Summer School Norway
Drammen – Attic dance studio
All the information you need to know regarding 2021 Summer School is here.
Last applications accepted 22nd May 2021 – NEW DATE!
Price – 2021 – not confirmed
- Tuition only includes lunch and all other activities.
Grade 3 – Intermediate: 4100,- NOK
Advanced: 4400,- NOK
- Accommodation for four nights includes breakfast and dinner in double rooms
Danvik: 3000,- NOK
Tuesday 3rd – Saturday 7th August 2021
- Registration from 09:00 – 11:00, 3rd August
- First class starts at 12:00, 3rd August
- Viewing for parents at 16:00, 7th August ( maybe limited space due to Covid-19 restriction)
- Ends at 18:00, 7th August
Open for all students
The RAD summer school is open to all students, both those who have trained with RAD teachers or others. To participate, you must be 10 years old and have danced for at least three years or be on Grade 3 level.
We make groups based on the enrolments, where students are divided by age and skills. Vi also has an advanced group for vocational students or those who have attained Advanced level. They get more classes and therefore a higher price. Timetable will be set upon arrival.
Our teachers are internationally renowned. Most of them speak English but we have our chaperones to help with translation when needed.
These are some of the classes participants will be offered. Free ballet class, Repertoire, Group dance, Virtuosity, Body conditioning, Neo classical and Creativity
And we use live music in class. The use of live music will strengthen the musicality to the students. The use of pianist is almost a stranger to students today. But we feel this is such an important element to gain quality in dance.
We will be in Drammen, 5 days at fantastic Attic, here we will have a lot of facilities, which I know we will benefit greatly. Here you will find yoga and reformer rooms in addition to beautiful studios.
Every day the students will be served a good lunch. Fruit and vegetables will be available every day in breaks. Participants must make sure to bring a water bottle and fill this up regularly. We strongly urges that students eat and drink healthy when they are training this much. Chaperones will also try to make sure everybody takes care of them selves.
This might change due to Covid-19 restrictions, pre-packed lunch bags might be a solution.
Within the week there will be organised a disco night this is for all. Those who have opted for accommodation will also be able to attend different outings in the local area, get to know each other night, etc.
As this is to be celebration of our centenary 31/12/2020 we are preparing for a surprice outing for all students. – If we still can be able to do so, with the Covid-19 restrictions
Accommodation for those who need it will be at Danvik Folkehøyskole. Here they have twin rooms, and they provide breakfast and dinner for us. Danvik is walking distance to Attic so perfect for a great week with lots of training. If you wish to stay extra nights or parents wishing to join, this must be arranged directly with Danvik. The summer school stands for accommodation Tuesday to Saturday only.
During the Summerschool one participant will be awarded with a future scholarship for the summerschool. This is for a person who has shown great dedication to learning at the best of their ability. A person who has worked hard in all or most classes, had a great positive attitude, and made a great progress of their skills. All the tutors will together decide what student that will be getting the award. Their decition is final.
What the Summer School is All About
The summer school is for all students who love Ballet. The dancer must be at least 10 years old, no upper limit, but most are under 18 years. We want the student to have danced ballet for 3 years or train at a approx. Grade 3 level (RAD)
Pupils are divided into groups that are put together on the basis of age and experience or level.
The Royal Academy of Dance wants to give all students an unforgettable week, where you have 4 to 5 classes a day with a final viewing for parents and the other students. We will give you classes where all the elements of classical ballet are present: Free technique classes, and some of these classes: Repertoire, Group Dance, Neo Classical, Movement and Music, Creativity, Pre-Point Class/body conditioning
The goal is that as many ballet students as possible get the opportunity to train with some of the best teachers. That more students should experience teachers who live and breathe for their profession. Educators who have a great understanding of the body, and the knowledge to convey this further into art. The student should get an inspiration that can give them the little extra to work a little harder when everyday life comes. It must be an objective that the student should improve their dance artistic abilities in the summer school. We want to find the new talents and help them along the way, or enjoy those who just love to dance. The only thing we do not teach is point work for the gredes level, and the reason for this is level differences and amount of training differences. We want to include everyone therefore we believe it would be irresponsible of us to have point work on the schedule, but we do body conditioning with focus on training without point shoes, to equip the students better the day they get point shoues or stronger for the next point class.