The course attracts Trainee Teachers from a wide variety of backgrounds. Whatever your background, you will have a love of Dance and an enthusiasm for performance and a passion for conveying this to students.
Dance it is a multifaceted subject, that can unlock an individuals creativity and drive, allowing considerable scope for the autonomy and personal qualities of the individual teacher. These factors are recognised in the course which encourages you to question the nature of the subject, to explore priorities and to develop constructive means for meeting the needs and interests of your students. You will consider the results of recent and relevant research and reflect upon tried and tested teaching and learning strategies and programmes but, as importantly, you will be encouraged to develop your own ideas and strategies.
All aspects of the subject are addressed during the course, including meeting the requirements of the National Curriculum and national initiatives such as Assessment for Learning (AfL).
Through practical workshops and seminars, the course considers meaningful contexts for the teaching of Dance including the teaching of a variety of styles and year groups, reading a wide range of literature, watching and developing a variety of performances.
- Dance Skills and techniques
- Group work and the classroom
- Approaches to choreography
- Approaches to performance
- Exploring Dance Practitioners
Key models for the teaching of Dance are analysed and different styles of teaching are explored.
To sum up, the course aims to help you become a competent, professional and, above all, creative practitioner, capable of developing the imaginations and abilities of the young people with whom you have the privilege of working.