Talent on show at IAID Summer Workshop
Summer break can be a headache for a lot of families, especially when trying to find new and creative ways to keep the kids entertained.
Thankfully, the highly talented teachers and experts from IAID Performing Arts are back with their 2017 Summer Workshop. Now in its 15th year, the Academy has once again delivered an impressive selection of arts and crafts classes aimed at teaching children exciting new skills.
Whether you are encouraging your children to pick up a new hobby or simply need to keep the kids active during the long summer break, there is certainly something for everyone on offer.
A lot of hard work goes into preparing for the workshop. For courses to be determined and finalized, IAID needs at least 4-6 months before the actual workshop starts.
Assistant Director, Ms Marianne Indrinal, who herself is as enthusiastic as the kids who take her class stated that more than 250 students enrolled to more than 2-3 courses for the entire duration of the workshop in July. And this count is expected to cross over 400 students by the end of the workshop in August.
The Academy has seen an increased number of nationalities who are enrolling in the said courses. It only proves that the IAID workshops and regular course offering have gained an increased rate of trust and confidence from families in Qatar. Making IAID, the biggest Performing Arts Academy in Qatar to date.
This is no surprise seeing that IAID is ranked 7th (out of a total of 800 SME's in Qatar).
The classes, which cater from ages three and above, offer up a healthy dose of variety.
For dance enthusiasts, there is the option of Ballet, Hip Hop and more traditional Indian contemporary dance.
If vocals or instruments are your specialty, classes such as Sing Like a Star, Music for Tots and the Kids Orchestra perfectly complement the guitar and piano workshops available.
The workshop runs over four cycles during the summer break, with the, already full, first cycle ending this week. However, there is still time to register for any of the remaining cycles.
1st Cycle 02 July – 13 July
2nd Cycle 16 July – 27 July
3rd Cycle 30 July – 10 August
4th Cycle 13 August – 24 August
In addition to their regular courses, IAID is again set to offer the high-quality training workshop on Personal Development conducted by international trainer Victoria ‘Vicky’ Ferrer who has come to Qatar especially for this workshop.
The workshops not only encourage development of skills, but also creates a sense of community, and goes a long way in building lasting friendships and memories - which is what a great summer break should always be about.
Assistant Director Marianne Indrinal summed up the importance of the workshops perfectly, saying, “It is way important to invest in the children’s journey to their passion so that we can ensure they have a successful and fulfilling life doing what they love to do.”