For young aspiring dancers there is nothing more productive than a solid and well-rounded dance workshop.

Attending a Workshop means becoming stronger, learning new ways to approach your dancing, staying fit throughout the holidays, experiencing new teachers and best of all making new friends and wonderful, everlasting memories.  Of course in the lead up to examinations consolidating existing knowledge and hard earned skills but also gaining new knowledge and new skills and/or new efficient ways of implementing them is tantamount to achieving a good mark within the examination room.

Important in achieving this is to choose a good solid workshop with quality teachers. Different teachers bring a fresh new outlook to your dance and this in turn can help you find that “Aha!” moment when it all clicks into place.

This month of June we have International Dance Affair hosting an RAD Vocational Workshop with Heidi Landford from the Prue Bowen Atelier right here at Studio 53 Mackay from June 8th – 10th.   Also at Studio 53 Mackay and in the School holidays from July 9th – 13th, Jan Millard will be hosting an RAD Graded and Vocational Workshop with RAD Examiner Mrs Jan Mills-Smith and Miss Nicole Galea.

Both of these workshops last year proved to be both enjoyable and beneficial for the students so definitely two workshops not to be missed!

Don’t forget . .  it’s not all about syllabus work.   Improving your interpretation, performance quality and general technique will all show through when you finally do get to your exams – so make the most of every opportunity when it comes your way.  Queensland Ballet is hosting a master class to be taken by Rian Thompson, former student of Theatre Arts Mackay.   It will held from 4.30-6:00pm on June 20, prior to the evening performance of Swan Lake at the MECC.  After taking class, go see the performance – the art of learning through observation is a valuable skill for a dancer and should be considered a fundamental part of your training.

Master Class: With Rian Thompson  Where: The Lynette Denny Space, at the MECC   When: June 2, 4.30-6:00 Cost: $35.00