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Free Teacher Training Programme – The Language of Dance Centre

14 Sep 2018

One Dance UK member, The Language of Dance Centre (LODC), is very pleased to announce that they have received a generous grant from the Garfield Weston Foundation, which will enable them to get started with the free Teacher Training Programme they launched to celebrate their 50th anniversary.

After years of successfully delivering dance tuition to primary school and SEN school children, the LODC has designed the Level 1 Award in Language of Dance® Movement Exploration, an accessible dance award that focused on the individual exploration of movement and on the use of symbols as a starting point for creativity, and that could be achieved by students of all abilities. The Award, accredited by the national awarding body NCFE in 2015, has already been successfully achieved by several mainstream and SEN students.

On the occasion of their 50th anniversary, the LODC is now aiming to give free training to 50 teachers across the UK who wish to deliver the Level 1 Award, with the ultimate aim of giving an ever-increasing number of students of all abilities and backgrounds the opportunity to achieve an accredited qualification in dance, with all its intrinsic benefits.

Thanks to the generosity of the Garfield Weston Foundation, the LODC will be able to start the programme with a course in London and one in Bradford, both to be held between January and March 2019. They will also hold two introductory sessions in London and one in Bradford, in which interested teachers will be able to find out more about LOD, the Award and the structure of the training before applying for the programme and attend a course either in London or in Bradford.

The sessions will take place on:

Wednesday 10 October 2018 – 6.30-8.30pm
The Place, London

Monday 15 October 2018 – 6-8pm
Kala Sangam Arts Centre, Bradford

 Wednesday 12 December 2018 – 6-8pm
The Place, London.

They are all free to attend but a £5 deposit (to be refunded in full upon arrival) must be paid in advance.
Visit www.lodc.org/free for more information and bookings.


There will also be a Language of Dance workshop on Saturday 24 November at the One Dance UK 2018 Conference in Leeds.