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IAID Talent Development Program 1 for Toddlers

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Expose your toddlers to the wonderful world of music! Enroll now! For more information please call 44320974 / 44411234 or email us at [email protected] .Visit http://www.iaid.qa to know more about IAID  :)

 

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5 Reasons why should Children Learn Bharatanatyam

Bharatanatyam is one such dance form that can be learnt from the age of four for any child irrespective of gender. There are a plethora of benefits in learning this classical dance form and we have listed below the reasons for your child to pursue this magnificent dance form.

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discipline

Bharatanatyam is a type of dance form that dwells on discipline. The patient practices of the adavu along with guru bhakthi propagated by this dance ensure that the child is disciplined at an early age.

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Enroll your child to a Bharatanatyam class for this dance form will help your child shed all her shyness and inhibitions. Dancing with other students and in front of so many people will boost the morale of your child. Bharatanatyam will help in bringing out the extrovert in your child.

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augments the mind

Learning Bharatanatyam helps in improving the mental faculties of the children. The subtle movements of the feet along with the hand-eye coordination in the adavu (steps) help the child to have a lucid and sharp mind.

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great form of fitness activity

Bharatanatyam is not just a dance form; it is also a kind of exercise that helps you to ooze out the fatty acids deposited in the body.Learning Bharatanatyam will help children keeps the body impeccably fit and flexible.

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Bharatanatyam is precisely that dance form where children learn the art with all vim and vigor. When inducted at the right age the dance becomes a fun process and let the child to explore more on the nuances of it.

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By learning Bharatanatyam children enter a life of discipline, devotion and passion. Being a dance form that blends dance, music and theatre Bharatanatyam is an activity that instills poise and self-improvisation in the children. Let your children pursue Bharatanatyam and see the positive difference in them!

The Indian Classical Dance program for girls is a 7-year certificate course. IAID is the only Academy outside India that offers certificate courses from the renowned institute, Nalanda Dance Research Centre (Mumbai, India.) The course tackles the dance styles Bharata Natyam and Mohini Attam. Certificates are awarded to its graduates; “Prarambhika” after four years and “Kovida” after seven years. IAID has recently introduced the two years master course for the students who finished the 7 years program.  Designed for Children (4-18 yrs) / Adults (above 19 yrs).

Visit http://www.iaid.qa to learn more.

Read original article: https://www.papertostone.com/q-article/why-should-children-learn-bharatanatyam/

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There’s a rhythm in you.

Dancing Is the Fast Way to Make Yourself Happier

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Dancing is fundamental to being human. We know this because there is no wallflower culture, no part of the world where rhythm is ignored. We also know this because we tap our toes to songs we hate. We can’t help it!

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Dancing is  linked to a whole bunch of physical, social, and mental benefits. It is basically a super fun (if you’re doing it right) vitamin.

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Dancing with other people is connected to emotional competence, self-esteem, and healthy levels of trust. Don’t trust the researchers? Just ask a dancer.

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When you take dance lessons or classes, you are always learning something new. It might be to “bust a new move”, learn new choreography or a new approach to an old technique. Learning a new skill or new approach will help your self-esteem.

According to research, dance is an adaptive behavioral pattern that communicates beauty, health, strength, and attractiveness .Men and women described as dancers receive higher ratings than men and women described as non-dancers.alicia vikander shimmy dance dancing vogue

Think of dancing as a super-battery for your brain — it integrates kinesthetic, rational, musical, and emotional brain functions all at once, which increase your neural connectivity.

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Take dance classes or go out dancing four times a week, dance as much as you can! Dance is essential to start building cognitive reserve.

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Happy dancing with IAID!

IAID Dance Courses are affiliated with the   British Theatre Dance Association (BTDA) UK and  Nalanda Dance Research Centre.  IAID is an Academy for Dance Music and Arts with certified and professional instructors who maintain strict quality standards of learning and performance. For more info visit http://www.iaid.qa

Original article from http://www.inverse.com / Photos from Giphy.com

 

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Summer Fun at IAID

IAID – the leader in conducting workshops here in Qatar, has proven once again that summer is indeed one of the most memorable seasons of the year. This is marked with the success of the 1st Cycle of the Summer Workshop 2016 which started 2nd of July and will end on the 18th of July.

Designed for kids 4 yrs. & above, IAID summer workshop aims to creatively develop participants’ skills and talents as well as realize their ideas into concrete forms. More than 100 participants enjoyed various courses in the field of dance, music, arts, fitness and soft skills. Participants’ final output will be in the form of accomplished performances, videos and photographs which will be posted on IAID’s Facebook fan page.

Starting 4 years & above, IAID offers fresh and zestful courses this summer such as Princess in Tutu,  Swing`n Sway, Kidz Gotta Dance, Desi Mania, Wind Melodies, Keys and Harmonies, Paint like the Masters, Shadow Puppetry, Little Big Voices and more.

As a long standing commitment to deliver holistic talent development, IAID is offering a brand new Soft-Skills course – “Leadership Workshop Expressed through Arts”for Kids and Teens. This dynamic course is being facilitated by Ms. Janine June Arbolario, a trained and certified   Visual Arts Teacher, Visual Arts Extended Essay Adviser, Theory of Knowledge Teacher and Coordinator for Creativity, Action and Service (CAS) under the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program (IBDP). Moreover, she has received trainings in art therapy, art advocacies, and leadership development in UK, Italy, South Africa, Thailand, Singapore and Hongkong.

 

Affiliated with the London College of Music – University of West London UK, British Theatre Dance Association (BTDA) UK, Nalanda Dance Research Centre, Mumbai India and more, IAID is an Academy for Dance, Music and Arts with certified and professional instructors who maintain strict quality standards of learning and performance.

IAID summer workshop 2016 will run until August – with the 2nd cycle beginning on the 20th of July until 2nd August and 3rd cycle beginning 4th until 17th August.

For more information regarding IAID Summer Workshop 2nd & 3rd Cycle please email us at [email protected] or call 44320974 / 44411234/ 66710589.

Visit: http://www.iaid.qa/

 

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IAID attended the London College of Music (LCM) Appreciation Reception 2016

IAID Director Rajesh Jadhav and Assistant Director Marianne Indrinal attended the London College of Music  (LCM) University of West London, UK  Appreciation Reception 2016  on 23 March at Kuala Lumpur Malaysia with other LCM Representatives from Asia Pacific

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IAID was also invited to witness the University of West London College / London College of Music Examinations Graduation 2016 held at the Plenary Theatre, Kuala Lumpur Convention Center, Malaysia.

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London College of Music (LCM) Examinations, University of West London, UK is an international examinations board offering graded and diploma qualifications in music, drama and communication.

Examinations are held across a large network of exam centres worldwide, and are unique in the graded examinations being awarded by the university. LCM is offering the following:

  • a wide range of Music exam levels, catering for candidates of all standards
  • an exceptionally large portfolio of subjects.
  • accreditation by OFQUAL
  • UCAS points towards university entry at Grades 6-8
  • a comprehensive catalogue of supporting publications.

In 2009, LCM has appointed IAID as the first Public Centre in the Middle East offering LCM Exams for students from Qatar and neighbouring countries.

For more information about IAID Music Courses and LCM Exams visit http://www.iaid.qa.

 

 

 

 

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tips to raise your child to be a leader

We would like to share these practical tips on how to raise your child to be a leader.

 

Tip #1

1).  Let your child make choices.
Give your child choices, not hard ones, just choices that they can make on a daily basis.  “Which of these TWO outfits do you want to wear tomorrow?, “Which cereal do you want to eat?”, “Do you want milk or water with your dinner?”

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2). Let them take chances.
 I learned this while reading my favorite parenting book, “Love and Logic Magic for Early Childhood: Practical Parenting From Birth to Six Years”.   If you are always there to stop your child from making a mistake, they will rely on you forever.  Let them take chances.  Let them see that falling on the ground wasn’t so awful.

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3). Don’t over compliment.
Yes, it is GREAT to be proud of your kids, but give them the chance to really show you their greatness. If we are always telling them how great they do, for every tiny thing, our word will start to become something that they NEED and it will also lose part of its value. Lets not teach them to rely on others for positive reinforcement.  Let them do a job on their own and they will see how great it feels to be proud of themselves!

Tip #4

4).  Have a “Go get ’em tiger” attitude with your kids.     If they want to try something, tell them to go for it!   If they are thinking something might be too hard…  ask them “Why not just give it a shot?   Whats the worst that can happen?”  Don’t let them try dangerous things, but do encourage them to try things that they might be reluctant to try.
Encourage them to just GIVE IT A SHOT! 

Tip #5

5).  Don’t expect perfection.    Don’t expect laziness, either.   Teach them to try their best (and make sure that they do!)

Tip #6

6).  Lead by example.   The best thing that we can do is to SHOW our kids.
Teach your kids to lead by being a leader!   (& teach them to listen by being a listener).

Tip #7

7).  As the parent, you have to be willing to do things that aren’t the same as everyone else.
It might be the ‘expected’ thing to go to a certain place or do a certain thing, but show your kids that you don’t have to follow the norm.   You can do something different and you can be great at it!

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8). Believe in your kids!
Tell your kids that  you KNOW that they  can do things.  Believe in them more than they believe in themselves, at times.  Never tell them that they can’t do something.

Tip #9

9). Parent YOUR Child, not someone else’s child.
What on earth does that mean?  It means that YOUR child might learn by ‘doing’ while someone else’s child might learn by ‘listening.’  Learn what makes your child ‘tick’.  Learn what makes your child the leader.   Build up that part of your child.   Parent YOUR child.

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10). Develop your child’s potential by engaging them in a good  Leadership workshop that will  empower them essential character and life skills needed to face everyday challenges.

 

Check out  IAID’s Leadership Workshop Expressed through Arts this summer!

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On its 15th year, IAID, the biggest Performing Arts Academy in Qatar, and the pioneer in conducting workshops in the country since 2001, is bringing in a colorful and fun season as it presents Summer Workshop 2016 for kids. The workshop offers vibrant and dynamic activities that will surely take their innate talents and skills in dance, music, arts and soft skills to the next level.

Affiliated with the London College of Music – University of West London UK, British Theatre Dance Association (BTDA) UK, Nalanda Dance Research Centre and more, IAID is an Academy for Dance, Music and Arts with certified and professional instructors who maintain strict quality standards of learning and performance.

Starting 4 years & above, IAID offers fresh and zestful courses this summer such as Princess in Tutu,  Swing`n Sway, Kidz Gotta Dance, Desi Mania, Wind Melodies, Keys and Harmonies, Paint like the Masters, Shadow Puppetry, Little Big Voices and more.

As a long standing commitment to deliver holistic talent development, IAID is also set to offer a brand new Soft-Skills course – “Leadership Workshop Expressed through Arts”for Kids and Teens. This dynamic course will be facilitated by Ms. Janine June Arbolario, a trained and certified   Visual Arts Teacher, Visual Arts Extended Essay Adviser, Theory of Knowledge Teacher and Coordinator for Creativity, Action and Service (CAS) under the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program (IBDP). Moreover, she has received trainings in art therapy, art advocacies, and leadership development in UK, Italy, South Africa, Thailand, Singapore and Hongkong.

For more information regarding IAID Summer Workshop 2016, please email us at [email protected] or call 44320974 / 44411234/ 66710589.

http://www.iaid.qa

 

IAID Summer Workshop

Summer Workshops Are The Perfect Place To Refine Your Kids Creative Talents

Summer break is one of the most anticipated season for kids. It is the time to enjoy, explore and experience new and exciting activities that will bring lasting memories through-out the year.

On its 15th year, IAID, the biggest Performing Arts Academy in Qatar, and the pioneer in conducting workshops in the country since 2001, is bringing in a colorful and fun season as it presents Summer Workshop 2016 for kids. The workshop offers vibrant and dynamic activities that will surely take their innate talents and skills in dance, music, arts and soft skills to the next level.

Affiliated with the London College of Music – University of West London UK, British Theatre Dance Association (BTDA) UK, Nalanda Dance Research Centre and more, IAID is an Academy for Dance, Music and Arts with certified and professional instructors who maintain strict quality standards of learning and performance.

Starting 4 years & above, IAID offers fresh and zestful courses this summer such as Princess in Tutu,  Swing`n Sway, Kidz Gotta Dance, Desi Mania, Wind Melodies, Keys and Harmonies, Paint like the Masters, Shadow Puppetry, Little Big Voices and more.

As a long standing commitment to deliver holistic talent development, IAID is also set to offer a brand new Soft-Skills course – “Leadership Workshop Expressed through Arts” for Kids and Teens. This dynamic course will be facilitated by Ms. Janine June Arbolario, a trained and certified   Visual Arts Teacher, Visual Arts Extended Essay Adviser, Theory of Knowledge Teacher and Coordinator for Creativity, Action and Service (CAS) under the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program (IBDP). Moreover, she has received trainings in art therapy, art advocacies, and leadership development in UK, Italy, South Africa, Thailand, Singapore and Hongkong.

At the end of the workshop, participants will take home certificate of participations, work documentations and a lot of happy memories this summer!

Engage your children on the following Summer Workshop Schedules:

1st    cycle       :     2 – 18 July

2nd   cycle       :     20 July – 2 August

3rd    cycle       :     4 – 17 August

We would like to hear from you and share this wonderful opportunity. The Academy is open for inquiries and registration at the timings mentioned below:

9:00 am to 9.00 pm (Sat to Thu)

3:00 pm to 7.00 pm (Friday)

For more information regarding IAID Summer Workshop 2016, please email us at [email protected] or call 44320974 / 44411234/ 66710589.

http://www.iaid.qa

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IAID Dance Extravaganza 2016

 

A night of magical dance performances featuring IAID – Dance Talents from Indian Classical Dance, Classical Ballet, Contemporary and Hip-Hop Class.

Dance Extravaganza was created  to help encourage dance talents to achieve their dreams of performing on stage which creates an atmosphere of pure enjoyment to nurture the confidence of young performers. We are pleased to share this special moment to everyone.Full video below:

 

IAID Dance Courses are affiliated with the   British Theatre Dance Association (BTDA) UK and  Nalanda Dance Research Centre.  IAID is an Academy for Dance Music and Arts with certified and professional instructors who maintain strict quality standards of learning and performance. For more info visit http://www.iaid.qa

 

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Top 10 Exercises for Your Vocal Health

Learn how to improve your singing voice with these tips.

1. Glides Through a Straw
Blow air through a small stirring straw while phonating glides up and down through your range. The backpressure created by the resistance of the straw presses down on the vocal cords and helps decrease puffiness, a major source of vocal trouble.

2. Lip Trills
This is a variation of the straw exercise. Gently blow air through closed lips, keeping them relaxed, and sing an uh vowel underneath. Your lips should start to trill. The resistance of the bubbling lips helps maintain cord closure, an important element of good singing.

3. Creaky Doors
This is a great exercise to help build the coordination needed to maintain proper cord closure. Make a little edgy sound, like a creaky door or a rusty gate opening. Do a scale on this sound using very little air. The idea is to not let the sound get breathy or squeezed.

4. Ngs
Make the ng sound from the word hung. This sound is produced with the tongue and soft palate together. This again provides backpressure, while also making the transition between the lower and upper registers (chest voice and head voice) easier.

5. Nasty Nays
This is done using the word nay on a bratty or Wicked Witch–type sound. This exercise also assists in cord closure, while the exaggerated sound makes it easier to ascend into the upper register without cracking or flipping.

6. Hooty Gees
This is the opposite of the previous exercise, and it’s quite useful for a singer experiencing excess tension. Using a dopey cartoon voice (think Yogi Bear), say the word gee. You should feel your larynx drop. The g consonant should also help with cord closure due to the backpressure it creates, so you can experience accessing the upper register with a stable larynx and closed cords. This coordination is extremely important in good, healthy singing. Once this exercise is comfortable, you can drop the dopey imposition and sing on a more natural sound.

7. Coo Coos
This exercise is great for working the upper register. The coo can be made to sound hooty, like an owl, for extra ease in working high notes.

8. Aahs
This is very useful for singers who are weak or breathy in their lower register. The sound is on theaah of cat and can be exaggerated by sticking the tongue out slightly. Do this in your lower register in a five-tone scale (1–2–3–4–5 to 5–4–3–2–1 of the major scale). Use very little air, as you don’t want any breathiness in the sound.

9. Googs and Mums
These are best used once the voice is experiencing proper cord closure and ease of production. The word goog (the vowel sounds like the oo in good) has both a hard consonant for cord closure and a vowel that will help stabilize the larynx. Be sure to maintain the vowel in the upper register, as vowel widening (gaag) can cause tension. The vowel and consonant of mum provide a bit less help thangoog, making this a slightly more advanced exercise.

10. Ooh-Oh-Uh-Ahs
Going from a more closed or narrow vowel to a wider one on a sustain is a great way to balance resonance. The more closed vowel will help you get into your upper register. Gradually open to the wider vowel while keeping the resonance in the same place. If the tone get

Inspired? visit  www.iaid.qa to learn more!

IAID Western Vocals

Western Vocals is a certificate course affiliated with the London College of Music (LCM) University of West London-UK. The wide and extensive musical repertoire brings out the best in each student as they learn sight-reading, aural awareness and music appreciation in every session. Vocal exercises, performance techniques and dramatic styles enhance their communication and musical expression. This course covers Pop Vocals and Musical Theater.

1.) Pop Vocals provides a structured approach which enables students to master progressively the understanding, knowledge and skills necessary for this genre of singing, and to develop capability both as a performer and as informed listener.

2.) Musical Theater provides a structured approach that enables students to progressively master the understanding knowledge and skills necessary for effective communication and performance, fosters learning through vocal and dramatic performance technique, and encourages a love of the literary and musical aspects of the genre.

Designed for Children (7-18 yrs) / Adults (above 18 yrs).

Source: This article is originally posted on backstage.com by John Henny | Posted July 31, 2009, 2:32 p.m.

 

 

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IAID Spotlight Featuring Classical Ballet Students

46Sharing with you IAID Spotlight Featuring IAID Classical Ballet Students and the newest IAID Classical Ballet Instructor Ms. Megan Schoeman.The night started with a classical ballet performance from Ms. Megan Schoeman

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Megan started dancing at the age of five and has achieved many accolades in her dancing career. At the age of 7, she became a member of the The State Theatre Ballet of Pretoria –  South Africa, and performed in classical ballet “The Nutcracker”. She then went on to complete all vocational graded examinations with The Royal Academy of Dance, and completed her Advanced 1 and 2 vocational graded examinations with ISTD at the Waterfront Theatre College. She also trained under the famous South-African choreographer/director of KMAD company, Kelsey Middleton, and is now a qualified ballet, contemporary and modern dance teacher. Ms. Megan is very passionate, dedicated and committed to dance and her career as a teacher. She believes that through dance we get the immeasurable opportunity to express emotions through movement. She takes great pleasure in imparting knowledge to students to become the very best they can be.

Primary students on the center stage for their short but sweet performance entitled “Surprise Party”

 

BTDA  Winter Examinations 2015 Certificate Giving for Primary Students with IAID Artistic Director Dr. Dimple Rajesh

Grade 1 students on the center stage for their performance entitled “Spring Time”

 

BTDA  Winter Examinations 2015 Certificate Giving for Grade 1 Students with IAID Center Manager Ms. Sylvia Gomes

 

 

Closing performance by Ms. Megan Schoeman dancing a contemporary piece.

 

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Watch the full video below:

IAID Classical Ballet Students : (Primary) Britney Kenza Dagano, Chelsea Menezes, Jahnavi Bootun, Luciana Adam, Mariam Galal, Maxene Andrea Desierto Gonzales, Mishaila Josette Olpindo Tabili, Natalia Adam, Marita Johnny Jabbour, Niveditha Mariam Babu, Santhoshini Raja, Zoey Devonne Dias (Grade 1) Naomi Mathew, Rayana Jad Sawaya, Shaymanti Bhowmik, Shreya Rajeeve Nair

IAID’s Classical Ballet for Girls is a graded course following the British Theatre Dance Association (BTDA) syllabus. The course concentrates on the pleasure of movement and musicality, with the development of technique, artistry and self-discipline evolving throughout the levels. For more info visit http://www.iaid.qa