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CPD for Dance Teachers

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FREE training opportunity for dance teachers

Our FREE training opportunity for
Safe Dance Practice for Dance Teachers course has generated lots of enquiries in the first few days and applications are already beginning to come in. So don't delay. If you want to take advantage of this wonderful FREE offer then check out the details and download the information sheet from the safe dance practice page under the dance teachers menu.

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FREE Safe Dance Practice for Dance Teachers

Safe Dance Practice for Dance Teachers course starting in April 2012 is being offered
FREE to dance teachers and student dance teachers. Places are limited so check out details on the website and apply now.

Article about living with hypermobility

In yesterday's Express there was an article about Isobel Knight who suffers from hypermobility syndrome (HMS)
How I Learned to Live with my Bendy Body - this should be of interest to teachers who have students with HMS. Isobel has also written a book A Guide to Living with Hypermobility Syndrome.

Link to the article:-

A Day for Dance Teachers - Scotland

A Day for Dance Teachers - Scotland
A one day course for dance teachers, examiners, student teachers and wannabe dance teachers who want to explore safe dance practice basics.

This one day course is being offered to dance teachers in Scotland on Sunday 16 October 2011 in Glasgow at a very reasonable price. An ideal CPD day for teachers in all dance genres. Safe dance practice is relevant to all dance teachers including teachers of non-vocational dance and leisure or social dance. Places are limited and don't forget you can take advantage of the earlybird price offer.

Course details

Sunday, 16 October 2011

12.30pm - 5.30pm

Tramway Studio
25 Albert Drive
G41 2PE

Download a flyer about the course here

Special earlybird price if payment received on or before 23 September 2011

A Day for Dance Teachers

A Day for Dance Teachers
A one day course for dance teachers, examiners, student teachers and wannabe dance teachers who want to explore safe dance practice basics.

Teachers often tell me that they do not believe that safe dance practice courses are for them. This arises from the belief that they are usually aimed at teachers teaching vocational students - those who are seriously looking at a career in dance. Teachers who are teaching 'once a week' kids and adults who are dancing because they enjoy it therefore might not attend safe dance practice courses. To encourage teachers in dance genres to realise that safe dance practice applies to all of us involved in the teaching and learning of dance, these courses have been devised with the needs of the non-vocational teachers in mind. In other words they will look at the sorts of safe dance practice issues that non-vocational dance teachers need to address.

Course details

4 September 2011
10.30am - 4.30pm
Albany Lions Hotel, Eastbourne, East Sussex

Special earlybird price if payment received on or before 3 August 2011

Click here to download a flyer about the course.

Scottish Day

Coming soon - details of this one day course in Scotland

Growth spurt

Working with dance students when they are going through the growth spurt as an adolescent is challenging for both the teacher and the dancer. When we refer to the growth spurt we are referring to when dramatic changes occur - for example, when the student is growing very quickly - perhaps up to as much as a centimetre in height each month. To help steer the student through this time in his/her dance training needs an understanding of the changes physically, nutritional considerations, psychological issues and training modifications to accommodate the needs of each student during the growth spurt. IADMS has an excellent resource paper that can be downloaded for free from the resources section on the website

A must read chapter of a book by Julia Buckroyd (2000) can be found in The Student Dancer - emotional aspects of the teaching and learning of dance (published by Dance Books). Chapter 4 - Adolescence and Professional Dance Training - helps us to understand how dance training can facilitate and enable emotional growth in students. Julia Buckroyd looks at various aspects of adolescent development and explores how they impact on dance training. This book is easily found via many online book sellers.

Bulletins for teachers

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The IADMS bulletins for teachers are great for enhancing teaching based on current research and understanding. The following link will take you to the IADMS site where you can download either whole bulletins or individual articles.

IADMS bulletins for teachers

Fact sheets

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You can find really useful CPD information - fact sheets and dance teacher resources available to download from the IADMS site. These resources take into consideration current knowledge and research and help us to enhance our teaching.

Click on the link below:

IADMS resource papers and fact sheets