Ballare Carmel Dance Workshop

Carmel-By-The-Sea, CA 93923, USA

Sep 5 - 10, 2021
Group size: 10 - 20
Ballare Carmel Dance Workshop
Carmel-By-The-Sea, CA 93923, USA

Sep 5 - 10, 2021
Group size: 10 - 20

About this trip


  • You’ll train in-person on a sprung floor with world-class dance instructors inside a spacious theater. 
  • You’ll experience human connection/touch/partnering/contact improvisation.
  • You’ll AUDITION in a supportive environment for a new dance ensemble based in one of the most stunning destinations in the world.
  • You’ll be in a quiet, beautiful setting where fresh air and nature abounds. 
  • You’ll be a part of something brand new: HAVEN’s first in-person offering & BALLARE CARMEL’S first-ever workshop.
  • You’ll discover new friends and build community. 
  • You’ll be in an empowering environment committed to being COVID-free. 
  • You’ll have an opportunity to take class with and perform for Ihsan Rustem and the Carmel community.


  • 1 orientation session 
  • 1 yoga class
  • 4 technique classes
  • 4 partnering classes
  • 4 rehearsals 
  • 1 dinner with the artists
  • 1 master class with Ihsan Rustem
  • 1 showing and Q & A with the artists
  • work in an intimate setting with Ballare Carmel’s Artistic Director and company members
  • Take class from and perform for world-renowned choreographer Ihsan Rustem and the Carmel community

What’s included

  • Dance Training
    5.5 per day for 5 days
  • Housing
    resort/camp setting in one of the most beautiful places in the world
  • Meals
    breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • Community
    meet new people and build long lasting relationships
  • transportation

Available options

Meals & Housing


Week-long Dance Bliss


2:00 Check-in

3:30-5 Meet and Greet

5:00-6:30 Yoga

Monday - Thursday

9:00-10:30 Ballet (Mon & Tues) Countertechnique (Wed & Thurs)

10:45-12:15 Contact Improvisation/Partnering Skills

1:30-3:30 Repertory/Creation


10:00-12:00 Master Class with Ihsan Rustem

12-1:00 Lunch & check-out of rooms

1-2:30 “Rehearsal”

3:00 Showing and Q&A  

(Please note the above schedule is projected and subject to change.)

Your Organizer

HAVEN Global Sanctuary for Dance
HAVEN catalyzes creative leadership to prepare the next generation of performers, choreographers, filmmakers, and arts administrators to be the dance innovators of tomorrow. As our understanding of each other and our world shifts, HAVEN keeps pace with the unique and dynamic needs of our mentees. With our collaborative approach to mentorship, our cohort of dance experts helps mentees unleash their inner power and harness new skills to solve the most daunting challenges in performing arts today.

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