2019 Duffy Summer Intensives
Interested in joining our amazing summer intensives?!?
Time & Location
The Duffy Academy of Irish Dance, 1 Mill Valley Rd, Hadley, MA 01035, USA
About The Event
Intensives are challenging, specialized classes to improve strength and stamina. Intensives are an incredible way to introduce or improve Irish dance technique and material at an accelerated rate. The boot camp of Irish dance.
Intensives are Monday -Thursday (4 days) for 2 hours per day.
The first intensive will be 3:30-5:30PM and the second intensive will be 5:30-7:30PM.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
- Can I come to a portion of an intensive if I can't make the whole thing?
If you will miss the first or second day, it is not recommended that you attend that intensive. Intensives are challenging and move at a set pace. Each day builds on the previous day's skill set.
- What should I bring to an intensive?
Shoes and appropriate dance wear are required as always. There will be short breaks where we will encourage students to drink water and have a light snack, so please pack accordingly.
- I already know (insert dance), should I still attend that intensive?
Students are encouraged to attend intensives even if they believe they are familiar with the material. It will improve their understanding, technique, and timing. Much like other sports, it is one thing to "know" something, it is another to "master" it.
- Can I sign up for two intensives in one day?
This is not encouraged - intensives are hard work and purposely separated to focus on material. Exceptions include the "bring a friend" weeks where students may wish to participate in the second set of material.
*Dance intensives require a minimum of 6 participants.
8/5-8/8: Adv COMBO Bootcamp 2
2nd Intensive (5:30-7:30PM) Advanced COMBO Bootcamp PART 2!! Part 2 of the wonderfully grueling bootcamp series!! Part 1 is not required, but heavily recommended! This intensive will have your dancers drilling form, technique, conditioning and an assortment of soft shoe and hard shoe choreographies on the advanced level. First half soft shoe and second half hard shoe. New steps and torturous new fun in store! This is for Youth3 through Master classes. Youth2+ leveling up may be eligible.
1st Intensive (3:30-5:30PM) Intro To Irish Dance/Bring a Friend!! This intensive will teach students the basics of Irish dance. It will also introduce both individual and group dances. All ages are welcome! Previously enrolled Duffy students will be allowed to attend with their friend for free!! For a special limited time NEW dancers can too!! This Intensive is also great for older Pre-Wee & Wee Ones for extra conditioning. Looking forward to meeting all our new dance friends!!
8/19-8/22: Team Try Outs!!
2nd Intensive (5:30-7:30PM) Team Try Outs!! This intensive is only available to advanced dancers. Students interested should inquire with Ms. Alycia about how they can best train to prepare themselves by July 1st. Expectations of Team: -Excellent Attitude: Challenge, believe, practice and succeed! -Excellent Dancing: Dancers must excel in timing, rhythm, poise and presence. -Commitment: Be committed to your Team. Commit to Team show times. Do what is needed to be worthy of their commitment