Teacher Development within JWAAD
At JWAAD, we are passionate about your development whether as a dancer or as a teacher.
We recognise that people take different pathways on their journey to be the best dancer or the best teacher that they can be. Our commitment is to those who choose to take their journey with us.
Once you have successfully completed the Safety course, you join our ‘entry level’ teachers. We have a whole host of experience within this level – from very experienced teachers, refreshing their safety knowledge – to new teachers just starting their journey. For those that want to continue their journey with JWAAD, they can go on to complete the JWAAD Teaching Diploma.
Once you have successfully completed the Teaching Diploma, you become a L2 teacher. This denotes the fact that you have studied the full diploma. Students know they can expect a certain level of knowledge from their teacher and we hope you will teach well structured and interesting classes.
As a L2 teacher, you can become a mentor which includes a free training day and certifies you to deliver Technique Reviews as part of the Personal Development Programme. Technique Reviews are a good development tool for your regular students too. The training day ensures we are all assessing technique to the same level and also includes sessions to develop our skills as mentors and teachers.
L3 Master Teacher
There are 3 criteria to become a L3 teacher – you must hold the JWAAD Diploma, be approved to teach to advanced level and be a JWAAD mentor. This means your own technique should be of a higher level and / or you know how to mentor dancers to achieve a higher level.
L4 Master Teacher Once you have achieved L3, the next stage is to start to teach the teachers. This gives you a whole new perspective. As the organisation grows, we need new teachers on our accredited courses and ask for applications from our own teachers first.
Whatever your teaching level, we want to support you in your teaching role. Networking is a vital part of what we
do. At events run by JWAAD Directors, we offer teaching opportunities and at some, sessions designed to develop teaching skills. Sign up to the website to be kept informed of these events.