Who is AXIS CONNECT for?

Renegades, boundary pushers, passionate discoverers, savvy artists, and dancers with curious spirits. AXIS CONNECT is designed for both the emerging dancer, bridging the gap between school and professional life, and the professional dancer eager to learn from and connect with high level industry leaders. We attract artists who want to explore all career possibilities, who understand the importance of networking, and seek to push the boundaries of the industry.

When AND WHERE is Axis Connect?

2018 session was held:

JULY 29th - AUGUST 3rd in Los Angeles at USC Glorya Kaufman Dance Center

AUGUST 6th -AUGUST 10th in NYC at Baryshnikov Ar

how DO I audition?

Auditions will be held in NYC and Los Angeles. Dates to be announced soon. Please visit our Auditions page for details. If you cannot attend our in-person auditions, we encourage you to send in a video submission.

Is AXIS CONNECT like Springboard?

AXIS CONNECT is not unlike Springboard in that we help ease the transition to a career for our dancers. We also expose dancers to career opportunities that go beyond the traditional concert dance path. AXIS CONNECT is a comprehensive experience that demonstrates there is no "best" way to approach a dance career. We want AXIS dancers to discover that they can truly carve their own paths.


AXIS CONNECT is the first dance summer intensive to offer an experience that includes both New York City and Los Angeles. As the two major dance hubs in the US, we feel it important for dancers to experience dance life in both cities.

How do I get from NYC to Los Angeles?

AXIS CONNECT does not automatically book flights from Los Angeles to NYC. However, assistance will be provided upon request via our travel coordinator for a nominal fee. Our travel coordinator is an expert at finding the best travel options, so we encourage attendees to take advantage of this assistance. Email admin@theaxisconnect.com for more information.

What does my tuition cover?

Please see our Details page.

Are scholarships available?

Scholarships will be available. Most scholarships will be granted with a work study requirement.

Do you offer payment plans?

Upon acceptance into the program, a deposit of $250 is required by March 15th to secure your spot. Please contact us for payment options.

Have other questions?

Please email admin@theaxisconnect.com

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