MELT Intensives are a series of daily workshops in technique, somatics, improvisation, composition and other areas offered each summer (5 weeks) and winter (3 weeks). Taught by Movement Research’s internationally recognized faculty as well as acclaimed guest artists, these workshops provide students with the unique opportunity to engage with some of the most highly regarded and innovative artists in the field of dance today.

MELT Summer 2016 runs July 11 - August 12.

Registration is now open!
Workshop descriptions now online.

Single workshop and full-week enrollment available.
New in 2016: additional composition workshops. See options below!

Click here for new rates and fees for 2016.

Complete Schedule

When registering for FULL WEEK ENROLLMENT (multiple workshops per week), certain weeks involve two options. All options are the same price. Individual workshop enrollment is also available.

All workshops take place at Danspace Project, except where noted.

week one: july 11-15
Option 1: Option 2:
9:45am-11:45am Irene Dowd** 10am-12pm Juliette Mapp
1-3pm K.J. Holmes 1-3pm K.J. Holmes
3:30-6pm Tere O’Connor 3:30-6pm Tere O’Connor

week two: july 18-22
Option 1: Option 2:
10am-12pm Jennifer Nugent 10am-12pm Jennifer Nugent
1-3pm Yvonne Meier 2-6pm Sarah Michelson* 
3:30-6pm Donna Uchizono  

week three: july 25-29
10am-12pm Jeremy Nelson
1-3pm Antonio Ramos
3:30-6pm Jennifer Monson

week four: august 1-5
Option 1: Option 2:
10am-12pm RoseAnne Spradlin 10am-12pm RoseAnne Spradlin
1-3pm Judith Sánchez Ruíz 2-6pm Miguel Gutierrez*
3:30-6pm Kyle deCamp  

week five: august 8-12
Option 1: Option 2:
10am-12pm Barbara Mahler 10am-12pm Barbara Mahler
1-3pm Hristoula Harakas 1-3pm Hristoula Harakas
3:30-6pm luciana achugar 3:30-6pm Marjani Forté-Saunders and Nia Love*

*taking place at Abrons Arts Center, Studio G05
**taking place at Gibney Dance Center, 280 Broadway

Fees & Registration


Individual Workshop Rates:
$125 for Technique and Somatic Workshops (10am-12pm and 1-3pm)
$150 for Composition Workshops 2.5 hours in length (3:30-6pm)
$250 for Composition Workshops 4 hours in length (2-6pm)

Full Week Registration:
1 Week $340
2 Weeks $670*
3 Weeks $1000*
4 Weeks $1275*
5 Weeks $1550*

PLEASE NOTE: “drop-in” classes are not available.

*A deposit of $500 or full payment reserves your place for 2, 3, 4, and 5-week enrollment. Balance of tuition is due by Wednesday June 15. We accept credit card payment on our website, as well as check or money order payment by mail.

To avoid online fees, complete the registration form online and then mail a check to the Movement Research administrative office (55 Avenue C, New York NY 10009). Email with questions.



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    Sunday 11:00 am-2:00 pm
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