‘Safe Delivery of Belly Dance classes’ – This module is normally studied by those specifically wanting to teach. Non teachers have sometimes chosen to complete the course and have found the information included invaluable to them. The safety and posture information are as applicable to you as an individual as they are to a class of students. Read on if you think it may be of interest. A great combination of academic sessions, practical application and dance classes. Dance safely wherever you are.
This course is aimed at people who are already teaching or are considering teaching and want to ensure that they are doing so safely. It is a fascinating and in depth course designed with a combination of academic and practical application. The Safe Delivery course gives you the safety elements of teaching and a taster of what the JWAAD Teaching Diploma will be like. The Safe Delivery course does not qualify you as a JWAAD teacher. All the modules covering teaching skills are in a separate course. It does however give you the building blocks with which to teach safely and plan your classes in a structured way.
This course consists of 4 days of tuition approximately 9am – 5pm each day across 2 weekends. approximately 32 hours of tuition and guided learning. We run this accredited bellydance course in London, Newcastle / Sunderland, Edinburgh and Manchester.
You are expected to be able to execute basic moves clearly in order to teach them, but do not have to be of a high technical level. You must successfully complete all parts of the course with assessment if you need to achieve the certificate either for MADN insurance or to register for the JWAAD Teaching Diploma.
What is included?
• Anatomy – a fascinating practical look at the body in relation to dance.
• Safe warm ups – to ensure you don’t injure anyone unintentionally.
• Health & Safety – practical advice and strategies to avoid incidents with your students.
• Safe stretches and cool downs
• Lesson planning – learn how to write your own exciting & dynamic lesson plans.
• The Business of Belly Dance – Ideas for setting up, marketing and ongoing management of your business.
• Dance classes in technique and breaking down moves
• Three assignments
• Personal Technique Review – to assess the level of your technique, celebrate your strengths and identify areas to work on.
• Practical warm up assessment
Not only do you have incredibly experienced and knowledgeable tutors delivering this course but an exclusive on line resource area at your disposal for the duration of the course.
Comments from participants:
‘It was a lot of hard work and quite stressful but I got so much out of it.’
‘It confirmed that a lot of what I was already doing was correct and gave me lots of new ideas.’
‘I am considering teaching and did this course to help me decide – it has really made me think about my responsibilities as a teacher.’
‘The assessments were terrifying but I feel like I now know what I need to work on.’
‘Loved every minute of it, learnt so much and met some really nice people. Far exceeded my expectations.’
For Tribal dancers:
‘There was a lot of the course that was applicable to Tribal. The warm ups/cool downs, health and safety, anatomy and business in my opinion translate to all disciplines, after all we were all there to learn how to deliver a safe class and understand the implications that are involved in teaching. It was supportive and I certainly feel more confident delivering workshops having completed it and I have definitely integrated the learning from the weekend within the workshops.
We have already discussed that my tribal background has slight variations on moves and less traditional music and therefore I felt I struggled to put some of my abilities across at times, but I appreciate that you need a measuring ‘yard stick” J D’Allison
We currently have nearly 300 people who have passed the JWAAD ‘Safe Delivery of Belly Dance Classes’ course. Our current pass rate is about 95%. Even if you don’t pass initially, you can re-submit work until you have achieved all the criteria.
Breakdown of Costs and Payments
- Non-refundable deposit to reserve your place: £50
- Payment for Weekend 1: £155 payable 4 weeks before the start of the course
- Payment for Weekend 2: £165 payable at Weekend 1 of the course
- The One Awards registration fee will also be payable on weekend 1 (£25)
Total cost including Registration fee: £395
Courses are based on a minimum number of people, so cancellations made within 7 days of the start date will not receive a refund.
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If unsure of the suitability of this course, please call Kay on 0191 565 2920.
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