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Remote dance teaching support

15 Jan 2021

Remote dance teaching support

First of all, we would like to offer our sincere thanks for all that you do for the dance sector. From schoolteachers to freelance artists, you all make an amazing contribution, and we admire you so much. We will continue to advocate passionately for dance for children and young people both in school and out of school settings and support you throughout this time. We really appreciate your tenacity and spirit to keep people dancing as we know the power dance has to transform lives, especially in challenging times!

We have collated online resources and CPD that may help you during this period of school closures and remote teaching.

Resources to Support Remote Dance Teaching pack

  • In light of school closures, we have created a collection of online resources, videos and task ideas that can be used to support home learning in dance for all ages. The pack includes some links that are specific to a variety of qualifications and companies. Click HERE for the resource.

U.Dance

  • Dance Regional Platforms, which take place across the UK, offer exciting performance and workshop opportunities to thousands of young dancers each year. Regional Platforms are hosted by a network of partner organisations and take place each spring, showcasing the talents of the region’s young dancers. APPLICATIONS ARE NOW OPEN for U.Dance Regional Platforms 2021, which this year will all take place digitally! Working towards a digital dance piece with your students to submit for a U.Dance Regional Platform may help give them (and you!) a focus and something to look forward to! See more here.

Remote learning schemes of work

  • NEW National Youth Dance Company Scheme of Work exploring MADHEAD by Botis Seva. The Scheme of Work is made up of 6 lessons that include clips and rep for students to learn. Available to One Dance UK teacher members only. Find it in your members area.
  • A KS3/4 site-specific dance on screen scheme of learning for socially distanced in-school lessons or remote learning for students learning from home. This scheme of work consists of 6 lessons. Click here to access this resource. An extended version with professional dance film advice is available in issue 9 of One p53, available to buy here or free to view for members

Tips for teaching online

CPD

  • Wellbeing for Dance Teachers session. We know how hard dance teachers in schools are working to keep dance alive, keeping their students dancing and giving their all. So, it’s time to look after you! Join us for this free session on wellbeing, which will focus specifically on stress and anxiety in your current situation. Learn about models of wellbeing, examine unhelpful types of thinking, and try out evidence-based tools and techniques to help you manage and reduce stress and anxiety as a dance teacher. Make sure you have a pen and paper handy so that you can have a go at some of the strategies! The session will be led by Dr Imogen Aujla, Senior Lecturer in Dance and Course Coordinator of the MSc Dance Science at the University of Bedfordshire. Imogen has a PhD in dance psychology and is a life and wellbeing coach. Sign up here: http://bit.ly/CPDwellbeing
  • One Dance UK is proud to deliver Ready, Step, Teach! CPD online sessions for primary and KS3 dance with a BIG discount for One Dance UK teacher members.

Primary CPD

Secondary CPD

Wellbeing for dance teachers

Online resources looking at dance careers (could be used in KS3-5 lessons)