Seminars: Bring AIT To Your Local Rink

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.

Our seminars are typically led by co-CEOs Kate McSwain and Garrett Kling, but faculty directors of all AIT locations including Chiquita LimerAnnette 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.

Excited about AIT’s Mission, Vision & Core Values and interested in booking a seminar at your rink? Please contact info@americanicetheatre.org to inquire!

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Upcoming AIT Seminars

AIT Orlando Seminar

Date: Saturday, February 15, 2020 from 2:00 – 8:00 PM

Location: RDV Ice Den in Orlando, FL

Online Registration Available.

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AIT Detroit Spring Seminar

Date: TBD

Location: Onyx Ice Arena in Rochester Hills, MI

Online Registration will be available soon. 

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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
  • yoga/mindfulness
  • improvisation techniques
  • on-ice core body movement concepts
  • contact improvisation
  • choreography tools
  • ensemble work
  • parent/coach/skater artistic skating information

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Schedule & Pricing Packages

Sample Schedule: Full-Day Seminar

9:00 – 10:00 amOff-IceWarmup | Dance class | Learn combo
10:10 – 11:40 amOn-IceSix Ways of the Spine | Intro to improv
11:40 – 12:20 pmOff-IceLunch break
12:20 – 1:50 pmOn-IceTechnique | Full-body movement | Choreo
2:00 – 3:00 pmOn-IceImprov exercises & games | Perform combo
3:15 – 3:45 pmOff-IceQ&A about artistic track skating and contemporary skating for parents/skaters

 

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Seminar Tuition & Private Lessons

  • Full-day seminars: $1200
  • 3.5 hour short seminars (recommended along with private lesson choreography): $350

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.

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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.

Please contact info@americanicetheatre.org to inquire about packages and availability.