Royal Academy of Dance

NZ International Summer School

RAD Centenary Summer School - 6-18 January 2020

The RAD Summer School this year will be a special event as it marks the beginning of the RAD centenary year. It will take place at Te Whaea, National Dance and Drama Centre, 11 Hutchison Road, Newtown, Wellington.

The courses on offer are:

  • Two 1-week Summer Schools for 8-11 year olds at RAD Grades 3-5/Intermediate Foundation level of equivalent - 6-11 January and 13-18 January.
    Fees are $480 (earlybird to 15 October), $550
  • A 2-week Performance Course for 12+ years at RAD Intermediate Foundation to Advanced 2 level or equivalent.
    Fees are $1000 (earlybird to 15 October), $1200
    (please see draft programmes below)
For the Performance Course and both Summer Schools, there will be daily ballet classes and additional Hip Hop and Contemporary classes for all levels; circus skills and character classes for the Summer Schools; repertoire classes in both Ballet and Contemporary for the Performance Course; Project B boys only workshops and girls only repertoire workshops, which, in the Performance Course, will focus on pointe work.  All levels will also have the opportunity of working with a choreographer to create their own group dances to perform at a studio sharing (for the 1-week Summer Schools) and two performances in the theatre at Te Whaea for the Performance Course students.

There will also be some exciting social events included a Burger and Line Dancing night!

We are very pleased to confirm that Abigail Boyle, former principal dancer with the Royal New Zealand Ballet and Lisa-Maree Cullum, former principal dancer with the Bayerisches, Staatsballett, Munich, will be tutoring on the course.  We are also in discussion with a range of other very experienced New Zealand and International tutors and will be announcing those on Facebook as we confirm details with them.

You can register for the RAD Centenary Summer School here.

1 - Summer Schools - 2 x 1-week courses for RAD grade level or equivalent (Programme is draft only and subject to change)

Week 1    6 – 11 Jan

Week 2  13 – 18 Jan

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

8.15

Registration

9.00 -10.00

Technique classes

Technique classes followed by studio sharing and presentation of certificates

Group 1

Powhiri

Ballet

Ballet

Ballet

Ballet

Group 2

Contemporary

Contemporary

Contemporary

Contemporary

10.15-11.15

Technique classes

Group 1

Contemporary

Contemporary

Contemporary

Contemporary

Contemporary

Group 2

Hip Hop

Hip Hop

Hip Hop

Hip Hop

Hip Hop

11.30-12.30

Technique class – ballet/hip hop or creative

Group 1

Hip Hop

Hip Hop

Hip Hop

Hip Hop

Hip Hop

Group 2

Ballet

Ballet

Ballet

Ballet

Ballet

12.30-1.30

Lunch

Finish

1.30 -3.45

Workshops

Group 1
1.30 - 2.30

Circus Skills

Project B workshop (boys only)/Girls repertoire


 

Behind the scenes

(TBC)

Project B workshop (boys only)/Girls repertoire


 

Character

Group 1
2.45 - 3.45
Improvisation

Group 2
1.30 - 2.30

Improvisation

Circus Skills

Group 2
2.45 - 3.45
Character


2 - Performance Course - 2-week course for RAD vocational level or equivalent (Programme is draft only and subject to change)

Week 1  6 – 11 Jan

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

8.00

Registration

9.00-9.45

Stretch into the day

Group 1+2

Powhiri

Pilates/Body conditioning

Pilates/Body conditioning

Pilates/Body conditioning

Pilates/Body conditioning

Pilates/Body conditioning

Group 2+3

Pilates/Body conditioning

Pilates/Body conditioning

Pilates/Body conditioning

Pilates/Body conditioning

Pilates/Body conditioning

10.00-11.15

Technique classes

Group 1

Ballet

Ballet

Ballet

Ballet

Ballet

Ballet

Group 2

Contemporary

Jazz

Contemporary

Jazz

Contemporary

Jazz

Group 3

Ballet

Ballet

Ballet

Ballet

Ballet

Ballet

11.30-12.45

Technique class

Group 1

Contemporary

Jazz

Contemporary

Jazz

Contemporary

Jazz

Group 2

Ballet

Ballet

Ballet

Ballet

Ballet

Ballet

Group 3

Jazz

Contemporary

Jazz

Contemporary

Jazz

Contemporary

12.45-1.45

Lunch

Finish

1.45 -4.30

Workshops

Group 1
1.45 - 3.00

Classical
 Repertoire

Contemporary Repertoire

Creative/
Choreography workshop

Classical Repertoire

Contemporary Repertoire

Group 1
3.15 - 4.30
 Hip Hop  Hip Hop Creative/
Choreography workshop
 

Group 2
1.45 - 3.00

Creative/
Choreography workshop

Classical Repertoire

Creative/
Choreography workshop

Contemporary Repertoire

Hip Hop

Group 2
3.15 - 4.30
 Hip Hop Classical
 Repertoire
Contemporary Repertoire  

Group 3
1.45 - 3.00

Creative/
Choreography workshop

Hip Hop

Classical
Repertoire

Hip Hop

Creative/
Choreography workshop

Group 3
3.15 - 4.30
 Contemporary Repertoire  Contemporary Repertoire Classical
 Repertoire
 

Week 2  13 – 18 Jan

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

8.00

Registration

9.00-9.45

Stretch into the day

Group 1+2

Powhiri

Pilates/Body conditioning

Pilates/Body conditioning

Pilates/Body conditioning

Warm up TBC

Pilates/Body conditioning

Group 2+3

Pilates/Body conditioning

Pilates/Body conditioning

Pilates/Body conditioning

Warm up TBC

Pilates/Body conditioning

10.00-11.15

Technique classes

Group 1

Ballet

Ballet

Ballet

Ballet

Final rehearsals. Details to be provided

Ballet

Group 2

Contemporary

Jazz

Contemporary

Jazz

Jazz

Group 3

Ballet

Contemporary

Ballet

Ballet

Ballet

11.30-12.45

Technique classes

Group 1

Contemporary

Jazz

Contemporary

Jazz

Final rehearsals. Details to be provided

Performance warm up

Group 2

Ballet

Ballet

Ballet

Ballet

Group 3

Jazz

Contemporary

Jazz

Contemporary

12.45-1.45

Lunch

Finish

1.45 -4.30

Workshops

2pm Performance – followed by Presentation of certificates

Group 1
1.45 - 3.00

Project B workshop (boys only)/Girls repertoire

Hip Hop

Creative/
Choreography workshop

Contemporary Repertoire

Dress and technical rehearsals

6pm Performance

Group 1
3.15 - 4.30
Creative workshop Classical Repertoire  Classical Repertoire

Group 2
1.45 - 3.00

Classical Repertoire

Hip Hop

Classical Repertoire

Group 2
3.15 - 4.30
Creative/
Choreography workshop
Creative/
Choreography workshop
Contemporary Repertoire

Group 3
1.45 - 3.00

Creative/
Choreography workshop

Classical Repertoire

Hip Hop

Group 3
3.15 - 4.30 
 Classical Repertoire Creative/
Choreography workshop
Contemporary Repertoire    

3 - Teachers' Programme 13-17 January 2020 (Programme is draft only and subject to change)

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

10 - 12.30

What is Good Dance Teaching?

Gerard Charles RAD Artistic Director

Master classes

observing a vocational classes taught by Gerard Charles, RAD Artistic Director and one taught by Lisa-Maree Cullum

Royal New Zealand Ballet

Class demonstration and discussion with the Artistic Director of the RNZB- format TBC

Inside Vocational Exams

Paula Hunt

An in-depth look at strategies to assist with ease of movement, technical proficiency and artistic interpretation of Vocational Variations

Pointe work from beginners and beyond

Tutor TBC

12.30 -1.30

Lunch

1.30 -5pm

Keeping boys engaged

Gerard Charles and John Linkhorn

Including: observation of Project B workshop

Student and teacher wellbeing – Part 1

Student and teacher wellbeing – Part 2

Inside Vocational Exams

Paula Hunt

Pointe work from beginners and beyond


Fees are - Earlybird $760 (closes 31 October 2019) $850 for registrations after 31 October 2019







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