Courses booking deadline extended

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The courses deadline for booking courses has been extended to Friday 31 July 2020. So if you want to take one of the courses starting early August you still have time to book.

Details of courses are available to download from the Short Online Courses page.

Mindful relaxation sessions finish at the end of July

We have been doing these free mindful relaxation for dance teacher, sessions since April and now they are coming to an end. This is because dance teachers are getting ready to get back into their studios and venues to teach once again.

It has been lovely doing these weekly sessions and I hope if you have joined us at any point along the way that you have enjoyed them too.

Good luck to all dance teachers getting back into the swing of classes and coping with all the changes that are required.

Don’t forget there is still time to book a place on the next short online courses beginning in August. Bookings close on Monday 27 July 2020.

Positive psychology for dance teachers – book now

A brand new course Positive psychology for dance teachers is available to book now. You can download information sheet about this new course from the Short Online Courses page.

Running at the same time will be the popular Teaching dance for health, short online course for dance teachers. Both courses are available to book now on the Book a course page.

During lockdown and as some begin to ease out of lockdown there is an alternative reflective task for the usual taught class or session for teachers who cannot teach live in the studio or community venue.

This is a great opportunity to take some CPD.

Positive psychology for dance teachers

Work is taking place on a new short online CPD course for dance teachers: Positive psychology for dance teachers. When this new course is available to book details be will posted on this site. Alternately you can contact us to register your interest in Positive psychology for dance teachers.

Positive psychology for dance teachers

The goal of positive psychology in well-being theory,…is to increase the amount of flourishing …

Seligman M E P (2011) Flourish: A new understanding of Happiness and Well-Being – and how to achieve them London Nicholas Brealey Publishing

…to facilitate the flourishing of each individual dancer by valuing them for what they are as well as what they can do.

Botham S (2000) A Dancer is a Person – poster presentation IADMS Conference, Miami, Florida

Current CPD courses

Current short online CPD courses for dance teachers

During lockdown all the short online CPD courses have adjustments made to the week 3 work to enable courses to be completed without the need to teach a class. An adjusted reflective exercise can be done instead of the usual relfections on the taught class or session.

Coronavirus and CPD courses

Here in the UK we are in lockdown. We knew it was coming just as other countries have experienced this too. We have been told to stay at home unless we need to buy essential food or medicines or go out to take some exercise.

Who would have thought that we would experience a situation like this in 2020?

But with today’s technology we can continue to learn and develop despite classes being temporarily stopped in many places.

The current Short Online CPD courses for Dance Teachers are in their third week when usually teachers would be teaching their planned class to their chosen group of dance students and reflecting on them afterwards. However, as many dance schools have had to stop classes for the moment adjustments were made to the week 3 reflective task so that teachers could still complete their courses.

With the next group of courses starting in April adjustments will also be made for the week 3 reflective task for any teachers unable to teach a class or session. If you are taking a course in April you will be able to either do the usual week 3 task if you can teach a class where you are in the world or choose to do the adjusted reflective task instead. Whichever you choose you will receive the usual personal feedback for your weekly email tutorials which aim to contribute to your continuing professional development.

If you are concerned about being stuck at home with nothing to do then why not take a look at the April list of courses that you could take? It might be the ideal time for you to do some CPD. The list of three courses starting in April can be found on the Book a Course page.

Stay safe, take care wherever you are. Positive thoughts to you all.

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