July 31-August 4, 2023
Immerse yourself in five unforgettable days of movement classes, seminars, interactive workshops, and intimate conversations with industry leaders.
Transform your passion for dance into a thriving, sustainable career.
Join us at JUMPSTART/LA this summer!
"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
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 career. This 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
Location: Loyola Marymount University
Check out our 2022 interview with LA Dance Chronicle!
Photography by Olivia Ramsey & George Simian