The time has arrived! International Summer Schools 2018 all over the world, are enrolling now for dancers and dance teachers to enjoy many diverse types of Summer Intensive Courses during the next few months. You may well already have reserved on one… Or even several. But in case you have not, then continue reading this for 5 great reasons to do your research and enroll on a Summer School of your choice today.
Maybe you’ve just recently finished your SAT’s, GCSE’s, AS Level exams or your A Levels and you had to knuckle down on your revision in this time and therefore you haven’t been able to attend as many dance classes this last term as you would have liked. Sound familiar?
Or perhaps you recently received offers for Vocational Schools and Colleges commencing September 2018? Attending a Summer Intensive is a wonderful way to familiarise yourself with your own 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 another 3 decades then gaining insight into what your day to day instruction will be like, is going to help make decisions about 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 existing home life to settling in quick and easy with your new regime, meaning you can simply crack with your training.
3) You can not have too many great friends.
By attending’Summer Courses’ you’re spending time with like-minded people who share your love of dance and can’t wait to meet you too. These are young dancers that are going through all the same things you are as a pupil of’dance’ 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 few giggles as your new friendships begin.
4) Further your qualifications and training.
Whether you’re a dancer or a dance teacher, it is often possible for you to participate in an examination session at the end of the program. Most likely you’ll need to look at this situation out from the off with the program provider, but when it turned out that your current school was not hosting exams this year or you felt on the help of your instructor that waiting a little bit longer and taking the exam during a summer course would be good for you brilliant and your progression persists. Summer courses for dance teachers help in preparation for which ever level you’re working at. Perhaps you’re looking at Licentiate Qualifications, but do not currently teach at the Advanced levels, so these sort of courses are a fantastic way to brush up on syllabi, training procedures and new techniques. Being surrounded by a number of other teachers will certainly help you get answers to any un-answered questions you might have. Sharing your knowledge too with others is tremendously valuable to all.
5) Enjoy classes in different surrounds with different teachers and company dancers.
Don’t worry your existing teacher will not be offended. Please bare-in-mind however, it’s always good practice to ask the permission from your teacher and take on board their guidance and knowledge when entering into discussions about which Summer course is the right one for you to attend. Different teachers concentrate on various concepts, ways and means and technical corrections. You will most likely discover your own teacher has been asking you to apply a particular correction for a while now, but for whatever reason, occasionally, as every great teacher knows, you just needed to receive the correction in a new environment and from a new voice for one to hear it. Many students find it motivational and challenging to stand in-front of new 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, but the 5 reasons above should be reasons enough that you have grabbed your computer, pencil, phone and encouraged you to make contact with the colleges of your choice running Summer Intensive Courses this year!
Make it the best Summer yet… Dance awaits you!