Just recently, our second year dance students spent a week in Sitges, in Spain.
They took classes at the Institute of Arts Barcelona (IAB), an institute started by a former LIPA Director of Higher Education, so sharing our approach. Twenty- two students undertook a range of dance styles, also experiencing musical theatre classes with IAB students, who come from countries across the world.
Our Head of Dance, Andrea McDevitt, commented: “This trip gave our second year students a real insight into studying dance full-time at degree level, both workload and living independently. They gained valuable audition experience, making them more confident as they now apply for places in higher education. IAB staff regularly commented during the trip on how professional and focused our students were as they approached each new opportunity willingly – a real credit to the college!”