Airdance cordially invites you to join its 7th Summer Dance Workshop aptly entitled HEAT.
To be held from April 14 to May 24, 2008, at Airdance's new location at the Dance Forum Space, 36E West Ave., Quezon City, the workshop is an intensive 6-week course in Jazz, Streetdance, Breakdance, Ballroom, Adult Ballet, Contemporary Dance, Gymnastics, and Kids' Streetjazz. Special courses in Poi/Zip/Firedance, Bellydancing, and Aerial Cloth will also be given.
The workshop will culminate in a thematic mini-recital at the same venue for a hot, intimate performance.
AIRDANCE is proud to announce its 6th Summer Dance Workshop entitled AIRDANCE INTO THE FUTURE. The workshop starts on April 18, 2007 and will culminate in a hi-tech Recital Concert on June 2, 2007, to be held at the Henry Lee Irwin SJ Theatre at the Ateneo de Manila University, Loyola Heights, Quezon City.
The workshop will be an intensive 6-week course in Jazz, Street Grooves, Breakdance, Contemporary Dance, Gymnastics and Adult Ballet. For our previous students and those with dance experience, an intermediate/advance section shall be set aside to accommodate their levels. For children aged 5-10 years old, we shall also offer Kids’ Grooves and Kids’ Movement.
Airdance will pull out all the stops for this year's culminating Recital Concert. With special effects, multimedia and thematic choreographies, it will be an experience and an interpretation of what our Future has in store for us. The show will feature all the workshop students alongside the Airdance Company, composed of the Faculty, professional dancers and choreographers.
This will be Airdance’s 6th Summer Dance Workshop. Our past workshops and Recital Concerts have always been enlightening and unforgettable experiences for our students, whether they are aged 4, 40+, or anything in between. Though we look into the uncertain future, our past commitment remains firm: our commitment to bringing proper dance training to our students, to provide them with a unique learning experience, to instill the discipline necessary to work as an individual and with a group, to create an atmosphere where they can express themselves and have an enjoyable summer.
AIRDANCE invites you to join our 5th Summer Dance Workshop entitled “AIRDANCE IN MOTION PICTURES”, starting on April 19, 2006 and culminating in a grand Recital Concert on June 3, 2006, to be held at the Teatro Aguinaldo in Camp Aguinaldo, Quezon City.
The workshop is an intensive 6-week course in various dance forms, namely Jazz, Street Grooves, Breakdance, Contemporary Dance and Adult Ballet. For our previous students and those with dance experience, an intermediate/advance section shall be set aside to accommodate their level. For children aged 5-10 years old, we shall also offer Kids’ Grooves and Kids’ Creative Movement. Also, in line with this year’s theme, we shall open Dance for Musical Theater which is an integration of dance movement, theater acting and voice lessons.
The concluding Recital Concert shall feature all the workshop students performing thematic dance pieces choreographed by Airdance’s seasoned Faculty. This will be a showcase of the students’ newfound and/or enhanced dancing skills and will be done to music from popular movie soundtracks. Performing alongside them will be the Airdance Company, composed of the Faculty, professional dancers and choreographers.
This will be Airdance’s 5th Summer Dance Workshop. In our past workshops, we have tackled different themes: Summer Airdance Fever, Dance Another Day, Airdance Animania, and MTV Live! on Airdance. Some things, however, never change: our commitment to bringing proper dance training to our students, to provide them with a unique learning experience, to instill the discipline necessary to work as an individual and with a group, to create an atmosphere where they can express themselves and have an enjoyable summer – one worthy making a movie of.
Scene five... Take one... Lights… Camera… Action!
April 6 to May 20, 2005
Recital Concert on May 21, 2005 at the Teatro Aguinaldo, Camp Aguinaldo, Quezon City
We live in an age of convergence. That is, the union of previously unconnected things and events, the blurring of distinction between different mediums, the melding of art and technology.
Take for example the case of music and television. Before the advent of the MTV Music Television channel in the early 80's, music was primarily enjoyed over the radio or played on their cassette decks. Nowadays, a certified music hit cannot do without a music video. Audio must now come with a visual component. An artist is not anymore just a singer… he/she must also be an actor and a dancer. In other words, one must be a consummate performer.
This is not unlike what dancers have been experiencing ever since ballet as we know it was introduced. The physical movement of dance has long been laid down to music. Full-length ballets and today's dance-theater pieces have demanded that dancers act their parts and not just go through the steps mechanically. And, in our case, everything is done live. The dancers, the music, the props, the lights… all come together to form a visual and auditory experience, a once-in-a-lifetime performance... a convergence indeed!
Unlike today when everything comes at the touch of a button, a good performance is not as easily achieved. Often, we see on television only the finished product and not the process. This process is exactly what our students have been preparing and training for during the past six weeks. They have endured the summer heat, sweated through exhausting dance classes, and suffered through illness and body pains to bring you the spectacle that you are about to see tonight.
All of this would not have been possible if not for the collective efforts and support of the teachers, the staff, the workshop students themselves, and most importantly, the parents. Thank you all for joining us this summer and thank you all for watching tonight.
Coming together tonight are all the dancers, the lights and the sounds, the teachers and the students, as we bring you “MTV Live! On Airdance” in 5... 6... 7... 8...
April 21 - June 4, 2004
Recital Concert: June 5, 2004, Teatro Aguinaldo, Camp Aguinaldo, Quezon City
Every grownup recalls the time when he was a kid rushing home from school just to catch the early evening cartoons on TV. During that blissful half-hour or two, homework is but a distant task and the animated hand-drawn images moving onscreen are his idols. Better yet, one can wake up to a whole Saturday morning with nothing but 5 hours of cartoons and kid shows to watch (Parents, “Saturday Fun Machine” ring any bells?). Fun-filled, exciting, fascinating, and rousing, these shows were a constant source of amusement, inspiration, and laughter.
Cartoons, or the now popular animé, inevitably form part of a person's fondest childhood memories, often recalled with an eager smile and the occasional humming of the theme song. The characters were our heroes, our companions, our best friends… even our alter egos. It is with this in mind that we bring you Airdance Animania… a tribute to the animé's of yesterday and today.
Often, we as spectators only see the final product as shown on TV or on stage. Keep in mind that an animated cartoon is drawn frame by frame before it can be shown as a moving, living image. In much the same way, a dance first starts off with the basic steps, honed to refinement, before they can be assembled to what you'll see tonight. That is exactly what the workshoppers have been working so hard for over the past 6 weeks. They have sweated it out, endured body aches, and rehearsed repeatedly to bring you their own version of the times we sat in front of the TV enjoying our cartoons. In the process, it was a fun and learning experience for both students and teachers… perhaps something we'll all look back to with an eager smile and the occasional humming of the theme song.
So sit back, bring out the popcorn, tune out your parents' repeated calls to clean your room, and enjoy the show.
*Airdance brings this show to you with studio located at the 2nd Flr., The Outlet Yard, 1480 Quezon Ave., Quezon City. Chief Engineer is Avel Bautista with PRC license number 0054746. This show is brought to you by the workshoppers and their sponsors (namely their parents). Airdance Animania is now signing on.