International Dance Camp
What is International Dance Camp?
International Dance Camp is a two-week intensive dance program for international students, tailored to meet their specific needs. It covers all the regular dance classes offered at Steps Dance Studio, as well as specialized classes available upon request.
During the International Dance camp program, students will join regular classes with local students from Steps, as well as extra classes chosen to suit their specific requirements.
Steps has a very strong male student population, which makes partnering and pas de deux classes, for example, more easily available here compared to other schools.
Regular Classes include:
Extra Classes upon request:
The intensive workshop also includes a trip to the Ayala Museum to learn about Philippine culture and heritage. An optional trip to the beach can also be arranged.
Aside from this, the students from each school will be taught an original repertoire piece of Steps Dance Studio, which they may perform in their local school back home.
Steps Dance Studio is one of the most innovative and creative dance studios in the Philippines.
Founded in 1994 by Sofia Zobel Elizalde, Steps offers a variety of dance courses for different age groups and different levels of ability. Our faculty is made up of dedicated and passionate teachers whose goal is to cultivate individuality and talent, joy of dance, and a good work ethic in our students.
Located in the heart of Makati City in Metro Manila, Steps features four large, fully air-conditioned studios, each with its own piano, sprung floors specially made for dance, ballet barres and mirrors.
Steps has an amazing and talented group of teachers, all exceptionally trained in their specific field of dance.
Steps Dance Project
International Dance Camp is run by Steps Dance Project – the Events Division of Steps Dance Studio. Under the management of James Laforteza, Steps Dance Project handles the dance performance requirements of various premier events in the country.
James Laforteza is the Manager and Choreographer of Steps Dance Project, as well as the resident Jazz teacher of Steps Dance Studio. His jazz training began in 1985, learning the Luigi jazz dance technique under Rene Hofileña. He learned the Gus Giordano jazz technique under Nan Giordano and John Lehrer while representing Steps at the Jazz Dance WorldCongress in Chicago in 2005 and 2007, where he also trained with master teachers Frank Hatchett, Joe Tremaine, Liz Imperio and Susan Quinn, among others.James was a member of the Powerdance Group from 1988 to 2000, performing in concerts and events all over the world. From 2000 to date, he has staged and choreographed concerts and performances for practically every major dance and performing arts group in the country – including Repertory Philippines, Trumpets, Stages Production Specialists, Ballet Philippines, and of course, Steps Dance Studio and Steps Dance Project.
Why is International Dance Camp beneficial to foreign students?
How To Apply:
If you are interested in offering this program to your students, please call or email us for more information or to discuss a custom curriculum.
Telephone: (632) 621-6186
We are happy to offer package deals for travel and accommodations upon request, or provide helpful information so that schools can make arrangements on their own.