2nd - 3rd August 2016

INTERNATIONAL
dance
teacher
conference 

A one of a kind experience
you simply can't afford to miss.

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New Venue

BIRMINGHAM
Elmhurst School for Dance

Boasting superb modern purpose-built facilities in the leafy suburb of Edgbaston, just 2 miles south of the City Centre, Elmhurst is within easy reach of Birmingham New Street Railway Station, and has a bus stop opposite the main entrance. There is also on-site parking if you are travelling by car.

HOW
to book
classes

We are selling the tickets through EventBrite  website. Each delegate will have to book individually so that we have contact details for all those attending, which will be needed for your CPD certificate.

Just book the classes
you want

The cost of each class is £20 and you can either join in the class or observe. There can be no admittance to any class without a ticket.

If you want to have lunch in the bistro then you will need to book for that as well. This is important as we need numbers for each day, so only those who have purchased lunch tickets in advance will be allowed to use this facility. Alternatively you can bring a packed lunch.

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OVER 36
exciting
classes

There are 6 x 1 hour class spots each day with 3 different classes running concurrently, covering many genres which you may not be familiar with.

Have a look at our amazing faculty and decide which classes are the best choice for you.

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Wayne Sleep

BALLET

Wayne will work through some of his repertoire, giving you the chance to use his choreography in your own classes.

Sessions:

> TUESDAY 2nd / 14:00 / Studio 2

Price per class: £20

Tomas Simon

LA NEW STYLE

Gain an understanding of the methodology of basic hip hop grooves as seen in rap, R&B, and pop music videos and concerts, and then apply them within choreography. Learn how to apply musicality and dynamics and impart key points for teaching different age groups.

Sessions:

> WEDNESDAY 3rd / 15:15 / Studio 2
> WEDNESDAY 3rd / 16:30 / Studio 2

Price per class: £20

James Robinson

commercial

The first class will concentrate on moves common in the commercial world today, and the second class is more lively with jumps and turns.

Sessions:

> WEDNESDAY 3rd  / 9:30 / Studio 2
> WEDNESDAY 3rd / 10:45 / Studio 2

Price per class: £20

Tom Shilcock

Commercial jazz 

Both classes will use different choreography and you will learn a routine that will explore various visualisation techniques to help with performance and  techniques that will help your students feel the dynamics of the steps. Explore various techniques to aid your students in retaining choreography.

Sessions:

> TUESDAY 2nd / 15:15 / Studio 3
> TUESDAY 2nd / 16:30 / Studio 3

Price per class: £20

Lukas McFarlane

Contemporary jazz

In this class understand the use of dynamics and have a better knowledge of the use of musicality and rhythmic coordination in performance. Identify how to achieve story telling in contemporary jazz and its uniqueness to each student and how to get the best out of them.

Sessions:

> TUESDAY 2nd /  9:30 / Studio 2
> TUESDAY 2nd / 10:45 / Studio 2

Price per class: £20

Ryan Jenkins

CONTEMPORARY

Session 1 Connecting with the Floor. The floor is your friend. Through techniques devised with the use of release, you will learn to glide and roll as though you are sleeping in bed. Session 2 Improvisation. A key attribute used by leading choreographers. 

Sessions:

> TUESDAY 2nd / 12:00 / Studio 3
> TUESDAY 2nd / 14:00 / Studio 3

Price per class: £20

Kelly Ewins

MUSICAL THEATRE TAP

Session 1 and 2  - The class content is the same for both sessions. Learn a tap warm up exercise to takeaway and use in your classes. Explore performance through tap and use of arm style and learn a routine of West End standard.

Sessions:

> TUESDAY 2nd / 9:30 / Studio 3
> TUESDAY 2nd / 10:45 / Studio 3

Price per class: £20

Joseph Prouse

MUSICAL THEATRE

Session 1 and 2. The class content is the same for both sessions. Understand how to perform a routine in a specific style and have a better knowledge of how to pick up a routine quickly and be able to execute it in the style that has been shown. Be able to find individual ways to aid picking up skills and style.

Sessions:

> WEDNESDAY 3rd / 9:30 / Studio 3
> WEDNESDAY 3rd / 10:45 / Studio 3

Price per class: £20

Graeme Henderson

tap

Session 1 and 2  - Close work (paddles, cramp-rolls and riffs)The class content is the same for both sessions. This class will help you understand the technical composition of these steps and how to teach them, how to have a greater repertoire and understand better how to put them in context.

Sessions:

> WEDNESDAY 3rd / 14:00 / Studio 3
> WEDNESDAY 3rd / 15:15 / Studio 3

Price per class: £20

Zak Nemorin

jacki mitchell's isolation technique

Inspired by Matt Mattox Technique, Zak will take the class through a series of body control isolation exercises designed to warm up the body whilst building dexterity coordination and dynamic control. Followed by a combination.

Sessions:

> WEDNESDAY 3rd / 12:00 / Studio 2
> WEDNESDAY 3rd / 14:00 / Studio 2

Price per class: £20

Heather Habens

New Adventures Workshop

A class focusing on the style of New Adventures and the work of Matthew Bourne.  You will learn repertoire from Matthew Bourne’s Sleeping Beauty and go on to explore creative tasks that Matthew Bourne uses in the studio with his dancers.

Sessions:

> WEDNESDAY 3rd / 9:30 / Studio 1
> WEDNESDAY 3rd / 16:30 / Studio 1

Price per class: £20

Ian Knowles

BALLET

Ian trained at the Royal Ballet School. He was principal dancer with Northern Ballet Theatre, P.A.C.T SA. and Washington Ballet DC and worked extensively in film and television. He currently teaches Classical Ballet at Pineapple Dance Studios in London and has also been a guest teacher with many major ballet companies including Rambert Dance Company, Frankfurt Ballet and London City Ballet.

Sessions:

> TUESDAY 2nd / 9:30 / Studio 1
> TUESDAY 2nd / 10:45 / Studio 1

Price per class: £20

Hope Keelan

BALLET

Session 1 Teaching pirouettes and the exercises used to help achieve greater balance and spotting. Session 2 Sustaining turn out and posture and the exercises used to help strengthen the allegro foot work and leg line.

Sessions:

> WEDNESDAY 3rd / 14:00 / Studio 1
> WEDNESDAY 3rd / 15:15 / Studio 1

Price per class: £20

Graham Fletcher

BALLET

Session 1 Understand the basics of movement in classical ballet to help achieve greater movement across the floor. Session 2 Understand the basics of travelling in classical ballet with exercises used to help with turns and jumps.

Sessions:

> WEDNESDAY 3rd / 10:45 / Studio 1
> WEDNESDAY 3rd / 12:00 / Studio 1

Price per class: £20

Laura Green

BALLET

Session 1 and 2. The class content is the same for both sessions. Understand the use of feet in conjunction with weight placement and the association of both of these  with control of turn out . Learn how to teach this essential discipline to your students.

Sessions:

> TUESDAY 2nd / 12:00 / Studio 1
> TUESDAY 2nd / 14:00 / Studio 1

Price per class: £20

Sujata Banerjee

kathak

Understand the basics of Kathak genre: movements, few basic hand gestures and also how the bare feet with ankle bells interprets complicated rhythmic  syllables, and have a basic understanding of the technical part as well as the expressive aspect. Explore creative tasks which will give you a chance to use the learnt technique in your own way.

Sessions:

> TUESDAY 2nd / 12:00 / Studio 2

Price per class: £20

Tatiana Novaes Coelho

Pilates

Understanding dynamic versus static stretches and when best to use them. In this workshop we will go through a series of stretches best suited for the warm up and then a series of stretches best suited to the end of the day. The aim is to increase range of motion and gain strength at the same time and understand the muscles being stretched so that the dancer is working correctly on the muscle and not the joint..

Sessions:

> TUESDAY 2nd / 15:15 / Studio 1
> TUESDAY 2nd / 16:30 / Studio 1

Price per class: £20

Sohan Kailey

Bhangra & Bollywood

Experience the dance culture of Bhangra & Bollywood, from the basics of traditional Jhummar, Sammi, to dynamic hatka jatka moves. Understand the dance vocabulary, rhythms, beats, and movement technique and merge Bhangra with Street style Bollywood to add a new dimension, inspiring you to take away ideas and apply to your dance styles.

Sessions:

> WEDNESDAY 3rd / 16:30 / Studio 3

Price per class: £20

Anne Walker

business

Gain a clearer understanding of how to market and run your business more efficiently in order to achieve greater profitability and know the value of advertising. Gain insights into how to increase numbers and retain students and understand the need to keep up to date with legislation.

Sessions:

> WEDNESDAY 3rd / 12:00 / Studio 3

Price per class: £20

Russell and Carolene Sargeant

jazz dance

Session 1 Charleston. Understand the basic dynamics of this 1920’s dance style and learn steps that you can take back to your class.
Session 2 Swing/ Lindy Hop. Understand the swing style of jazz dancing in the 1920s-1940s and learn moves that you can take back to your class.

Sessions:

> TUESDAY 2nd / 15:15 / Studio 2
> TUESDAY 2nd / 16:30 / Studio 2

Price per class: £20

£10 Voucher

lunch

Elmhurst’s Bistro will provide an assortment of tasty light meals for Lunch. As we need to supply them, prior to the event, with the number they are catering for only those who have purchased lunch tickets in advance will be allowed to use this facility.

Lunch Break Time:

> TUESDAY 2nd / 13:00 / Cafeteria
> WEDNESDAY 3rd / 13:00 / Cafeteria

Voucher price: £10

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The Conference is open to all dance teachers at an amazing price of just £20 per class. Every class counts towards your CPD and is endorsed by the CDET.
You do not have to stay all day, just come for half a day if you need to. Book tickets now before your favourite class is sold out!

Class timetable

TUESDAY 2nd August

studio 1

studio 2

studio 3

9:30

BALLET

Ian Knowles

CONTEMPORARY JAZZ

Lukas McFarlane

musical theatre

Kelly Ewins

10:45

BALLET

Ian Knowles

CONTEMPORARY JAZZ

Lukas McFarlane

musical theatre

Kelly Ewins

12: 00

BALLET

Laura Green

KAThak

Sujata Banerjee

Contemporary

Ryan Jenkins

13:00

Lunch break

Cafeteria / Ground Floor. Lunch must be booked and paid for in advance

14: 00

BALLET

Laura Green

BALLET

Wayne Sleep

Contemporary

Ryan Jenkins

15:15

pilates

Tatiana Novaes

JAZZ DANCE

Russell and Carolene Sargeant

commercial

Tom Shilcock

16:30

pilates

Tatiana Novaes

JAZZ DANCE

Russell and Carolene Sargeant

commercial

Tom Shilcock

Class timetable

WEDNESDAY 3rd August

studio 1

studio 2

studio 3

9:30

New Adventures Workshop

Heather Habens

Commercial Jazz

James Robinson

musical theatre

Joseph Prouse

10:45

BALLET

Graham Fletcher

Commercial Lyrical

James Robinson

musical theatre

Joseph Prouse

12: 00

BALLET

Graham Fletcher

Jacki Mitchell's Isolation Technique

Zak Nemorin

Business

Anne Walker

13:00

Lunch break

Cafeteria / Ground Floor. Lunch must be booked and paid for in advance

14: 00

BALLET

Hope Keelan

JACKI MITCHELL'S ISOLATION TECHNIQUE

Zak Nemorin

tap

Graeme Henderson

15:15

Ballet

Hope Keelan

LA NEW STYLE

Tomas Simon

TAP

Graeme Henderson

16:30

New Adventures Workshop

Heather Habens

LA NEW STYLE

Tomas Simon

BHANGRA & BOLLYWOOD

Sohan Kailey