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Message from the Directors

Message from the Directors

Dear dancers and potential students- we hope you are healthy and safe at home.


Due to the current pandemic, the studios at USC will remain closed this summer and we must cancel our in-person Los Angeles Intensive.


SO- we are offering the first  EVER Virtual Paul Taylor Summer Intensive!


This is unchartered territory and we are excited by the possibilities. We will offer two weeks of Taylor style Modern technique, Ballet, Somatics, Funkamental Medikinetics, Composition and Repertory classes. We will also hold seminars with faculty and guest speakers on various topics such as: “Dance as a Profession,” “The Business of Dance,” “Dance for the Camera Techniques- filming and editing,” and “College Applications.” Students will have unprecedented access to panel discussions with alumni of the Taylor company and Feedback Fridays with the Artistic Director of the Company, Michael Novak.

We will offer two weeks of Taylor style Modern technique (daily), Ballet (once a week), Yoga (once a week), Funkamental Medikinetics (once a week), Composition and Repertory classes.


Come study with us- from your home- and together we will immerse you in the brilliant work of the great master choreographer Paul Taylor.  We want nothing more than to introduce you to his legacy of joyous, lyrical, satirical, and humorous dances. 


We look forward to Zooming and moving with you!


Rachel Berman and Patrick Corbin

Schedule (Subject to change)



Week I Monday, 6/15 - Friday, 6/19

Event Details

Week I Monday, 6/15 - Friday, 6/19

9:00 AM - 9:45 AM (Monday, June 15 only)

Welcome/ Orientation - Corbin/Berman 

10:00 AM -11:00 AM 

M-F - Taylor - Corbin/Berman 

11:15 PM -12:45...

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Week II Monday, 6\22 - Friday, 6/26

Event Details

Week II Monday, 6\22 - Friday, 6/26

10:00 AM -11:00 AM 

M-F - Taylor - Corbin/Berman 

11:15 PM -12:45 PM

M-F - Repertory - Corbin/Berman

12:45 PM – 1:45 PM

Lunch Guest Speakers, Tay...

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Daily Schedule Mondays through Wednesdays

Event Details

Daily Schedule Mondays through Wednesdays

10:00 AM -11:00 AM

Taylor - Corbin/Berman 

11:15 PM -12:45 PM

Repertory - Corbin/Berman

12:45 PM – 1:45 PM

Lunch - Guest Speakers, Taylor Film an...

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Daily Schedule Thursdays

Event Details

Daily Schedule Thursdays

10:00 AM -11:00 AM

Taylor - Corbin/Berman 

11:15 PM -12:45 PM

Repertory - Corbin/Berman

12:45 PM – 1:45 PM

Lunch - Guest Speakers, Taylor Film an...

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Daily Schedule Fridays

Event Details

Daily Schedule Fridays

10:00 AM -11:00 AM

Taylor - Corbin/Berman 

11:15 PM -12:45 PM

Repertory/Comp Showing - Corbin/Berman/Novak

12:45 PM – 1:45 PM

Feedback Friday Lun...

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Tuition by PayPal

One Week

$206.00
Pay with PayPal or a debit/credit card

$200.00 Tuition fee plus 3% PayPal fee.

Two Weeks

$309.00
Pay with PayPal or a debit/credit card

$300.00 Tuition plus 3% PayPal fee.

Tuition by Check

Payble to: CorbinDances, Inc

Mail to : CorbinDances, Inc PO Box 2196 Venice, CA 90292

Tuition by Check

About Us

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Ardyn Flynt - Funkamentals - MediKinetics

 Ardyn Flynt identifies as a multi-linguistic corporeal conversationalist. Part of the inaugural class of the Glorya Kaufman School of Dance, she spent four years studying diverse forms in simultaneity and working to fuse elements of street dance practices with more European etymologized styles. In conjunction with William Forsythe and d. Sabela Grimes, she crafted a curriculum marrying Forsythe improv technologies and Funkimental MediKinetics (a Hip Hop movement system conceptualized by Grimes). She has taught this curriculum for the “Art of” ballet intensive in Switzerland, for the Hubbard Street Los Angeles intensive, and now for the Paul Taylor summer intensive. Her own movement language draws heavily from Forsythian principles of structure, House dance movement/culture, and ballet. 

About Us

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Patrick Corbin Taylor/Ballet

Patrick Corbin Taylor/Ballet

Patrick Corbin Taylor/Ballet

Patrick Corbin is a dancer and choreographer whose career has spanned over thirty years and bridged the worlds of classical ballet, modern and contemporary dance. He holds an MFA in Dance Performance and Choreography from NYU Tisch School of the Arts. 


Patrick danced professionally for The Washington Ballet, Kansas City Ballet, ABT II, the Joffrey Ballet and the Paul Taylor Dance Company. 


Patrick has been featured in five PBS Great Performances as well as in the Academy Award-nominated documentary, Dancemaker. He is a recipient of the New York Performance Award (Bessie) for Sustained Achievement with The Paul Taylor Dance Company. 


Patrick founded his company CorbinDances in 2003 and presented work at such New York City venues as Danspace at St. Mark’s Church, La Mama, the Joyce SoHo, the Joyce Theater and the Brooklyn Lyceum.  


Patrick stages his work as well as the work of Paul Taylor on companies and universities throughout the United States. In addition to his career as a dancer/choreographer, Corbin has been a guest faculty member at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Paris, University of California Irvine, George Mason University, SUNY Purchase, University of Kansas, University of Texas Austin and University of Michigan and has taught professionally for American Ballet Theater, Miami City Ballet and San Francisco Ballet. 


Patrick joined the faculty of USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance in July 2015.

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Rachel Berman Taylor/Ballet

Patrick Corbin Taylor/Ballet

Patrick Corbin Taylor/Ballet

Originally from Hawaii, Rachel Berman has had a diverse career in all aspects of the field of dance, the bulk of which was a decade spent performing principal roles and appearing in numerous television productions with the Paul Taylor Dance Company. She was featured in the Academy Award nominated documentary DANCEMAKER and was the March 1997 cover story for Dance Magazine. She has also performed with, among others, Ballet Hispanico of NY, May O’Donnell, The American Repertory Dance Company, The Joyce Trisler Danscompany, and the hula companies of Nā Lei Hulu I Ka Wēkiu and Pua Aliʻi ʻIlima O Nuioka. 

Ms. Berman served as Associate Producer for Dancers Responding to AIDS; Company Manager for Company C Contemporary Ballet; the Development Officer for the Taylor Company; and was the Programs Manager at Dance/NYC, a dance advocacy organization which works in alliance with the National service organization, Dance/USA. She is a freelance writer for Dance Magazine, Dance Teacher and Dance Studio Life.

Ms. Berman has re-staged Mr. Taylorʻs works throughout the United States (San Francisco Ballet, Oregon Ballet Theatre, Aspen Santa Fe Ballet, Tulsa Ballet, and Nevada Ballet Theatre among others) and has been on faculty at the Joffrey Ballet/ New School BFA program; Mid-Pacific School of the Arts High School; LASALLE-SIA Singapore College of the Arts; the American Dance Festival; University of the Arts; the Colburn Dance Academy; California Institute of the Arts; Mills College; University of Nevada, Las Vegas; College of Southern Nevada; and the Taylor School.

  

Ms. Berman has taught master classes and held workshops across the country and around the world for professional companies and at Universities and private studios. She is currently the chair of the dance department at Orange Coast College and heads the modern program at the American Ballet Theatre/ William J. Gillespie School in Costa Mesa. She is the director of Creative Intentions, a pop-up dance workshop.

Ms. Berman earned a BFA from Purchase College, an MFA from Hollins University/ American Dance Festival and is an ABT ® Certified Teacher in Pre-Primary through Level 5 of the ABT ® National Training Curriculum.​