Courses starting October 2016

There are two courses running next month in October 2016. They are available to book and pay online until Monday 3 October 2016 (the closing date for October course bookings). If you want to take either or both of these courses then don’t forget to book by the closing date as bookings cannot be accepted after Monday (UK time).

The two courses for October are:

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Useful articles

_MG_0750I thought it was time to point you in the direction of some of the previous articles from

Feet are very important for dancers (and dance teachers) so I hope you will download the Focus on Feet exercises as well as reading the article and watching the short video about alignment of the Achilles.


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Trainee teachers taking CPD courses

studentI get enquiries from dance teachers in training asking if it is possible for them to take the Short Online CPD Courses for Dance Teachers. these enquiries arise because they are still training to become a dance teacher and wonder if trainee teachers are welcome on the courses.

The answer is, yes, trainee dance teachers are very welcome to take these CPD courses. If you are a trainee dance teacher and want to take these CPD courses then as long as you can plan (as part of the course) and organise the class to teach in week three of your course then no problem. If you are in training them you may need to teach a class that is not actually your own class but for the purpose of the courses and your development this should not be a problem, as long as you check with the school or institution that they are happy for you to teach a class as part of your course.

Trainee teachers who have already taken these courses have found them useful for their training because they explore aspects of dance teaching that are not syllabus and touch on topics not necessarily covered in basic dance teacher training.

If you are a dance teacher in training, why not check out the current course dates?


Course dates for October to December 2016


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
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.

The October courses are now underway


Start date:  Friday 14 October 2016
Finish date:  Thursday 3 November 2016
Closing date for bookings:  Monday 3 October 2016

Learning and Teaching Dance: teaching dance to older people

Bookings for this course are now closed.

Safe Dance Teaching Practice: proprioception   

Bookings for this course are now closed.

Teaching dance to older people – congratulations to teachers completing course

Certificate of completion sampleMany congratulations to the dance teachers around the world who have this week, completed the Teaching dance to older people, short online CPD course.

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