International Summer Academy of Baroque Dance 2018

International Summer Academy of Baroque Dance 2018

Löftadalen Conservatory, Åsa, Sweden
Beginners and intermediate level, 22-28 July
Advanced and professional level, 5-11 August

Located by the sea in idyllic surroundings, just south of Gothenburg, Löftadalen Conservatory will host the fifth International Summer Academy of Baroque Dance, inviting top-notch teachers from France, Italy and Sweden.

Main courses in baroque dance
Professional level with Natalie van Parys, advanced level with Sarah Berreby, intermediate level with Robert Le Nuz and beginners level with Marie Blaise

Optional courses
Floor barre with Lena Cederwall Broberg, yoga with Ottilia Bergström, Stretching/massage with Sofia Barkevall, Gyrokinesis with Gloria Giordano, French folk and renaissance dances with Marie Blaise, Barres flexibles with Robert Le Nuz, breathing in movement with Ottilia Bergström, baroque music forms and Beauchamps-Feuillet notation with Karin Modigh, baroque dance technique with Sarah Berreby, Italian renaissance dance with Gloria Giordano, Cramér repertoire with Lena Cederwall Broberg and Magri technique with Natalie van Parys

Main course levels

Beginners 22-28 July
Whether you are a dancer or a dance student new to the genre, a singer, musician, actor or other, this is the opportunity to get a thorough introduction to the world of baroque dance. For the ‘beginners level’ you do not need any previous experience of the genre. However, we expect you to be a mover with a general dance experience, be in good shape, be used to regular physical activity, and to possess good general body awareness. Please be aware that baroque dance is no less demanding than most other dance forms, and typically puts a lot of strain on feet, calves and core muscles.

Intermediate 22-28 July
​This level is aimed at dancers, dance students and dance teachers with a basic knowledge of the baroque dance vocabulary, as well as non-professional dancers with solid baroque dance experience.

Advanced 5-11 August
​To the advanced level we welcome professionally trained dancers, dance students and dance teachers with a thorough knowledge of the baroque dance vocabulary. Please note that we ask for a short CV if you register for this level.

Professional 5-11 August
​This level is aimed at professional dancers with a professional baroque dance experience. Please note that we ask for a short CV, as well as a link to a video sample of a stage performance, if you register for the professional level.

There are two scholarships available:
Löftadalen Summer Academy scholarship, in memory of Ivo Cramér 
Each scholarship covers 50% of the fee in double room accommodation, and they both aim at professional dancers or dance students with any level of pre-knowledge in baroque dance. Dancers from all nationalities are welcome to apply. Application deadline is the 1st of April.

We hope to see you there!

Information and registration:

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Löftadalen Conservatory

Folkhögskolevägen 19 / Åsa / Kungsbacka S


Trained in ballet and contemporary dance, Robert Le Nuz graduated in 1996 as a physiotherapist and later, in 2004, as a ballet teacher. He discovered baroque... read more
Nordic Baroque Dancers is made up of professional dancers who are convinced that the 17th and 18th-century dance arts still have something to say to us today.... read more
+46 (0)70 7885310 (Sweden) or +33 (0)6 13422869 (France)
Karin Modigh is a dancer, choreographer, stage director, creator and teacher, who discovered early dance at the age of 15. A native of Sweden living in Paris,... read more
GLORIA GIORDANO – RESUME She has a degree in Pedagogy and graduated from the National Academy of Dance in Rome, where she has taught Dance Theory from 1986 to... read more