a performing and teaching company



Our programming includes intensive training for students pursuing dance as a career at the pre-professional and/or university level. The Company has a twenty-year history of choreographic and teaching residencies and master classes at colleges and universities.

We have enjoyed residencies at the following schools:

  • Middle Tennessee State University
  • Joffrey Ballet School
  • University of Florida
  • Georgian Court University
  • Troy University
  • Beloit College
  • Florida School of the Arts
  • Buffalo State University
  • Kennesaw State University
  • The University at Buffalo
  • Oakland University
  • Kenyon College
  • The University of Tulsa
  • The University of Michigan
  • The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
  • The University of North Carolina School of the Arts
  • Virginia Commonwealth University
  • Fordham University/The Ailey School
  • Princeton University
  • New York University
  • Barnard College
  • The University of the Arts
  • The Interlochen Center for the Arts
  • Escola de Dança/Fundação Cultural Estado da Bahia
  • Stephens College

Master Classes

Master Classes are a dynamic way to learn choreography from the repertory and the charismatic style for which the Company is known. One of our favorite master classes is Daniel’s signature class “Rhythm, Speed, and Motion: A Folk-Influenced Contemporary Dance Class.”

Rhythm, Speed, and Motion takes basic movements common to everyone, adds concepts of concert dance, and blends them together to create an innovative challenging folk-influenced contemporary dance class. Cultivating awareness and control of one’s total body is the goal of this rigorous class. Leave your judgment at the door and enter into a fast-paced, energetic and supportive environment where everyone is encouraged to tackle coordination riddles and rhythmic tongue twisters for the entire body. Be prepared to move quickly, sweat and have fun!

We have enjoyed master classes at schools including:

  • Duke University
  • University of California, Irvine
  • The University of Rochester
  • The University of Maine
  • The University of Michigan
  • Rutgers University, Mason Gross School of the Arts
  • Santa Monica College
  • Grossmont College
  • Irvine Valley College
  • Glendale Community College
  • Pasadena City College
  • The University of the South
  • Chandler-Gilbert Community College
  • Nazareth College
  • Alabama Dance Festival
  • Charlotte Dance Festival
  • Oakland University
  • The University of Tulsa
  • Winthrop University
  • SUNY Brockport
  • Pohjois-Savo Polytechnic,Kuopio, Finland
  • Turku Conservatory, Turku, Finland
  • Escola de Dança da Fundação Cultural de Bahia, Salvador, Bahia, Brazil

To get a taste of a university-level class taught by Daniel visit the


Summer Dance Festival

Please visit our FESTIVALS Page to learn more about our summer programming.


Read a former student’s reflection on working with the Company:

“The Washington Heights Summer Dance Festival was a wonderful experience! The varied areas of dance that were implemented into the festival made for a well-rounded dance experience. Daniel brought in people that were working in the field today for master classes and made them accessible to us so that we could ask for guidance and advice, as well as learn technique and repertory from them. Aside from the slew of guest artists, Daniel had us perform with his esteemed company, Daniel Gwirtzman Dance Company. He and his dancers really made us feel like we were a part of the company with them, and we all got to become one big family for the time we were there. Overall, this workshop was a wonderfully positive experience and I would recommend it to any pre-professional dancer that is looking to broaden their horizons and work with a great dance company and prestigious artists in our field.”

Eric Hill, senior at Ohio University, Athens, OH