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Join us in the dance capital to expand your artistry

The Limón Training Programs provides dancers aged 18+ the opportunity to immerse in the Limón approach through Classic & Contemporary Repertory and Limón Technique & Principles.

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"I felt like a different dancer by the end and will carry it with me for years to come. This program made me feel ready for true artistry of modern dance."

- LimónPro Participant

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OVERVIEW OF THE PROGRAMS

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The only training program of its kind in the world, you will learn from expert teachers and reconstructors, and be seen by the Artistic Director and Associate Artistic Director of the Limón Dance Company.

About Pro & Launch

The Training Programs are accredited by the National Association of Schools of Dance and are available for dancers aged 18+. The program is 6 months, but can be taken as two separate, individual modules. Classes take place in various studios: sometimes in Harlem where the Company rehearses, and sometimes in Queens or other Manhattan venues.

The program is an immersive, intensive-style, half-day program from September - December, and/or February - May, approximately from 9am - 1pm Monday - Friday. Additional industry-related opportunities occur throughout the program, after the dance-day.

Dancers enjoy the rigors of the program, and also the opportunity to explore NYC, take other classes and experience all that New York has to offer artists. And if you're a New Yorker, the program provides the professional development you crave, in a condensed schedule, so you can head out to rehearsal or a gig later that day or night.

Need- and merit-based scholarship is available to all dancers.

LIMÓN TECHNIQUE & Style

Limón technique uses the pelvis, the body’s natural center of gravity, as the center of movement, thus leaving the upper torso fully pliable to breathe and to respond in movement.

Performance Opportunities

The performance experience in New York is like no other. The Fall Pro program includes a  studio share and Spring Launch program will join the Limón Dance Company for a mainstage performance. Plus other opportunities for both the Fall and Spring.

Dancers will find community via their cohort, the Limón Dance Company and Artistic Director, Dante Puleio, Limón2, and with Limón master teachers and reconstructors. 

Community

Career Advice

Direct access to the NYC dance industry which can lead to career opportunities in Limón2, The Limón Dance Company, and/or other companies.

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Daniel Fetecua-Soto

(he / him)
Program Director

New York-based dancer, choreographer, educator and producer, Daniel was a soloist member of the Limón Dance Company for ten years (2006 - 2016) dancing lead roles in José Limón's master pieces and has appeared as a guest artist in Pina Bausch’s Rite of Spring and Tannhäuser.

Mr. Fetecua is an expert teacher of the Limón technique and reconstructor of Limon's repertory, faculty member of the Limón Institute and founding member of Limón4Kids program. Daniel Fetecua is the Founder and Artistic Director of two dance companies: Pajarillo Pinta’o, a dance company that preserves and promotes the Colombian traditional dances through dance performance, workshops and classes and D-Moves, a contemporary dance project that combines Colombian traditions, Modern Dance and German Tanz-Theater. 

Daniel Fetecua is a longtime collaborator of Colombian composer and musician Pablo Mayor. Together, they have created “Amalgama and El Barrio Project" and the educational residency Cumbia For Kids / Cumbia For All.

Program Director

Many of our trainees are Professional & Pre-Professional dancers who took a class with one of our expert teachers and fell in love with the approach, the humanity and freedom that the form requires. Immersion in the technique and repertory gives dancers the tools needed to excel in any professional dance setting.

What Will I Get Out Of the Program?

Dancers that recently trained with Limón

have gone on to dance with:

Bodytraffic
Dallas Black Dance Theater
Doug Varone & Dancers

Gibney Company

Kyle Marshall & Co

Limón Dance Company

Mark Morris Dance Group

& many others

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Photo Credits: Kelly Puleio

LimónPro

  • Limón Technique

  • Explore the Principles: via Limón Repertory

  • Additional Technique Class: Ballet 1/week

  • Limón Repertory: Solo / Chamber pieces

  • Contemporary Repertory: comes from a recent LDC Contemporary Commission

  • Resume Workshop (after studio hours)

  • Legacy chats with some of the most iconic living Limón legends (after studio hours)

  • Limón Dance Company Private Q & A (after studio hours)

  • Studio Share

Fall Term: September 11 - December 8, 2023

Fall Break: November 22 - 24

Showing and conclusion of Fall Term: December 2023

September 11 - December 8, 2023

The deadline to register is September 1, 2023

Pro

LimónLaunch

  • Limón Technique

  • Explore the Principles: via Improvisation, somatic explorations, or other art forms

  • Additional Technique Class: Improvisation  / Composition

  • Limón Repertory: Larger ensemble pieces

  • Contemporary Repertory: New work premiering on the trainees

  • Reel workshop (after studio hours)

  • Company observation / Open Rehearsal / BTS  (after studio hours)

  • Main Stage Show

Spring Term: February 19 - May 18, 2024

Spring Break: April 22 - 26, 2024

Spring Performance: May 18, 2024

February - May 2024

Deadline to register is February 5 - we will reach capacity!

Launch

Trainees who participate in both the Fall and Spring Terms are eligible to obtain the Limón Institute Certificate of Completion recognized by the National Association of Schools of Dance 

Trainees must complete either an embodied or written research project. Written and embodied projects allow for deep discovery and connection, creating theses based on personal inquiry & curiosity.

 

Embodied projects invite trainees to dive deeper into solo material and allow for private coaching sessions and studio space rental. 

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Ready to Follow Your Dreams?

Photo Credits: Kelly Puleio

Tuition | Scholarships
Visas   | Internships

For information regarding program tuition, payment plans, scholarships, visas for international dancers and our Dance Training + Arts Administration Internship 

click here.

Important Covid-19 Protocol

The José Limón Dance Foundation will be conducting the Limón Professional Training Programs
from facilities where mandatory vaccination & testing policies are in place. 
No unvaccinated people will be allowed in the building.

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