Lecture/Demonstrations & Master Classes
A master class is presented to offer dance students and general education students an opportunity to experience Elisa Monte’s work. Taught by select members of the company, the master class aims to introduce students to the Elisa Monte style of dance as well as representative Monte repertory in order for participants to encounter signature movements that have been studied and performed by some of the most amazing dancers and companies in the world. Each class can be attended by up to 30 persons and usually lasts between one hour and an hour and a half.
Junior Masters Program
This program combines age-appropriate lessons in Modern, Ballet, Jazz, & Creative Movement techniques with hands-on tutorials in choreography. This program culminates in a final presentation by students of their student-created ensemble pieces. Taught by principal dancers from Elisa Monte Dance, the Junior Masters Program engages students in a fun and creative activity that builds their physical fitness, increases self-esteem, and stimulates their imagination and creativity. This program also imparts knowledge and appreciation of dance as an art form through in-house reading sessions that support the NY state Learning Standards of Dance Education. These services are offered there days a week for grades K-12 for a 1 ½ - 4 month period depending on the availability of the students and the Teaching Artist.
Elisa Monte Dance offers various opportunities throughout the year to participate in an open rehearsal at the company's private studio.