June 29, 2017

When is School of Dance?

School of Dance is scheduled to run every Fall Quarter at YWAM/UofN Kona.

 

Can I do School of Dance before my DTS?

No, DTS is a prerequisite for all UofN Courses like School of Dance.

 

What Degree Plan includes School of Dance? 

Contact: degrees@uofnkona.edu to setup the right plan for you!

 

Do I have to do a Degree to be part of School of Dance?

No, but it’s an great option!

Click here for more: Degree Track Information

 

What if I have never danced before?

If you have never danced before, this school would not be the school to best serve you.  This school is for dancers, those who want to continue their dance training and be fueled as a believer.  The heart is to offer a space for dancers to grow deeper in God’s call on their life in dance.  This is for the dancer who desires to be released as a skilled dancer who shares the love of Jesus on and off stage around the world. 

Ask yourself this question: Am I a dancer who wants space and time to develop my skills as a dancer and deepen my relationship with God, so that I can be better equipped in my calling as a dancer? 

If yes, APPLY today!

As a University level course, students will be expected to hold to University standards in the area of dance.  This means students should come with experience – as any University expects from dance applicants.  Students should come with:  training in their style; as well as, basic but solid understanding of dance disciplines, etiquette, and dance terminology within their style (ie: pirouette, split-leap, six-step, etc). Onsite auditions or audition videos are standard for University level Dance Programs.  This will be covered during the application process.

 

During Lecture Phase, what kind of dance will I be doing?

Each week will vary depending on that week’s Guest Instructor / Choreographer (Contemporary, Hip Hop, Modern, Jazz, etc.).  All dancers will participate in all dance styles throughout this course.  This is not an ALL ballet course, or an ALL hiphop course.  Again, this course includes a variety of performance dance styles, in order to develop a well rounded dance experience.

In addition to the week’s Guest Instructor & Choreographer, there will be a minimum of: 1 Ballet Technique Class, 1 Contemporary/Jazz Technique Class, and 1 HipHop Technique Class per week.

 

What will my School of Dance weekly schedule look like?

UofN Courses are minimum of a 50-55 hour learning week. Here is a rough breakdown of your hours each week:

– Lecture on Spiritual Topics as they relate to Dance: 9 hours
– Workshopping Dance Topics: 9 hours (Composition/Choreography, Dancer Anatomy, Nutrition, Conditioning, etc.)
– Dance Technique, Rehearsals, & Assignments: 20 hours
– YWAM Essentials: 15 hours

 

Who are the Guest Instructors going to be?

Keep up-to-date as we book each School of Dance’s Guest Instructors, by staying tuned on our facebook.

 

Where’s School of Dance outreach?

You will receive outreach location information as the Course gets closer, or even during lecture phase.  Much goes into outreach planning and we want to provide you with the best information possible – even if that means having to wait for it, instead of partial/incorrect information too early.

 

Can I skip Outreach, and what will outreach look like?

Outreach is a mandatory part of the School of Dance, because as you go through the Lecture/Training Phase you will be learning repertoire for the Outreach Phase.  You will be performing the rep on outreach.  The venue may be anything from a brilliant stage to a raw street corner.   Also, most outreaches allow for teaching opportunities as well!  Teaching dance workshops to kids, youth, or even adults.  As with all YWAM/UofN outreaches putting to practice things you’ve learned during Lecture Phase, and practicing hearing the voice of the Lord will be a key part to outreach!

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