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Romania Dance Project – Teaching dance in schools and dance clubs

Overview
  • Placement locations: Brasov
  • Role: To create and coordinate dance groups and lead workshops on different styles of dance
  • Requirements: None
  • Accommodation: Host family
  • Length of placement: From 3 weeks
  • Start dates: Flexible

Volunteer Romania Teaching a Dance Class on the Performing Arts Project

If you have a passion for dancing and choreography, then our Dance Project in Romania might be the perfect volunteer opportunity for you. Volunteers can create and coordinate dance groups, lead workshops on different styles of dance, and work in schools around Brasov.

Volunteers will have the opportunity to meet and work with experienced dance groups as well as collaborate with local dance schools and clubs. This may involve workshops, discussions, collaborative performances, presentations or even assisting with a current production. There is also potential to see performances by these groups and invite them to participate in shows by Projects Abroad.

Dance volunteers also have the opportunity to work in day care centres as a dancing instructor and become involved in dance therapy sessions for the disabled.

Teaching Dance with Projects Abroad

Our Dance projects are based in the medieval city of Brasov. Once a month, volunteers will prepare a show that includes a story based on a variety of types of studied dances. This would be planned under the guidance and coordination of our Dance Project Supervisor, Alexandra Ichim. Volunteers have the chance to prepare, direct and perform routines for children in orphanages and day care centres. As part of these projects you will also learn traditional Romanian dances, which can be included in the shows.

Please keep in mind that it is difficult for volunteers to work alone without having dance or choreography experience, so some background in these areas is preferred.

Volunteers on this project work flexible hours due to the varied nature of the work; some workshops and performances taking place during evenings and weekends.

The Dance Project requires energy, creativity and an open mind. It is very flexible and its purpose is to create unique and creative performances for the local community.

You can join the Dance project in Romania for three weeks if you don't have time to join us for four weeks or more. This project has been selected by our local colleagues as being suitable for short term volunteering for both the local community and the volunteer. Although you will gain a valuable cultural insight and work intensely within the local community please be aware that you may not be able to make the same impact as someone volunteering for a longer period.

Volunteers seeking a different cultural experience have the option of participating on a more unique project for one week at the end of their project. For more information, please visit the Classical & Medieval Archaeology in Romania page. Our Combinations Page explains how you can combine not only projects, but also destinations.

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