You can book the following courses now. Continue reading
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
The closing date for booking these two short online cpd courses is today – Friday 10 March. You can books your place on one or both courses here.
For more information about these courses and to download course information sheets click here.
Earlier articles about the courses :
The closing date for the next two short online courses is 10 March 2017. So you still have time to book your place on either or both courses. You can book these courses now.
The two courses are, the brand new: Mindfulness in Dance Teaching and the popular Teaching Dance to Older People. For general information about the short online courses visit the Short Online Courses page – scroll down for information about individual courses.
At only £55 per course, these are fantastic value and a great way to do some CPD.
The information sheet for the brand new course, ‘Mindfulness in Dance Teaching’ has been added to the short online courses information page.
You can book this new course now. Please remember to check the closing date for any courses you wish to book.
You can read an article about Mindfulness in Dance Teaching here.
Dance teachers are busy people. How often do we hear about how a teacher is rushing around or trying to fit in an extra class or doing some other busy thing? Below is a video of a lecture given by Ruby Wax in 2013 about Mindfulness. Continue reading
Dates for the first group of short online cpd courses for dance teachers in 2017 will be published on the site next week.
You will be able to book your short courses then too.
So don’t forget to check back here next week to find out about short courses coming up very soon.
You can find general information about the Short Courses here. The new Mindfulness in Dance Teaching short online course will be added to the list shortly. Why not read the recent article about this topic?
Imagery was part of my dance training although I did not think of it as movement or dance imagery at the time. It was just something we incorporated into our training and performance. When I first took part in a movement/dance imagery workshop with Eric Franklin at an IADMS (International Association for Dance Medicine & Science) conference many years ago I was reminded of how important imagery is in dance learning and teaching.
Articles and books
In recent years there has been an increasing amount of articles and books promoting the positive use of imagery in training, rehearsal and performance. Although imagery has been around for a very long time it is still relatively new to some. We can learn a lot from the study and use of imagery in our teaching.
Mabel Todd’s wonderful book The Thinking Body, first published in 1937 (and still available today), tells us on page 295: Continue reading
In a busy world it is easy to miss things that are around us or even within us. How much time do we spend noticing what is around us, noticing our breath, noticing how we are teaching?
Creating some space within our teaching to notice things about our teaching. To be mindful of our teaching and the people we teach is what I want to explore very briefly here. Continue reading
NOVEMBER 2016 COURSES
Start date: Friday 11 November 2016
Finish date: Thursday 1 December 2016
Closing date for bookings: Monday 31 October 2016
Learning and Teaching Dance: Tension & Rigidity in Dance
Bookings for this course have closed.
Dance Teaching Ethics: an introduction
Bookings for this course have closed.
Further information about each course is available on the Short Online Courses page – once there scroll down for individual course details and links to course information sheets to download. This is also where you will find the general information about the Short Online CPD Courses for Dance Teachers.
Each course takes 10 hours of your time over a period of three weeks and only costs £55 (GBP) which is fantastic value.
If you want to take two courses at the same time (and some teachers do) please ensure that you have time to do two courses together and can teach two classes (one for each course) in week three of the courses. Please read the Short Online Courses page for further information about the courses.