If you have a budding ballerina at home dreaming of a life spent pirouetting on stage, the Royal Academy of Dance has announced new workshops for young dancers of all abilities and ages taking place this spring.
Based in London, the Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) is one of the world’s most influential dance education and training organisations, and boasts world famous dancer Darcey Bussell as its President.
The season of spring courses kicks off on 10 March with The Sleeping Beauty Repertoire Workshop, which offers students aged 10 years and older (studying at RAD Grade 4 ballet or the equivalent) and students aged 12 years and older (studying at RAD Intermediate Foundation or the equivalent) the chance to develop their performance skills through the study and rehearsal of a scene from the hugely popular ballet, culminating in a presentation for parents and guardians.
On 13 April, RAD will host the Boys Day of Dance, a fun and creative day for male students aged seven to 16-years-old, which offers the chance to experience up to four different dance styles in classes led by dynamic male teachers. A similarly inspiring eclectic Day of Dance will be held for girls and boys of the same age group on 19 May.
For young performers finessing their pointe skills, 21 April will see two classes to build on students’ varying experience. For dancers studying Intermediate Foundation, a two hour class will focus on steps, movements and strengthening exercise for basic pointe work, while Advanced Foundation students can attend a class to learn how best to prepare and maintain their pointe shows and explore advanced techniques with pointe work.
To book any of the activities above or find out more information on the experience needed for particular workshops, visit www.rad.org.uk. RAD’s website also contains information about the organisation’s hugely popular annual Summer Schools with applications now open for 2013’s line-up of courses.