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Bring NYC's famed Limón4Kids Program

to your students

In-Person in NYC

July 15 - 19, 2024

Teachers Workshop

Introducing the first ever

"The Limón4Kids Program, at its core, is an opportunity for teaching artists to
celebrate their students, engage them with relevant movement motifs and content, and give voice to the next generation.

- Workshop Facilitator, Kurt Douglas

About The L4K Teachers Workshop

The Limón Institute will provide dance professionals with quality professional development opportunities via the famed and celebrated Limón4Kids program. Share with your students the relevant and rich history, language and repertory of José Limón.

The framework of the Limón4Kids Teachers Workshop will address the essential elements of Limón4Kids so that teachers can create a L4K unit that is endorsed by the José Limón Dance Foundation for the academic year 2024 - 2025. Each day will include a Limón4Kids movement experience, practicum via embodiment of the Limón Principles and Limón Repertory, and discourse.

The Limón4Kids Teachers Workshop will occur in NYC the week immediately following the annual Teachers Workshop, July 15 - 19, 2024. The major point of departure being the focus on Limón Repertory and the myriad ways it can be conversational to young people, and how to translate that material to young bodies. Attending the Teachers Workshop is not a requirement to attend the L4K Teachers Workshop. Those who attend both will receive a discount on tuition for the L4K Teachers Workshop. 

See below for more details.

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Teachers Workshop:

July 15 - 19, 2024

Deadline to Register: July 8 


PC Eric Bondoc

Iconic Limón Repertory to share with your students; how to analyze the movement and ways to distill its elements, manipulate it and show how the repertory is a springboard to generate new ideas while still maintaining its original intent and integrity.


Exposure to tools to deliver efficient classroom management & instruction.


Time dedicated to recognizing each participants’ experiences and solution-oriented discussions to strategize pathways through challenges. 


Historical context of the chosen Repertory and the life of José Limón, as well as contemporary topics and issues the Repertory addresses that are relevant to students and their worlds. 


Unit progression addressing different bodies for Elementary, Middle and High School students for varying scopes of units.


Time and space to incorporate the theoretical, historical and practical elements of Limón4Kids to generate material specific to participant’s demographics, and teach-backs to apply the information learned. 

Feedback will be given to each participant on their materials at least once during the week. 


Recorded and live viewing of Repertory to dissect, including a talk-back with company members to hear another perspective about the experience a dancer feels living within the work. 


Pre-teaching materials will be shared such as: access to a recording of the Repertory, an info packet and choreographic notes on the work, and the opportunity to share via Zoom with participants and the Limón Dance Company as a culminating experience once back in the studio. The culminating experience will be collaboratively created amongst the participants for AY 2024 - 2025.

This Course Will Include

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Uncover the infinite ways Limón4Kids can support & shape your teaching practice.

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Unleash the creative possibilities your students crave



Build community around your students with other faculty & administrators.

PC Anthony Collins


Dates | Location | Schedule

July 15 - 19, 2024 in-person only in NYC
11am - 3pm


The Limón4Kids Teachers Workshop will occur at New York Live Arts: 219 W 19th St, New York, NY, 10011 and at La MaMa Experimental Theatre Club Studios: 47 Great Jones St, New York, NY 10012.

New York Live Arts is accessible via the 1, 2, 3 train at 14th Street/6th Avenue Station.

La MaMa is accessible via the F train at 2nd Avenue Station.

Limón does not provide housing for this workshop but will share housing recommendations with participants upon request.

Content will include:

- Practical & theoretical explorations of the Principles

- Repertory Sessions in order to dissect the work to speak to all ages 

- Historical context of José Limón 

- Development & implementation of content in lesson plans

- Screenings of & access to the featured Repertory

- Self-led and collaborative journaling and generation time

- Classroom engagement & other common issues that arise 

- Curating a space for conversation, dialogue, risk-taking and growth

Tuition | Scholarship

$600 + $50 non-refundable Registration Fee
For participants that attend the Teachers Workshop (July 8 - 12) in addition to the L4K Workshop:
$400 + $50 non-refundable Registration Fee


Tuition is due in full at the time of registration via credit or debit card. Registration is non-refundable. A tuition refund (not the registration fee) will only be considered by written cancellation before June 10, 2024.


Limited merit- and need-based tuition scholarships are available for eligible teachers, but cannot be used with additional discounts.


Limón believes deeply in community and makes every effort to allow access to all dancers to their intensives. Priority will be made for applicants who identify as persons of color.


Please consider forgoing the request for scholarship if you: are a dependent of means, or own the home you live in, or have investments, retirement accounts or inherited money, or are able to travel recreationally, or have access to family money and resources in times of need, and / or have race or class privilege. If your place of employment is able to fund this workshop as a professional development opportunity, please do not request scholarship.


Apply for scholarship here.

Requirements | Who Is This Workshop For?

There is not a requirement to attend the L4K Teachers Workshop, however our teachers have a more comprehensive experience if they are familiar with the Limón style.


Free classes are available @Limondance on Instagram, as well as open classes online and in-person. 

This workshop is recommended for emerging and seasoned:
- K - 12 educators;

- College professors interested in expanding their teaching practice;

- Dance majors looking to invest in a teaching practice;

- Dance Ed majors & Studio teachers looking to introduce the Limón approach and style to their dancers

Important Covid-19 Protocol

All Limón Summer NYC participants will be required to follow safety protocols that are in effect
at the time of the Intensive. At this time, vaccination for COVID-19 is not required, but masking / testing for COVID-19 is required. 

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