Liberate Artists Dance Captain 2019/2020

Asher Morgado


Join the Liberate team on the road, be inspired and learn what it takes to work in the dance industry. The program and season begins at the conclusion of Phoenix Fire 2022.

The new ‘22-‘23 class of LADC’s will be announced at the closing performance of Phoenix Fire 2022, Saturday July 30th. You do not need to attend Phoenix Fire 2022 to be accepted into the program.

The LADC Program

Our Liberate Artists Dance Captain Training Program is a small group extension of our mission to build confidence and promote social growth in dancers. For 10 months, dancers and their families participate in seminars and training to develop the tools for wherever dance may take them. From dance medicine and science to guest artist classes, this program is for the dancer wanting to develop their artistry, and for the families that support them.

Please note, this program does not replace your weekly training at your home studio — we are a studio-first organization. Prospective LADC trainees must get approval from their studio owner or studio director to audition for this program. Independent dancers may apply if they are receiving weekly training in their home city.

This is an audition-based program open to dancers 12-18. We accept a maximum of 20 dancers each season. Liberate Artists Dance Captains assist our Liberate faculty and staff on the road and perform as Liberate Artists Ambassadors for various experiences throughout their year.

The LADC Training

As part of our program, Liberate Artists Dance Captains will receive the following:

        • Quarterly LADC Community Movement Classes
        • Business of Dance Training
        • Leadership and Public Speaking Training
        • Post High School Preparation & College Preparation
        • Mindfulness, Goal Setting, Meditation
        • Colorful Dance History
        • Organizational Skills Development & Goal Setting
        • Team Building
        • Mentorship
        • Brand Ambassador Training & Networking
        • Healthy Body (Dance Medicine and Science)
        • Reducing The Risk of Injury
        • Self-Confidence & Overcoming Adversity

The LADC Mentorship Commitment

When a LADC is announced at the closing show of Phoenix Fire, we will automatically charge $949.50 on August 3rd, 2022. The remaining balance of $949.50 will be split over four months of $237.38, with the final payment being due December 3rd, 2022. Prior to your audition, all LADCs will be required to sign a contract that confirms, if chosen, that your family will also complete the program and all payments in its entirety. Your card will be automatically charged and no refunds will be provided if families are unable to complete the LADC training program.

Included in the Price of Tuition:

      • 10-month Training Program, starting October 2022 and ending July 2023
      • Tuition to CAMP LADC Training in Los Angeles, October 7th - 10th, 2022
      • 50% discount for Phoenix Fire Blaze *mandatory. Discount Price: $1,119.50
      • 60% discount for Focus *optional (and only when you attend PF and Focus). Discount Price: $1060.00
      • 22% discount for CAMP Liberate *optional (and only when you attend PF). Discount Price: $699
      • Always, Enough Foundation Fundraiser performance at Phoenix Fire 2023
      • Invitation to assist events on the road throughout the year
      • 2 Liberate Artists Dance Captain shirts
      • 30% Discount on all Liberate Artists Merchandise from September 2022 until July 2023

Additional Fees:

      • Travel, accommodations, and meals to Liberate Artists Experiences
      • Additional merchandise *optional
      • Any required costumes or merchandise for Phoenix Fire and/or Focus
      • Family Coaching Sessions with Liberate Founder/Creator Geri

Steps to Apply

1. Submit your 2022/2023 LADC Application by clicking on the Apply link below.

2. An unlisted YouTube video of you dancing is required and payment details will be taken.

3. Get studio owner permission and support by requesting they fill out our Studio Approval Form. (Provided in 2022 after receiving the LADC Application)