Spring events with World Dance Movement

World Dance Movement 2014How does this sound – spending your spring break dancing in the valley of the Swiss Alps or learning from world-renowned dancers in Spain? If this sounds enticing, then World Dance Movement is calling your name!


World Dance Movement, an organization that presents dance workshops in exotic and beautiful locations all around the globe, has announced that they will be offering spring programs in Madrid, Spain on April 12-17 and in Lucerne, Switzerland on April 21-26.


First up, the program in Spain gives dancers the chance to not only train and study under international faculty for six days, but to perform the choreography they have learned throughout the week in a Final Gala Performance.


Faculty for this workshop include: Michèle Assaf (USA), Bruno Collinet (France), Joshua Pelatzky (USA), Eva Sánchez (Spain), Eva López Crevillén (Spain), David Marquez (USA), Macia Del Prete (Italy) and Noa Paran (Israel).


World Dance Movement class with Desmond RichardsonClasses include: jazz, contemporary, ballet, theatre jazz, lyrical, acrobatics, Nacho Duato choreography, Gaga movement language and Ohad Naharin repertory. Former Compañía Nacional de Danza dancer Eva López Crevillén will teach the Nacho Duato Workshop. She works as the main assistant to Nacho Duato and is currently the vice-director of Conservatorio Superior de Danza de la Comunidad de Madrid, where this program will be held. Former Batsheva dancer Noa Paran will teach the Gaga classes and the Ohad Naharin repertory.


The classes for this Spanish program are broken up into two levels: intermediate (13 and older) and advanced/professional (17 and older.)


Next, the program in Switzerland will last for six days in the beautiful city of Lucerne. Located on the shores of the Lake of Lucerne, this location offers an impressive view of the ice-capped peaks of the Alps and allows dancers to easily go explore the well-preserved medieval town centre in their off time.


Like in Spain, dancers will take many classes in Switzerland from world-renowned faculty and then close the week with a Final Gala Performance. Faculty include: Michèle Assaf (USA), Bruno Collinet (France), Joshua Pelatzky (USA), David Marquez (USA), Eva Sánchez Martz (Spain), Albin Konopka (USA) and Curtis & Friends (Switzerland.)


World Dance Movement Gala PerformanceClasses include: ballet, jazz/lyrical, theatre jazz, contemporary, hip-hop, acrobatics and vocals. Orchestrator Albin Konopka, who is pianist for the Broadway shows Billy Elliot, Wicked and Mamma Mia, will teach a Vocal Workshop. Swiss hip-hop dancer Curtis Burger, originally from the Philippines, will teach hip-hop. He has been a dancer, choreographer and producer with the likes of Backstreet Boys, N’Sync, Justin Timberlake, Michelle Hunziker and many more.


The classes for this Switzerland program are broken up into three levels: children  (9-12),
intermediate (13 and older), and advanced/professional (17 and older.)


All dancers for both the Spain and Switzerland spring programs must be 18 years old to participate in the programs without a chaperone/guardian. Dancers under 18 must be accompanied by a chaperone at least 21 years of age. However, if dancers cannot bring a chaperone, they can contact WDM and staff will attempt to assign one. There is a $200 fee per week for the chaperone/guardian.


For more information on the Spain or Switzerland programs, visit www.worlddancemovement.com. Event details, class schedules, pricing and other specific information is available.


Photos courtesy of World Dance Movement. 

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