Dance in Krakow
With awe-inspiring architecture, monuments and landmarks reflecting its varied history, Krakow offers the perfect backdrop for school groups as they ignite their passion for Drama outside the UK and beyond the school grounds.
The second largest and one of the oldest cities in Poland, Krakow occupies a bustling location situated on both sides of the Wisla River. Students will appreciate a trip to the Narodowy Stary Teatr (National Old Theatre) specialising in contemporary drama and reinterpreting classic drama.
Accommodation is offered on a full board basis in centrally-located hotels, with many of Krakow’s attractions just a walk away through streets filled with areas of cultural and historical interest. We suggest devoting a full day to see either the sobering sights of the old Auschwitz concentration camps and museums or the old Wieliczka Salt Mine with numerous statues and even a chapel made completely from rock salt.
A wide choice of theatres, museums and art galleries are on offer in the city centre and there is a diverse selection of shopping including the enormous shopping centre Galeria Krakowska, or Bonarka, one of the largest shopping malls in Europe.
Wider curriculum links: Offering superb facilities alongside the enriched culture, history and architecture spanning many eras, Krakow communicates a natural link between Music 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