Duets and the Art of Partnering


August 5 –August 9
M, T, W, Th, F
9:00am – 4:00pm


Kerry Hall, 710 East Roy St, Seattle, WA


The full price of this course is $425.00

Register here
If you have any questions on how to register, please email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or call 206-726-5148.


Photo by: Joseph Lambert Dancers: Khadijah Lindo and Jena Wijtman (both class of '17)


Join faculty and students at Cornish College of the Arts for a 1-week intensive workshop focusing on duets and the art of partnering. Start each day with 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, social dance forms, 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 PONCHO theater.

Suitable for Intermediate/Advanced dancers. Whether you are seeking to deepen your understanding of this vital facet of dance practice, or are exploring partnering for the first time, this course is for you.

Please select on of the following audition dates and appropriate level to register:

January, 13 Intermediate: https://apply.cornish.edu/register/?id=9a619f9e-326d-4943-a48c-768829d8937e

January, 13 Int/Adv: https://apply.cornish.edu/register/?id=d9e37fba-65c0-47b6-8cbb-f37c911a78de

March, 3 Intermediate: https://apply.cornish.edu/register/?id=f4b43de5-540c-47b9-825d-1a1681ff6cfc

March, 3 Int/Adv: https://apply.cornish.edu/register/?id=eb2956d5-af08-40ba-b6f1-1e64a1f5b372

Requirements & Availability

  • Ages
    16 +
  • Scholarships
    Not Available
  • Auditions

    If you have auditioned for Cornish Dance Faculty at a college fair or during a visit to your high school, please contact the college dance coordinator at dance@cornish.edu or 206.726.5079. Give her your name and where you auditioned, and we will access the notes from our previous meeting with you.

    Summer @ Cornish Auditions