The full session course targets advanced classes or amateur groups (14 years and older)
of dance schools of any style. The groups can be mixed or made up solely
of female participants. The number of participant depends on the size of the studio.
The course is divided in weekly classes of 2 to 3 hours each over 10 to 15 weeks.
Its goal is to give participants a comprehensive understanding, both practical and theoretical,
of partnering. It will give the tools and methods to help participants to analyze and execute
efficiently all situations of partnering and to solve all kinds of technical and artistic problems
linked to the performance of duets.
The course includes
Presentations on the following theme :
a terminology for partnering
technical and esthetic considerations of real situations
the verbal and non-verbal communication between partners
Exercises to practice the:
immediate application of the newly acquired information
acquisition of an efficient method to solve problems
development of confidence in lifting and being lifted
clear communication with different partners
construction of a repertory of lifts
learning of duet exerpts from the professional repertory
creation of original duets
Course plans and evaluation tools (exams, assignments) are available for institutions