Join us for our annual Summer Programme, taking place at Laine Theatre Arts and Online.
Members have the opportunity to access a wide range of courses in studio and online, delivered by our expert teaching teams.
Don’t miss the opportunity to secure your spot today, and pick-up something new before the Autumn term starts.
Browse the rest of the programme below:
9:30 - 16:30 Contemporary Dance: Intermediate foundation - Part 1
9:45 - 16:45 Tap Dance: Intermediate refresher
10:00 - 17:00 Cecchetti Classical Ballet: Grade syllabus refresher - Grade 1 - grade 4 (part 1)
Tuesday 1 August
9:30 - 16:30 Contemporary Dance: Intermediate foundation - Part 2
9:45 - 16:45 Imperial Classical Ballet: Focus on training students for success in examination at Intermediate level and above
9:45 - 16:45 Tap Dance: Bridging the gap – Developing the vocab from Intermediate
10:00 - 17:00 Cecchetti Classical Ballet: Grade syllabus refresher - Grade 4 (part 2) - grade 6
Wednesday 2 August
9:30 - 16:30 Modern Theatre: New grade 4 and grade 5 Floor sequences with progressions
9:45 - 16:45 Imperial Classical Ballet: Focus on Advanced 1 option A and B set work
9:45 - 16:45 Tap Dance: Grade 6 refresher - With new unaccompanied sequence (danced to new playlist)
10:00 - 17:00 Cecchetti Classical Ballet: Intermediate syllabus refresher
Thursday 3 August
9:30 - 16:30 Modern Theatre: Refresher course for grades 4, 5 and 6 Musical Theatre progressions and alternative Musical Theatre amalgamations
9:45 - 16:45 Imperial Classical Ballet: Focus on Advanced 2 option A set work
10:00 - 17:00 Cecchetti Classical Ballet: Advanced 1 syllabus refresher
Friday 4 August
9:30 - 16:30 Modern Theatre: Revise and regenerate part 1 - Intermediate syllabus options A and B with new music playlist
9:45 - 16:45 Imperial Classical Ballet: Focus on Pirouettes and Allegro
10:00 - 17:00 Contemporary Dance: Intermediate - Part 1
Saturday 5 August
9:30 - 16:30 Modern Theatre: Revise and regenerate part 2 - Conclusion of Intermediate syllabus options A and B with new music playlist
9:45 - 16:45 Imperial Classical Ballet: Variations day
9:45 - 16:45 Tap Dance: Musical Theatre and commercial free class
10:00 - 17:00 Contemporary Dance: Intermediate - Part 2
Sunday 6 August
9:30 - 16:30 Modern Theatre: Revision of grades 3, 4, 5 and 6 Arms and Isolation sequences (including option A and B) to develop understanding of criteria of Line and Style as stipulated on your pupils’ exam reports
9:45 - 16:45 Tap Dance: Bridging the gap – Developing the vocab from Intermediate
10:00 - 17:00 Contemporary Dance: Intermediate refresher with progression to Advanced 1
Course descriptions and lecturers
Cecchetti Classical Ballet
Imperial Classical Ballet
This course aims to provide teachers with the skills they need to prepare students for the Intermediate examination and to consider how these skills can then be applied to higher levels. Delegates will develop knowledge about the technical detail required at Intermediate level; consider the required artistry and musicality and ways these can be approached by the teacher; explore examples of breaking down steps and movements in order to teach them effectively; consider the Intermediate mark scheme; develop awareness of the training vocabulary as applied to Intermediate and higher levels. This course is suitable for teachers training students for Vocational exams, especially Intermediate; DDE & Associate students learning how to train Intermediate syllabus work; DDE unit 4 tutors and teachers studying for Licentiate and Fellowship.
This course will allow you to refresh your knowledge of the Advanced 2 Syllabus option A pathway only, through a practical exploration of the syllabus content. Participants will gain an explanation of the option A and B Pathways as applied to Advanced 2; revise the Advanced 2 Option A syllabus set work; consider the technical, artistic, and musical detail within the set work of the Advanced 2 syllabus; and will have the opportunity to ask the questions needed to solidify the detail within the set work. This course is suitable for teachers delivering Advanced 2 classes, teachers who are training for Licentiate or Fellowship and dancers who have a working knowledge of the option A syllabus. Please note option B set work and vocabulary will not be covered on this course.
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