Duets & the Art of Partnering Intensive (Audition Required)

Class Description

Join faculty and students at Cornish College of the Arts for a 2-week intensive workshop focusing on duets and the art of partnering. Start each day with conditioning (yoga, taiji, Pilates) followed by a rigorous technique class before diving deep into the art of dancing with a partner. In classes on modern partnering, contact improvisation, and choreography refine your ability to move responsively with different partners and explore through your own creative practice the rich tradition of dance duets. At its heart, this work builds skills in moving collectively, sharing weight, and trusting yourself and others. The week will end with an informal sharing of work in the studio on Friday, August 14th at 4:00pm.

Audition Information

This course requires either an audition or prior approval from a Cornish faculty member.  If you have prior approval, please provide us with the name of the Cornish faculty member.
An audition video for the duets intensive should include a short modern / contemporary combination.  Videos should be sent to to  Many students use google drive, dropbox, or youtube to share their videos.

Scholarships Available: To apply for the Cornish College Extension Programs scholarship, please complete the form below. Only complete applications will be considered.

Cornish is committed to making our courses available for youth students who demonstrate artistic and academic promise, financial need, and interest in the program by offering modest scholarship assistance. Cornish College reserves the right to change any final scholarship award based on number of qualified applicants and available funding.

Scholarship Application

Program Summer At Cornish


Dates: August 3 – 14 (M, Tu, W, Th, F)

Times: 9:00 – 4:00 PM

Ages 16+

Discipline Additional Courses

Price $850.00; Early Bird - $770.00 (Register by March 1)

Dress Requirements

Wear what you are most comfortable in. We ask that you please do not wear zippers or dangling items (such as long metal jewelry) that could make partnering difficult.

Warmups: At the discretion of the instructor, students may wear leg warmers or form fitting sweaters during colder weather

Location: Kerry Hall, 710 E Roy St, Seattle, WA

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