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.

Courses from January to May 2020

CPD for Dance TeachersHappy New Year. There is always a lot to do at the beginning of the year and here at CPD for Dance Teachers it is a busy time. In response to requests for course lists to cover several months at a time the new course list covers from January to May. So you can book now for any of the courses on the list.

New courses coming later this year

There is preparation work being done on some new courses to add to the current  courses.  There will be news of them in the coming months. Watch out for announcements later in the year.

Course fees

Our Short Online CPD Courses for Dance Teachers are very reasonably priced especially as they include at least three personal email tutorials/feedback during each course. This personal feedback personalises the course to your teaching practice in a way that teachers report to be very beneficial.

We don’t often increase our course fees but it is necessary to do so this year. Current fees per course are £55 and they will increase for courses booked after the end of February 2020 to £59. In order to give you an opportunity to still pay the current fee of £55 you can book any of the current courses listed to May 2020 at £55 as long as you pay for them before the end of February 2020. Course bookings paid for after the end of February 2020 will be £59 per course. The courses will still offer fantastic value and a convenient way to get some CPD under your belt.

Course information

You can find information sheets to download about all of our online courses on the Short Online Courses page.

We look forward to having an opportunity to work with you this year.

 

IADMS Regional Meeting, Edinburgh

The forthcoming IADMS Regional Meeting is being held in Edinburgh, Scotland on 30 March 2019. The topic of the meeting is:

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Goal setting in dance teaching

I have written about SMART goal setting before. Here I want to say a bit more about what it is and how we can use it in dance teaching.

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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.