Italy 2017


1 – 29 July 2017: 1, 2, 3 and 4 week programs available
Arrivals and departures are on Saturdays

Please note: All candidates wishing to perform must attend the final 2 weeks and therefore include the ‘Short Performance Intensive Course’

The Performance Course is dedicated to giving dancers a taste of working life in a professional atmosphere as if perhaps in a small company on tour. Dancers participate in choreographic workshops that provide a valuable insight into the challenges of the choreographic process and call upon each dancer’s unique input. Direct involvement in the creative process and personal interaction with our dedicated faculty, we believe encourages personal growth in both technical and artistic areas.
The three core dance disciplines offer a dancer some of the varied disciplines required by twenty-first century dance and the most benefit from this program.  Choreographers in modern times are crossing boundaries that were once unimaginable and a successful performer we believe must be equipped to cross these boundaries, too.

For the performance (Friday 28th Jul 2017) we encompass works in the main disciplines which build up to a full length and exciting showcase.

Course Location
URBANIA is the perfect place to welcome dancers seeking a unique summer experience.
This vibrant medieval town close to Urbino – where it is reputed that ballet has its origins, prior to being exported to France!

Where We Study
Dance classes are held in the L’Etoile Centro Studi Danza, providing spacious dance studios with stunning views of the town.

LangCSIuage lessons are given at Centro Studi Italiani with whom we are proud to collaborate

Our end of course “spettacolo” is performed at the beautiful Teatro Bramante, an exquisite example of 19th Century Italian architecture. Performance date: 28 July 2017

Core Disciplines
Ballet, Contemporary, Jazz dance, Choreography, Repertoire, Men’s Coaching, body conditioning, complemented with seminars on dance-related topics: Stagecraft/make-up/Mime, Improvisation, Music Appreciation & more!
Language classes are in English or Italian

Workshops When Scheduled:
Historical dances to include Italian Renaissance and French Baroque

For accompanying adults, companions, family members and those not wishing to dance other options are also available:

Language courses, painting, ceramics, gastronomy are available

Accommodation in Urbania
Dance Master Class is happy to arrange your accommodation.
There is a range of housing options for students attending our programs, which is also offered to accompanying adults, family members, friends and guests.

1st step in the registration process is to complete an online application form and inform us of which program you wish to attend.

Dance into your future
Various course options are open to all levels of dancer and enthusiast, whether adult beginner, improver, intermediate, advanced or currently in dance training as a pre-professional. Absolute adult beginners welcome -there is no upper age limit. Our comprehensive dance curriculum allows everyone a choice of program that you will most enjoy.