2018 Summer Workshops in NYC

Three Weeks of Technique & Repertory Workshops in NYC

Join us for the Isadora Duncan Dance Foundation’s summer workshops in the great city of New York!
Each session is 6 days of dancing and includes Isadora Duncan technique and repertory classes, teacher training*, tunic making, video screening, The Metropolitan Museum of Art visit, and networking.


Session 1: May 28-June 2
Session 2: June 3-9
Session 3: June 11-16 (for advanced-level students only)


IDDF Studio in Chelsea, plus other clean and well-lit studios conveniently located in Manhattan.


Sample weekly schedule:


Classes will be taught by Lori Belilove, the world’s leading teacher and performer of the dances of Isadora Duncan, senior members of Lori Belilove & The Isadora Duncan Dance Company, and guest teachers. Students will work to increase their technical and expressive capabilities in a positive and supportive environment. The workshop will provide an in depth immersion into Isadora Duncan technique and repertory.

*For the teacher training component (separate application required for students interested in IDDF Certification) of the workshop we will focus on teaching the Duncan technique to students ages 4-18 and develop lesson plans around nature themes, Greek mythology, and contemporary life that will resonate with today’s young dance students. Attention will be paid to selection of music and breakdown of rhythmic structures in dance.

All students will receive a Letter of Completion at the end of each session from Lori Belilove, Artistic Director, Isadora Duncan Dance Foundation.


$800 per session; $1,500 for two sessions, It does not include travel, housing, or meals.

**Scholarships are available by audition only! To schedule an audition please email your resume and a letter of intent to info@isadoraduncan.org

Space permitting, students unable to attend the entire workshop and/or interested in technique classes only are welcome to technique classes, Monday through Friday, 10:30am-12:30pm. It is $30 single class; $135 5-class series.

To Register:

Send a completed Registration Form and deposit to:

Isadora Duncan Dance Foundation
141 West 26th Street, 3rd Floor
New York, NY 10001-6800

*To Apply:

To be considered for the teacher training component (for students interested in IDDF Certification), please email your resume and a letter of intent to info@isadoraduncan.org, stating your desired session date(s), your dance and/or teaching background, and interest in IDDF’s summer workshop or teacher training.

Students already enrolled in IDDF’s Certification Program need not re-apply. Please contact IDDF to confirm participation. Both sessions can be applied towards certification.


Please email info@isadoraduncan.org or call 212-691-5040.

Photo of Rachel Carder by Michael Mansfield