Intensive summer internship for 12-17-year-olds

Stage intensif 12-17 ans
Photo: Ariane Famelart / Dancers: Lauren Fisher, Gabrielle Kachan, Evelynn Yan
 
Tame the movement!

DESCRIPTION

This new intensive internship aims to inspire and unlock the creativity of youth aged 12-17 by the body, through a positive artistic approach, beyond clichés. 
The internship focuses on four areas: technique; choreography; improvisation; and creative research. 
 
Goals: To introduce young dancers to a distinctive contemporary dance approach by discovering their personal creative path and learning basic dance technique. 
 
A public performance takes place at the end of the internship. Courses are tailored to the participants’ level. A level classification session will be held on the first day. 
NO PREREQUISITES - Minimum of 20 participants 
 
Experience contemporary dance in a stimulating artistic atmosphere in the heart of Montreal in the new dance venue, the Wilder-Espace Danse Building (Place-des-Arts metro).
 
Schedule
  Monday, July 1st Tuesday, July 2nd Wednesday, July 3rd Thursday, July 4th Friday, July 5th

9 am-10 am

Activation

Perf-Max, balls, Yoga, meditation, Qi-Gong, stretching

Activation

Perf-Max, balls, Yoga, meditation, Qi-Gong, stretching

Activation

Perf-Max, balls, Yoga, meditation, Qi-Gong, stretching

Activation

Perf-Max, balls, Yoga, meditation, Qi-Gong, stretching

Activation

Perf-Max, balls, Yoga, meditation, Qi-Gong, stretching

10.15am-12 pm

Contemporary dance technique

Classification session

Contemporary dance technique

Novice | Level 1

Contemporary dance technique

Novice | Level 1

Contemporary dance technique

Novice | Level 1

Contemporary dance technique

Novice | Level 1

12 pm-1 pm

Lunch Pause

Lunch Pause

Lunch Pause

Lunch Pause

Lunch Pause

1 pm-2.30 pm

Choreographic workshop

Novice | Level 1

Choreographic workshop

Novice | Level 1

Choreographic workshop

Novice | Level 1

Choreographic workshop

Novice | Level 1

Choreographic workshop

Novice | Level 1

2.30pm-3pm

Dance Video

Dance Video

Dance Video

Dance Video

 

3pm-4pm

Creative research

Drawing & Costume design

Creative research

Drawing & Costume design

Creative research

Drawing & Costume design

Creative research

Drawing & Costume design

Dress Rehearsal

 

4.30pm-5pm

       

Public presentation

5.30pm

Closing

Closing

Closing

Closing

Closing

 

PROGRAM DETAILS

 
Activation
At the beginning of the day, all the young dancers are invited to an activation hour. As they are introduced to various approaches and ways of activating their body and mind, they will work on strengthening their body, developing flexibility and cardiovascular endurance while respecting their morphology. Alternation and juxtaposition of various approaches:
• Perfmax: Physical training of athletes from all disciplines, the Perfmax Centre has developed expertise in physical training for dancers.
• Yoga: Yoga consists of a series of poses or movements (asanas) that tend to relax the body, harmoniously develop the musculature of the entire body, work the spine, teach how to breathe properly, focus, etc.
• Balls: Training with exercise ball. The ball improves balance, coordination, muscle strength and flexibility, allowing a wide variety of movements. This tool adds variety to training and is a lot of fun!
• Qi-Gong: Traditional Chinese gymnastics and breathing technique based on the knowledge and control of vital energy, combining slow movements, breathing exercises and concentration. It tends to strengthen and soften the body’s musculoskeletal structure while teaching how to concentrate, meditate and work on proprioception.
 
Contemporary dance technique
The contemporary dance class consists of floor, bar and/or centre exercises, movement through space, as well as performing sequences and dances tailored to different levels. This 1.5-hour class will be followed by 15 minutes of stretching. A classification session will be held on the first day in order to offer 2 groups (novice and level 1).
 
Choreographic workshop
This is a dynamic and lively workshop during which choreography is developed over the course of the week by the teacher. To develop creativity and the pleasure of dancing, this workshop may include improvisation and passages created collaboratively by the youth. At the end of the week, the choreography will be performed before an audience of peers, parents and friends. Workshop divided into 2 levels.
 
Creative research
Through guided workshops, learners are encouraged to discover the interaction between the imagination and the body. To awaken their creativity and enhance their expressiveness, they experiment with various visualization and mental imagery techniques, begin improvisation, explore various types of formal languages, as well as draw and design costumes. This is also an opportunity to link or juxtapose choreographic segments developed at each level.
 
Dance Video
A moderator will screen, briefly comment on and put into context a selection of short dance films featuring various contemporary artists from here and elsewhere. The young dancers will be invited to enjoy the movie of the day.
Calendar
Summer 2019: July 1-5
Opens at 8 a.m.
Closes at 5 p.m.
Rate

(taxes included)

Intensive summer internship for 12-17-year-olds Rates
1 week $275

 

Registration

REGISTRATION FORM

 

TERMS OF PAYMENT

Early subscription payment guarantee your participation to the class.
One single payment is accepted. Payment must be made before the start of the first class in the term. We are open Monday-Friday from 8:30 a.m to 9 p.m. If you wish to make the payment during the first class, please arrive at least 30 minutes in advance.
Payment methods: online payment (PayPal), cash, debit or credit card.

Refund: For refunds, the EDCM complies with the Consumer Protection Act (Office de la protection du consommateur) in effect in Quebec. Clients may at any time, and at their discretion, cancel their course by notifying the EDCM in writing. To do so, clients must complete and submit the online cancellation form by email. Courses are automatically cancelled from the date on which written notice was sent. No fees or penalties are charged if courses are cancelled before they begin. If courses are cancelled during the term, courses that have been taken must be paid for, in addition to a penalty equal to the lesser of the following amounts: $50 or 10% of the cost of services not yet received. All refunds will be paid within 30 business days. 

Please note that a participant’s absence in a course does not commit the School to replacing the missed course.
 
 

**Programming: subject to modification.**

 

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