July 18, 2012

Press Releases


Monica Mason in portrait

Monica Mason. Photograph : Johan Persson

After the success of the first International Dance Teacher Conference (IDTC) by International Dance Supplies (IDS) in August 2011, Anne Walker MBE and the IDS team have been working hard to make the second IDTC even more exciting for Dance Teachers.


With several of last year’s popular faculty members already signed up for August 2012, including Lizzie Gough, Graeme Henderson, Steve Sirico and Angie D’Valda Sirico, the team have also enlisted the exciting talents of Katie Love from the UK TV series So You Think You Can Dance.


Dame Monica Mason, Director of The Royal Ballet, will conduct a coaching session of Juliet’s Act 3 Potion Scene from Kenneth MacMillan’s Romeo and Juliet with a member of The Royal Ballet. She has been associated with this ballet since its creation in 1965, having both danced in it and rehearsed and staged it. We are delighted and honoured that Dame Monica is able to participate in the second International Dance Teacher Conference.


IDS have also been working hard with the Council for Dance Education and Training (CDET) to have this year’s conference become part of the delegates Continuing Professional Development (CPD), with a recognised qualification for those attending certain sessions on each day.


This years conference will once again be held at The Royal Ballet School, Covent Garden between 19th and 22nd August. The incredible venue is the perfect place to hold the conference, with wonderful studios, steeped in history and set in the heart of one of the greatest cities in the world.


From registration on the first day, to the Devon Cream Tea on the last, the four days are packed with exciting, imaginative and inspirational sessions for dance teachers of all genres. The world class faculty have been hand picked to ensure there is something for everyone, and all encourage questions in a friendly and informal atmosphere.


IDS CEO Anne Walker MBE, came up with the idea of the conference several years ago, fuelled once again by her desire to help support dance teachers everywhere. Her goal is to create a place where teachers from all over the world can come together and share experiences, form friendships, learn from each other and the best in the professional dance world. The conference covers all dance genres, plus key business skills designed to help teachers run their schools more professionally.


IDTC 2012 promises to be even more imaginative and innovative than last years which was met with incredible feedback from both the delegates and faculty.

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