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Join us in August 2024 as we return to the University of Chichester (UK) for our
Residential Summer Programme.

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Please note: The Tap New Advanced 1 courses are now sold out for this event. 

Please contact the CPD and Events team if you are interested on being put on the waiting list for these days.

 

Event details

As a long established ISTD event, we are excited to be able to re-introduce our residential summer programme this year.

Delegates will have the opportunity to join courses led by our expert teaching teams, connect with other members from around the world, network with lecturers and examiners outside the studio and participate in additional morning and evening activities – all with meals and accommodation provided.

Whether you want to attend for one day or the whole week, this event is ideal for all teachers; from the most experienced through to those still in training. Attending CPD courses is the best way to update your teaching practice and refresh yourself for the autumn term.

 

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Course descriptors

 

Cecchetti Classical Ballet: Cecchetti Diploma led by Lisa Hunter

This course will start with an unset class and then study a selection of the set syllabus work in Diploma. It will also cover creative ideas for unset classes at Diploma level. This course is intended for teachers with all levels of experience, to refresh, learn or observe the work. You will consider the Cecchetti principles within the Diploma exercises, develop an awareness of Diploma extracts from the ballets, and consider content for unset classes at this level.

 

Cecchetti Classical Ballet: Advanced 2 led by Susan Lucas

This course will start with an unset class and then study a selection of the set syllabus work in Advanced 2. It will also cover creative ideas for unset classes at this level. This course is intended for teachers with all levels of experience, to refresh, learn or observe the work and is ideal for teachers working towards the examination with their classes, as well as Fellowship students. You will consider the Cecchetti principles within the Advanced 2 exercises, develop ideas for unset classes and have increased awareness of the Cecchetti Days of the Week. 

 

Cecchetti Classical Ballet: Advanced 1 led by Caroline Roach

This course will start with an unset class and then study a selection of the set syllabus work from the Advanced 1 syllabus. Teachers will learn, refresh or observe syllabus work and consider creative ideas for unset classes at this level. This course is ideal for Licentiate students and teachers interested in learning or refreshing the Advanced 1 syllabus. By the end of the course, you will have increased awareness of the Cecchetti Days of the Week, considered the Cecchetti principles within the syllabus work and developed ideas for unset classes.

 

Cecchetti Classical Ballet: Intermediate led by Alison Jenner

This course will start with an unset class covering creative ideas for classes at Intermediate level. Teachers will learn or refresh a selection of the set syllabus work and consider the Cecchetti principles and qualities that are expected of students at this level. This course is intended for teachers with all levels of experience, from DDE students to experienced teachers. You will consider the Cecchetti principles within the exercises; gain awareness of the content needed for undertaking DDE study and consider the expectations of technique, artistry and exam protocol when preparing students.

 

Cecchetti Classical Ballet: Cecchetti Grades led by Sarah Wells

This course will refresh and analyse the upper Grades. Delegates will study a selection of the set syllabus work from the Grades. Teachers will have the opportunity to refresh and analyse syllabus content. This course is intended for teachers with all levels of experience, from DDE students to experienced teachers. To refresh, learn or observe the work. This will be a practical course for those wanting to dance. Equally attendees are welcome to mark or watch the class.

 

Cecchetti Classical Ballet: Cecchetti Standards led by Teresa Ferguson

This course will study set exercises from the Class Examinations. Guidance will be given for various aspects of the set exercises and examinations including expectations of technique in the set work, improvisation ideas, and how to arrange exercises and examination dances. This course is suitable for those who wish to revise the syllabi or learn for the first time. 

 

Cecchetti Classical Ballet: Intermediate Foundation led by Caroline Roach

This course will study a selection of the set syllabus work in Intermediate Foundation. This course is intended for teachers with all levels of experience, to refresh, learn or observe the work. By the end of the course, you will have studied set exercises from the Intermediate Foundation; considered the expectations of technique and artistry for students studying at this level and received guidance on preparing candidates for the examination.

 

Cecchetti Classical Ballet: Senior Certificate 1 led by Alison Jenner

This course will study a selection of the set syllabus work in Senior Certificate 1. This course is intended for teachers with all levels of experience, to refresh, learn or observe the work. By the end of this course, you will have studied set exercises from Senior Certificate 1; considered the expectations of technique and artistry for students studying at this level and received guidance on preparing candidates for the examination. 

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Classical Indian: Progress your Bharatanatyam Grade to Advanced 1 knowledge through the lens of our Teaching Qualifications

This studio lecture session is for teachers to review our Grade to Advanced 1 syllabi and map the requirements for DDE and refreshed Licentiate qualifications. This course is for teachers to gain further clarity and understanding of what is required for the preparation and delivery of exam candidates and to better understand the requirements for DDE and Licentiate. Time will be embedded through the day for teachers' general questions. 

 

Classical Indian: Progress your Kathak Grade to Advanced 1 knowledge through the lens of our Teaching Qualifications

This studio lecture session is for teachers to review our Grade to Advanced 1 syllabi and map the requirements for DDE and refreshed Licentiate qualifications. This course is for teachers to gain further clarity and understanding of what is required for the preparation and delivery of exam candidates and to better understand the requirements for DDE and Licentiate. Time will be embedded through the day for teachers' general questions. 

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Contemporary: Intermediate led by Keelin Ryan

This course aims to provide teachers with the skills they need to prepare students for the Intermediate examination, building on the work from Intermediate Foundation. Attendees will experience syllabus exercises and consider the solo, exploring the key elements and themes of the syllabus. We advise that teachers undertake the Intermediate Foundation course before Intermediate.

 

Contemporary: Intermediate foundation refresher led by Keelin Ryan

This course aims to provide teachers with a review of the Intermediate Foundation syllabus content and themes. This course is for those who have previously attended a full Intermediate Foundation course. Delegates are encouraged to detail content they would like to review and highlight specific areas of exploration desired when completing their booking. The session can be tailored to these needs.

 

Contemporary: Masterclass and repertoire workshop - Teacher observation session led by Siân Hopkins

Delegates are invited to observe dance students participate in a practical class based on Intermediate syllabus material and themes, with associated repertoire from Moving Visions Dance Theatre, research company of Contemporary syllabi creator Dr Ross McKim. This will include time for teachers to engage in reflection and open discussion at the end.

 

Contemporary: Improvisationled by Keelin Ryan

This session includes a practical improvisation workshop exploring concepts, uses and benefits to this area of dance. This course aims to prepare delegates for teaching improvisation to students. This is for teachers exploring improvisation work for the first time, and for those looking to further develop their skills. Delegates are encouraged to contribute ideas and engage in discussion during the session.

 

Contemporary: Masterclass and repertoire workshop for teachers led by Siân Hopkins

Delegates are invited to join for an experience of Contemporary movement and associated repertoire, based on syllabus themes in an open class format. This practical workshop includes repertoire from Moving Visions Dance Theatre, research company of Contemporary syllabi creator Dr Ross McKim. There will be time for open discussion at the end. It is advised, though not essential, that delegates have previous knowledge and experience of Intermediate Foundation and Intermediate level Contemporary work.

 

Contemporary: Advanced 1  led by Siân Hopkins

This course aims to provide teachers with the skills they need to prepare students for examination at the Advanced 1 level, building on the work of Intermediate Foundation and Intermediate. Attendees will experience syllabus exercises and solo, exploring the key elements and themes of the syllabus. Teachers will investigate methods and tools for guiding students through syllabus progression. We advise that teachers are familiar with both the Intermediate Foundation and Intermediate syllabi before attending the Advanced 1 course.

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Imperial Classical Ballet: Healthy movement for the dancer - Common problems with different physiques led by Val Jones

Using Pilates based techniques this course will explore healthy movement for the dancer and the dance teacher. Exercises will be studied as a means of increasing awareness and thereby enhancing dance technique. The emphasis will be on developing control and precision of movement. This course aims to give teachers knowledge and practical examples of exercises to enhance their understanding of different physiques and how to train dancers safely and effectively. The course is suitable for Classical Ballet, Modern Theatre and Contemporary techniques and aims to be useful for teachers of these genres, DDE students and their tutors.

 

Imperial Classical Ballet: Focus on Advanced 2 led by Claire Slater

This course will allow you to refresh your knowledge of the Advanced 2 vocabulary steps and the set Pirouette Enchaînements for option A and B through a practical exploration of the syllabus content. Attendees will also discuss suitable music choices to enhance artistry in free work. Examples of unset enchaînement will be taught. This course is suitable for teachers delivering Advanced 2 classes and teachers who are training for Fellowship.

 

Imperial Classical Ballet: Focus on Advanced 1 led by Claire Slater

This course will allow you to refresh your knowledge of the Advanced 1 vocabulary steps for option A and B through a practical exploration of the syllabus content. Attendees will also discuss suitable music choices to enhance artistry in free work. Examples of training exercises and unset enchaînements will be taught. This course is suitable for teachers delivering Advanced 1 classes, and teachers who are training for Licentiate and Fellowship.

 

Imperial Classical Ballet: Focus on Intermediate led by Jackie Styles

This course will allow you to refresh your knowledge of the Intermediate vocabulary steps for option A and B through a practical exploration of the syllabus content. Attendees will also discuss suitable music choices to enhance artistry in free work. Examples of training exercises and unset enchaînements will be taught. This course is suitable for teachers delivering Intermediate classes, DDE tutors and teachers who are training for DDE, Associate, and higher level teaching exams.

 

Imperial Classical Ballet: Barre work fundamentals and Allegro vocabulary (Grades 4 – 6) led by Jackie Styles

This course will allow you to explore the detail of the technique required for barre exercises at Grades 4 to 6 and will analyse the allegro vocabulary steps at Grades 4 to 6.  Examples of unset allegro enchaînement at these levels will also be taught and questions on set exercises will be answered. This course is suitable for teachers training students at Grades 4 - 6, DDE and Associate students and their tutors.

 

Imperial Classical Ballet: Focus on Port de Bras, Pirouettes and Adage in the grades led by Helen Steggles

This course will allow you to explore the training and performance of Ports de Bras, Pirouettes and Adage in the Grade syllabi.  Questions on set exercises will be answered. This course is suitable for teachers training students in the grade work, DDE and Associate students and their tutors.

 

Imperial Classical Ballet: Barre work fundamentals and Allegro vocabulary (Grades 1 -3) led by Helen Steggles

This course will allow you to explore the detail of the technique required for barre exercises at Grades 1 to 3 and analyse the allegro vocabulary steps at Grades 1 to 3.  Examples of unset allegro enchaînement at these levels will be taught and questions about set exercises will be answered. This course is suitable for teachers training students at Grades 1-3, DDE and Associate students and their tutors.

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Modern Theatre: Grade 4 and grade 5 floor sequences and progressions led by Tereza Theodoulou (18 August) and Jess Morgan-Beale (12 August)

On this course you will learn the grade 4 and grade 5 floor sequences and the progressions that build up to each of the set sequences. Attention will be given to the initiation and completion of each movement and how these movement pathways underpin safe weight transitions 'in and out' of the floor. We will examine how the concepts of the new movement vocabulary in the new sequences have already been established in existing floor exercises in the lower grades. We will discuss how this new work fits in to our existing syllabus, ensuring a more inclusive approach for everyone to access a complete syllabus.

 

Modern Theatre: Revise and regenerate part 2 – Including Option B Floor Sequence, Analysis of Dance Vocabulary, Free Work, Jazz Amalgamation A, Percussive Amalgamation, Jazz Amalgamation B led by Val Jones

This course is designed to give you a deeper technical analysis with an insight into teaching points of the dance vocabulary used in the Combination Steps, Amalgamations and Free Work. Option B Floor Sequence will be an option for all students so this will also be reviewed. This course is a must for anyone teaching Intermediate, all DDE Unit 4 Tutors, Associate and Associate Diploma teachers and their students as well as anyone studying or coaching Licentiate and Fellowship.

 

Modern Theatre: Refresher of grade 4, 5 and 6 Musical Theatre progressions and amalgamations led by Ruth Armstrong

This practical course revisits the Musical Theatre progressions and the alternative Musical Theatre amalgamations from the grades 4, 5 and 6 syllabi. This course is aimed at teachers who have already attended the individual courses previously for each grade.  It is designed for anyone teaching Grades 4, 5 and 6 and all teachers considering the Musical Theatre style.

 

Modern Theatre: Set amalgamations for grade 5 and 6 (Option A and B) led by Ruth Armstrong

This course will refresh the set amalgamations Grade 5 Lyrical, Jazz Option and The Tip-Off (formally titled ‘Boys’) with supporting Progressions and Grade 6 Lyrical, Jazz Option A or Jazz Option B (formally titled ‘Boys’) with supporting Progressions. Please note that the Musical Theatre Amalgamations will not be included

 

Modern Theatre: Silver and Bronze Jazz awards set amalgamations - D, E and F led by Elaine Mansfield

This course will refresh the Silver and Bronze Jazz Award Warm ups and Set Amalgamations D, E and F, exploring how to improve Jazz technique embedded in these Amalgamations. Although recommended for those who have already studied Amalgamations D, E and F, this course will outline the stepping stones necessary to build up to the set syllabus choreography.

 

Modern Theatre: Set amalgamations for grade 1 - 4 (Option A and B) led by Kate Mackie

This course will refresh the Grade 1 Jazz and Clown; Grade 2 Jazz, Lyrical, The Circus Star (formally titled ‘The Strongman’) and The Round Up; Grade 3 Jazz and Lyrical, The Search; Grade 4 Jazz, The Rain Forrest and Lyrical. Please note that the Musical Theatre Amalgamations will not be included.   

 

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National: Steps and style - All grades and Intermediate led by Cathi Conroy-Jones

This course will refresh the technique and style of steps seen in the grades and intermediate syllabus. Attendees will focus on exploring the authentic style of each country; explore the correct application of technique in the steps of each country; gain an understanding of the dynamins of music. This course is suitable for teachers, choreographers and adjudicators. 

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Street dance: An introduction to Street Dance Foundation Styles: Locking, Popping and Breaking

Participants will learn about the core fundamentals, historically and physically for three funk styles; Locking, Popping and Breaking, considered the foundation styles of Street Dance. Delegates will be taken through all the steps included in the ISTD Street Dance Glossary, which will be broken down and built up to a combination of steps to create choreography for routines and the Bronze/Silver levels. Delegates will leave this course with a basic understanding of each of these styles and techniques, a selection of routines to teach in their studio and the confidence to experiment with their own choreography.  Attendees will also receive access to playlists of music specific to each of the Street styles taught. No prior Street Dance experience is necessary in order to attend.

 

Street dance: An introduction to Street Dance Foundation Styles: Hip Hop and House Dance

Participants will learn about the core fundamentals, historically and physically of Hip Hop and House Dance. Delegates will be taken through key steps for each style, which will be broken down and built up to a combination of steps to create choreography for routines and the Bronze/Silver levels. Delegates will leave this course with a basic understanding of each of these styles and techniques, a selection of routines to teach in their studio and the confidence to experiment with their own choreography.  Attendees will also receive access to playlists of music specific to each of the Street styles taught. No prior Street Dance experience is necessary in order to attend.

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Tap dance: New Advanced 1 day 1

This course will introduce teachers to some of the content of the new Advanced 1 Tap syllabus. Day 1 will include the technical drills, timesteps, rhythm and a selected technical sequence. This course is suitable for teachers delivering Advanced 1 Tap, Licentiates and/or Fellowships. This course is also appropriate for anyone wanting to develop free work ideas if they are teaching non syllabus tap work to higher level students.

 

Tap dance: New Advanced 1 day 2

This course will introduce teachers to some of the content of the new Advanced 1 Tap syllabus. Day 2 will include selected technical sequences, the turning sequence and the amalgamations. This course is suitable for teachers delivering Advanced 1 Tap, Licentiates and/or Fellowships. This course is also appropriate for anyone wanting to develop free work ideas if they are teaching non syllabus tap work to higher level students.

 

Tap dance: Intermediate refresher led by Andrea Ashton

The entire Intermediate syllabus will be covered in a fast paced course for those with previous knowledge. On this course you will refresh your knowledge of the Intermediate syllabus through demonstration and discussion. This course is suitable for any teacher who already has a comprehensive knowledge of the syllabus as well as DDE Tutors, Licentiate and Fellowship candidates.

 

Tap dance: Grade 1- 6 amalgamations led by Andrea Ashton

This course will cover selected Grade 1 – 6 Tap Amalgamations. This course is suitable for DDE candidates who  have learnt the Amalgamations and anyone wanting to refresh their knowledge of the Graded Set Amalgamations.

 

Tap dance: Advanced 2 refresher led by Andrea Ashton
This course will teach or refresh some of the Advanced 2 Tap Technical exercises (turning, Spanish Waltz and two of the dance arrangements). This course is suitable for those teaching Advanced 2 students and Fellowship candidates. 

 

 

Pricing and how to book

Standard prices

Residential delegate prices

  • ISTD member (qualified teacher) - £200 per day
  • ISTD provisional member (student teacher) - £184 per day
  • Non member - £250 per day

Day delegate prices

  • ISTD member (qualified teacher) - £136 per day
  • ISTD provisional member (student teacher) - £120 per day
  • Non member - £186 per day
     

How to book 

Booking form: https://form.jotform.com/240773439807364

Once you have submitted your booking form, you will need to complete a deposit payment of £100. Bookings are not confirmed until payment has been received, and your place will be released if payment is not made within 5 days. Your booking form may be edited when processed by the CPD and Events team, if mistakes have been made (e.g. booking accommodation for dates where you are not attending courses).

Once your deposit has been made, you will receive a confirmation from us where your place will be confirmed alongside further details about the event. 

If you have chosen to pay the remaining balance in full (i.e. not via the instalment plan), please allow up to 2 weeks to receive your payment link. 

Please note that due to the nature of this event, credit notes can not be used towards the cost of attending Residential Summer Programme. Please contact the CPD and Events team via coursebookings@istd.org to confirm which courses credit can be used. 

Bookings will close on 5 July 2024. All payments must be made by this date.

Instalment plan - available until Friday 31 May 2024

  • Deposit  - Payable at point of booking
  • First instalment - 30% Payable on booking confirmation
  • Second instalment - 35% due on 3 June 2024
  • Last instalment - 35% due on 1 July 2024

Any bookings received between 1 - 31 May will be subject to the £100 deposit and 30% first instalment. 

 

 

Further information

 

Course times

All courses will take place 9:45 - 17:30 British Summer Time (BST). Courses will include time for breaks and lunch; however, the exact timing of these may vary from course to course.

Residential attendees

Delegates staying residentially will be housed in the Chichester University student accommodation on campus. Residential rates include accommodation and evening meal the night before the course; breakfast, lunch and tea and coffee breaks on the day of the course; parking and course fees. 

Please note: Accommodation and dinner is provided the evening before your course. If you select accommodation for dates where you will not be attending, we will remove this when we process your booking.

Day attendees

Attendees also have the option to attend this event as a day delegate. Day rates include lunch, tea and coffee breaks, parking and course fees.

Additional activities

During this event, residential delegates will have the opportunity to attend additional morning warm-ups and evening activities for free. Residential delegates will receive a full morning and evening activity timetable in due course.

Course cancellations

Courses are subject to cancellation if the minimum attendee numbers have not been reached. Therefore we strongly advise that all attendees book well in advance to avoid disappointment. 

Further questions

If you have any further questions please contact coursebookings@istd.org and a member of the team will get back to you.

 

 

Terms and conditions

 

Booking conditions

All fees must be paid in full, with cleared funds, before bookings close for the course. Delegates may only attend once payment has been made. Payment will not be accepted on the day of the course.

Cancellations

Cancellations must be made via email to coursebookings@istd.org

A non-refundable deposit of £100 is required to secure your place. Should the ISTD be required to cancel this event due to low delegate uptake then the deposit will be refunded.

Should the delegate cancel their booking the ISTD will follow the cancellation policy outlined below, unless in exceptional mitigating circumstances.

  • For any cancellations made more than 61 days before the event, the ISTD will retain the deposit.
  • For any cancellations made 60 - 30 days before the event, you will incur a 50% cancellation fee (deposit is non-refundable).
  • For any cancellations made 29 - 15 days before the event, you will incur a 75% cancellation fee (deposit is non-refundable).
  • For any cancellations made 14 days or less before the event, you will incur a 100% cancellation fee (deposit is non-refundable).
  • Under exceptional circumstances or where a doctor’s certificate is provided a full or partial refund may be given at the discretion of the Dance Education and Training department.

In the event that event delivery is affected by a local lockdown or any other force majeure, we will do our best to make alternative arrangements in order to ensure the course can go ahead. However, if this is not possible, delegates will be contacted and offered a refund or a credit note.

Where the attendee tests positive for Covid-19, via a PCR or lateral flow test, and the period of compulsory self-isolation means they are unable to attend the event - a full credit note will be issued. Credit note is to be used within 24 months of the event date and refunds will not be issued.

Delegates are advised to book refundable travel and/or accommodation, as the ISTD will not refund any incurred costs if the event does not take place.

This does not affect your statutory rights.

Further Information

Certificates of attendance will be sent to each delegate via email as a PDF document, after the CPD event has taken place. The CPD hours on the certificate will reflect the time attended by the participant with time deducted for late arrival or early departure from the session.

The Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing has the right to refuse bookings on the grounds of health and safety.

Course delegates are responsible for their own personal property and safety. 

The Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing reserves the right to record any CPD for the purpose of further training. The ISTD is committed to the principle that the interests and welfare of participants taking part in dance activities is paramount. To comply with the Data Protection Act 1998, ISTD needs your permission before we take any photography or video of you. By acknowledging and agreeing to these terms I consent to ISTD photographing or videoing me at this event. 

Filming /photography / recording of any content displayed or discussed during the class is not permitted by any delegate.

All work displayed is the intellectual property of the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing and appointed lecturers.

Behaviour and Conduct

Should any delegate display behaviour or conduct that is not deemed appropriate or respectful during or after the event then they may be asked to leave for the benefit of the other attendees.

How we use your information
Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing will process your personal information in accordance with our privacy policy. Please refer to our privacy policy which can be found in full on our website, www.istd.org

Any concerns should be emailed to coursebookings@istd.org

 

 

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