New Year’s Training Camp

While They Rest, You Train

 ~ December 27-29, 2018 ~

 

ENROLL 2018

(December 27-29, 2018)

If enrolling with a 50% deposit, the balance is due prior to November 26, 2018
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NYTC 2018: Tuition (Ages 8-12) $575.00

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NYTC 2018: Tuition DEPOSIT (Ages 8-12) $287.50

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NYTC 2018: Tuition (Ages 13-21) $575.00

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NYTC 2018: Tuition DEPOSIT (Ages 13-21) $287.50

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PROMOTIONAL RATE FOR SDA 2018 AND NYTC 2018 PARTICIPANTS

Because ‘one intensive is never enough‘ New Year’s Training Camp Participants will receive 20 percent off their tutition for the 2018 Seattle Dance Advance Intensive in Seattle, Washington on November 23-25, 2018.

Please click HERE to learn more about Seattle Dance Advance Intensive.

 

ENROLL 2019

(December 28-30, 2019)

Earlybird Pricing Ends March 31, 2019
If enrolling with a 50% deposit, the balance is due prior to November 27, 2019
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NYTC 2019: Tuition DEPOSIT (Ages 8-12) $297.50 $262.50

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NYTC 2019: Tuition (Ages 8-12) $595.00 $525.00

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NYTC 2019: Tuition (Ages 13-21) $595.00 $525.00

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NYTC 2019: Tuition DEPOSIT (Ages 13-21) $297.50 $262.50

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3 Days.

27 Hours.

8 Exceptional Faculty Mentors.

1 Transformative Experience.

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.

Frequently called a ‘breath of fresh air’ by students, parents, teachers and directors alike, every one of Francisco Gella’s programs delivers on a central commitment: To transform hardworking young adults into remarkable young artists regardless of body type or background, and instilling a belief in them that anything is possible with hard work, a sense of purpose, and a willingness to take risks.

ABOUT THE NEW YEAR’S TRAINING CAMP

Highly acclaimed dance educator and choreographer Francisco Gella has introduced his revolutionary dance training technique and philosophy to hundreds of dancers around the world through private instruction and master classes. And now preprofessional dancers from college age to 8 years old have an opportunity to spend challenging and fun three-day training camp in beautiful Los Angeles. New Years Training Camp is a rigorous new holistic program that is structured to accelerate your training as a dancer, inspire you to go much further in your journey during the year ahead, and want more for your future. The technique-based program will focus on strengthening the body, mind, and spirit with a structured curriculum that will build on skills each day, resulting in opportunities to demonstrate your detailed artistry before the three days are complete.

CLASS SIZE: Classes will be limited to no more than 50 dancers per group.  Students will be broken into two age groups – ages 8-12, and 13 and older.

 

ELIGIBILITY

Open and limited to all intermediate and advanced dancers ages 8-21 from in and outside of the United States who are serious about their training and artistry.  For the purposes of this workshop, ‘Intermediate/Advanced’ is roughly defined as a student preprofessional having danced for at least two years in a studio as a company member with a minimum of 3 hours of ballet training per week and 10 hours total weekly of dance classes, or who has been enrolled in a conservatory setting with at least six hours of ballet a week and a minimum of 10 hours of total weekly dance classes. All participants must be serious about their dance training and want to improve.

SCHEDULE and LOCATION

The program will run from 9 am – 8 pm each day.  On the first day, check-in will begin at 9am with orientation beginning at 9:30am. Classes include a strong foundation in ballet technique, complemented by 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.
All classes will be held in Los Angeles at the Windward School.  Windward is located at 11350 Palms Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90066.

 

Faculty Mentors

FRANCISCO GELLA, (Director)

Ballet, Modern, Contemporary, Improv

Francisco Gella’s distinguished career as a professional dancer, choreographer, artistic director and dance educator in the genres of ballet, modern and contemporary dance, spans more than twenty-five years since he took his first ballet class at the University of Washington during his freshman year. Universities, schools, and companies seek after his award-winning innovative choreography, and highly effective inspirational teaching methods, across North America and around the globe. Francisco is the founding artistic director of Break The Floor’s ARIA Ballet Intensive, Ballet+ (beyond technique) Workshops,  and is the lead ballet faculty for the 24 Seven Dance Convention. Born in Bacolod City, Philippines, Mr. Gella immigrated to the United States at age eleven and now resides in Los Angeles, CA

JULIE ROSE FRIEDRICH

Ballet, Contemporary, and Improv
Julie Rose Friedrich grew up in Los Angeles, California. She received her training from Meredith Baylis and the Los Angeles County High School for the Performing Arts. She began her professional career under the direction of Septime Webre at American Repertory Ballet. Julie has danced for Les Grands Ballet Canadians, Orma Dance Company, Compagnia Zappala Danza, MotoMimetico and Bodytraffic. Currently, Julie teaches full time at the Windward School in Culver City, California. She has served as the senior seminar teacher for the dance department at the Los Angeles County High School for the Arts for the past seven years. Julie has mentored numerous Young Arts winners, and her students have gone on to study at Juilliard, USC/Kaufman, SUNY Purchase, and Dominican Lines just to name a few. Previously, she has served on faculty at the Orange County High School for the Arts and as a master class teacher all throughout southern Italy. She has guest taught for the Alvin Ailey company, Lucinda Childs company, ATE9, and Bodytraffic.

YUSHA MARIE SORZANO

yusha-profileBallet, Modern, Contemporary
Originally from The Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, Ms. Sorzano has been a member of Ailey II,Complexions Contemporary Ballet, The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Morphoses, TU Dance and the Los Angeles based BODYTRAFFIC. She has performed in principal roles with The Ailey company and in a variety of concert works from noted choreographers, including Ulysses Dove, Robert Battle, Hofesh Shechter, Mauro Bigonzetti, Judith Jameson and Ron K. Brown. She has worked with recording artists Wynton Marsalis, Sweet Honey in the Rock and Rihanna, and she has been a guest artist on “Dancing with the Stars.” She also starred as the principal dancer in the independent film “You Me and The Circus.” Ms.Sorzano is a faculty member of The Joffrey Jazz Contemporary Program. When not performing, she enjoys teaching master classes nationally and internationally.

GENNA MORONI

Gaga
BFA in Dance, University of California, Los Angeles;  Professional Dancer with Danielle Agami’s ATE9; Certified Gaga Teacher.

WILSON MENDIETA

Theatre Dance and Jazz Technique
BFA in Acting and Dance, Montclair State University; MFA in Dance, University of Washington; Retired Professional Dancer; Assistant Professor in Dance, Chapman University; Broadway Performer and Choreographer.

CHRISTINA BODIE

Yoga 
BFA, The Juilliard School; Danced Professionally with BODYTRAFFIC, Koresh Dance Company, and Les Ballets Jazz de Montreal;  Dance Faculty, Windward School, Gabrielle Charter School, and AMDA College and Conservatory for the Performing Arts; Yoga and Fitness Instructor.

DANIELA SHARES HER NYTC EXPERIENCE

 

SCHOLARSHIP AVAILABILITY

A limited amount of scholarships are available for especially deserving dancers. Scholarships will be allocated according to combined consideration of both merit and financial need. Decisions on scholarships will be made on a rolling basis and a limited amount of scholarship awards will be offered, so it is better to apply early.

SCHOLARSHIP DEADLINES

  • 9/1 –  Early Fall Programs Deadline 
  • 1st round review and priority in awarding scholarships
  • 11/1  – Late Fall Programs Deadline  
  • 2nd round review and awarded from any remaining scholarship funds
Please click HERE to learn more about this opportunity and to apply.

 

 

DISCOUNT HOTEL BLOCK

The New Years Training Camp arranged for a limited number of hotel rooms for dancers and their families traveling from a distance. You will want to make your reservation early since there is a limited number.  Complimentary WIFI in all guestrooms and Lobby.  Discounted overnight self-parking to $13 per night normally $26. Rooms at the discounted rate are available for check-in beginning on December 26th and with a check-out of December 30th. If you have guests that would like to reserve rooms pre- & post- of the block dates above please have them reach out to our group coordinator, Mr. Sandor Tsui.

THE DEADLINE TO RESERVE AT DISCOUNTED RATE IS THURSDAY, DECEMBER 6TH

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Los Angeles-Westside
6161 West Centinela Avenue, Culver City, California 90230
866-819-5320

Group name: New Year’s Training Camp
Group registration code: 601
Click HERE to book at the discounted rate.

 

ENROLL 2018

If enrolling with a 50% deposit, the balance is due prior to November 26, 2018
Ticket Type Price Cart
NYTC 2018: Tuition (Ages 8-12) $575.00

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NYTC 2018: Tuition DEPOSIT (Ages 8-12) $287.50

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NYTC 2018: Tuition (Ages 13-21) $575.00

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NYTC 2018: Tuition DEPOSIT (Ages 13-21) $287.50

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PROMOTIONAL RATE FOR SDA 2018 AND NYTC 2018 PARTICIPANTS

Because ‘one intensive is never enough‘ New Year’s Training Camp Participants will receive 20 percent off their tutition for the 2018 Seattle Dance Advance Intensive in Seattle, Washington on November 23-25, 2018.

Please click HERE to learn more about Seattle Dance Advance Intensive.

 

ENROLL 2019

(December 28-30, 2019)

Earlybird Pricing Ends March 31, 2019
If enrolling with a 50% deposit, the balance is due prior to November 27, 2019

 

Ticket Type Price Cart
NYTC 2019: Tuition DEPOSIT (Ages 8-12) $297.50 $262.50

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NYTC 2019: Tuition (Ages 8-12) $595.00 $525.00

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NYTC 2019: Tuition (Ages 13-21) $595.00 $525.00

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NYTC 2019: Tuition DEPOSIT (Ages 13-21) $297.50 $262.50

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CANCELLATION/REFUND POLICY:
No full refunds will be issued for registered participants. A 50% refund will be issued up forty-five days prior to the start of the program.  An exception will be made for documented medical or health reasons due to an unforeseen injury or illness. For dancers with an injury or illness, 100% of the tuition will be refunded up to thirty days prior to the start of the program. If the illness or injury reported to the program director under 30 days, a 50% refund will be issued by check no more than five business days after the completion of the program and the other 50% may be used as a credit for another program in the next twelve months that is produced and owned by Francisco Gella Dance Works. In the case of any injury or illness, a documented note or letter from a licensed physician must be submitted before a refund will be considered.

 

For questions and more information: newyearstrainingcamp@franciscogelladance.com