Courses

Multiple sessions & Short Courses

Any of these courses can be tailored to dance teachers, dance students or those who support young dancers (parent/guardians and pastoral staff). Courses can be delivered in person or via Zoom and involve lecture-based delivery as well as tasks and interaction.

PSYCHOLOGICAL AND PHYSICAL MATURATION IN DANCE

Sessions can span childhood and adolescence or focus on childhood or adolescence more specifically.

3 x 2 hour sessions

  • Session 1 will focus on physical development across childhood and adolescence
  • Session 2 will focus on psychological development across childhood and adolescence
  • Session 3 will explore best practice and practical application
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Sessions on psychological development can span childhood and adolescence or focus on one specific developmental stage.

These sessions will cover the developmental tasks of childhood and/or adolescence, how to facilitate healthy development and promote mental health and wellbeing in children and young people in the dance studio. Explores the ways in which the social, emotional and cognitive growth of young people can be fostered as part of their dance education and offers the teacher a theoretical basis and practical strategies for attending to these issues.

Choose from 4 or 6 session courses.

MATURITY TIMING: IMPLICATIONS FOR HEALTH AND PERFORMANCE

Introduction to maturity timing aimed at those who already know the basics of growth and maturation and the implications for dance and want to advance their knowledge. The workshop will cover how to measure maturity and how timing is defined; the physical and psychological implications of differing maturation timing; and health and performance implications related to maturity timing in dance. This workshop will also provide an opportunity for teachers to share experiences of managing differing maturity timing specific to their own teaching context and thoughts on best practice.  

4 x 2 hour sessions

  • Introductory session on physical development in the adolescent dancer
  • Maturity timing – what is it and what are the implications more broadly
  • Implications of maturity timing in dance
  • Best practices for negotiating differences in maturity timing in dance training

PSYCHOLOGICAL DEVELOPMENT AND DANCE IN CHILDHOOD AND ADOLESCENCE

6 x 2 hour sessions

  • Session 1 – The context of childhood and adolescence: Tasks of development & Benefits and challenges for healthy development
  • Session 2 & 3 – Psychosocial and cognitive development in childhood
  • Session 4 – Implications of puberty for psychosocial development
  • Session 5 – Psychosocial and cognitive development in adolescence
  • Session 6 – Social, emotional and cognitive development in the dance studio: Practical approaches 

MANAGING AND MONITORING GROWTH AND MATURATION IN DANCE

This workshop gives an overview of different methods for assessing growth and maturation with consideration of suitability for their use in a dance context; provides an applied approach to monitoring growth and maturation with opportunity to gain practical experience in measurement and monitoring of height. This workshop will also provide an opportunity for teachers to share experiences of managing and monitoring growth and maturation specific to their own teaching context, thoughts on best practice and to what extent consideration/monitoring of growth and maturation is suitable within different teaching contexts.

4 x 2 hour sessions

  • Introductory session on physical development in the adolescent dancer
  • Overview of maturity timing and its implications
  • Overview of methods for assessing growth and maturation
  • Workshop session looking at implementing practices in your dance context

PSYCHOLOGICAL DEVELOPMENT AND DANCE IN ADOLESCENCE

4 x 2 hour sessions

  • Session 1 – The context of adolescence: Tasks of development & Benefits and challenges for healthy development
  • Session 2 – Implications of puberty for psychosocial development
  • Session 3 – Psychosocial and cognitive development in adolescence
  • Session 4 – Social, emotional and cognitive development in the dance studio: Practical approaches 

PSYCHOLOGICAL DEVELOPMENT AND DANCE IN CHILDHOOD

4 x 2 hour sessions

  • Session 1 – The context of childhood: Tasks of development & Benefits and challenges for healthy development
  • Session 2 & 3 – Psychosocial and cognitive development in childhood
  • Session 4 – Social, emotional and cognitive development in the dance studio: Practical approaches 

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