Albuquerque, A

Modas Dance Summer 2021
Transcending Paradigms-Cultivating a New World of Artists
Albuquerque, NM -  July 5th - 31st 2021

Modas Dance Intensives are designed to promote diversity in young artists and encourage them to explore and discover their modus operandi, or method of operating. Modas brings master teachers from across the country specializing in ballet, contemporary and commercial dance, offering a variety of mediums and resources for young artists to explore and take advantage of while nourishing and cultivating each student's unique talents. Students study a core curriculum of ballet, modern, Horton, contemporary, Countertechnique® and repertoire in addition to improvisation, hip-hop, flexibility anatomy and technique, investigating dance, pointe and variations and men's class. The Modas Dance Intensives promotes independent thinking, self-discovery and individuality by providing a supportive and rigorous work environment while offering keen insight into what it takes to be a viable artist in the future world of dance. 

Albuquerque, NM

  • Four Week Session July 5th-July 31st              $1900

  • Session One July 5th-July 18th.                       $1000

  • Session Two July 18th- July. 31st.                    $1000

  • Repertory Program July 18th- July 31st          $1000

                 * ages 15 and up or by invitation

            Repertory Choreographer Yoshito Sakuraba - Artistic Director of Abarukas


*All sessions are ages 9 and up except as noted


To Audition:

Modas is a rigorous and challenging program on all levels - physical, intellectual and spiritual, and we are most interested in catering to young artists that wish to be challenged holistically and participate in a collaborative and enriching experience.

  • Please send a 4–6-minute video of anything you feel demonstrates your most authentic movement language. This can be you doing an improvisation in your living room or a piece of your own choreography. We are not looking for you to show off your “technique “or tricks, but instead we want to see who you are and what you have to say with your movement.

  • One paragraph to one page of your thoughts on what it means to be an artist to you and why you are interested in attending Modas.

  • $20 audition fee  - summer-program-audition


*Please send video and writing to


Scholarships are first come first serve and will be granted on need and merit – please contact to apply or inquire

Housing & Location

Classes will be held at  Magnify Dance Center - 

8529 Indian School Rd. NE

Albuquerque, NM


We are working on providing housing options. We have decided to use this location instead of UNM largely so that we can control the environment more effectively and keep numbers smaller to comply with COVID safe practices. 

more info coming soon...

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"Modas Dance has been influential in creating a dance community full of love, passion and engagement between the students and teachers. Modas has shaped me into the artist I am today and spending the last three summers with this amazing faculty has been the best decision I have made so far in my dance career."

Samantha Frost - Dance Major Florida State University

"Modas Dance has helped shape me into the versatile, confident dancer I am today. This program provides a safe space for one to be their most vulnerable in all styles of dance. There is no place else I would rather spend my summer."

Abbey Klinger - Dance Major Point Park University

"Modas Dance fosters each student to be the absolute best individual they can be. There is no pressure to look or move like anyone except for the dancer that the whole faculty knows you are capable of becoming."

Katie Coker - Dance Major University of Arizona

"I am incredibly thankful to MODAS and its faculty. Without the training and knowledge I´ve received from Modas over the last few years, especially in the summer programs, I would have never been able to make it to Hubbard Street Profesional Program at Hubbard Street Dance Chicago.

Jose Antonio Ventura - Hubbard Street Professional Program

For more information or to audition contact: