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Ferrone Dance Hub

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Toscana Dance Hub

Toscana Dance Hub provides three weeks of intensive dance training with world renowned international dance artists, master teachers and choreographers in Florence and Palazzuolo sul Senio, Italy. Dancers train in yoga, pilates, ballet, modern, italian language during the week and participate in special weekend and/or evening workshops. Each week they learn an original work by a resident choreographer and perform both at the renowned Florence Dance Festival and in Palazzuolo sul Senio, as part of Mugello Dance Experience. TDH has hosted the following companies, choreographers to date: Pietro Pireddu/MAKTUB NOIR, Brunella Baldi/BALDANZA, Piero Lecese, Alfonso Cayetano/INTERFERENCIA DANZA and Niles Ford/URBAN DANCE COLLECTIVE. The program, open to intermediate and advanced dancers age 17 and up, is geared and designed to enhance each students technical ability and artistry.

Toscana Dance Hubs created and directed by Giada Ferrone in collaboration with Marga Nativo and Keith Ferrone, artistic directors of the Florence Dance The goal behind the program is to reach beyond geographical and cultural borders and to offer a creative environment of growth, research and self-discovery. Each participant is personally mentored and guided through his/her specific needs and aspirations. The core teaching philosophy shared by the entire faculty is to educate dancers to train and perform with intention, discipline and enthusiasm. 


  • Pre-technique classes (Pilates, Yoga, Somatics, Girotonic, Stretch, Reiki energy work)
  • Technique classes (Ballet, Modern)
  • Masterclasses (Flamenco, Graham technique, Performance enhancement, Alexander technique, voice)
  • Choreographic residencies with professional companies (Maktub Noir, Baldanza, Interferencia Dance, Urban Dance Collective)
  • ChoreoLab in collaboration with Music Program
  • Music Program for Accompanists