WAYS – 2nd Year

The Program

This second year combines some of the essential regular courses from the first year, new regular courses and more specific techniques. There will be space for external dance intensives at Ultima vze and Tic Tac Centre, plus an international exchange with a European dance program.

The second year of trainin must combine ongoing training and personal development and discovering of the personal artistic identity. Above all, integration into the cultural sector and the development of creatorship.

 

1. Regular courses

Typical week 

6 hours per week Contemporary & Modern Dance Technique
3 hours per week of Classical / Ballet.
1,5 hours of Laban Technique
1,5 hours of ‘Unusual Pathways’ 
3 hours per week urban 
3 hours per week Performance classes
3 hours of Yoga and Acrobatics
3 hours per week Research Lab = Guided self creation of a solo and a duet/trio. 

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2. INTERCULTURAL STUDIES & DANCE RELATED THEORY

 

  • ‘Smart Dancers Coaching’ by a Fysiotherapist
  • Stage and light design 
  • Costume Design
  • Career management and accountancy 
  •  Dance Videography and Digital marketing

3. END OF THE YEAR PERFORMANCES

Renowned Choreographers from the current theatre dance field are invited at the end of the year to share their vision of dance and their choreographic work.

These are multiple opportunities to broaden one’s approach to dance, and to discover more specific repertory. We are convinced that versatility is of paramount importance for dancers today. You have to learn and understand quickly, and be able to adapt and react to a choreographer’s or director’s request.

Additionally, it is the perfect opportunity to blend the world of the dancer in training with current dance professionals from the field.

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4. Work Integration

Internships & professional integration :

Beginning a stable professional integration and developing a network are major challenges in this second year of training.

Several weeks of internships are planned throughout the year:

1. Cultural management internship

In order to develop a practical approach to cultural management, which students are bound to encounter in the development of their artistic careers and projects, they will take part in a two-week internship with a defined cultural structure. These may include :
– A dance company
– A theater or cultural center
– A center for expression and creativity
– An artist residency space

The aim of this course is to develop students’ organizational and management skills:
– Administrative
– Team management
– Artist management
– Project coordination
– Meeting the public
– Production & distribution

– Etc…

The Ways Training Program management team works with students to define and find internship opportunities, in particular by activating its network of partners.

2. Internship in dance, performance or choreography.

To develop their professional integration as artists, students are required to complete 3 to 4 weeks of internships with companies, venues or artists.
The aim of this internship is to develop practical skills in a professional context, for example:

– Monitoring company rehearsals
– Assisting a choreographer or artist
– Research or residency time with a company
– Performances or work with an artist
– Etc…

5. Access to culture 

 

The first year’s access to culture program is extended into the second year. Students will be invited to attend performances, exhibitions, company residencies and rehearsals.

Second graders will be asked to provide a more detailed analysis after each performance.

 

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