About Summer Dance Course for Ages 15-18

This intensive for ages 15 - 18 will be led by highly experienced choreographer, performer and teacher Solène Weinachter and will focus on contemporary dance skills and theatre performing arts.

From developing technical tools for set and improvised material to exploring our voice as another limb, the participants can expect to explore the relationship between contemporary dance technique, imagination and storytelling. This is a great opportunity for young dancers looking to experience a taste of professional dance.

The day will start with technique in the morning and lead into a creative session in the afternoon. Family and friends are invited to an informal sharing on the Friday afternoon to see what their young people have been working on.

A great opportunity to improve my dancing skills, flexibility and creativity. I've been dancing my whole life but I've never had the opportunity to learn from professional artists! Can't wait for next year!

Participant, Age 17

about the artist

Solène is a choreographer, performer and teacher based between Scotland and France. She trained at the CNR of Lyon and LCDS in London where she obtained a BA (Hons.) and an MA in contemporary dance and performance. Solène has been a member of Scottish Dance Theatre since 2007 - as an apprentice, a full-time member, a guest dancer and an associate artist. As a freelancer, Solène has built two long lasting artistic relationships with Ben Duke (Lost Dog) and Joan Clevillé, creating internationally acclaimed pieces with both. Solène’s professional path includes dancing and being a rehearsal director for Oona Doherty, performing with Gecko (Amit Lahav) and Vera Tussing. As an independent choreographer, Solène is currently touring her own solo work, AFTER ALL, in Europe and the UK. Solène is a founding member of Collective Endeavours, a Glasgow-based music and dance collective that performs improvised pieces in non-conventional spaces in the UK and abroad.

important information
  • Enrol for the full week for £250.00 or drop-in to the classes from Monday – Wednesday for £65.00 per day.
  • Dancers will need to bring a packed lunch each day, plenty of snacks and a refillable water bottle.
  • Dancers should make sure they wear comfortable clothing that they can move around in (but no dresses or skirts please).
  • We encourage you to get in touch with us if the participant has any access requirements to ensure our classes are delivered in the most inclusive way possible. You can find an outline of our access information here.
  • Limited Bursaries are available. Please click here for more information. 
  • Bookings close at 10am on Friday 26th July 2024.
  • Please ensure that you read the Terms and Conditions before you book onto one of our classes.

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