In January 2019, we are introducing our Teachers’ Series Workshops; a series of professional development opportunities open to all teachers, dancers, and students aged 16+. We are very proud to offer the following workshops for our very first series…
How can you tell when a student is ready to dance en pointe? Stacey Leong answers this question, and many more, in this session on pre-pointe assessment. Through discussion and practical components, she will help you learn and understand what to look for when considering a student's progression to pointe.
Stacey is a Canberra-based chiropractor; her background includes pre-professional ballet training at the former Marie Walton Mahon Dance Academy and the Australian Ballet School. You can find out more about Stacey here. At Stacey's request, 50% of the net proceeds from this workshop will be donated to Offbeat, the Parkinsons ACT dance group.
Pre-Pointe Assessment workshop is held on Sunday, 13 January, 1100-1230.
Pointe for Beginners
Teaching pointe is an enormous responsibility and not one Debbie Wharton takes lightly. In this session, Debbie, draws on her 30+ years of teaching experience to guide you through helping and supporting your beginner pointe students as they commence their 'pink satin dream'. You can find out more about Debbie here.
Pointe for Beginners workshop is held on Sunday, 13 January, 1530-1730. Feel free to bring your pointe shoes for the practical component.
Introducing Absolute Beginners to Dance
In this session, Rhiannon Brand will draw on her experience teaching Dance Foundations at 6th Position to facilitate and lead discussions and practical components on introducing 'late starters' to dance. You can find out more about Rhiannon here.
Introducing Absolutely Beginners to Dance workshop is held on Saturday, 19 January, 1515-1715.
Contemporary Technique (Martha Graham) and Improvisation
Contemporary dance and improvisation is Grace Hogan’s big love. In this session, Grace will facilitate and lead discussions and practical components on teaching Martha Graham based contemporary technique and improvisation to all levels of dancers. You can find out more about Grace here.
Contemporary Technique (Martha Graham) and Improvisation workshop is held on Sunday, 20 January, 1530-1730.
To make the most of your Teachers' Series workshops, please bring your enthusiasm and "beginner's mindset". All workshops are $39 per person, per workshop, and are open to all teachers, dancers and students aged 16+. In other words, everyBODY aged 16+ is welcome to attend!