Virtual Winter Intensive 2021



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April 19, April 21, April 23 | 7:30PM EDT

DOVA Winter Virtual Intensive - January 4-16, 2021

DOVA is offering five days of open classes followed by our six-day intensive! The focus of the intensive week will be a virtual creation by Doug and the company. Our classes and intensive are for pre-professional and professional dancers.

Jan 4-8 Monday-Friday

1-2:30 Drop-in Technique Class with Company Alumni

Monday with Xan Burley

Tuesday with Stephanie Liapis

Wednesday with Natalie Desch

Thursday with Alex Springer

Friday with Adriane Fang

Single Drop-In Class: $15

Class Card: $60

To register for drop-In classes only:


Jan 11-16 Monday-Saturday

12-12:45: Somatic Class with Erin Owen

1-2:30: Technique with Current Company Members

2:30-3:15 Lunch and Discussions

3:15-4:30: Rotating Creative Classes

6-7: Evening Activities

Six-Day Intensive $250

Six-Day Intensive + Five-Day Drop-In Class Card $300


Deadline to apply: January 3rd, 2021

*As always, the intensive will be limited in size and there will be live music for all technique classes.


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.


Modern Technique with Current Company Members

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.

Somatics with Erin Owen

Deep Roots/wild resilience. Our daily warm-up. This holistic approach to Pilates will also includes principles from yoga, dance, Feldenkrais, physical therapy, breathwork, and GYROTONIC®. We'll go from micro to macro, inside to outside, local to global.

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

Devices with Doug Varone and Company Members

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. A work will be created on and with the participants, a sharing of this work will take place on the final day.

Asymmetric Possibilities with Paul Singh

This is an improvisation class that uses all parts of your dancing histories. We'll use energetic meridians, breathing rituals, distraction/disorientation, and pleasure principles as tools and guides for warming up. By the end we'll have a few methods to spark generative movement that soothe the body and feed the creative needs.

Working with Dramatic Text with Nancy Bannon

In this class we'll play with a short monologue. We'll create context through analyzing character and circumstances and build a dynamic world through imagination. We'll also spend some time writing and working physically.


Daily Lunches with the Company

Q&A with a Guest Artist

Discussion with Doug Varone

Massage Night

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


Please complete the online registration form (click button below) along with your full tuition payment.  

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How can I pay for this program? 

Payments for our Virtual Summer Intensive 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 intensive.  

What is the refund policy?

We will not be offering any refunds for this intensive.  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 intensive, 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 intensive.  

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 intensive.  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 this time so we will provide all students with a recorded version of class that can be viewed 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 with their individual universities. We will gladly provide documentation detailing your involvement in the intensive, so that you can negotiate with your college to get credit. 

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