Join us this Summer!
July 31-August 4, 2023
Summer 2023 faculty to be announced!
February 3, 2023 — Scholarship Applications due
February 9, 2023 — Scholarship Notifications sent
February 20, 2023 — Last day to use the EARLYBIRD code (save $100!)
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 is 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 a 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!