Social and leisure dance

There are still a few hours left (UK time) to book your place on the Teaching Social and Leisure Dance, short online CPD course for dance teachers.

This is an ideal course if you are already teaching a form of social and leisure dance and if you currently teach structured dance classes for those looking to have a career in dance then this course will be useful to you too.

Teaching social and leisure dance is different to teaching strict technique. Social and leisure dance encourages people to learn in a fun and relaxed environment and in a safe manner. And the emphasis is on the social benefits of this type of dance class or event.

A real mix of dance teachers have taken this course previously. Ballroom, Line dance and   ballet and other teachers have already enjoyed this course. It offers an opportunity to explore teaching methods and approaches in social and leisure dance as well as a variety of other, useful aspects of teaching social and leisure dance classes.

Line dance teachers have particularly enjoyed exploring some of the areas of teaching that are new to them or just a new way of thinking about some aspect of teaching Line dancing. This previous article about Line dancing and teacher CPD might interest you.

The personal weekly tutorial emails tailor the course to suit your own dance teaching practice and teachers find this a particularly helpful aspect of these courses.

Find out more about this course and later courses. And you can book here.

Booking and email address

When you book a course please remember that the email you give when you book will be the email that you will be contacted on about the course. So please check it to make sure you don’t miss any information about your course.

You will receive an email after you book and also one near to the start of the course. Should you wish to use a different email address for your course please send this in after you have booked or when responding to one or our emails before your course starts.

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Courses starting 4 January 2019 – extended closing date – book now

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To give you the opportunity to book one of the courses starting 4 January 2019 the closing date has been extended to the end of the year. So you can book until midnight on Monday, New Year’s Eve (UK time).

These short online courses are a great way to get some CPD under your belt. They offer personal feedback and in this way are tailored to your own dance teaching practice.

There are two courses available to book starting on 4 January:

Proprioception

Teaching Social and Leisure Dance

You can download an information sheet about these courses here.

You can also book other courses starting later in January and February.

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Season’s Greetings

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A big thank you to all whom I worked with in 2018. Warm wishes for the festive season.

The new year is just around the corner now. If you are thinking about doing some CPD at the beginning of the year then take a look at the courses coming up. Do remember to check the closing date for course bookings so you don’t miss out on the course/s that you want to take.

Don’t forget we have two brand new courses on the January – March 2019 list.

Enjoy whatever you are doing over the holiday season and I look forward to a new year of courses in 2019. I hope you will join me on a CPD course soon.

Warmest wishes

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Conference chat – dance shoes

When I was at the IADMS conference in Helsinki recently I was delighted to talk with the people from MDM dancewear. It is always interesting to me how dancers have the talent to diversify and use their skills in other aspects of the dance field which is what I discovered when speaking with two representatives from MDM, both of whom have a strong background in dance. Having a background in dance can be so valuable when working with dance footwear. And I was particularly interested in what they are doing with the Dance Base Support which is designed to support the heel and arch and to offer assistance to the foot when working or resting.

MDM shared the story below about The Mouse in the House with me and for me to share with you. Enjoy!

Mouse in the House

MDM is based in Australia and their shoes are available internationally. IDS who are based in UK stock MDM shoes.

 

Courses for January – March 2019

 

Sample certificateBookings are now open for courses taking place during January – March 2019.

You can book one or more courses right now and get off to a good CPD start for 2019.

As well as established courses there are two brand new courses on the list:

Child Development for Dance Teachers – this course will focus on key child development matters for dance teachers teaching children from two years up to pre-adolescent (there is already a course for Teaching Adolescents which will run again later next year).

Teaching Dance for Health – a growing area in dance teaching. This course will explore key aspects of teaching dance from a health perspective. This is something I have done a lot of during my career and we will draw from my own experiences of teaching dance for health together with basic models of Health Education and Promotion.

Go to the Book a Course page and get your course/s booked for early 2019. I hope to have an opportunity to work with you in the new year.