Francisco Gella Dance Works Intensives, Workshops and Festivals

 

Seattle Dance Advance Intensive

Cornish College of the Arts
Seattle, Washington
November 23-25, 2018

Training To Transform You

The Seattle Dance Advance, held over Thanksgiving weekend, provides 30-hours of exceptional training over 3-days. Led by Master Teacher, Francisco Gella and a team of Expert Faculty Mentors, this intensive provides a strong foundation in technique accompanied with diverse movement styles and genres – all for the purpose of unlocking the potential that exists within every participant. Join me in Seattle on Thanksgiving Weekend for three days that will take your technique and artistry to the next level. A daily foundation in ballet leading into modern and jazz technique, followed by contemporary, African, musical theatre and improv. A transformative three days that will teach you how to fully use your technique to strengthen your artistry. You’ll become a more convincing storyteller.

New Year’s Training Camp

Windward School
Los Angeles, California
December 27-29, 2018

While They Rest, You Train

The New Year’s Training Camp, held just before the New Year, provides 27-hours of exceptional training over 3-days. Led by Master Teacher, Francisco Gella and a team of Expert Faculty Mentors, this intensive provides a rigorous and holistic intensive to accelerate training, inspire and motivate greater individual effort, and prepare students for successful auditions, intensives, performances and competitions in the new year ahead.

College Prep Workshops
Spring Edition

Dates and Locations to be Announced Soon!

Don’t Leave Your Dance Future to Chance

College Prep Workshops provides 5-hours of exceptional learning over 2-days. Led by Associate Director for Career Programs Julie Friedrich and a team of Expert Faculty Mentors. As we have seen the rise in the dedication to and interest in higher education and dance careers from diverse talent across the country, this new college preparatory workshop is designed specifically for students who want to move on to that vital next step in their path towards becoming professional dancers.

The Ballet Company Intensive

Boise, Idaho
June 4-6, 2019

A joint program of Francisco Gella Dance Works and Ballet Idaho

So much more than just another ballet intensive! You’ll get to work directly with company artistic director Garrett Anderson, Francisco Gella, and company dancers of Ballet Idaho. In three memorable days, you’ll take exceptional classes, workshops, learn Ballet Idaho rep, and see a short performance of work from company members. And the best part is you’ll see what it takes to become a dancer and what it’s like when you arrive. When is the last time you’ve had the opportunity to be integrated into the life of a professional ballet company – all in beautiful Boise, ID.

Enrollment Information Coming Soon!

Ballet+

South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center
Miami, Florida
June 10-21, 2019

beyond technique

Francisco’s marquee two-week summer training program. Ballet+ provides 80-hours of exceptional training over 11-days. Led by Master Teacher, Francisco Gella and a team of Expert Faculty Mentors, this in-depth intensive leads students through developing a strong technical foundation in ballet, modern, and jazz toward a highly refined and authentic individual artistic voice.

New Century Dance Project

Rose Wagner Center for Performing Arts
Salt Lake City, Utah
August 13-17, 2019

The Youth Festival for Choreography and Dance

There is no other dance event like NCDP. This highly participatory, educational and nurturing event brings together the best parts of every kind of dance experience that student performing artists are accustomed to; master classes, performances, workshops, career exploration, mentoring from professionals and opportunities to make new friends. All activities are geared toward the art of performance and the craft of choreography. Student participants will spend their five days learning new choreography to perform at the closing gala concert. But there’s more. Participants will be given the time and tools to explore creating their own work. The diverse master classes and workshops offered during the festival will be a safe space to encourage risk-taking and self-exploration – essential elements to performing and choreographing.

Preprofessional Dancer Institute

National Dance Institute
Santa Fe, New Mexico
August 29-September 2, 2019

For Dancer Pursuing Big Dreams

Francisco Gella’s annual Preprofessional Dancer Institute (PDI) offers serious-minded and highly-motivated, aspiring dancers the opportunity to polish their skills and further prepare themselves to enter the world of professional dance. Over this 5-day program, an intimate group of no more than 60 dancers ages 12-18 selected by the program faculty will work intensively with acclaimed teaching artists Francisco Gella and Julie Shulman Friedrich to elevate their technique, broaden their range of stylistic diversity, and explore and hone their creative voices.

College Prep Workshops – Fall Edition

Dates and Locations to be Announced Soon!

Don’t Leave Your Dance Future to Chance

Finding it a challenge to know where and how to start preparing? College Prep Workshops provides 5-hours of exceptional learning led by Associate Director for College and Career  Programs Julie Friedrich, a national leader in understanding college dance admissions. As we have seen a rise in dedication to and interest in higher education and dance careers from diverse talented students across the country, this new college preparatory workshop is designed specifically for students who want to move on to that vital next step in their path towards becoming professional dancers. Julie and our team will demystify the college preparation and admissions process.  Whether you are starting your senior year or beginning seventh grade, you’ll find everything you need to give yourself an edge in this very competitive process.

Seattle Dance Advance Intensive

Cornish College of the Arts
Seattle, Washington
November 22-24, 2019

Training To Transform You

The Seattle Dance Advance, held over Thanksgiving weekend, provides 30-hours of exceptional training over 3-days. Led by Master Teacher, Francisco Gella and a team of Expert Faculty Mentors, this intensive provides a strong foundation in technique accompanied with diverse movement styles and genres – all for the purpose of taking your technique and artistry to the next level. A daily foundation in ballet leading into modern and jazz technique, followed by contemporary, African, musical theatre and improv. A transformative three days that will teach you how to fully use your technique to strengthen your artistry. You’ll become a more convincing storyteller.

New Year’s Training Camp

Winward School
Los Angeles, California
December 28-30, 2019

While They Rest, You Train

The New Year’s Training Camp, held just before the New Year, provides 30+hours of exceptional training over 3-days. Led by Master Teacher, Francisco Gella and a team of Expert Faculty Mentors, this intensive provides a rigorous and holistic intensive to accelerate training, inspire and motivate greater individual effort, and prepare students for successful auditions, intensives, performances and competitions in the new year ahead.


Francisco Gella Dance Works Affiliate Programs

 

Palm Springs Dance Festival
Palm Springs, California
March 7-10, 2019

Join Francisco Gella at the 3rd Annual Palm Springs Dance Festival where he has been named the 2019 Resident Artist. Students who register to participate in this amazing weekend will be taking a six-hour intensive with Franciso, designed specifically for the festival participants. For all of the details and to register, go HERE.

 

ARIA Ballet Intensive
Long Beach Convention Center
Long Beach, California
March 7-10, 2019

Join Francisco Gella at the 3rd Annual Palm Springs Dance Festival where he has been named the 2019 Resident Artist. Students who register to participate in this amazing weekend will be taking a six-hour intensive with Franciso, designed specifically for the festival participants. For all of the details and to register, go HERE.


24 Seven Dance Convention Tour

Francisco is the lead ballet and modern instructor for the 2018/19 tour

24 Seven Dance Convention
Reno-Sparks Convection Center
Reno, Nevada
October 26-28, 2018

Francisco will be teaching ballet and modern classes, and adjudicating. Registration HERE.

24 Seven Dance Convention
Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center Hotel
Chicago, Illinois
November 2-4, 2018

Francisco will be teaching ballet and modern classes, and adjudicating. Registration HERE.

24 Seven Dance Convention
San Diego Convention Center
San Diego, California
November 9, 2018

Registration HERE.

24 Seven Dance Convention
Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort and Spa
San Antonio, Texas
November 16-18, 2018

Registration HERE.

24 Seven Dance Convention
Sheraton Birmingham
Birmingham, Alabama
November 30-December 2, 2018

Registration HERE.


Francisco Gella Engagements

National Dance Institute
The Hiland
Albuquerque, New Mexico
October 20-21, 2018

Francisco will be choreographing a new ensemble.

Utah Valley University
Department of Dance
Provo, Utah
October 22-25, 2018

Francisco will be in residency – teaching classes and choreographing a new Modern Dance commission.

Ballet Idaho Institute
Boise, Idaho
November 6-8, 2018

Francisco will be teaching company and master classes.

The Dance Studio of Fresno
Fresno, California
November 13-15, 2018

Francisco will be teaching a series of ballet and modern master classes.

Heidi Knight School of Dance
Huntsville, Alabama
December 4-6, 2018

Francisco will be teaching master classes and offering private instruction.

Performing Arts Academy of Marin
Mill Valley, California
December 7-9 2018

Francisco will be teaching master classes and choreographing an ensemble.

Bay Area Dance School
Los Altos, California
December 10, 2018

Inspire School of Dance
Naperville, Illinois
December 14-16, 2018

Francisco will be teaching master classes and choreographing an ensemble.