Traction: Summer Dance Intensive

Mon 6/18 - Fri 6/22 10:00am
2425 Liberty Avenue

One Week. Two Tracks.

June 18–22, 2018 | 9:30am–4:30pm

  • Full Registration: $280 (9:30am–4:30pm)
    Full Registration includes morning classes and either the Performance Track or Educator & Teaching Artist Track.

  • Educator & Teaching Artist Track Only: $175  (1:00–4:30pm)
    This afternoon session is open to dancers as well as classroom, PE, or arts educators looking for new teaching strategies.

  • Morning Classes Only: $30 per day (9:30am–12:30pm)



Attack Theatre is launching its first Summer Dance Intensive. This a week-long intensive is for pre-professional and professional dancers, teaching artists, and dance enthusiasts.

Each day begins with dynamic classes in Gaga, Pilates, or Yoga, followed by modern dance technique taught by Co-Artistic Director, Michele de la Reza. Featured guest artists include:

  • Maree ReMalia, Gaga instructor
  • Sarah Zielinski, Pilates instructor
  • Mark Staley, Yoga instructor

  • In the afternoon, you will choose one of two tracks designed specifically to support your career in dance, whether as a performer or a teaching artist.

    Performance Track

    The afternoon Performance Track offers workshops in contemporary partnering, improvisation, creative process, and repertory. Taught by Attack Theatre’s Co-Artistic Director, Peter Kope along with company dancers and guest artists, these workshops prioritize process, personal expression, anatomically sound principles, and creative play in Attack Theatre’s beautiful studio space in Pittsburgh’s Strip District. 



    Educator & Teaching Artist Track

    The afternoon Educator & Teaching Artist Track offers strategies for embedding movement and kinesthetic learning into the K-12 learning environment. Led by Michele de la Reza, these informative and experiential workshops focus on fostering student collaboration, critical analysis, communication and creativity to enhance teaching and learning.

    Dancers as well as classroom, PE, or arts educators who are looking for new teaching strategies may also take this afternoon track only (1–4:30pm).





    No audition required for pre-professional and professional dancers age 18 and up



    Scholarships are available for Traction: Summer Dance Intensive. 

    For more information or to apply, please contact Lindsey Kaine (

    Interested in Summer Employment?

    Attack Theatre is hiring Teaching Artists for its 2018 summer Arts Education program with Pittsburgh Public Schools’ Summer Dreamers Academy. Teaching Artists for this program may be eligible for free tuition to Traction: Summer Dance Intensive. 

    For more information or to apply, please visit:



    Have questions?

    Please contact Lindsey Kaine ( for more information.