This post is about International Summer Schools 2018 all around the world, are enrolling now for dancers and dance teachers to enjoy many varied types of Summer Intensive Courses over the next few months. You might already have booked on one… Or even several. But in case you haven’t, then here are 5 great reasons to do your research and enrol onto a Summer School of your choice today.
1) School’s out for Summer.
Perhaps you’ve just recently finished your SAT’s, GCSE’s, AS Level exams or even your A Levels and you needed to knuckle down on your revision during this time and for that reason you haven’t been able to attend as many dance classes this last term as you would have liked. Sound familiar? Summer School courses can be great for building your stamina, technique and confidence back up, as often these classes run across 1 or 2 weeks and this constant daily training is what your dance needs to catch up.
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 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 years then gaining insight into what your day to day instruction 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 need to do! It will also be an easier adjustment from your current home life to settling quick and easy with your new regime, meaning you can simply crack with your training.
3) You can never have too many great friends.
By attending’Summer Courses’ you are spending time with like-minded men and women who share your love of dancing and can’t wait to meet you too. It will certainly make for some great conversations and a few giggles as your new friendships begin.
4) Further your credentials and training.
Whether you are a dancer or a dance instructor, it is often possible for you to participate in an examination session at the conclusion of the course. Most likely you’ll have to check this scenario out from the off with the program provider, but when it turned out that your present school wasn’t hosting exams 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 would be helpful for you brilliant and your progression continues. Summer classes for dance teachers help in preparation for which level you are working at. Maybe you are looking at Licentiate Qualifications, but don’t now teach at the Advanced degrees, so these sort of courses are a great way to brush up on syllabi, training procedures and new techniques. Being surrounded by many other teachers will surely help you get answers to any un-answered queries you may 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 won’t be offended. Please bare-in-mind however, it is always good practice to request the permission from your instructor 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 different theories, ways and means and technical corrections. You will most likely discover that your own teacher has been asking you to employ a particular correction for a while now, but for whatever reason, occasionally, as every excellent 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 hard 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 have absolutely nothing to lose… OK these classes may cost you in a monetary way, but the 5 reasons above should be reasons enough for you to have by now grabbed your computer, pencil, phone and encouraged you to make contact with the schools of your choice running Summer Intensive Courses this year!
Make it the best Summer nonetheless… Dance awaits you!