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Partners in Crime. Heroes All!!

Every name below was a supremely important collaborator in our huge success this past year. Company dancers. Musicians, composers, guest dancers, alumni dancers, teachers, schools and universities, presenters, lighting designers, costume designers, administrations. They are heroes!! I hope you will honor them with a donation to Doug Varone and Dancers and help us continue our momentum into 2020. With love and dance, Doug | Click the Donate Button Now.

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DEVICES: Choreographic Intensive & Mentorship Program in NYC 2020

Led by Doug Varone and the Company Dancers  |  Enrollment: 10 – 12 choreographers


Designed for experienced choreographers of all levels, this unique mentorship with Doug Varone is divided into three distinct parts over the course of several months beginning on May 24 with an intensive retreat in New York City. Up to 12 participants are selected through application.

Be sure to join us in August in NYC when the choreographers will show their work. Details to come.

Photo: Matt Furman

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SUMMER WORKSHOP at Skidmore College | June 2020

Doug Varone and Dancers will be in residence at Skidmore College in upstate New York leading three immersive weeks of technical training, creative work, and exposure to the company’s style. For pre-professional and professional dancers.

Skidmore College | Saratoga Springs, NY

UNDERGRADUATE CREDIT (2 credit hours): $2,625
ROOM & BOARD (21 meals/week):  $1,433.25
ROOM & BOARD (14 meals/week):  $1,208.25


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Workshops for Pre-Profession & Professional Dancers

Our annual intensives for pre-profession and professional dancers are designed to train the next generation. 


At New York City's Hunter College, this one-week intensive celebrates the company's movement style, creative ideas and artistic philosophy. The 2019-20 Winter Intensive will he held January 13-18, 2020.


For three weeks at a university campus, we'll live together, work together, create together, and grow together. The 2020 Summer Intensive will be held in May 31 - June 20, 2020 at Skidmore College.

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Workshops for Choreographers


Led by Doug Varone and the company dancers  |  Enrollment: 10 – 12 choreographers

Designed for emerging choreographers, this unique mentorship with Doug Varone is divided into three distinct parts over the course of several months beginning on May 25 with an intensive retreat in New York City, on going mentorship throughout the summer, culminating in a showcase in August. Participants are selected through application. 2020 Dates and application period to be announced.

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“At the heart of every work, is pure dance making and the creative relationship with my dancers is paramount to this process. I work within a very liberal and open atmosphere, and as a result the dancers are great allies in my dance making. They are intuitive interpreters of the work that I imagine. Its this great trust that allows the work to flourish”
- Doug Varone

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The 10th Annual Winter Intensive will be held at NYC's Hunter College January 7-12, 2019

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For 30 years, Doug Varone and Dancers has devoted itself to the humanity and virtuosity of dance, reaching out to our audiences well beyond the proscenium arch. We believe this philosophy has allowed us to endure, earning the reputation as one of the most respected dance companies working today. Over time, we’ve created an expansive legacy encompassing dance, theatre, opera and film – establishing an impressive body of work.

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