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 Limer, Stephanie Chase Bass, John Mucko, Annette Thomas, and Molly Olson — can lead seminars where prearranged.
AIT Seminar Curriculum
We offer half-day (3 hour) and full-day (6 hour) seminars, and our typical seminar curriculum includes:
- contemporary/modern dance
- yoga and 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:
- 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||Dance2Ice class | 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 for parents|
The half-day seminar would be a condensed version of the above, with no lunch break, and a 15-20 minute break instead.
Seminar Tuition & Private Lessons
- Full-day seminars: $1500
- Half-day seminars: $1000
Since the cost of the seminar is a fixed rate, there is no required minimum number of skaters, but a maximum of 30-35 skaters is recommended.
We also typically offer private lessons at a negotiable hourly rate 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, etc.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to inquire about packages and availability.