International Summer Academy of Baroque Dance 2019

International Summer Academy of Baroque Dance 2019

Löftadalen Conservatory, Åsa, Sweden
Beginners and intermediate level, 23-29 June
Advanced and professional level, 7-13 July

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, USA, Germany and Sweden.

More than 100 students from over 20 countries joined during the past five years. Welcome to our 6th year in 2019!

Main courses in baroque dance
Professional level with Caroline Copeland (US), advanced level with Béatrice Massin (FR), intermediate level with Charlotte Bell (DE) and beginners level with Begoña del Valle (FR)

Optional courses
Improvisation with Caroline Copeland/Charlotte Bell, composition with Béatrice Massin/Begoña del Valle, repertoire with Karin Modigh, composition analysis with Lena Cederwall Broberg, yoga with Ottilia Bergström, dance conditioning with Charlotte Bell/Caroline Copeland, stretching/massage with Sofia Barkevall, breathing in movement with Ottilia Bergström and baroque dance notation with Karin Modigh

Main course levels

Beginners 23-29 June
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 23-29 June
​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 7-13 July
​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 7-13 July
​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.



The places to the Summer Academy are released in two rounds: half on 15 January and half on 15 April. If a course gets full after the second release on 15 April, we will set up a waiting list. To register, please go to, where you will find a link to the on-line registration form.


We hope to see you there!

Information and registration:

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Löftadalen Conservatory

Folkhögskolevägen 19 / Åsa / Kungsbacka S


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