News: People Moving - towards an integrated learning culture for dance

Monday 23 August 2004

A half day course for dance artists and teachers on dance and disability is offered by the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dance in partnership with East London Dance on Sunday 5 September at Stratford Circus. Developed in response to the Special Needs and Disability Act 2001 and East London Dance’s interest in providing training for artists to develop their skills in inclusive provision in dance, People Moving aims to introduce dance teachers and practitioners with experience of workshop leading/teaching to the basic considerations involved in working in inclusive settings. East London Dance has worked with the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dance to provide a tailored 3-hour version of the programme focused on the needs of ISTD Registered teachers.

People Moving, presented by the course author and trainer Jo Parkes, with Kelly Davidson, will include:

- Lecture demonstration to an inclusive group of students and learning support assistants from Newham Sixth Form College. Jo, Kelly, the students and the learning support assistants will discuss the working practice as exemplified in the demonstration. Topics covered will include: starting with the individual: key considerations in integrated work; deconstructing dance techniques; integrated warm-ups; class structure; differentiation; extension tasks; health and safety and assessment

- Group discussion

- Voluntary practical session

- Question and answer sessions

All course participants will receive a written resource pack to accompany the programme.

Some places are still available. (ISTD members & students £15, non members £20) To book contact Lucy Kerr, Education & Training Administrator at the ISTD Dance Examinations, or phone 020 7377 1577

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