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.

Preparation for Performance

Many of you will have already downloaded my booklet on Preparation for Performance but if you haven’t then it is below if you want to download it.

I wrote it for Highland Dancers but the exercises. breathing and all are suitable for all dancers (and teachers). In sport they pay attention to preparing for performance instead of leaving it to chance. We can prepare for performance in dance too whether that be for examination, competitions and to make sure we can do our best in class.

You can use the mental training skills and breathing and relaxation techniques to help your students to prepare for their next performance.

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.

 

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.

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