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 →
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.
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 →
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.