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!
MDM is based in Australia and their shoes are available internationally. IDS who are based in UK stock MDM shoes.
I am running two short online CPD courses for dance teachers starting on Friday 10 November 2017. Details and booking at Book a Course.
Teachers often ask if they can take two courses at the same time and my answer is yes, of course, as long as you have sufficient time available to fit in both courses and also teach the class for each course in week three. The class for each course needs to focus on what we explore about the topic on that course so if you do take two courses then you will need to teach two classes in the final week of the course. As long as you can do this then you are welcome to take two courses together. Teachers who have taken two courses at the same time have reported many benefits as topics always have connections with each other. After all they are all about enhancing our knowledge, skills and understanding of how we teach.
You can find out more about the courses available to book and all the courses that we offer at Short Online Courses. And you can book current courses at Book a Course.
Why don’t you join me on a short online CPD course for dance teachers in November?
On Friday 26 May 2017 there is an IADMS Regional Meeting in UK. The day focuses on The Adolescent Dancer. Continue reading
Bookings for the current two short online CPD courses for dance teachers close tomorrow, Tuesday 25 April 2017. If you want to take either of these courses you need to make sure you book your course/s on time.
You can book via Paypal or Credit Card. Go to Book a Course page.
Information about all the courses offered by Dr Sho Botham here at cpdfordanceteachers.com is available at the Short Online Courses page.
If you need some external CPD to make up your hours for this CPD year then these two courses could be just what you are looking for. If you want to enhance your understanding of Proprioception and explore how it helps the performance of your students then sign up now for the Proprioception course. Or if you want to explore Mindfulness in Dance Teaching and how it can give you a new dimension to your dance teaching then you can sign up for the Mindfulness in Dance Teaching course now.
Here are links to a couple of articles from Dance Magazine about risk and recovery from injury. I am sure you will find them interesting.
There is a lot of good information available today about helping dancers, dance students and dance teachers to pay attention to safe dance practice and consider dancer health and wellbeing during training. Continue reading