Are you an early career dancer interested in building a sustainable career?

Do you feel overwhelmed by the LA dance world?

Need one on one feedback on your website, resume, or headshot?

Looking to update your reel with new, high quality footage?! 

Then JUMPSTART/LA is for you!


From technique and repertory master classes to seminars, career counseling, and informal conversations with leaders in the field, the four days you spend at Jumpstart/LA is an investment in yourself and your careerThis jam-packed, four-day program will explore: 

  • Los Angeles’ vast, multifaceted dance world, history, and current landscape including key institutions, organizations, and resource hubs

  • Where to look for (PAID) performing, choreographic, and teaching opportunities

  • Resume, website, and headshot guidance (including personalized, 1 on 1 feedback and action items!)

  • How to secure a commercial dance agent

  • Ways to work in both the concert and commercial dance worlds and how to balance the two


… and we’ll have a ton of FUN.


The program is built for intermediate and advanced dancers (ages 16+) who are pursuing careers as a professional performers.

Track A — July 16+17, July 23+24 

10am-6pm, daily 

Stomping Ground LA

Track B — July 30+31, August 1+2 

10am-6pm, daily 

Stomping Ground LA 

Photography Residency Info: 
We are looking to offer a young photographer the chance to practice capturing movement in a dance class setting. Apply HERE
 by April 18 to be considered.  

Tuition scholarship applications are closed for Summer 2022. 

COVID-19 Protocols: JUMPSTART/LA will uphold all COVID-19 guidelines required by L.A. County Health Department, the City of Los Angeles, and Stomping Ground/LA. At present, participants are required to provide proof of full vaccination including booster or exemption, and masks must be worn at all times when inside Stomping Ground LA.