Courses

New Year discount on course bookings – book before end of Saturday 9 January

After Saturday 9 January (UK time), courses return to their usual price. You still have time to book at the reduced cost of £54 per course instead of £59. You can book any of the courses listed currently on the Book a Course page. From 10 January courses can still be booked at the full price until the given closing date for each course.

Free Zoom session with Sho on 18 January

Don’t forget to request your Zoom link for the Free Session with Sho on 18 January. Time for doing something for you – energising movement, mindful relaxation for dance teachers

Free session with Sho

This free session for dance teachers is an opportunity to do something for your own wellbeing. Take an hour with Sho to explore enjoyable energising movement (standing) and some mindful relaxation (seated or lying down). This is a session for you to enjoy, relax and focus on feeling good – something that we can all benefit from.

This free session is on Monday 18 January 2021 from 10am -11am (UK time)
Zoom link – either email Sho for a link or leave a message in the comment facility below this post and a link will be emailed to you.

CPD courses

Special New Year offer

Here is the list of Short Online CPD Courses for Dance Teachers available to book now.
You can take advantage of a New Year special offer saving on each course that you book before 10 January 2021 (UK time). Prices will then revert to the usual price.

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Dance teachers and 2020

Looking back over 2020 highlights the challenges that many dance teachers have faced. Talking with fellow teachers during this year has confirmed how we have had to learn new skills – Zoom being something that so many have become familiar with for meetings, classes and other teaching. Who would have thought at the beginning of the year that we would be doing much of our work online via Zoom?

To encourage dance teachers to do something for their own wellbeing, I offered a weekly free Mindful Relaxation session from March to July. These sessions were well received and from feedback, teachers found them very helpful. I hope that some of what we explored during these sessions is still in use and proving helpful.

With all the changes and uncertainties relating to having studios open or teaching in person, it has been a tough year. But dance teachers have shone through with their willingness to adapt and adjust their teaching and dance content to suit online teaching, showing the abilities of teachers to make the best of the situation they find themselves in. A huge well done to dance teachers everywhere for all their efforts to continue to support their students and keep their businesses running.

A big thank you to dance teachers around the world (you know who you are) who have taken the opportunity during 2020 to add to their knowledge, skills and understanding through taking one or more of my Short Online CPD Courses for Dance Teachers. I always enjoy working with you on these courses and witnessing the enthusiasm and sheer amount of development that happens over a short three week period. I look forward to working with you in 2021.If you haven’t joined us on one of my courses then perhaps you will in 2021.

The next group of Short Online CPD Courses for Dance Teachers are available to book now.

Here’s wishing you and yours very good health and happiness in 2021.

Warmest wishes, Sho

November 2020 courses available to book – special offer

We have a Special Offer for the November courses. You can get £10 off the cost of a second course by booking two courses together. These courses must both be for the same person and both start on Friday 6 November 2020. This is a great deal for teachers wanting to take two courses together. A number of teachers have taken two courses at the same time in the past reporting that they found this very doable.

There are three courses available to book for November. The closing date for booking is Sunday 1 November 2020. All times are UK times.

Courses available to book are:

Tension & Rigidity in Dance
Proprioception
Child Development for Dance Teachers

Short Online CPD course opportunities – Explore non-syllabus related topics – Certificates of completition

Due to Covid-19 restrictions and limitations an alternative reflective option will be given for teachers unable to teach their class in week 3.

These courses will be the last Short Online CPD Courses courses running in 2020. So grab this opportunity to get some CPD in before the end of the year.