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Thank you for joining us this summer!

Couldn't make it?

Grab the Summer 2023 seminar packet: 

"I've never felt more prepared to enter the dance world than I do after doing this intensive."

Hope, JSLA Summer 2022 Attendee

"JSLA fills your mind, body, and spirit. There is something for everyone, and literally anyone who takes JSLA will learn something or experience new. The workshop is empowering and filled with kind, caring people who care about you and your success. Any movement artist in the LA area can benefit from this workshop – you'll grow as an artist and entrepreneur."

Maggie, JSLA Summer 2022 Attendee 

Summer 2023 Faculty 

Summer 2023 Schedule 

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Are you interested in building a sustainable career in dance?

Are you curious about the myriad of career pathways, but feel like you don't have enough information to take action in YOUR life? 

Do you feel overwhelmed by the LA dance world?

Are you looking for TOOLS and ACTION ITEMS to advance your career? 

Then JUMPSTART/LA is for you!


From technique and repertory classes to seminars, career counseling, and informal conversations with leaders in the field, the five days you spend at JUMPSTART/LA are an investment in yourself and your careerThis program will: ​​​

  • Inform dancers of the many avenues and job opportunities available to movement artists in LA, including information on key institutions, organizations, resource hubs, entrepreneurial and employment opportunities.

  • Provide guidance about what it’s like to navigate these varying settings via movement classes, seminars, and Q+As from artists currently working in the field

  • Further guide participants towards their career goals through 1 on 1 mentorship

The program is built for dancers (ages 19+) who are pursuing careers as professional performers. Rising juniors, rising seniors, and those who are 1-3 years out of undergrad are ideal candidates for this program. If you're not sure if its a fit for you, email us!  

July 31 - August 4, 2023

Monday: 9am-6pm

Tuesday-Thursday: 10am-6:30pm

Friday: 10am-7:30pm

Location: Loyola Marymount University 

Check out our 2022 interview with LA Dance Chronicle!

Photography by Olivia Ramsey & George Simian

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