I know that great teachers, and dance, change lives. I am very proud that DiLi – Dream it, Live it can now offer its students the opportunity to ignite in themselves a passion for dance education and that I can prepare and arm our student teachers with the strategies and skills required to excel in this field.
I have utilised the Ausdance skill set for teaching dance as a foundation to train our student teachers to be able to teach dance in a knowledgeable, safe and professional way. I also plan to give participants in our Student Teacher Training Program the opportunity to study effective teaching methods, safe dance practices and ethical, legal and professional standards as identified by the dance teaching profession in Australia.
It is my hope that I will be able to work with TAFE Queensland in the near future to be able to provide an accredited course for student teachers at DiLi – Dream it, Live it and as such I have based the 2017 training content on the following units of study:
- Learn about teaching methods and styles
- Identify students’ needs and expectations
- Plan and organise dance classes
- Develop assessment and progress tools
- Understand safe dance practices
- Understand Australian Code of Ethics for teaching dance