The April short online CPD courses for dance teachers are well underway with a lot of great learning and development going on.
It is always good to find out how dance teachers use course materials in their teaching in dance studios around the world.
The two courses we are doing at the moment will be repeated in June. If you want to take part in one or both then book now.
The courses start on:
Friday 12 June 2015
These short courses are three weeks in duration so the June courses finish on Thursday 2 July 2015. There is course information available in earlier posts such as here. You can download the Information Sheets and Booking Form and these give you all the information in one document.
The courses are suitable for dance teachers in all dance genres.
Course 1: Aspects of Anatomy for Dance Teachers: exploring basic shoulder anatomy and function in dance.
In dance we tend to talk about placing and moving the arms and not focusing on the shoulder joint where the movement occurs. So, in this course, we will explore the basic anatomy of this vital joint and then focus on how it functions in dance. You will consider ways of incorporating teaching methods that aim to improve shoulder alignment and movement into your own teaching practice.
Course 2: Learning and Teaching Dance: tension and rigidity in dance.
First we will reflect on how tension and rigidity are often taught or encouraged as a way of achieving control in dance. This might relate to a rigid and tense posture or use of tension and tightness to support the arms or perhaps tensing the feet when dancing. Then we will explore methods and approaches relating to your own dance teaching practices that should help to develop control in your students’ technique and performance without relying on tension and rigidity.