A holistic approach to dance training
Toscana Dance HUB is dedicated to the development of the whole dancer and is deeply devoted to a healthy approach to training. While asking each student to work with focus and intention, all teachers and choreographers enforce anatomically and emotionally infused techniques that are attuned to the specific pedagogical needs of the dancers. We recognize the intrinsic, specifically unique talent of our students and encourage its development in a safe and nurturing environment. We support research and experimentation while rejecting a one-size-fits-all approach to education.
Students at Toscana Dance HUB train daily in technique and creative classes, learn new choreography during the weekly choreographic residencies with international artists, attend dance performances, and immerse themselves in the vibrant Italian culture. Each year the dancers not only network artistically, but also forge important life-lasting friendships.
sample day at Toscana dance hub
9:00-10:00am Pre-Technique class (Pilates or Yoga or Somatics)
10:00-11:30am Ballet Technique
11:45-1:15pm Modern Technique with Guest Artist
1:15-2:00pm Lunch break/Conversations with Guest Artist
2:00-4:00pm Rehearsal for a new work with Guest Artist
4:15-6:15pm Rehearsal for ChoreoLab (Student Choreographers)
6:30-8:00pm free time/outings/special Masterclasses
GUEST ARTIST RESIDENCY
Each week the dancers train and work closely with guest artists on a new work. Each choreographer is internationally recognized and shares TDH's mission of high quality education and talent nurturing.
ChoreoLab is a creative space for two student choreographers interested in choreography. Student choreographers receive rehearsal space and weekly mentoring from the guests and artistic director to create a new work on other students while in Italy. Applications for interested students will be sent out in May.
One of the features that makes Toscana Dance HUB unique is its performing opportunities. TDH intensive dancers perform multiple times during the three week intensive.