Students learn and perform the rich fields of Latin and Spanish dance at SLU-Madrid. Collectively, dances that come from the Caribbean are known as Latin dance. Examples are: Salsa cubana, salsa en línea, cha cha chá, cumbia, bachata, merengue and bolero. SLU-Madrid also offers the dance that is more generally thought of as a ballroom dance, Argentine tango.
Flamenco is an illustration of Spanish popular culture that is centuries old, it was derived from blending Andalusian folk dancing and choreographic features from the Roma community that had settled in Southern Spain. It is distinguished by the rhythmic movements of the dancer together with the music.
Flamenco is an old expression of Spanish popular culture, like other cultural expressions, it’s been changed and revitalized by the influences coming from pop and jazz music.
The three-year Bachelor of Arts in Commercial Dance program is unique in Europe. This program cultivates polished, adaptable and marketable commercial dancers able to gain and maintain employment in entertainment and commercial stage productions. The Commercial Dance program is for ambitious dancers with passion, creativeness, imagination and a real dedication to gaining and sustaining a long-term profession in the commercial performing arts.
The Commercial Dance program is highly applied and gives its students the chance to learn through doing. Students take classes to learn about multiple dance techniques as well as other practical classes each day, usually between three and five.
As the program progresses more time is given to public performance projects in the institute’s theatre or other public locations. Technique classes occur throughout the three years of the degree however, in the third year the program basically operates as a Dance Company with the formation of major commercial dance performance projects.
The three-year Bachelor of Arts in Dance Program is created for individuals who want to follow an extremely vocational, broad based and arts centred training. This education program will enable students to become professional dancers. The program is designed for aspiring dancers with desire, creativity, vision and a real dedication to gain and sustain a long-term career as dance artists.
The program matures high levels of methodical and creative ability across all the standard dance techniques with a specific focus on contemporary dance.
The programs core studies are: Ballet, Contemporary/Modern Dance, Jazz and Commercial Dance and Fitness and Health. The complementary performance studies are: Singing and Acting Techniques and Choreography.
IAB’s one-year Foundation Certificate in Dance gives students the opportunity to improve and grow, technically and inventively as dance performers. This program is created for those who want to study a one-year pre-degree program to boost their skills before applying to complete the degree, or for people who want to spend a study year exploring and evolving their dance potential.
The course is about doing – studying through performance – in a supportive and demanding environment. The Foundation Certificate is hands-on and studio focussed and concludes in a number of performances in the IAB theatre. The program is renowned for the strong support and guidance it gives students so they can pick the right choices when planning their future training or career.
IAB’s Master of Arts in Dance program is designed for proficient dance artists who wish to move to the next phase of their career. The Master of Arts in dance, via an immersive and concentrated experience, supports its students to develop and explore new areas and to refine their personal informed and inventive attitude to choreography and dance performance. The Master of Arts in Dance looks to create demanding and empowered artistic performers.
The Master of Arts in Dance program is made up of seven modules and consists of 90 ECTS units (180 UK credits). The programme starts in September each year.