The Art of Teaching Dance: Techniques and Strategies for Dance Educators

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Description

Dance educators often face various challenges in their teaching practice, such as students with bad body posture, difficulty maintaining concentration, and students with attention deficit disorder (ADD) or learning disabilities.

These challenges can impact the student’s progress, hinder their enjoyment of dance, and create hurdles in the learning process. This course aims to equip dance educators with practical solutions to effectively address these issues and empower them to facilitate meaningful learning experiences for all students.

This course is designed specifically for dance educators seeking to enhance their teaching skills and address common challenges encountered in the dance classroom.

During this course, the participants will be provided with valuable tools, techniques, and strategies to promote effective instruction through formative assessment, improve student engagement, and create a positive and inclusive learning environment to enhance students’ motivation and positive attitudes.

Furthermore, this course will give you practical solutions about how to implement body exercises to avoid injuries but also the theory behind it as well as taking care of students’ mental health and psychological well-being.

By the end of this course, the participants will have gained practical knowledge and skills about body alignment, placement, turnout, extensions, understanding of the learning process, and three stages of motor learning through a holistic approach to building respect and trust in the dance classroom.

Learning outcomes

The course will help the participants to:  

  • Improve teaching skills;
  • Enhance students’ motivation;
  • Become aware of the importance of students’ emotional, physical, and psychological well-being;
  • Develop an individual approach to teaching dancing;
  • Understand the process of learning how to dance;
  • Plan a classical ballet lesson.

Tentative schedule

Day 1 – Introduction to the course and setting goals

  • Introduction to the course, introduction of teacher and participants;
  • Icebreaker activities;
  • Identification of the needs and goals of each participant;
  • What, how, and why of the good posture in classical ballet.

Day 2 – Safe dance practice

  • What does “safe dance” mean?
  • How to incorporate safe dance into everyday class routines?
  • Exercise for a better posture to improve weak parts of the body.

Day 3 – Learning process – 3 stages of motor learning

  • How do we learn to dance?
  • Teaching and learning styles;
  • The art of teaching – corrections and praises examples, practical solutions for constructive feedback in formative assessment.

Day 4 – Lesson planning

  • Planning a class in classical and modern dance;
  • Principles of movement;
  • Forces of motion, categories of force-movement efficiency.

Day 5 – Students’ mental health

  • How our teaching attitudes and skills influence our students’ mental health;
  • Respect, trust, and love in teaching;
  • Importance of relationship in a triangle: parents-teacher-student.

Day 6 – Course closure and cultural activities

  • Round-up of acquired competencies, feedback, and discussion;
  • Awarding of the course Certificate of Attendance;
  • Excursion and other external cultural activities.

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Price*: 480€

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