Virtual SIN | August 3-7, 2020




The importance of community has always been a guiding principle for us as a dance company. Whether in the studio, on stage or teaching, we’ve always believed in the importance and power of connection. As we move online, we want to retain that sense with all of our students: we may be alone in our own worlds at this point in time, but the discovery of connection is still as strong as ever. DOVA’s Company and musicians are exploring new ways to reach out past the screen in front of you to give you the same in-depth experience you’ve always valued. Some new rules for sure that call for reinvention from all of us.


Pilates with Stephanie Liapis

Dancers will be guided through a series of Pilates mat exercises and yoga asanas that emphasize core strength and stability, and the use of dynamic breath. Stephanie uses imagery and anatomical feedback to help increase your understanding of how and why your body moves. Please have a mat and towel for class, all bodies welcome!

Modern Technique with Current Company Members and Company Alumni Gwen Welliver

This highly technical, movement-based class investigates the line of human movement and how it can affect the broader strokes of our dancing. Through the expansive use of the back and limbs, Varone’s style will be explored through an emphasis on breath, strength, dynamic lyricism and musicality.

*Rotating Electives (afternoon classes will rotate daily so that you take each class below):

Devices with Doug Varone

Varone will emphasize compositional structure and explore new devices for expanding and inventing material. A body of material will be created, varied and manipulated both, pushing towards new discoveries.

Improvisation with Adriane Fang

Improvisation will provide an opportunity for students to hone in on their individuality, creativity, and ability to make choices in the moment.


This class will focus on exploring a piece of Varone’s work. Through this investigation, the class will experience the wide range of movement dynamics, and emotional nuance inherent in Varone's choreography.

Choreocinematics / dancing with digital media with Alex Springer

This class will explore the convergence of choreographic and cinematic forms through the lens of Doug Varone’s body of work. As we engage across digital technologies, we will look closer at how we can collaborate with these tools to re-frame how we see and are seen, hear and are heard, move and are moved. No prior experience necessary.

Viewpoints with Leon Ingulsrud

Viewpoints was created and first articulated by choreographer Mary Overlie, who broke down the issues performers deal with into six categories. She called her approach the Six Viewpoints. The Viewpoints allows a group of performers to function together spontaneously, genuinely and intuitively, and to generate bold, theatrical work quickly. It develops flexibility, articulation, insight and strength in movement and makes ensemble playing at a high level really possible.


Daily Lunches with the Company

Open Rehearsals via Zoom

Improvisation Jam

Exploring Repertory: view a work from the company repertory and discuss with Doug and Company


FULL WEEK (15 classes, 5 evening events + Discussions): $175

APPLICATION DUE BY: July 31st, 2020

10% of profits go to Black Lives Matter and Fair Fight


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Please complete the online registration form above along with your full tuition payment.


How can I pay for this program?

Payments for our Virtual Summer Workshop will be accepted through Zelle or Paypal. Upon completing your registration form, you will be emailed a payment request within 24 hours. If you have any questions regarding payment, please email  

Is there financial aid available?

Unfortunately, we will not be offering financial aid for this workshop.  

What is the refund policy?

We will not be offering any refunds for this workshop.  If you cannot attend any part of the workshop, we will provide you with recorded videos of all classes and discussions you may have missed so that you may experience the workshop at a later time.

Is there a dress code for the workshop?

There is no dress code for our workshop, however we ask that you wear clothes that don't obstruct your dancing; sweats and a tank top or t-shirt is fine, or you're welcome to wear leotards and tights, as long as you're comfortable.  Knee pads may be helpful to have on hand for some of our classes.

Do I have to audition?

No auditions are necessary for admittance into the workshop.  

What platform will this workshop take place on?  

All classes and events will take place over Zoom. Zoom links for each class will be sent out prior to the start of the workshop. See the link below to download Zoom.

Do I have to take every class live?

While we strongly encourage participants to be present for every class, we understand that schedules can be complicated at the time so we will provide all students with a recorded version of class that they can view for a limited amount of time.  

How large are the classes?

Class sizes depend on the total enrollment. Our aim is to have no more than 30 people in any given class. 

Can I get college credit for taking the workshop?

We do not offer college credit, however we have been able to work one-on-one with students who have coordinated credit with their individual universities. We will gladly provide documentation detailing your involvement in the workshop, so that you can negotiate with your college to get credit.


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more events & workshops

Virtual SIN | July 2021

For pre-professional and professional dancers, our DOVA Virtual Workshop provides five full-days of technical training, creative work, and exposure to the company’s style.

July 12-16, 2021

Photo: David Bazemore

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