July 13–August 7, 2020

The Chautauqua School of Dance will be presenting a 4-week intensive online program for the summer of 2020. The program is structured to continue the School of Dance’s tradition of fostering the development of artistry and technique at the highest levels. Class sizes will remain small to maintain personalized and individual attention.

Daily technique classes will be supplemented with classes in Contemporary, Hip Hop, Choreography, Pilates, Yoga, and more. Additional program offerings include:

  • Master Classes and talks with Visiting Artistic Directors*
  • Coaching sessions with Jean-Pierre Bonnefoux*
  • Q&A sessions with Faculty and Alumni
  • Lectures on special topics such as Career Guidance and Injury Prevention
  • Dance Film Watch Parties
  • Opportunities for socializing and creating new friendships
  • Access to all of Chautauqua’s Online Offerings, with featured lectures by prominent speakers and performances from all disciplines

*Apprentice & Festival Only

While nothing can replace a summer on the grounds of Chautauqua Institution, the Online School of Dance hopes to provide a learning experience that captures the essence of Chautauqua and brings the warm, nurturing studio environment to our dancers at home.


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Under the direction of Jean-Pierre Bonnefoux, students work regularly with world-renowned resident and guest faculty.

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Visiting Artistic Directors

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We are so pleased to have Peter Boal, Julie Kent, Alonzo King and Paul Vasterling join our program this summer as artistic directors.

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The Programs

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World-class dance training for aspiring professionals in a nurturing studio environment.

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Classes will be offered Monday through Friday starting with technique at Noon EST and running through the evening. Detailed weekly schedules will be announced soon.

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An important part of being a well-rounded dancer includes wellness. Weekly yoga sessions and Pilates will be offered to all dancers in our online school. These classes will be live but also recorded and accessible by a link so you can view in any timezone or country with ease and at your own pace. Lectures will include seminars on injury prevention, mindfullness and more.

Public Offerings

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In keeping with Chautauqua Dance’s tradition of including and embracing the support of the greater Chautauqua community, stay tuned for announcements of special events including curated discussions with distinguished alumni and faculty and open dance classes where dancers of all abilities and experience are invited to experience the excellence of our program. 

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