MODAS DANCE CONTINUUM
Modas Dance Continuum
Fall 2019 - Aug. 19th - Dec. 13th 2019
Spring 2020 Jan. 16th-May 8th 2020
Modas Dance Continuum cultivates well rounded, professional dance artists through a progressive, rigorous, and diverse curriculum that nourishes and develops the whole artist through a holistic high-quality training experience that includes; dance technique, performance, choreography, artistic direction, business skills, entrepreneurial development and injury prevention with a distinguished national and international faculty. Continuum fosters young artists through independent thinking, and investigation to discover and refine each individual’s artistic aspirations, thereby strengthening their contributions to the field.
Continuum is a one to three-year program for dancers for ages 15 and up in residence at Magnify Dance Center in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Modas Dance and Magnify Dance Center provide excellence in training and a commitment to the most current techniques, approaches, and professional development skills.
The program offers over 30 hours of training per week with performance and career enrichment opportunities throughout the year. Participants will obtain the experience and knowledge necessary to thrive as a professional dance artist. The Continuum faculty works together to create a training and academic plan tailored to each individuals’ goals and aspirations while also providing an education rich in diversity and practical life skills, ensuring their viability as a working professional artist in the field of dance.
Weekly core curriculum includes ballet, modern, contemporary, cross-training, injury prevention and Repertory. Supplemental classes in pointe/men’s class, composition, improvisation, anatomy and other dance forms are offered regularly throughout each semester. Students will participate in workshops focused on professional preparation, business and entrepreneurial development.
9:00-10:45 Technique Class in Modern, Ballet, Contemporary
2:00-3:30 Technique Classes in Ballet, Pointe, Jazz, Contemporary, Cross-Training or Workshop/Repertoire
*additional technique classes included in tuition price are available in the evenings and weekends depending on the student’s individual track of education.
* workshops will include new repertoire as well as learning classical ballet and contemporary repertoire
Friday-Sunday are flex scheduling allowing dancers to work, pursue academics and /or additional training and travel as assistants/interns with Modas Dance for national and international workshops.
Performance opportunities happen throughout the year with one mainstage repertory performance in the spring. Dancers will also be mentored in their own choreographic process and have their work presented each season.
Modas Dance has partnered with Central New Mexico Community College (CNM) to offer high quality academic options for Continuum students ages 15 and up. CNM is ranked in the top ten of community colleges in the nation. Courses are offered both online and in person at the Montoya Campus in Albuquerque, NM. CNM credits are transferrable to all state universities in NM. CNM also has an excellent transfer rate nationally. Modas Dance continuum students will work with our education liaison and CNM advisors to craft an academic schedule and plan based on their academic and career goals.
High School students over the age of 15 - CNM offers dual enrollment free of charge to complete their high school degree while earning credit towards an AA degree. Most students are able to earn their full AA degree within 2 years while completing their last two years of high school.
High School Graduates - CNM offers an affordable path to earning their AA degree while training in the Continuum Program
*participation in CNM programs is not required but is encouraged as part of our goal to foster well-rounded artist with a wealth of resources and career options.
Modas will assist students with recommendations for appropriate housing and with roommate selection. Host families may be available for younger students.
$3500 per semester/$7000 annually
*tuition includes participation in the Modas Dance Summer Program and all Modas Workshops for the season
*work-study and scholarship are available
Students may audition for the program by scheduling an in-person audition in Albuquerque, NM, attending a Modas Workshop or by sending a video to Layla@modasdance.info
Core Faculty & Staff
Ballet, Modern, Choreography, Dance Practical Skills, Mentor
Ballet, Pointe, Jazz, Directing, Mentor
SCARLETT WYNNE & ERIC SAMPSON
New Mexico Dance Project www.nmdanceproject.com
Contemporary Ballet, Modern, Improvisation, Choreography
Ballet, Contemporary, Choreography, Five Point Dancer http://www.fivepointdancer.com
VLADIMIR CONDE RECHE
Ballet, Men's Class, Contemporary, Modern, Choreography
Ballet, Pointe and Variations
Education Liasion & Central New Mexico Community College Coordinator
Guest Faculty & Choreographers
Robert Moses KIN