JUMPSTART/LA is a BRAND NEW four-day workshop created by Emily Wanserski, Madison Hicks, and Laura Berg + Gracie Whyte (of WHYTEBERG). One of a kind, JUMPSTART/LA is an intensive that provides everything from technique and repertory classes to detailed seminars, 1-on-1 career counseling, and informal conversations with numerous leaders in the field.

Each day will open with two career seminars, followed by movement classes. The line-up includes Dana Wilson, LACDC's Jamila Glass, BODYTRAFFIC, Go 2 Talent Agency, Barak Ballet, CONTRA-TIEMPO, L.A. Dance Project, and MORE!

If you want to explore any of the following this summer, check out our website and register for the track that best fits your summer schedule:

  • Los Angeles’ vast, multifaceted dance world, the history and current landscape of key institutions, organizations, and resource hubs for dancers

  • Where to look for and create your own PAID performing, choreographic, and teaching opportunities in the city 

  • How to accurately market yourself through a website, headshot, & reel

  • Working in multiple dance spheres: concert, commercial, and/or freelance

  • Expanding your knowledge of best business practices for creative freelancers 

  • Challenge yourself in classes with local LA teachers

Track A (separate weekends)

July 16+17 & July 23+24 
10am-6pm, daily 
Stomping Ground LA

Track B (consecutive) 

July 30 - August 2 
10am-6pm, daily 
Stomping Ground LA

Registration is open now! Head to our website to learn more about pricing and payment plans!