ABOUT PHOENIX FIRE
We have 2 programs at Phoenix Fire - Ignite and Blaze. PF Ignite is our most popular program of 6 days and medium intensity. It's the perfect combination of intense training with our Faculty and Guest Artists, but also having the benefit of free evenings to enjoy all the fun of NYC! PF Blaze is our 8-day program for dancers who thrive in vigorous environments and are attending Phoenix Fire exclusively to train, network, and build long-lasting friendships. This is our most intense program, geared towards students wanting to take their development and skills as an artist to the next level. Dancers get all the benefits of Ignite, in addition to extra activities like our lip sync battle, a photoshoot, Broadway cabaret, and more!
THE INTERCONTINENTAL TIMES SQUARE
300 W. 44th STREET, NEW YORK, NY 10036
ABOUT THE HOTEL
We have a room block set up at the InterContinental Time Square, where Phoenix Fire takes place, making Phoenix Fire just an elevator ride away! You can practically see the bright lights of Broadway from InterContinental, located just steps from Times Square and the Theatre District, yet somehow the hotel manages to reserve a quieter spot on the busy NYC streets whilst remaining central, providing the best of both worlds for families.
The Movie Musical Cabaret performed by our faculty and staff, taking place Monday July 24th, is at The Riverside Theatre. Located inside the historical Riverside Church where artists such as John Legend, Alvin Ailey, and Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. even held the pulpit. You will need to arrange your own transportation (uber, cab, subway etc) from the hotel to the theatre. The Closing Showcases, Saturday July 29th, will be at Symphony Space on the Upper West Side. Hop on the subway a few stops or travel by cab.
Liberate Artists brings in top-notch professionals from all over the country. From our production team to our videographers, everyone in the Liberation Nation has a dance background, making our staff truly unique.
At Liberate Artists we value being kind, compassionate, and caring while building brave dance experiences that support folks of all races, genders, abilities, disabilities, shapes, and economic backgrounds. At Liberate Artists you don’t have to be a professional dancer but you do have to be a good human in society.
Every Liberate Artists experience includes an Access Check-In which, "allows people to share any access needs they might have if they feel comfortable." (Disability Intersectionality Summit)
We check in with our registrants to meet their needs and provide reasonable accommodations because all bodies are dancing bodies if they want and choose to be.
At every Liberate Artists experience, we create name tags with dancers’ pronouns and preferred names because every dancer should know that their identities are worth respect and acknowledgment.
Recovery is an important component of building strong and healthy dancers. We include rest during our longer experiences to allow dancers to recover from movement and partner with organizations such as Doctors For Dancers to further reduce the risk of injury.
We also partner with our sibling organization, Dance Education Equity Association, to ensure that our experiences are always growing to be safer, more equitable, and more inclusive. Our teaching artists go through training to reduce the risk of harm and we utilize the DEEA Safety Tipline as a resource for safety. It’s an anonymous (if you’d like) tipline where folks can submit any instances of harm they may have endured at a Liberate Artists experience. This tipline was created to reduce the risk of harm from bullying, racism, discrimination, othering, and abuse of any kind. We’ve implemented policies, inspired by transformative justice practices, to work with students who have been harmed and/or causing harm.