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NEW FOR 2018!

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The “TASTE OF ‘THE GALEN HOOKS METHOD’ ” is a 1-Day, 4 hour experience for any dancer thinking:

  • I’m afraid to invest in the 2-Day, 15-person ARTIST DEVELOPMENT session, but I want to train with Galen! I wish there were a lower cost, smaller commitment option.
  • I’m way too scared to take the intimate ARTIST DEVELOPMENT experience where there are only 14 other students! I’d rather have a bigger group so I’m not so exposed and vulnerable.
  • I already took the ARTIST DEVELOPMENT experience and want to keep up the skills I learned and train with Galen!

The TASTE OF TGHM differs from the 2-Day ARTIST DEVELOPMENT session in that:

  • It is a 4 hour session held in 1 night
  • Group size may be up to 60 students
  • Galen will give feedback to select students
  • Students will not be filmed solo

There will be no choreography taught at this session- this allows for more time to explore the more important concepts of The Method.


Haven’t read about the “ARTIST DEVELOPMENT” concepts?  Read below! These concepts will be introduced in the TASTE OF TGHM:

In only 2 Days, the full ARTIST DEVELOPMENT experience will change your entire mindset on how and why you dance.  TASTE OF TGHM is a taste of the full 2-Day ARTIST DEVELOPMENT condensed into a 1-Day, 4-Hour experience.

THE MOST COMMON CONCERNS STUDENTS HAVE COMING IN ARE:

  • I want to be more confident.
  • I have more to offer as a dancer and want it to be brought out of me
  • How do I put “me” into my dancing?
  • I feel like there’s a wall I can’t get past.
  • I feel stuck.
  • I take class all the time but there’s just something missing from my dancing.
  • My dancing LOOKS different than it FEELS.
  • I’m terrified of freestyling.
  • When there’s a camera in front of me, I freeze.
  • I want honest feedback – tell me the things that nobody else will tell me

 

“WHAT IF I AM ADVANCED AND DON’T NEED HELP WITH CONFIDENCE?”

As one of the most versatile and advanced dancers in the industry, my goal with advanced dancers is to completely change how and why you dance.

Often, skilled dancers have mental roadblocks related to:

  • self criticism (after all, how do you become so skilled without being hard on yourself?  It has paid off in the sense that you are now as good as you are, but let’s see what else there is to you as an artist)
  • losing sense of self (perhaps you’re great at doing exactly what the teacher asks for, but don’t know who YOU are)
  • you’ve reached a plateau (how many more jazz funk classes can you really take? are you missing a challenge? Galen will find all of your weaknesses and force you to strengthen them)
  • you’ve forgotten what it’s like to play (nailing choreography can become repetitive- when was the last time someone encouraged you to make mistakes? to explore? to experiment? to try something different even if it doesn’t work out?)

The advanced dancers who have taken TGHM have mentally transformed and now use their bodily facility at maximum capacity.

 

I’m so excited for this new session and can’t wait to see all of you!


FIRST COME, FIRST SERVE!

MEN AND WOMEN

ALL LEVELS

HEELS OPTIONAL

AGES 16+

(if under 16 years old, send a link to the best footage of your dancing to assistants@galenhooks.com and we will assess your skill level)

CHOOSE “PAY IN FULL” OR “PAYMENT PLAN” BELOW

1 DAY, 4 HOURS

SUBJECT TO INSTRUCTOR AVAILABILITY

IF PARTICIPANT CANCELS, 50% OF SESSION COST WILL BE REFUNDED

PAY IN FULL

Click on drop down menu and choose your preferred session

Pay with credit card or PayPal

By signing up below, you agree to our terms and conditions

LA & NY DATES (+$10.00 transaction fee)
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PAYMENT PLAN

One payment per week, for three weeks

Pay with credit card or PayPal

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LA & NY DATES (+$10.00 transaction fee)
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LONDON DATES HAVE CHANGED!!!!  JAN 20-21 instead of JAN 13-14


In only 2 Days, this experience will change your entire mindset on how and why you dance.

Over 800 students have taken THE GALEN HOOKS METHOD in the past several months. The most common concerns they have coming in are:

  • I want to be more confident.
  • I have more to offer as a dancer and want it to be brought out of me
  • How do I put “me” into my dancing?
  • I feel like there’s a wall I can’t get past.
  • I feel stuck.
  • I take class all the time but there’s just something missing from my dancing.
  • My dancing LOOKS different than it FEELS.
  • I’m terrified of freestyling.
  • When there’s a camera in front of me, I freeze.
  • I want honest feedback – tell me the things that nobody else will tell me

“WHAT IF I AM ADVANCED AND DON’T NEED HELP WITH CONFIDENCE?”

As one of the most versatile and advanced dancers in the industry, my goal with advanced dancers is to completely change how and why you dance.

Often, skilled dancers have mental roadblocks related to:

  • self criticism (after all, how do you become so skilled without being hard on yourself?  It has paid off in the sense that you are now as good as you are, but let’s see what else there is to you as an artist)
  • losing sense of self (perhaps you’re great at doing exactly what the teacher asks for, but don’t know who YOU are)
  • you’ve reached a plateau (how many more jazz funk classes can you really take? are you missing a challenge? Galen will find all of your weaknesses and force you to strengthen them)
  • you’ve forgotten what it’s like to play (nailing choreography can become repetitive- when was the last time someone encouraged you to make mistakes? to explore? to experiment? to try something different even if it doesn’t work out?)

The advanced dancers who have taken TGHM have mentally transformed and now use their bodily facility at maximum capacity.


The ARTIST DEVELOPMENT experience is for any dancer of any skill level.

I figure out how to make you compelling, whether you are a beginner or a veteran.

What else do you have to say as an artist? How can we take you from good to unforgettable?


FIRST COME FIRST SERVE!

ALL LEVELS

AGES 16+

(if under 16 years old, send a link to the best footage of your dancing to assistants@galenhooks.com and we will assess your skill level)

15 STUDENT LIMIT

CHOOSE “PAY IN FULL” OR “PAYMENT PLAN” BELOW

EACH DAY IS 5 HOURS

SUBJECT TO INSTRUCTOR AVAILABILITY

IF PARTICIPANT CANCELS, 50% OF SESSION COST WILL BE REFUNDED

PAY IN FULL

Each city has different sessions listed in drop down menu below

Click on drop down menu and choose your preferred session

Pay with credit card or PayPal

By signing up below, you agree to our terms and conditions

LOS ANGELES PAY IN FULL
REQUIRED:  Enter your email address in box to agree to our TERMS AND CONDITIONS:



NEW YORK PAY IN FULL
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LONDON DATES HAVE CHANGED!!!!  JAN 20-21 instead of JAN 13-14

LONDON PAY IN FULL- MEN AND WOMEN, HEELS OPTIONAL
EMAIL ADDRESS:



HOUSTON PAY IN FULL- HEELS OPTIONAL
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PAYMENT PLAN

4 payments will be invoiced

One payment per week, for four weeks

Pay with credit card or PayPal

By signing up below, you agree to our terms and conditions

LOS ANGELES PAYMENT PLAN
REQUIRED:  Enter your email address in box to agree to our TERMS AND CONDITIONS:



NEW YORK PAYMENT PLAN
REQUIRED:  Enter your email address in box to agree to our TERMS AND CONDITIONS:



LONDON DATES HAVE CHANGED!!!!  JAN 20-21 instead of JAN 13-14

LONDON PAYMENT PLAN- MEN AND WOMEN, HEELS OPTIONAL
EMAIL ADDRESS:



HOUSTON PAYMENT PLAN- HEELS OPTIONAL
EMAIL ADDRESS:



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This week-long experience is now the ONLY place you can get in-depth audition tips, on-set advice, and business information in addition to artist development (the BEHIND THE AUDITION and ON SET intensives are no longer offered as individual intensives!).  It is the most practical and game-changing experience for those who want to become professional dancers.

Here are explanations of each segment we will cover:

  • SAMPLE DAY 1

    ARTIST DEVELOPMENT:  “Finding Your Voice”

    This day answers the question, “WHO AM I AS AN ARTIST?”

    We explore THE GALEN HOOKS METHOD “ARTIST DEVELOPMENT” concepts.  This day is about bringing out your best qualities as an artist.

    As much as I want you to work as dancers, I also want you to know who you are. There are so many dancers who work non-stop for years as dancers but lose a sense of self, feel like robots, or don’t feel like they get to express themselves artistically on jobs.

    So for the first day of IMMERSION, I help you discover who you are so that you have LONGEVITY in this industry.

    We’ll address concerns you may have including:

    • I have more to offer as a dancer and want it to be brought out of me
    • I want honest feedback – tell me the things that nobody else will tell me
    • How do I put “me” into my dancing?
    • I feel like there’s a wall I can’t get past.
    • I feel stuck.
    • I take class all the time but there’s just something missing from my dancing.
    • My dancing LOOKS different than it FEELS.
    • I’m terrified of freestyling.
    • When there’s a camera in front of me, I freeze.
    • I want to be more confident.

  • SAMPLE DAY 2

    BEHIND THE AUDITION:  Industry Insight

    This day answers the question, “WHY AM I NOT BOOKING?”

    Building on what we discovered about you as artists on Day 1, I now figure out how to make your authentic artistic self BOOKABLE.

    • I run a mock audition
    • I give honest, direct feedback to each participant about their headshots, resumes, wardrobe, hair, makeup, execution of the choreography and freestyle
    • I give exclusive industry insight into the casting process from the production end
    • I give you all the tips and tricks I wish I would have known in my 20 years of auditioning
    • We test out, in the room, different wardrobe, hair and makeup until we figure out what direction you should go in
    • Guest speakers (agents, top choreographers, etc) may come observe and give you feedback as well
    • We discover why you may or may not be booking

    No dancer wants to feel like their bad hairstyle lost them a job.

    The good news is, you can learn what to fix and how to fix it.

    In the BEHIND THE AUDITION experience, I tell you everything that NOBODY tells you.

    And it is working!

    After attending BEHIND THE AUDITION, several alumni booked their very next audition.

    If they are not booking, they are making it to the end. If they are not making it to the end, they are being kept. If they are not being kept, they are not depressed when they are getting cut. If they are getting cut repeatedly, they don’t hate themselves as dancers and human beings and move back home.

    These are my goals for you in this session:

    • How do we make you different than every other blonde? Than every other Asian?  Than every other dancer who picks up the choreography well enough to do the job?
    • If you’re not strong in choreography, how do we compensate?
    • If you’re great at choreography but aren’t booking, what is the missing piece?
    • If you make it to the end of auditions but aren’t booking, what will tip you over the final hump?
    • How can we package you into a “look” that is bookable but still authentic to you?
    • If you get nervous, what specifically for you will ease the nerves?

    Let’s develop a plan for you that allows you to walk into an audition of hundreds of people, be completely focused on what you need to accomplish, and deliver your love of dance in a bookable package.

  • SAMPLE DAY 3

    1ST HALF OF DAY

    HEADSHOT COACHING

    Ah, the dreaded headshot shoot!  Building off what we discovered on DAY 2 with your audition assessment of HAIR, MAKEUP and WARDROBE (and yes this is equally as important for men!), I coach you on your headshots.

    You bring clothing and I help style you, guide you on how to pose, take photos and assess and reassess, and teach you how to be IN CONTROL OF YOUR HEADSHOTS!

    If you love your headshots and feel great about them, we help you decide on 3 great audition or rehearsal looks so you are nailing the translation of your headshots when you walk into the room in the flesh.


    2ND HALF OF DAY

    ON SET: “Become Irreplaceable”

    CLICK HERE TO SEE AN “INSIDE LOOK” INTO THE WHAT YOU’LL LEARN IN THE “ON SET” PORTION OF “IMMERSION”

    This day answers the question, “What do I do once I book a job?”

    This is twofold:

    • Either you’re a working dancer already and you are totally winging it when you show up to rehearsal or on set
    • Or you haven’t booked a job yet and you don’t want to wing it once you do

    I’ve been working as a dancer since I was 7 years old. And, for over 10 years I have been a champion for dancers’ rights. (For more info on dancers’ rights, click here.)

    I want to share my knowledge of contracts, negotiations, unions, dancers’ rights, agents, and the rest of the “business” side of “show business” that we aren’t taught.

    I hope by educating and instilling professionalism in “ON SET”, we can better the industry as a whole.

    Here are examples of what we will address that you would typically only learn from experience:

    • How do you make your mark on the job and not be in the back corner of the formation?
    • How do you get re-hired?
    • What do you do when a waiver is pushed in front of your face and you are pressured to sign it?
    • What the heck is fi-core?
    • If you have an issue, how and when do you speak to your agent? The Union? Production?

    Let’s make you a “smart” dancer.

    Let’s get you to read the choreographer’s mind.

    Let’s get you to problem solve.

    Let’s make you someone whom every choreographer wants to have on their team.

  • SAMPLE DAY 4

    CULMINATION DAY

    This is the most important day.

    On DAY 1, we discovered who you are.  DAY 2, we pinpointed how to turn that version of who you are into a bookable package.  DAY 3, how to make you irreplaceable once you’re working.

    DAY 4 is about reconnecting with yourself as an artist even after you’ve been analyzed based off of your looks and skills the previous days. It’s about loving to dance even after being drilled on professionalism and paperwork and unions and hitting your mark and the pressures of a set.

    This constant re-prioritizing of your relationship with dance is what will keep you in this industry for the long haul.

    DAY 4 is you screaming “THIS IS WHO I AM, AND THIS IS WHY I LOVE DANCE, EVEN IF I NEVER BOOK A JOB ANOTHER DAY IN MY LIFE”.

    Each participant films a solo on Day 4.  If this sounds scary to you, just know that for the 800 people who have done TGHM so far, it was terrifying for the overwhelming majority of them to freestyle or dance alone in front of a camera on DAY 1, and by the end of the session they actually had FUN doing it!  Imagine something that typically terrifies you becoming something you actually look forward to!

    I cannot stress enough that my goal is for you to love dance with all your heart for as long as you want to love it, and that making a living doing it is icing on the cake.

    After we’ve figured out what your “look” needs to be in order for you to book jobs, and how to understand the “business” side of show business, we all exhale, smile, and say, “But it does not define me.”

FIRST COME FIRST SERVE!

15 STUDENT LIMIT

CHOOSE “PAY IN FULL” OR “PAYMENT PLAN” BELOW

AGES 16+

(if under 16 years old, send a link to the best footage of your dancing to assistants@galenhooks.com and we will assess your skill level)

EACH DAY IS 5 HOURS

SUBJECT TO INSTRUCTOR AVAILABILITY

IF PARTICIPANT CANCELS, 50% OF SESSION COST WILL BE REFUNDED

Each city has different sessions listed in drop down menu below

Click on drop down menu and choose your preferred session

Pay with credit card or PayPal

LOS ANGELES PAY IN FULL



3 payments will be invoiced

One payment per month, for 3 months

Pay with credit card or PayPal

LOS ANGELES PAYMENT PLAN



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THE GALEN HOOKS METHOD is revolutionary training for dancers of all skill levels.
It is my personal way of approaching dance as both an art form and a business.
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In addition to technical training, my focus is on guiding the student in developing his or her own voice, and on giving peace of mind by providing a philosophy on how to navigate the industry with integrity and perseverance.
I give students the invaluable ability to maintain their love of dance within one of the most competitive industries in the world.

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FAQ'S

I am a beginner- can I take TGHM?

If you have a beginner level dance experience (meaning this won’t be the first dance class you’ve ever taken), you should be fine!
Be aware that the routine may be challenging, but Galen will work with you to execute it to your best ability. The non-routine based artist development exercises will be achievable for any skill level.

Help! I'm scared!

No worries!  The TASTE OF TGHM session was made for you!  Scroll up and read all about this new session that has a BIGGER class size (up to 60 people) so you can hide in the corner if you want to until you see that this is one of the most positive, encouraging, non-competitive dance experiences you will ever have.

And don’t forget, everyone you see in TGHM footage from past sessions came to the sessions in the face of fear- if you don’t face what scares you, you’ll never grow!

I'm already confident and advanced- what else can I get out of these sessions?

Galen is one of the most versatile and advanced dancers in the industry- her goal with advanced dancers is to completely change how and why you dance.

Often, skilled dancers have mental roadblocks related to:

-self criticism (after all, how do you become so skilled without being hard on yourself?  It has paid off in the sense that you are now as good as you are, but let’s see what else there is to you as an artist)

-losing sense of self (perhaps you’re great at doing exactly what the teacher asks for, but don’t know who YOU are)

-you’ve reached a plateau (how many more jazz funk classes can you really take? are you missing a challenge? Galen will find all of your weaknesses and force you to strengthen them)

-you’ve forgotten what it’s like to play (nailing choreography can become repetitive- when was the last time someone encouraged you to make mistakes? to explore? to experiment? to try something different even if it doesn’t work out?)

The advanced dancers who have taken TGHM have mentally transformed and now use their bodily facility at maximum capacity.

When will you be coming to London, Amsterdam, Texas, Vancouver, *insert your city here*?

We currently only have the cities scheduled that are listed under each session here.

To be updated when we add new cities and on all things related to the intensives, sign up for our EMAIL LIST.

What are the exact times / locations of the sessions?

We send out the exact time and location in the week or two leading up to each session.  This is because it is dependent on the studio we book.

Is there an age limit?

The Galen Hooks Method is currently offered for those 16 years of age or older.  We accept video submissions for those younger than 16 years of age with advanced experience.  Please send a link to assistants@galenhooks.com showcasing your dance ability and we will assess your placement!