International Summer Schools 2018 all over the world, are enrolling now for dancers and dance teachers to enjoy many varied kinds of Summer Intensive Courses over the next few months. You may well already have booked on a single… Or even several. But in case you have not, then here are 5 great reasons to do your research and enrol onto a Summer School of your choice today.
Perhaps you have just recently finished your SAT’s, GCSE’s, AS Level exams or your A Levels and you needed to knuckle down on your revision in this time and for that reason you haven’t been able to attend as many dance classes this last term as you’d have liked. Sound familiar?
Attending a Summer Intensive is a wonderful way to familiarize yourself with your top, Dance College / University choices and see if they really do meet up to your expectations. When you are registering for a’Professional Dancers Course’ or the likes of, for the next 3 decades then gaining insight into what your day to day training will be like, is going to help make decisions regarding your future much easier. No doubt helping to put your mind at ease, that this is what you really want to do! Additionally, it will be an easier modification in the current home life to settling quick and easy with your new regime, which means that you can just crack with your training.
3) You can never have too many great friends.
By attending’Summer Courses’ you are spending time with like-minded people who share your love of dance and can’t wait to meet you too. These are young dancers which are going through all the same things you are as a pupil of’dancing’ and sharing your experiences thus far both in the studio and of what lays ahead for you. It will surely make for some terrific conversations and a couple of giggles as your new friendships begin.
4) Further your qualifications and training.
Whether you’re a dancer or a dance teacher, it’s often possible for you to take part in an examination session at the end of the program. Most likely you’ll have to look at this scenario out from the off with the program provider, but when it turned out that your present school was not hosting examinations this year or you felt about the advice of your teacher that waiting a little bit longer and taking the exam in a summer course could be good for you brilliant and your progression continues. Summer classes for dance teachers assist in preparation for which ever level you are working at. Perhaps you are looking at Licentiate Qualifications, but do not now teach at the Advanced degrees, so these type of courses are a great way to brush up on syllabi, training procedures and new techniques. Being surrounded by many other teachers will certainly help you to get answers to any un-answered questions that you might have. Sharing your knowledge too with others is hugely beneficial to all.
5) Enjoy classes in various surrounds with unique teachers and company dancers.
Don’t worry your current teacher will not be offended. Please bare-in-mind however, it’s always good practice to ask the permission from your instructor and take on board their advice and knowledge when entering into discussions about which Summer class is the best one for you to attend. Different teachers concentrate on different concepts, ways and means and technical corrections. You will probably find that your own teacher has been asking you to apply a certain correction for a while now, but for whatever reason, sometimes, as every excellent teacher knows, you just needed to get the correction in a new environment and by a new voice for you to hear it. Many students find it motivational and hard to stand in-front of fresh eyes and work hard to receive feedback from possibly their idols.
In closing, by attending a Summer Intensive you’ve absolutely nothing to lose… OK these courses may cost you in a monetary way, however, the 5 reasons above should be grounds enough for you to have grabbed your pc, pen, phone and encouraged you to find more information from the colleges of your choice running Summer Intensive Courses this year!
Make it the best Summer yet… Dance awaits you!