Bring a Contemporary Skating Seminar to Your Rink
American Ice Theatre seminars can travel! We offer our contemporary and artistic figure skating seminars at any club or rink location nationwide. View our already-scheduled upcoming seminars, or learn how to bring one to your area below!
Our seminars are typically led by co-CEOs, Kate McSwain and Garrett Kling, but faculty directors of all AIT locations — including Chiquita Limer, Annette Thomas, and Molly Olson — can lead seminars where prearranged. In addition, AIT-Certified Choreographers from AIT’s online intensive choreography course, Master Choreography Techniques, also frequently lead and assist in AIT seminars across the globe.
AIT Seminar Curriculum
We offer full-day, 6-hour seminars as well as short, 2-hour seminars (recommended along with private lessons choreography work) and our typical seminar curriculum includes:
- contemporary/modern dance
- improvisation techniques
- on-ice core body movement concepts
- contact improvisation
- choreography tools
- ensemble work
- parent/coach/skater artistic skating information
Videos from recent seminars:
- Video: Structured group improv exercise
- Video: Group combo – Garrett leading
- Video: Group combo – Kate leading
Schedule & Pricing Packages
Sample Schedule: Full-Day Seminar
|9:00 – 10:00 am||Off-Ice||Warmup | Dance class | Learn combo|
|10:10 – 11:40 am||On-Ice||Six Ways of the Spine | Intro to improv|
|11:40 – 12:20 pm||Off-Ice||Lunch break|
|12:20 – 1:50 pm||On-Ice||Technique | Full-body movement | Choreo|
|2:00 – 3:00 pm||On-Ice||Improv exercises & games | Perform combo|
|3:15 – 3:45 pm||Off-Ice||Q&A about artistic track skating and contemporary skating for parents/skaters|
Seminar Tuition & Private Lessons
- Full-day seminars: $1200
- 3.5 hour short seminars (recommended along with private lesson choreography): $600
Since the cost of the seminar is a fixed rate, there is no required minimum number of skaters, but a maximum of 35-40 skaters is recommended.
We also typically offer private lessons for $100/hour before and/or after the seminar to work with students on their own programs and skills, for the maximum artistic experience. The hourly rate is typically paid directly by skaters.
Travel & Accommodations
Travel and accommodations are additional. Where possible, we work with you to decrease these costs by identifying nearby faculty, adding onto existing travel plans, being open to staying with a host family, etc.