You have probably heard this term floating around recently, “Master Class”, and you may be asking yourself, what is a Master Class and should I participate in one? Well, the answer is YES! A Master Class provides an opportunity for dancers to learn valuable information from instructors and choreographers that they would not normally have the chance to work with! Lets take a brief moment to discuss what a Master Class is and how it can benefit YOU as a dancer!
WHAT IS A MASTER CLASS?
A Master Class is a specialized course that is taught by an expert in that style. These classes give dancers the opportunity to spend a period of time focusing on improving their knowledge and technique of a certain style of dance. At Metropolitan School of the Arts, we believe that bringing in outside choreographers and instructors is integral to a students ability to expand their breadth of knowledge for a particular style of dance.
Master classes are an important part of formal dance training. Even when quality instruction is part of the regular curriculum, being part of a class taught by a master instructor can give students fresh insight into their technique and exposure to potential opportunities outside their home studio.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF TAKING A MASTER CLASS?
Whether the student is familiar with that style, or is learning it for the first time, there are many benefits to participating in a master class.
- Dancers are exposed to new styles of dance, or have the opportunity to sharpen their skills.
- Greatly motivating for young dancers who are aspiring to excel.
- It is a way for students to study new styles and techniques.
- Dancers are exposed to nationally known teachers without having to travel to NYC or LA.
- Classes are a lot of fun and serve as a great way to re-energize a dancer’s drive
- Gives dancers the opportunity to step out of their performance comfort zone, while being in the “safety” and familiarity of Metropolitan School of the Arts.
- Provide dancers with the opportunity to hear new corrections and see certain dance styles through another teachers eyes.