ENTERTAINMENT ON ICE PERFORMANCE CAMP 2022!
De Vechtsebanen Utrecht
Yay! The Performance Camp is back! Every year, Entertainment on Ice organizes a Performance Camp in the Netherlands to introduce figure skaters to show skating and train them to be true performers!
The performance camp will feature various workshops on-and-off Ice that will make any figure skater a better performer regardless of your age or skating level. The goal of the performance camp this edition is of course to have a lot of Fun together, but also to make you a better performer and get ready to work as a show skater in international skating shows!
During this edition of performance camp, we will also be casting for Entertainment on Ice’s skating shows next winter, including a big show in Antwerp and short acts at various ice rinks in the Netherlands.
In short, do you want to become a better performer? Then sign up quickly!
Why the Performance Camp?
Entertainment on Ice is organizing the Performance Camp to give Dutch figure skaters the opportunity to get ready to perform in (international) skating shows.
The initiators Madelene van Beuzekom, Joyce den Hollander and Sterre van der Gouw know better than anyone what it is like to perform in skating shows. Once they were in your shoes. They skated competitions and had dreams of performing in skating shows, but had no idea how to go about it and what it would take to get to a show like Holiday on ice. They went before you and they succeeded! Their big dream came true! Together they are now combining their knowledge and expertise to guide and train more figure skaters in the Netherlands to give you the chance to work as a professional artist at major skating shows!
Why skating in shows is great?
- You turn your greatest passion into your profession!
- You perform in front of large crowds and showing your skills is the most fun there is.
- You earn money performing as a professional artist
- You will travel the world and see incredible things!
- You make international friends for life when you skate in shows.
- All your blood, sweat and tears from years of training will be rewarded!
During the performance camp we’re going to teach you all the tricks of the trade when it comes to show skating, but we’re also going to tell you a lot about auditioning and what it’s like to be on the road when you’re skating for a big skating show like Holiday on Ice, Disney on Ice, the Cruise-ships, shows at Europapark and so on.
Should you be too young to participate in big skating shows yet? Even then, performance camp is mega good preparation for later and for now you can already use everything you learn during performance camp to improve your competition kur!
We really do wish everyone could make the step to skating shows and during performance camp we will teach you how to get there!
Who is teaching?
Joyce den Hollander
Former Dutch Art Riding Champion and skated for six years as an artist for various shows worldwide. Also known from Dancing on Ice as the skating coach of the BN’ers. Joyce will teach you cool show tricks and will make a show number with you on the ice, but also off-ice Joyce will work with you on a show number and provide the warm up together with Sterre.
Madelene van Beuzekom
Skated for six years as a performer for several international skating shows and then started the company Entertainment on Ice, through which she creates skating shows as a producer, including musical the TOCHT. Madelene is there for you on all fronts, for questions and help and she also makes a show song with you on the ice.
Sterre van der Gouw
Sterre is skating as we speak for Holiday on Ice, but has been working as “Fire Star on Ice” for several ice shows worldwide as a special act for many years. Sterre will work with you on the ice on your performance skills and cool tricks. Also off Ice, Sterre is going to work with you on your performance skills and warm up with you!
Has been skating in various international skating shows with her parter Peter Turner for 15 years. She is a solo artist but also a pair skater. Salome will join Craig in teaching you the hottest show tricks on and off Ice, which often occur in shows as a duo or as a group. These tricks are first taught off-ice and then performed again on the ice. Good preparation is half the battle!
Craig we know in the Netherlands from Dancing on Ice, when he skated with BN’er Sabine Uitslag as a couple. Craig is from the United States and was at the top of competitive skating there. He then performed in several international skating shows including many Dancing on Ice programs in different countries. Craig will work with you on and off ice on your performance skills, on show tricks and will create a show song with you!
Sabrine teaches singing and theater classes throughout the Netherlands, and she also performs as an actress in various theater productions throughout the Netherlands. She thinks skating itself is totally the BOM. Sabrine will give a theater workshop on Friday, Sept. 2, to improve your performance and acting skills.
Mark van Drunick
Mark is a well-known dancer who has been dancing since he was 5 years old. For Mark, dance is a universal language we all speak and has specialized in stage performance and improvisational dance, which fits perfectly with the performance camp. Mark is off Ice for you with workshops in modern dance, stage presence and improvisational dance.
1. Is the performance camp for all ages?
Yes! the Performance camp is for all ages, when you register you indicate your age and skating level. So we take that into account with the grouping of the workshops and adjust groups according to age and level. So for young to old and everything in between.
2. I would like to be placed in the group with my friend is that possible?
Yes! You certainly can! Please indicate it when you register in the ‘other’ field and we will take it into account.
3. I have club training on one of the three days so I would miss half a day and now?
You can sign up per single day or in 1 go for three days. Now, do you want to sign up for three days but miss Saturday morning, for example? No problem you can still join and we will be happy to think with you . Send us a message about this at firstname.lastname@example.org
4. In what language are the lessons taught?
Performance camp trainers almost all speak Dutch. We organize it so that the English-speaking trainers are always assisted by the Dutch-speaking trainers. So language is not an issue!
5. I would also like to practice and show my competition kur during the showcase on Sunday, September 4 can I do that?
Yes you can! We try to make performance camp useful and fun for everyone. If you would like this then we will just arrange that it can be done! Do you bring your music then? We are already looking forward to seeing your beautiful kur! 🙂
6. Are we also going to do something with fun costumes?
If you want to bring your finest outfit or costume, by all means do! Extra fun! We bring some props for on the ice such as luminous wings and a gymnastic ribbon.
7. What about corona?
We neatly follow government guidelines when it comes to this issue in terms of organization. If a participant has to cancel just beforehand because they have become ill from corona, we will ask for test evidence and then we will see how we handle the matter on a case-by-case basis.
8. Will we get a T-shirt from the performance camp like in the last edition?
The first 20 participants who sign up for 3 days will receive a T-shirt from us as a gift. So the sooner you sign up the better! You can additionally purchase a a jacket or fleece sweater from Entertainment on Ice. Look under ‘Extra’ when you go to register.
9. What about food and drink during performance camp?
You may, of course, bring your own food and drink. If you would prefer to have lunch on Saturday and Sunday and dinner on Sunday, you can also specify this under ‘Extra’ when you register. Should you want to decide on this later after you enroll, you can always purchase it in addition. No problem. Anyway, bring a bottle that you can fill with water throughout the day. Kind of easy and healthy!
10. Until when can I register?
Ideally, you should sign up as soon as possible, so we can best prepare for group assignments and numbers. But you can still register until the last minute, which is Friday, Sept. 2, 2022 when we launch! Yeey! We can’t wait! 🙂
Don’t wait any longer and REGISTER!