keshet’s pre-professional dance training
Keshet Dance offers Pre-Professional Dance Training in a variety of programs designed to develop well-rounded dancers. Experienced pre-professional faculty offer a diverse curriculum of contemporary dance, classical ballet, jazz, and hip hop.
Keshet Pre-Professional Dance Training includes:
For the teen who enjoys “behind-the-scenes”, Keshet offers Technical Theater training. KT2 – Keshet Technical Theater is open to ages 12-18 years. Learn more by clicking here.
Upcoming Pre-Professional Dance Training Information Meetings*
* A Parent/Guardian is required to attend with each interested dancer under 18 years old.
JUMP: Just Unlimited Movement Possibilities (ages 6-18)
JUMP: Just Unlimited Movement Possibilities
Keshet Dance’s JUMP Program is specifically designed to meet the needs of dancers ages 6 to 18, preparing them for participation in Keshet’s Pre-Professional Program. JUMP dancers choose their own flexible schedule, choosing to study contemporary dance, classical ballet, jazz, and/or hip hop in a nurturing class environment focused on proper alignment and technique.
Registration for the Spring Semester of JUMP will begin on December 3, 2019. JUMP students may enter the program at the beginning of the Fall or Spring semester. No audition is required. As part of JUMP, students participate in a minimum of three classes weekly and may choose to perform in Keshet Dance Fall and Spring productions.
Required Class Attire
JUMP dress code is designed to encourage unity, discipline, and improved concentration among our students. All JUMP students are required to attend classes in dress code indicated in the JUMP Handbook/ Packet – Download the packet here: Final JUMP Packet Spring 2019
KP3: Keshet's Pre-Professional Program (ages 8-18)
KP3: Keshet’s Pre-Professional Program
Keshet’s Pre-Professional Program (KP3) provides a comprehensive training curriculum for dancers ages 8 to 18 who are committed to intensive dance training. The KP3 program combines rigorous training in modern dance, ballet, jazz, and hip hop to create well-rounded and versatile dancers.
KP3 Auditions only take place in the fall. Our next round of auditions will take place on Saturday, August 4, 2018 [ Ages 14-18yrs – 11:30am – 1:30pm; Ages 8-13yrs – 3 – 5pm ]. KP3 students register for the full school year and should be prepared to commit themselves for this entire period of time.
Participation in the KP3 program requires a serious commitment from both the student and his or her family. As part of KP3, students participate in a minimum of six classes weekly and are required to perform in Keshet Dance Fall and Spring productions. KP3 dancers choose their own flexible schedule, studying contemporary dance, classical ballet, pointe, jazz, and hip hop in a nurturing class environment focused on proper alignment and technique.
Required Class Attire
KP3 dress code is designed to encourage unity, discipline, and improved concentration among our students. All KP3 students are required to attend classes in dress code indicated in the KP3 Handbook. Non-competitive scholarships and work-study are available. If you have questions about the KP3 program, please contact Sarah Gonzales (Sarah@KeshetArts.org) or call 505-224-9808.
- Click to Download the complete KP3 Information Packet: Final KP3 2018 2019 Packet _HERE
- KP3 Year Long Calendar 2018-2019
KP3 - Post Graduate Track (ages 18-24)
KP3 Post Graduate Track
The KP3 Post Graduate Track is a pre-professional education opportunity for students to participate in a focused, structured dance education curriculum which encompasses dance technique, dance performance, technical theater, arts administration, arts entrepreneurship, and community engagement. This track is an opportunity for students between the ages of 18 and 24 who want to pursue their dance training on a more serious level through an option outside of the college/university model.
How does it work?
Program Application, Registration, and Duration:
Students can apply to the KP3 Post Graduate Track at any time throughout the year. Admission to the program is rolling, although entering the program in August or January are recommended, as these months kick off new semesters. Students should apply a minimum of two (2) weeks before their desired start date for the program.
Acceptance to the program is based on an application and an interview with the Pre-Professional Education Director. Students must commit to a minimum of six (6) months program participation, but there is no maximum length of participation within the program.
Students in the Post Graduate Track will have access to all Keshet class offerings (KP3, Community, Keshet Master Classes, Makers Space Master Classes, KIIC Workshops). After being accepted into the KP3 Post Graduate Track, KP3 Post Graduate students should set up a time with the Pre-Professional Education Director to receive level placements prior to beginning participation in the program. These level placements will identify approved levels of KP3 classes to take and recommendations for Keshet Community classes that will additionally support training goals.
KP3 Post Graduate students will have free access to Keshet studio space, as available. Studio reservations must be made in advance through the Pre-Professional Education Director.
Keshet produces a number of shows throughout its annual season. KP3 Post Graduate students have the option to participate in these productions. If a Post Graduate student is not performing in a production, it is expected that the student will take a minimum of one (1) Front of House shift and/or provide backstage mentorship to support that production.
Program Participation Requirements:
KP3 Post Graduate students must maintain consistent attendance with an average minimum of three (3) technique classes per week. As life and absences may occur, attendance is tracked with the expectation of twelve (12) technique classes attended monthly. Excessive absences are grounds for removal from the KP3 Post Graduate Track.
KP3 Post Graduate students are encouraged, but not required, to attend the full 60-minute KP3 Program Workshop, held weekly.
KP3 PGT Workshop:
The KP3 Post Graduate Workshop IS required and is held only one time per month, generally between 1.5 – 3 hours, depending on the topic. There will often “homework” projects to work on generated via discussions and learning in this workshop. This workshop will focus on topics critical to the field, and to the personal, professional, and artistic growth of the participants.
Payment structure options:
Students can choose one of the following payment + volunteer support options:
Paying $50/month + volunteering 8 hours/week front desk/concierge/admin support
Paying $0/month + volunteering 12 hours/week front desk/concierge/admin support
Plus: Front of House training and an expectation that KP3 Post Graduate students will support all Keshet productions in which they are not performing with one or more Front of House shifts during the run of a production.
Have questions? Email Sarah Gonzales at email@example.com
To learn more about Technical Theater Training CLICK HERE
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