I have really enjoyed putting this programme together, looking at my life and the major dance influences on it and what I’d love to see all young dancers experience. It’s going to be an amazing week and I’m so excited to work with this next generation of dancers.
We start the day an introduction to different dance styles. This is about core strength, technique and versatility. I pride myself on my versatility; everything you know can only be a strength in your career as a dancer. The more you know the more options you have. The dancers will have ballet and contemporary every day because of what it means to me and how I am as a dancer. The other styles they will learn are taught by some of the best at what they do; I’m so proud of my line up of artists.
The seminars are one of the moments in the week to get everyone together in one room. There is a lot in dance that is great but there is also a lot that we need to talk about. I have created this space for open discussion between us all on topics like preventing injury, preserving our worth. It’s important that young dancers are exposed to these topics and are armed with information and a sense of where to go to get more information and help.
The Masterclass programme is about an intensive focus for the dancers. They will work with my special guest and myself. Together we’ll spend an extended period in the studio together with lots of opportunities for each dancer to really develop their technique, movement and expression. I think its one of the highlights of the week.
For me it’s also about new and upcoming voices in dance. These young people are the next generation and I want them to experience working with the hot new names in the industry. I’ve brought on board two of my company members who I think are incredible and have a lot to share.
Thank you for your interest, I hope you will join us in the studio. This programme is not a series of one off classes, it’s an intensive that will see you grow and develop as a dancer. What better way to spend your summer holidays than training and growing ready to join the dance industry.
Lukas McFarlane x