Seminars

Bring a Contemporary Skating Seminar to Your Rink OR HOST ONE VIRTUALLY

We can bring AIT Seminars to your facility in a variety of ways. To see the dates and information for any of our upcoming seminars, make sure to check out our calendar.

AIT SEMINAR CURRICULUM

We offer full-day / 7-hour seminars (or 3.5 hours in 2 days), half-day / 3.5-hour seminars, and short / 1.5-hour seminars (this short option is most 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

Videos from recent seminars:

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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© On Ice Perspectives / Jordan Cowan

Seminar Tuition & Private Lessons

  • Full-day seminar (7 hours in 1 day or 3.5 hours in 2 days): $900
  • Half-day seminars (3.5 hours): $450
  • Short seminars (1.5-2 hours; recommended along with private lesson choreography): $250

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 $110/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.

AIT Boston John Mucko teaching contemporary skating
© Kat Vitaro

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.

VIRTUAL SEMINAR OFFERINGS

Since 2020, AIT has built up a virtual seminar audience from clubs, rinks, coaches, and teams across the globe. We offer Virtual Seminars as ways to experience shorter sessions on artistic and contemporary skating concepts while keeping it affordable and accessible for more skaters. We use the Zoom platform for all of our virtual offerings, and we can record the seminars to send out to registered participants if they were not available to make the time.

We can offer virtual seminars on a variety of topics:

  • 6 Ways of the Spine
  • Improvisation tools
  • Choreographic techniques
  • Hip Hop dance styles
  • Contemporary / Modern dance
  • Ballet for Figure Skaters
  • Yoga / Mindfulness

The cost of our virtual seminars varies based on the length of the session (we do not recommend going longer than 2 hours):

  • 1.5-hour virtual seminar: $180
  • 2-hour virtual seminar: $240

Please contact info@americanicetheatre.org to inquire about dates and availability to hold a virtual seminar for the skaters of all disciplines at your rink.