is limited to 25 dancers for Week 1 and 25 dancers for Week 2.

Week 1 June 29 – July 4: Professional Track
Have you always dreamed of being a working dancer? Don’t know what’s next for you? Let our amazing instructors take your career to the next level – in a work environment designed for your self-improvement – where you’ll have the opportunity to network and create contacts for future projects.

Week 2 July 6 – July 11: Improvers Track
Have you always loved to dance, but didn’t discover your true passion for it until you were an adult? Improvers is for you. Don’t miss the opportunity to work with wonderful, award-winning professionals who are excited to share their knowledge with you. It’s never too late to pursue your dreams!

In addition to the week of intensive training, Contempo-Collab participants will have the opportunity to remain in contact with our instructors, Missy Lay Zimmer and Andrew Hubbard. Missy and Andrew will continue to serve as mentors after the intensive, including writing letters of recommendation, answering questions about audition prep and what to expect, and generally providing dance-related guidance post-intensive whenever a Contempo-Collab participant needs it.

Contempo-Collab Instructors 2020: Missy Lay Zimmer and Andrew Hubbard
Credits: Directors Exhale Dance Tribe; named to Dance Magazine’s “25 to Watch” List; Princess Grace Award nominees; Tedx presenters on Jazz dance; numerous Broadway and commercial credits including the Broadway casts of “CATS”, “Footloose”, and the Radio City Music Hall Spectacular; numerous film and television choreography credits.

How to apply:
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The application process opens December 15, 2019.

Costs for participants: $500 US/450 EU.

Contact details: Paula Wilson and Daniela Andana

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