Spain, Barcelona

Summer Blast

when 1 July 2013 - 19 July 2013
duration 3 weeks
fee EUR 285

The IAB Summer Blast is all about performance. Youngsters love the performing arts – whether singing, dancing or acting. Each day the kids will undertake four separate sessions:

Drama
Drama sessions in the Blast are principly based around theatre games and improvisations leading to the creation of a short theatre piece. Kids are taught how to develop character, solve problems creatively, develop team work in the creation of short performance activities. Drama sessions are both serious but full of laughter. Drama is a great way for youngsters to develop real skills in concentration in a fun filled way. Material created in drama will be shown at the end of the week.

Dance
Kids love to dance! Dance in the Blast is principally based around hip hop, street and jazz dance – the dance youngsters love to do. The sessions are energetic and dynamic providing kids with the opportunity, whatever their prior experience is, to participate in creating something special. By the end of the week a complete dance piece will have been created ready for the Friday show.

Singing
Singing is one of life’s joys. Singing in the Blast is based around ensemble singing and the development of vocal confidence. The repertoire will principally be based around popular music and musical theatre. The singing sessions will be integrated with musical theatre but some pieces developed may be performed as choral pieces in the Friday showings.

Musical Theatre
Musical theatre is one of the most popular forms of theatre as it combines acting, dance and singing. Musical theatre at the Blast will involve the development and rehearsal of a short piece of musical theatre repertoire and will specifically link into the work undertaken in singing.

Each session will last between 1 hour 15 minutes and 1 and a half hours depending on the time of day.

Course leader

Giles Auckland-Lewis

Target group

The IAB Summer Blast is a three week English language summer school for youngsters between 7 - 11 and 12 -15 years old who are passionate about the singing, dancing and acting.

Course aim

To promote and develop a greater understanding of performing arts skills.

Fee info

EUR 285: The IAB Summer Blast costs €285 per week (inc VAT). This includes the price of a morning and afternoon snack and a light lunch on each day. If you book two or more weeks you get a 10% discount on the total cost. A further 5% discount is available for those who book their kids place before May 31, 2013. The Blast is only available on a weekly basis.

Scholarships

Not available on short courses