Francisco Gella Dance Works
Intensives & Workshops

The following is a comprehensive list of all upcoming training and educational programs brought to you by Francisco Gella Dance Works. You’ll find detailed information on our intensives and workshops listed under the ‘Programs’ menu.


Please contact us in the chatbox below or email us to discuss possible artistic and educational collaborations with Francisco Gella.

Fall 2022 Virtual Workshops for College Planning and Prep

Classes: Virtual and in-person workshops

Length: 90 minutes for each workshop

Auditions: NONE

Ages: For students ages 6th grade 12 through high school seniors and up, and their parents/guardians.

Level: Intermediate to advanced

Registration Options: Per workshop or package discount

Dates: October 15-16, November 19-20, November 27

Venue: Zoom

Take the guesswork out of preparing for the college admissions and summer intensive audition processes. Our experts have mentored hundreds of students and have helped them get into the programs of their dreams. You’ll learn everything about the process, how early you need to start preparing (middle school), and exactly what programs are looking for in students they admit so that you can increase your chances for admission.

* In the meantime, if you need assistance sooner, consider enrolling in one of our personalized individual consults with Julie Friedrich, Associate Director for College and Career Programs.

Seattle Dance Advance Intensive 2022

Classes: Ballet, Modern, Jazz Techniques, and much more...
Length:
Three full days, up to eight hours each day
Auditions:
NONE, Zeitgeist auditions are optional
Ages:
10 - 22
Level:
Intermediate/Advanced
Registration Options:
Individual entry on a first come, first serve basis
Dates:
November 25-27 (Thanksgiving Weekend)
City:
Seattle, WA
Venue:
TBA

This three-day holiday weekend intensive focuses on providing a strong foundation in ballet, modern, and jazz techniques accompanied by diverse movement styles and genres as well as choreographic repertory from Francisco Gella and Yusha-Marie Sorzano. Francisco and Yusha-Marie are Co-Artistic Directors of Zeitgeist Dance Theatre. Our curriculum is designed to unlock the potential that exists within every participant. Seattle Dance Advance will also host auditions for Zeitgeist Dance Theatre Trainee Program and scholarships to summer programs at no extra cost. All are welcome to audition if they choose.

New Year’s Training Camp 2022

Classes: Ballet Technique, Modern Technique, Jazz Technique, Contemporary, African-based movement, Theatre Dance (Broadway), Improvisational Techniques, Yoga, and workshops on healthy body maintenance and college dance/careers in dance
Length:
Three day training camp, up to 10 hours each day
Auditions:
NONE
Ages:
10-21
Level:
Intermediate to advanced
Registration Options: Individual entry on a first-come, first-serve basis
Dates:
December 28-30
City:
Los Angeles, CA
Venue:
Windward School

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.

Spring 2023 

Virtual Workshops for College and Career Prep

Classes: Virtual and In-Person Workshops
Length:
90 minutes for each workshop
Auditions:
NONE
Ages:
For students ages 6th grade through high school seniors and their parents/guardians
Level:
Intermediate to advanced
Registration Options:
Per workshop or package discount
Dates:
Spring 2023 - Dates and workshop topics TBA soon
Venue: Zoom

Take the guesswork out of preparing for the college admissions and summer intensive audition processes. Our experts have mentored hundreds of students and have helped them get into the programs of their dreams. You’ll learn everything about the process, how early you need to start preparing (middle school), and exactly what programs are looking for in students they admit so that you can increase your chances for admission.

* In the meantime, if you need assistance sooner, consider enrolling in one of our personalized individual consults with Julie Friedrich, Associate Director for College and Career Programs.

Mini Mania Dance Intensive 2023

Classes: Ballet Fundamentals, Strength Foundations: Flexibility and Acro, Musicality: Rhythm and Timing, Class Etiquette, Body Awareness, Creative Exploration, and Dance History

Length: Three days (Friday evening through Sunday afternoon), up to 6 hours each day

Auditions: Required

Ages: 7-9

Level: Experienced beginner to Intermediate

Registration Options: Full three days in-person

Dates: TBA

City: Miami and Los Angeles

Venue: TBA

It’s time for a program dedicated to foundations, fundamentals, and fun for the up-and-coming! The Mini Mania Dance Intensive - an exciting and innovative new program being launched by Francisco Gella Dance Works - aims to give young dancers the necessary tools to understand fundamental training from a technical and artistic capacity. By developing important foundational elements, our goal is to prepare our attendees for future success in both their home studio and our training experiences at future Francisco Gella Dance Works events.

Ballet+
(Beyond Technique) Intensive 2023

Classes: Highest Concentration is Ballet, Modern Techniques, and Contemporary. It also includes Jazz, Improv, Repertory, Yoga, and Pilates

Length: Seven days, eight hours of class each day

Auditions: NONE

Ages: 10-College

Level: High intermediate to advanced

Registration Options: Full in-person, full virtual, virtual daily passes. in-person daily passes may open up two weeks before the program begins as space allows

Dates: June 11-17, 2023

City: Miami, FL

Venue: South Miami Dade Cultural Arts Center 

Ballet+, our seven-day intensive in Miami, Florida, will help young dancers kick their summer training into high gear by preparing them for competition and convention season. With training based on a strong foundation of ballet and multiple modern dance techniques, dancers' progress and stamina are accelerated as they move toward applying their technique to contemporary, improv, and learning rep.

Zeitgeist Dance Theatre Trainee Program 2023: The Company Experience

Classes: Daily Company Ballet Class, Modern, Contemporary, and Learning Original Choreography

Length: Three weeks

Auditions: *This program is co-produced by Zeitgeist Dance Theatre and is open by audition only. Auditions will open on November 15 and will be due by February 15.

Ages: 17-23

Level: Advanced

Registration Options: By audition only

Dates: Tentatively July 15, 2023 - August 6, 2023

City: Santa Fe, NM

Venue: New Mexico School of the Arts and NDI New Mexico

The ZDT Company Experience offers a unique career-oriented educational program for advanced pre-professional dancers ages 17-23. The company’s trainees are selected annually through an audition process to participate in a three-week integrated company experience during the summer, culminating in a performance at the New Century Dance Project Festival.

New Century Dance Project 2023

Classes: Morning Ballet and Modern Company Classes, Improv, Choreo Labs, Career Panels, and Production Workshops

Length: Six days, seven hours per day

Auditions: NONE

Ages: 13-24

Level: High intermediate to advanced

Registration Options: In-person full week

Dates: Tentatively July 31, 2023 - August 6, 2023

City: Santa Fe, NM

Venue: NDI New Mexico 

New Mexico’s Festival for Choreography and Performance is a six-day festival that includes a choreography competition and an intensive geared towards fostering the creative spirit through learning the fundamentals of dancemaking and choreography while helping young dancers draw upon their inner performer by giving them the experience, mentorship, and guidance needed to become remarkable performance artists. These two skills go hand-in-hand and are necessary for well-rounded dancers looking to stand out, get noticed, and get hired throughout their careers.

Preprofessional Dancer Institute 2023

Classes: Ballet, Modern, Jazz, Musical Theatre, Improv, Composition (choreography), Pointe, Career Planning and Goal-Setting Workshops, West African, Acting Skills for Dancers, and Pilates. Special activities and involvement for parents too

Length: Five days, Thursday evening through Monday afternoon

Auditions: *This program is by audition only. Auditions will open by November 1 and are due by April 15

Ages: 13-18

Level: High intermediate to advanced

Registration Options: By application and audition only

Dates: August 31 - September 4 (Labor Day Weekend)

City: Santa Fe, NM

Venue: NDI New Mexico

Preprofessional Dancer Institute (PDI) is the must-attend program for dancers seeking admission to college programs (BFA and BA or higher) and exploring their future dance careers. Get swept up in the magic spirit of Santa Fe, NM, and be a part of a transformative dance experience that will help parents and students alike prepare for a baccalaureate and professional future in dance

Fall 2023 Virtual Workshops for College and Career Prep

Classes: Virtual and In-Person Workshops

Length: 90 minutes for each workshop

Auditions: NONE

Ages: For students ages 6th grade 12 through high school seniors and up, and their parents/guardians

Level: Intermediate to advanced

Registration Options: By individual workshop or package discount

Dates: Fall 2023 - Dates and workshop topics TBA soon

Venue: Zoom 

Take the guesswork out of preparing for the college admissions and summer intensive audition processes. Our experts have mentored hundreds of students and have helped them get into the programs of their dreams. You’ll learn everything about the process, such as how early you need to start preparing (middle school) and how to increase your chances for admission by understanding precisely what programs are looking for in students they admit.

* In the meantime, if you need assistance sooner, consider enrolling in one of our personalized individual consults with Julie Friedrich, Associate Director for College and Career Programs.

Seattle Dance Advance Intensive 2023

Classes: Ballet, Modern, Jazz Technique, Musical Theatre, Contemporary Technique, Improv

Length: Three days, up to eight hours per day

Auditions: NONE

Ages: 10-21

Level: Intermediate to advanced

Registration Options: Individual entry on a first come, first served basis

Dates: November 24 -26 (Thanksgiving Weekend)

City: Seattle, WA

Venue: TBA

This three-day holiday weekend intensive focuses on providing a strong foundation in ballet, modern, and jazz techniques accompanied by diverse movement styles and genres as well as choreographic repertory from Francisco Gella and Yusha-Marie Sorzano. Francisco and Yusha-Marie are Co-Artistic Directors of Zeitgeist Dance Theatre. Our curriculum is designed to unlock the potential that exists within every participant. Seattle Dance Advance will also host auditions for Zeitgeist Dance Theatre Trainee Program and scholarships to summer programs at no extra cost. All are welcome to audition if they choose.

New Year’s Training Camp 2023

Classes: Ballet Technique, Modern technique, Jazz Technique, Contemporary, African-based movement, Theatre Dance (Broadway), Improvisational techniques, yoga, and workshops on healthy body maintenance and college dance/careers
in dance

Length: Three-day bootcamp, up to ten hours per day

Auditions: NONE

Ages: 10-21

Level: Intermediate to advanced

Registration Options: TBA

Dates: TBA

City: Los Angeles, CA

Venue: TBA 

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.

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