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Dianne Walker Residency

Designed for advanced dancers with a strong foundation of technique and performance skills. 

Dianne Walker Residency

Thursday, June 8- Sunday, June 11.

Dianne will be teaching Leon Collins’s Routine. These classes will move at a fast pace and are intended for advanced dancers with strong technique who are accustomed to picking up choreography quickly. 

  • Thursday 2-4pm

  • Friday 4-6pm

  • Saturday 2:30-4:30pm

  • Sunday 10:30am-12:30pm

  • Total cost $225



1. Per Dianne’s request, all dancers must be fully vaccinated (including booster shot). Please note that this is different from the festival’s requirements (i.e. vaccination OR negative test). A negative test is not an option for this specific residency.

2. Dancers must be at least 16 years old.

3. Dancers younger than 16 can apply with a letter of recommendation from their tap instructor, sent to

4. All dancers must submit a paper application HERE.

5. All dancers must submit a video audition no later than 11:59pm EST on February 25, 2023.

6. Videos must be sent to via link (Vimeo, YouTube, Google Drive, Dropbox).


7. Selected dancers will be notified by March 1st, 2023.

       This video should include:

  • Technique exercises

  • Technique in the context of choreography. 3-4 minutes total. Can be from multiple pieces. For example, 2 pieces of choreography that add up to no more than 4 minutes can be used.

  • Please film this video in a private setting. We cannot accept videos of performances, competitions, etc.

  • 32 bars of improvisation

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