This extramural Urban Dance Styles course focuses on an appreciation of the social and artistic aspects of urban dance culture. Based on the acquisition of of a solid basic technique, the participants will be guided to an autonomous and creative interaction with the subject, so that they will be able to make active use of what they learn, both pedagogically and artistically.
Graduates of the course will be able to give clear technical performances of the dance styles taught, will be able to teach their students competently and methodically, and to create a target-oriented framework for teaching and performing.
The course is aimed at pedagogically interested people trained in dance, who have a keen interest in urban dance culture. The desire for personal artistic development , concentrated work on one´s own ability, and willingness to separate ability and knowledge are key requirements in the urban dance field.
Training in dance, keen interest in urban dance forms and their culture, willingness to work independently, capacity for teamwork, technical and artistic aptitude, a medical certificate, minimum age limit 16 years.
The course takes place over two semesters, and consists of 10 semester periods per week (30 ECTS credits). Monthly class room attendance is held in weekend blocks. In addition there are three intensive block events which last four or five days, one day excusions, sitting in on classes, and final papers to write. The time necessary for participants´ own work (preparation and follow-up work) varies according to prior knowledge: the estimated number of ECTS credits corresponds to an average total workload of 10 hours a week (including preparation for the final examination).
The university admission examination consists of an audition and an interview. The audition is in the form of a group workshop with a final presentation in smaller groups, and a solo dance in an urban dance style. Here basic physical aptitude, and the necessary experience in movement will be evaluated. Technical and personal suitability for participation in the course will be checked in the admission interview.
Participants who successful complete the prescribed courses and pass the final examination will be awarded a certificate by the ABPU.
31. December 2017
Admission examination: 07.01.2018, 10:00 a.m., Lentos Kunstmuseum Linz