Beach Retreat and Intensive at

Carmel by the Sea

Summer 2022

Join Sand Dance Project dancers for a weekend of textural dance training, art-making, relationship-building, yoga, visual art-working, and enjoyment of all that Carmel by the Sea has to offer!

Who: Dancers and movers: professionals, teachers, college students, and enthusiasts. Holly Seeley and collaborating artists invite you (adults of all levels) to learn, experience, and practice Sand Dance Project’s textural dance methods.

What: A summer retreat & intensive

Where: On the beach in Carmel by the Sea, California A beachside craftsman home built in 1906 will serve as the lodging space for the first 10 guests who enroll in the weekend retreat and intensive.

When: August 12-14, 2022

Why: The practice of textural dance is best engaged with in the sand at the beach. This four-day event affords an immersive opportunity for movement artists and enthusiasts. We offer a curate-your-own-day format with movement opportunities all day, guest speakers, improvisation jams, holistic meals and group artmaking. A complete class schedule will be published in advance and attendees may choose their daily schedule. This is a time for physical and artistic growth in a group setting where attendees will make creative career connections and be inspired to return with art-making inspiration to your respective communities after the weekend. Classes to include contemporary dance, conditioning, yoga, improvisation, drone work, and more.

How: Please submit an application. If accepted, you will be asked for a deposit to secure your space.

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$1950 early registration before April1st
$2300 after April 1st

What is included: Lodging, holistic meals and snacks, at least three session offerings per day in dance, art, yoga, and other experiences as selected by the attendees. Drone footage and professional photographs of artistic processes and products created over the weekend.

What is not included: Airfare and transportation