Leading faculty: Jodie Gates, Fiona Lummis and David Schultz teach repertory by William Forsythe, Jiri Kylian and Hubbard Street Dance Chicago

Laguna Dance Festival hosts  Students in Motion, A premiere dance intensive

Laguna Dance Festival’s summer intensive brings internationally renowned dance artists to Laguna Beach for 5 full days of dance. Included in this one-of-a-kind experience are technique classes, composition, repertory and professional networking opportunities from June 15 – June 19.

Train in ballet, contemporary and learn repertory by Jodie Gates (USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance), David Schultz (Hubbard Street Dance Chicago) and Fiona Lummis (Netherlands Dance Theatre).
Spots are limited, early registration guarantees your place in a small class specializing in personalized training and coaching.

Join us for a studio showing of repertory learned during the intensive, free for friends and family on Friday June 19 at 4pm at the high school dance studio.


Full daily schedule (11am – 5pm), including ballet and contemporary technique, contemporary repertory, composition, and seminars. This 5-day intensive is designed for intermediate/advanced pre-professional students ages 14 and up.

Cost: $500.00.

NOTE: All students must complete a liability release either email it to the address above or bring it the first day of class.


Jodie Gates, Vice Dean – USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance 

David Schultz, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago

Fiona Lummis, Netherlands Dans Theater

Additional Details. Early registration deadline is February 1, 2020, space is limited. Payment in full is due at the time of registration and is non-refundable. LDF programs typically sell out quickly so early registration is recommended. Registration is capped at 30 students. Laguna Dance Festival reserves the right to cancel the program if sufficient registrations are not received by May 1, 2020.  In the event of cancellation by LDF, fees will be refunded in full. Faculty and schedule is subject to change. 

Monday, June 15 – Friday, June 19, 2020
11:00am-5:00pm Full Day
Friday June 19 at 4pm is a studio showing for friends and family.


Jodie Gates is vice dean and artistic director of the University of Southern California’s Glorya Kaufman School of Dance, where she is also a professor of dance. She is the new school’s first director, and was given unprecedented responsibility for implementing the artistic vision and creating a dance curriculum and faculty from the ground up.

She was a celebrated principal dancer with the Joffrey Ballet, Frankfurt Ballet, Complexions Contemporary Ballet and Pennsylvania Ballet, as well as a principal guest artist with several companies around the world. Her guest appearances included the gala at the Mariinsky Theatre in St. Petersburg, Russia, the Benois de la Danse in Moscow, dancing Odette/Odile in Swan Lake at the Ballet de Monterrey, Mexico, to appearing in well-known festivals such as Spoleto in Italy, The Edinburgh Festival, the Nijinsky Festival in Hamburg, Germany, and The Melbourne Festival in Australia. As an internationally recognized choreographer, Ms. Gates has published more than 70 original dance works and also regularly stages the ballets of renowned choreographer William Forsythe for professional companies internationally.


David Schultz is a dancer with the renowned Hubbard Street Dance Chicago. He is the recipient of a 2012 Princess Grace Award and is also a classical trained percussionist and pianist and certified wilderness first responder. More information here.


Fiona Lummis was a leading dancer for twenty years with Netherlands Dance Theatre.. She received the Gouden Theaterdans Prijs for her performances in William’s Forsythe’s “Steptext” and was awarded the Oeuvreprijs in recognition of her career in The Netherlands. Presently, she stages the works of Jiri Kylian internationally, and is on faculty at the Los Angeles County High School for the Arts, and is an esteemed faculty member and visiting artist at the USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance. More information here.


Monday, June 15 — Friday June 19,  2019
11:00am – 5:00pm Full Day


Laguna Beach High School Dance Studio
625 Park Avenue, Laguna Beach, CA 92651


Intermediate and Advanced Pre-Professional
Ages 14+ | Dancer – $500