Dance in Croatia
Surrounded by forest and offering spectacular views, the seaside town of Opatija offers the perfect backdrop for your Performing Arts tour.
Accommodation is offered on a full-board basis in comfortable, friendly hotels and workshops are held in hotel spaces, local Dance studios and also studios in the nearby city of Rijeka. Renowned for having something for everyone, Opatija has a variety of cultural festivals, carnivals and events throughout the year including the Liburnia Jazz festival in the summer.
The weather is very good for the vast majority of the year; we suggest visiting in May Half Term and the summer months when the weather is at its best. However, the weather is still warm in February, Easter and October half terms.
Wider curriculum links: Offering workshop facilities and activities in an idyllic coastal setting, Opatija communicates a natural link between Dance, the Arts and other curriculum areas, including History and Geography.
Pavilion's Dance Tours
Pavilion’s experienced and skilled dance tutors deliver 90 minute training sessions in professional dance studios. Sessions aim to generate positive learning outcomes through challenging the dancer’s typical process, enhancing their performance and encouraging creativity, competence, critical understanding and evaluation.
Tailored Dance sessions and specialist workshops are designed to meet each group’s individual needs. Teachers can specify desired aims and objectives by liaising with our Performing Arts Consultant prior to departure.
Adaptable to each group’s needs, a range of specialisations in many style of dance are offered including:
- Contemporary and Choreography
- Street Dance, Hip-Hop
- Jazz, Street Jazz
- Dance for film
- Other styles available on request
During their stay, dancers can expect:
- 5 x 90 minute sessions
- A choice of specialisations*, tailored to each individual group
*Specialisations ideally require all five sessions to allow a full development of choreography.
Recognising the varied and valuable role that Dance plays in the lives of young people, Pavilion encourages students to become responsible, reflective and successful performers.
In-line with National Curriculum Key Concepts and Processes, our programmes encourage performers to:
- Explore and communicate ideas, concepts and emotions
- Advance their composition skills – choreography, sequencing, dynamics
- Develop greater body and spatial awareness
- Fine tune core skills, including - balance, alignment, shape and strength
- Improve the clarity, fluency and phrasing of movement