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  1. OPEN DAYS FOR PROSPECTIVE FULL-TIME VOCATIONAL STUDENTS Prospective students for Chantry School of Contemporary and Balletic Arts' 3 year, full-time Diploma Course can now book onto one of two Open Days. At the Open Days, students are invited to meet the School's Core Tutors, take various classes, attend a Q&A session and visit the school. The Open Days are: October 16th November 20th If you would like to book a place, please email education@chantrydancecompany.org For more information and an online prospectus, please visit: http://www.chantry-school.org/open-days--prospectus.html
  2. Chantry School of Contemporary & Balletic Arts is taking bookings for our 2016 Summer Intensives. We have the following Summer Intensives available in July and August: * Junior Contemporary Dance Arts (age 7-11) - 3rd-4th August, £50 * Junior Modern and Musical Theatre Dance (age 7-11) 5th-6th August, £50 * Senior Contemporary Dance Arts (age 12+) - 25th-29th July, £90 * Senior Modern and Musical Theatre Dance (age 12+) - 1st-2nd August, £50 All Intensives are taught by Chantry Dance Company's Artistic Team and Industry Professionals who have worked in London's West End, at The Royal Opera House, Sadler's Wells and many more. The Intensives are challenging and inspiring and are aimed at helping young dancers reach new levels within their dancing. Intensives are held in Grantham, East Midlands. Further details about each course can be found on the website here: http://www.chantry-school.org/summer-intensives.html If you would like to book a place, please email education@chantrydancecompany.org
  3. Chantry Dance Company’s Associate Programme is for young dancers of a pre-vocational or pre-professional level, who aspire to a career in dance. CDC Associates are taught to develop a strong technical base in ballet, contemporary and improvisation, as well as learning repertoire from major 20th and 21st century contemporary works. But the unique aspect of the programme is that students also learn CDC’s specific contemporary ballet style through working directly with the company’s co-Artistic Directors, Rae Piper and Paul Chantry, who are both international choreographers and performers having worked at venues including Sadler’s Wells, The Royal Opera House, Teatro Dell’Opera Di Roma and London’s West End. Students also are given the opportunity to take masterclasses with some of the UK’s leading contemporary dancers. This year’s guest teachers have included: Dominic North (Matthew Bourne’s New Adventures) Alessia Lugoboni (Royal New Zealand Ballet & CDC) Ian Parsons (Ballet de Monte Carlo) David Beer (Burklyn Ballet & CDC) CDC Associates have gone on to gain places at vocational schools including: Rambert School of Ballet and Contemporary Dance Trinity Laban Laines School of Theatre Arts PROGRAMME DETAILS 1) 11 monthly sessions per year Sept-July (second Sunday of each month). 2) Each session lasts 3 hours. 3) In the first half of each session, students take technique class in contemporary ballet, contemporary (Graham/Limon/Cunningham based techniques), or occasionally classical ballet. 4) The second half of each session varies. Students may learn: Repertoire - Improvisation techniques - Creative skills, including base choreographic tools - Work with company choreographers in creating original pieces - Take a masterclass with a company dancer or invitation industry professional 5) There are two associate groups based on age/experience level. 6) Open to ages 11+. 7) Held at the company’s home studio location in Grantham, Lincolnshire. 8) Selected students may be given the opportunity to perform with the company at points during the year. 9) CDC actively works to give Associates future employment and performance opportunties. This year, 2 ex-associates have joined the CDC professional company as apprentice dancers, and 4 current associates are performing small ensemble roles in CDC's UK Tour. APPLICATION Entry to the programme is by audition only. To apply for an audition please contact us, by email: education@chantrydancecompany.org or telephone: 07989 588038 PROGRAMME FEES Annual Fee: £230 Scholarships and Bursaries are available – please contact us for details. Visit the CDC website: www.chantrydancecompany.org/associate-programme
  4. Dear Dancermum, We take around 20 students on the course. Technique lessons are split according to ability, so approximately 10 dancers in each class. When we are learning repertoire or creative work, the whole group works together, generally with 2 teachers present. If you would like any more details, please feel free to email me. Many thanks and best wishes. Rae Piper (rae@chantrydancecompany.org)
  5. Looking for something different this summer? Ever wanted to experience what it’s like to be part of a professional modern ballet company? The Chantry Dance Company Summer School Intensive offers you the chance to find out. Join us for a challenging and exciting 2 intensive days this summer! What Can You Expect? Each day is timetabled in the same way as it would be for the dancers at Chantry Dance Company. This gives you the opportunity to discover what it is like to be performer in a professional dance company.....you will experience class, creation, rehearsals and performance. Your teachers are all from Chantry Dance Company and have performed/choreographed at Sadler’s Wells, London’s West End, The Royal Opera House, English National Opera, as well as for acclaimed UK ballet and contemporary companies. Each day there will be a mixture of classes selected from Contemporary ballet, Contemporary, Improvisation, Creative Movement, and Repertoire. You will also learn how to dance the company's unique choreographic style of contemporary ballet. The 2 days will be very challenging and intensive. You will encounter many new techniques and be encouraged to take on a professional dance artist's mindset when approaching the work. This is a Summer course which aims to take your dancing to the next level and give you a taste of the professional dancer's world. If you are looking for this sort of challenge, then contact us to find out more or to book a place! Details Dates and times: August 7th-8th (Friday and Saturday), 10am-5pm Venue: Dance Pointe, Grantham Age range: 11-25 Ability level: Improver-Professional - a good understanding of ballet is required Fee: £50 (Scholarships/bursaries are available) BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL DUE TO LIMITED PLACES To book your place, or for any queries, please contact us on email or telephone: Email: education@chantrydancecompany.org Tel: 07989 588038 What our 2014 Summer School students said.... "LOVED every second...next year make it 2 weeks!" (Mel, 2014 student) "I love you Paul and Rae. Thank you for everything you have done for me. You inspire me." (Alfie, 2014 student) "A week full of creativity, positivity, hard work, new experiences and energy." (2014 student) "This week I have enjoyed the different types of dancing and the insight into a company." (Emily, 2014 student) "I have enjoyed the experience the same, if not more than last time!" (2014 student) The students at Chantry Dance Company Summer School are a mix from ages from 11-adult, and experience levels from improver to professional. These wonderful groups of people come together during the Summer to experience a taste of what it is like to work in a professional contemporary ballet company. We ask them to take on huge challenges and every student tackles each one with determination and tenacity. By the end of the course, they are no longer a group defined by their age, ability, gender or anything else - they are simply and wonderfully a group of dance artists helping and encouraging each other on their dance journey. We will be forever proud and inspired by you all. Paul and Rae - co-Artistic Directors, Chantry Dance Company To learn more about Chantry Dance Company, please visit www.chantrydancecompany.org
  6. Thank you for clarifying that spannerandpony. We obviously have no wish to annoy people, and only post items in this forum with the aim of promoting education in dance and providing opportunities for young dancers.
  7. CDC’s Foundation Associate Programme is for young dancers under 16 who are looking to refine and develop their ballet technique. It is suitable for those who are not quite ready to join the CDC Associate Programme, or for dancers who are already Associates who would like an additional classical ballet technique class each month. The programme aims to: * consolidate a classical ballet technique * prepare dancers for the demands of contemporary ballet technique * prepare dancers for possible entry into the full Associate Programme Classes are led by Gail Gordon (CDC’s Dance Director & West End choreographer). There is NO AUDITION required to join the Foundation Associate Programme - all we look for in our young dancers is potential, and a strong sense of dedication to the art. PROGRAMME DETAILS Date: Fourth Saturday of each month Time: 1:30pm-3:00pm Venue: Dance Pointe, Grantham Sessions: There are 11 sessions per year from September-July. Cost: £82.50 per year (11 sessions) For information and applications: Email: education@chantrydancecompany.org Tel: 07989 588038
  8. CDC’s Pre-Associate Programme is especially for young dancers age 6-11, who are looking to enhance their dancing with additional, complementary training. The course aims to: * strengthen and solidify ballet technique * introduce the basics of contemporary dance once the ballet technique is established * help young dancers develop an understanding of the dance world Led by educators from Chantry Dance Company who are some of the UK’s top ballet and contemporary teachers, this course is also a stepping stone towards becoming a full CDC Associate when older. There is NO AUDITION required to join the Pre-Associate Programme – all we look for in our young dancers is potential, and a strong sense of dedication to the art. COURSE DETAILS Date: Second Sunday of each month Time: 11:30am-1pm Location: Dance Pointe Studios in Grantham Cost: £82.50 per year For further information or to apply for the course, please contact us by email at: education@chantrydancecompany.org CDC Website: www.chantrydancecompany.org
  9. Chantry Dance Company Summer School 2014 led by West End and Sadler’s Wells choreographers/performers Paul Chantry & Rae Piper This is a summer school different from others. Learn what it's like to be part of a professional dance company and develop your mindset as a dance artist. Technique Classes – Repertoire – Improvisation – Creative work Also, a contemporary ballet piece is created especially for students to be performed at the end of the week. The week is very challenging. You will encounter new techniques and be encouraged to take on a professional dancer’s mindset. The course aims to take your dancing to the next level & give you a taste of the professional dancer’s life – vital for all aspiring dancers! Dates & times: 28th July – 1st August, 10am-4pm Venue: Dance Pointe, Grantham Age: 12yrs-adult Level: A good standard of ballet or jazz is recommended Fee: £75 BOOKING ESSENTIAL DUE TO LIMITED PLACES via email: education@chantrydancecompany.org or tel: 07989 588038 Chantry Dance Company is a registered charity number 1153601 www.chantrydancecompany.org
  10. Chantry Dance Company's Associate Programme is for young dancers of a pre-vocational or pre-professional level, who aspire to have a career in dance. Our young dancers of today are the professional company dancers of the future. CDC seeks to give these young dancers the opportunity to experience what professional company life is like and to prepare them for the professional world. The Associate Programme exists to nurture, develop and inspire the country's most talented young dancers, and to encourage them to be courageous with their dancing in order to reach new levels in their technique and interpretative skills. The CDC Associate Programme is unique in the fact that, not only does it provide strong technical development of ballet and contemporary dance skills, but students are also given the opportunity to learn the specific contemporary ballet style which is used in CDC by working directly with the Artistic Director. This means the students learn how to work collaboratively with a choreographer, since the dancer's input is vital to the style, and this in turn helps them develop their own individuality as a dancer. Programme details The Associate Programme is divided into two groups based on ability/experience levels. The programme runs for 11 sessions per year, held one Sunday per month from September-July at the prestigious London dance theatre, Sadler's Wells. Each session lasts for 3 hours. Students receive technique classes in contemporary ballet, repertoire, creative development, and the opportunity to work directly with the CDC company choreographers. Selected students may be also given the opportunity to perform with the company at certain points during the year. Application Entry to the programme is by audition only. To apply for an audition please contact us by email: education@chantrydancecompany.org or telephone: 07989 588038 and we will send you an application form. Programme Fees11 sessions per year, 3 hours per session. Annual Fee: £230
  11. In 2014, Chantry Dance Company is launching a Pre-Professional Foundation Course for students of 16+ who are considering a career in dance or performing arts. The course has been designed to offer a unique opportunity to: * experience professional life by training alongside a working UK dance company, and gain work experience to boost your dance career progression, AND * participate in intensive, studio-focussed learning. The curriculum is broad-based, covering all major dance techniques, as well as acting, singing and other areas of industry knowledge. This provides a foundation for many aspects of the performing arts industry, and is suitable for students who are looking to make a career in sectors such as: Contemporary Ballet, Commercial Performance, Musical Theatre. The course is divided into 2 parts. FIRST PART - 1 term part-time training with the company Here students take class with Chantry Dance Company's professional company during their touring season, as well as observe rehearsals. This provides a unique and vital experience of what life is like within a professional company, whilst gradually building stamina and developing technique. It also provides vital work experience which will boost the students' career progression. SECOND PART - 2 terms full-time studio-foccussed training Here students engage in studio-based work independent of the company. The sole focus is the students’ technical, artistic and personal developement as dancers. Classes include: Ballet - Jazz - Contemporary - Singing - Acting - Musical Theatre -Acrobatics - Improvisation - Audition Practice - Anatomy - Nutrition - Choreography - Commercial Jazz - Tap Individual Tutorials and Career Guidance is also given. All tutors are from Chantry Dance Company or industry professionals. The course is designed to bridge the gap between recreational level dance school training and full-time vocational training or professional work. It is suitable for recreational-level dance school students of 16+, or for students who may have already completed some form of higher-level dance education but are looking for further training to develop their practical skills. To find out more about the course, please visit: www.chantrydancecompany.org/pre-professional-foundation-course For more information, please contact us: Email: education@chantrydancecompany.org Tel: 07989 588038
  12. On Sunday March 16th, Chantry Dance Company is holding a full day Spring Workshop from 10:00am-4:00pm. There is something for everyone in this workshop. There will be many different dance styles and choreography taught throughout the day including: *** ballet *** *** jazz *** *** creative work *** *** repertoire from the West End show, ‘Chicago’ *** Having just finished choreographing the musical ‘Sister Act’ for Pimlico Opera, Paul Chantry and Rae Piper (co-Artistic Directors of Chantry Dance Company) are returning to Chantry Dance Company’s hometown to teach this workshop. Workshop Location: Grantham (1 hour from London on a direct train from King’s Cross) Suitable for: age 11-21 who have a good standard of ballet and/or jazz. Cost: £30 (hardship fee £23). Booking is essential. To book your place, please email: education@chantrydancecompany.org For any queries, please email the above address or telephone 07989 588038.
  13. Dear Swe, Thank you for your query on our post regarding our Foundation Course. The part-time section of the course's hours will vary. During the early weeks of this section you will dance for between 1.5-3.5hours per day, but also engage in watching/engaging in company rehearsal for around 1-2hours as well. As the weeks progress, you will build up to dancing between 3-6hours per day. In the full-time part of the course, you will have lessons from 9:00am-3:30pm and additional tutorials afterwards as well. I hope this answers your questions. If you have any further questions, please email me at: rae@chantrydancecompany.org Regards, Rae Piper Co-Artistic Director, Chantry Dance Company
  14. In 2014, Chantry Dance Company is launching a Pre-Professional Foundation Course for students of 16+ who are considering a career in dance or performing arts. The course has been designed to offer a unique opportunity to: * experience professional life by training alongside a working UK dance company, AND * participate in intensive, studio-focussed learning. The curriculum is broad-based, covering all major dance techniques, as well as acting, singing and other areas of industry knowledge. This provides a foundation for many aspects of the performing arts industry, and is suitable for students who are looking to make a career in sectors such as: Contemporary Dance, Commercial Performance, Musical Theatre. The course is divided into 2 parts. FIRST PART - 1 term part-time training with the company Here students take class with Chantry Dance Company's professional company during their touring season, as well as observe rehearsals. This provides a unique and vital experience of what life is like within a professional company, whilst gradually building stamina and developing technique. SECOND PART - 2 terms full-time studio-foccussed training Here students engage in studio-based work independent of the company. The sole focus is the students’ technical, artistic and personal developement as dancers. Classes include: Ballet - Jazz - Contemporary - Singing - Acting - Musical Theatre -Acrobatics - Improvisation - Audition Practice - Anatomy - Nutrition - Choreography - Commercial Jazz - Tap Individual Tutorials and Career Guidance is also given. All tutors are from Chantry Dance Company or industry professionals. The course is designed to bridge the gap between recreational level dance school training and full-time vocational training or professional work. It is suitable for recreational-level dance school students of 16+, or for students who may have already completed some form of higher-level dance education but are looking for further training to develop their practical skills. To find out more about the course, please visit: www.chantrydancecompany.org/pre-professional-foundation-course For more information, please contact us: Email: education@chantrydancecompany.org Tel: 07989 588038
  15. Chantry Dance Company presents OUT OF BOUNDS – Friday 8th November Lilian Baylis Studio, Sadler’s Wells One of the UK’s freshest and most exciting dance companies is bringing a new show, OUT OF BOUNDS, to London. Comments from our audiences in Grantham and Bristol: “superb”……“creatively captivating”………. “Paul Chantry and the Chantry Dance Company…..YOU ROCK!”……. “pure brilliance”……..“contemporary at it’s best” OUT OF BOUNDS is an evening of dance featuring four new works from choreographers Paul Chantry and Rae Piper including: ‘All I Can Do Is Be Me’ – a ballet set to the music of Bob Dylan, following one man as he questions and challenges a broken society; ‘404-not found’ – a comedic, digital fairytale set in the world of the chat-room; ‘Singing Day’ – a piece for individual interpretation to music by Philip Glass; ‘ad fidem’- a ballet considering the meaning of a ‘journey to faith’, set to a score commissioned from Emmy-nominated composer, Rob Logan. The evening is entertaining and fun – leave your preconceptions at the door! Venue: Lilian Baylis Studio, Sadler’s Wells Time: 7:45pm Cost: £12 Tickets available through Eventbrite: www.eventbrite.co.uk/event/7803288847?ref=ebtnebtckt Enquiries: 07989 588038 Email: contact@chantrydancecompany.org Website: www.chantrydancecompany.org/whats-on
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