Dance in Platja d'Aro
Safe, inspiring and scenic, Platja d'Aro offers the ideal opportunity for students to ignite their passion for Dance beyond the school grounds in an exciting cultural setting.
Platja d'Aro occupies an enviable location on Spain's Costa Brava coastline, within easy reach of airports, Drama facilities and local attractions. Students will appreciate the proximity to Barcelona (a 90 minute drive), where they can experience a vibrant European city and visit expressionist works of art such as Gaudí's Sagrada Familia.
A typically-Spanish resort with superb Blue Flag beaches and a variety of shops and cafes, Platja d'Aro also offers excellent evening entertainment, such as a disco and karaoke bar and the Magic Park amusement centre, or the bowling alley is just a five minute drive away.
With its Mediterranean climate, this is a year-round destination, but we recommend visiting in May half-term or in the summer, when the weather is warm and the town is lively. For a quieter stay with milder weather, February, Easter and October half-terms are also good times to visit.
Wider curriculum links: Offering excellent Dance facilities alongside welcoming Catalan culture in an inspiring coastal location, Platja d'Aro communicates a natural link between Dance and other curriculum areas, including Languages, History, Geography and Physical Education.
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