Safe and Effective Dance Practice in Teaching

The two days of training will address the safe practice required element of the DDTAL.

It will also cover required knowledge for those wishing to complete the Level 5 Safe and Effective Dance Practice Qualification (Trinity College London). It is also available as a standalone CPD training course.

An additional half-day workshop is available for those interested to complete the assessment for the qualification.

Posted: 10/03/2022

This course is for Dance artists, teachers and community dance practitioners, working with dancers of all ages (but with a particular interest in young people), in various youth and community dance settings, including schools. This course is relevant to teachers of all dance styles.

DAY 1 – 21 May 2011 (Full day 10.00 – 5.00)

This first day will address the context and importance of safe and effective dance teaching practice from a dance science perspective. It will include practical examples and explorations on applying principles of safe practice, to areas such as warm-up/cool-down, strength (e.g. prep for lifting), power (e.g. jumping), stamina and stretching. It will also consider injuries and injury management – who is responsible for what and what are the immediate steps that should be taken if a dancer gets injured in your class.

Time will be provided at the end of this day to introduce and explain the Level 5 Safe and Effective Dance Practice Qualification (Trinity College London).

DAY 2 – 28 May (Full day 10.00 – 5.00)

The second day will have two main themes

• Basic anatomy as it relates to body alignment and the growing child/adolescent

• Nutrition and hydration for dance

The first section of the day will incorporate practical exploration of body structure and alignment, and will particularly focus on the managing and identifying the effects of the growth spurt in young adolescents. The second section will be an interactive discussion and provide important information on ensuring appropriate nutrition and hydration for dance.

Fee: £175 (2 days)

Assessment Workshop for the Certificate in Safe and Effective Dance Practice Qualification

DAY 3 – 23 June 2011 (Half day 2.00 – 5.00)

This day will take the form of a workshop and is provided to offer support and feedback to those wishing to complete the Level 5 Safe and Effective Dance Practice Qualification (Trinity College London). Participants should come prepared with questions and sample practical sections of class that they wish to discuss and receive feedback on.

Fee : £25

Laban’s Professional Development Days for dance artists, teachers and community practitioners offer the opportunity to access high quality training that cover a variety of subjects relevant to those working in the fields of dance in education, youth dance, community or health.

Professional Development Days should be booked in advance.

A concession rate of £40 per day for full time students is available with proof of student status (photocopy of NUS card or equivalent).

Practitioners taking the DDTAL qualification as Fast-track students can access the Professional Development Days at the reduced cost of £75 per day.

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