Pilobolus Summer Workshop Series

July 17, 2019 @ 9:00AM — August 31, 2019 @ 5:00PM

This summer, join Pilobolus for workshops that will ignite your creativity, challenge your body and your mind, and open up a world of collaborative possibilities.

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Join us for Pilobolus's 2019 Summer Workshop Series!

There are currently no tickets available for this event, but you can still make a donation.


By registering for the Summer Workshop Series you acknowledge that you are in agreement with the terms of this waiver.

Our founders were not dancers – they were curious and interested movers. Our workshops underline the founders' belief that a drive to dance and create is ingrained in our DNA. Whether you train regularly, haven't taken a class in 20 years, or have never danced a step, there is a place for you in our Summer Workshop Series. Come discover, explore, and share an experience like no other. Adults may register for one to three weeks of the summer workshop series.



Weds July 17 to Sun July 21
9:00am - 5:00pm

Open to anyone from non-dancers to experienced performers, this workshop is designed to build community and reawaken the senses. Sessions are playful, group-driven, physically challenging, and fun. Participants connect through touch, sight, and sound, using their senses to improve communication. Workshops include daily improvisation and collaborative creation. The week culminates in a showing for invited guests and friends.



Weds July 24 to Sun July 28
9:00am - 5:00pm

Experience the Pilobolus creation and performance process first-hand. In this workshop participants expand on creative impulses, using all of their senses to connect and engage with collaborators. The workshop examines how dancers can use their sense of touch, sight, and sound to improve creativity and performance. The intensive includes rigorous physical training, improvisation, partnering, and collaborative choreography, capped off with a works-in-progress showing.



Weds July 31 to Sun Aug 4
9:00am - 5:00pm

This workshop explores the depth of the group choreographic process; not just creating, but developing work. The process relies on each individual's knowledge of complex partnering, choreography, collaboration, and direction. Choreographers dig deep in the creative process, as they re-work, polish, edit, and revise. The week culminates with a showing of collaboratively created works. Previous Pilobolus Workshop participation strongly recommended.


Teaching with the Pilobolus Method

Mon July 22 to Tues July 23
9:00am - 4:00pm

In this special two-day professional development workshop, Pilobolus Education and Community Engagement manager Emily Kent shares the philosophy and techniques of the Pilobolus Method. The course will include experiential learning in creative technique, lesson planning, methods and strategies for teaching students of any background or ability.

The Teacher Training workshop can be taken in conjunction with other Summer Workshop Series programs, or on its own.


Classes limited to 30 students.

Five-Day Adult Workshops:

  • $625 per week.
  • Take one week, two weeks, or all three!
  • 10% discount when you register for more than one week.

Two-Day Teacher Training:

  • $250 for two-day workshop
  • $50 Off for those attending additional SWS programs.


Students seeking financial aid may apply for needs-based scholarships. Please complete the Summer Workshop Series Scholarship Application for consideration.


All workshops take place in Washington, CT. Local housing is available at affordable rates:

  • Shared room: $225 per week (per person)
  • Private room: $450 per week
  • More information about housing and travel can be found here.


Please contact Emily Kent with any questions: ekent@pilobolus.org.