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Remote Inclusive Dance Training (IDT) ©
This course is for anyone wanting to run or be involved with Inclusive Dance sessions. It is suitable for a wide range of people who are involved with dance and disabled people in many ways. This could include dance teachers who wish to open their services to all abilities, those involved with sports and social groups, and people with a focus on disability and the care environment.
There are no entry requirements for this course, other than an interest in learning more about inclusive dance, a passion to allow dance access for all and a desire to develop your professional practice. Para Dance UK welcomes applications from people with any ability and with any impairment to train to lead Inclusive Dance.
In taking the IDT you will learn about a variety of disabilities and impairments as well as basic physiology and mobility aids which you may encounter in your role as an Instructor. You will also learn the fundamentals of instruction techniques, choreography and adapting dances in a non-genre specific format, along with how to set up and run a group.
The IDT will equip you with the tools you need to start your journey into Inclusive Dance or develop your existing skills
How the course works
We’ve redeveloped this course to run entirely online, with a combination of interactive E-Learning via our secure platform, live tutor sessions and theoretical and practical tasks to put knowledge into practice.
The course is broken down into modules which run weekly and finishing with a live tutor session and task assignment. Modules may be formed of theory, practice or both to give a well-rounded experience.
Over 8 weeks you’ll have the opportunity to meet with your fellow candidates and discuss the current topic as well as receive guidance through an hour live tutor session. Formative feedback will be provided as you go through the course with an opportunity to resubmit assessments or request additional support from your tutor.
Learning Outcomes are provided throughout the course that are simple statements explaining what you will learn and how you will need to demonstrate your understanding of it.
Assessment and Course Completion
All successfully completed tasks will be recorded on your Record of Achievement. The final assessments are completed in the final two weeks of the 8 week course and include written information and self-recorded video submissions.
What happens if I have not successfully completed the course?
If you are unable to attain the required levels through assessment, you will have the opportunity to re-take assessments at the next IDT course run. One re-take of final assessments is included within the course fee. Any further re-takes will be negotiated with Head Office on a case by case basis.
What do I need to complete the course?
You will need access to a computer or tablet with the capabilities to connect to the internet and use our E-Learning platform which uses documents and videos. You will need to record yourself using a phone/camera or other video devices, and a space in which to perform limited dance movements.
The course is supplied in English and it may be necessary to confirm an IETLS score if English is not your first language. Accommodations can be made to support most needs, please contact us to discuss any requirements you may have
Costs and More Information
To discuss the cost of the course please contact: email@example.com
A bursary may be available to support the funding of this course if you meet the requirements of the funder.
Para Dance Inclusive Instructor Lucy
I’m Lucy Poynton, a Dance teacher at an SEN school on the Wirral. I have been an affiliate instructor with Para Dance UK since 2018 and have been developing projects within my school and community since then.
More recently, I have started some contractual work with Para Dance UK and have absolutely loved it. I am able to choreograph, teach and film in my own time and around my own work and family commitments. The projects I have been involved in so far have been so interesting and a real pleasure to be a part of. I have learnt such a lot from other Para Dance UK instructors and feel fully supported by the very talented team.
Right now, while the world is going through a pandemic, I feel so privileged to be providing dance sessions to our members and participants, and to be able to carry on doing what I love! I look forward to many more projects, Facebook Lives, pre-recorded classes, and eventually, some face to face teaching as well.
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