NetWERK is DanceWerk’s monthly networking event especially for freelance dance teachers. We aim to create a community of dance teachers who share ideas and best practices with each other. We provide attendees with training in aspects of teaching and being self employed that are not covered at dance college or on teacher training courses. We don’t keep our ideas to ourselves – we SHARE them!
Each monthly forum will cover a different aspect of teaching and learning or being self employed/freelance. Every forum is a chance for our dance teachers to network and make contacts with others in the industry.
September’s NetWERK event will include training on ‘Inclusion In The Dance Class’ – worth £47
With an estimated 5th of all children in UK mainstream education being identified as having Special Educational Needs (SEN), it’s more than likely you will have children with diagnosed or undiagnosed needs in your dance classes. Do you know how to get the best out of these children and give them equal access to your dance teaching?
* Discover how to include children with special needs in your mixed ability dance class without needing to drastically change what you teach
*Discover the attributes of many recognised Special Educational Needs and how to provide for them in your dance class
*Discover ways to plan for differentiation in your dance class to ensure ALL dancers can access the learning, no matter what their needs are
Having spent 5 years as a primary school teacher (3 years in UK classes with over 70% Special Educational Needs and 2 years in classes overseas with 98% English As An Additional Language), I am passionate about inclusion and have spent the last 3 years running a dance school with an inclusive ethos, open to all abilities. During my primary training and teaching experiences, I wrote case studies on Autistic Spectrum Disorders and created Individual Provision Plans for children with ASD, ADHD, EBD, EAL and a range of other Special Educational Needs, whilst liaising with Educational Psychologists, Speech and Language Therapists, Behaviour Therapists and other professionals. During my freelance dance teaching experiences, I have applied my knowledge to teaching dancers with learning and/or physical disabilities in schools for children with special needs and organisations for adults with learning disabilities. I recognise that this is a topic that dance teachers may not have studied in great detail at dance college and may not be confident with the strategies they can apply to their teaching to achieve optimum results from all dancers by providing for a range of needs in their classes. I want to share my knowledge of inclusive practice with you all at the next NetWERK event.
Find out what some of our previous NetWERK attendees had to say:
“Really enjoyed the session. Meeting people and learning new techniques.” Emma Lucas, Maidenhead.
“I really enjoyed being a part of this first session. I feel very included as a potential employee of DanceWerk now, and it was overall a very enjoyable experience.” Anonymous, Reading.
“Really good session and made me think about how to deal with problem classes as well! Good opportunity to network and meet other teachers! Thanks!” Anonymous, Reading.
“The session was very interesting and thought provoking. Enabled me to begin to think outside the box and maybe adjust the way i teach my sessions. Behaviour Management is very important in maintaining a successful, safe and comfortable working environment.” Maryka Debra, London.
Find out how networking can be invaluable to your development as a dance teacher and dance business owner:
Being self employed is lots of fun but can be a lonely business at times. Meet like minded individuals at our dance teacher forum and get the support you need. We have a range of people coming to the forum – from dancers looking to make the transition into teaching to dancers who have set up their own successful dance businesses. If you would like to come down to our next session and find out what it’s all about, your first session is FREE so you have nothing to lose!
NetWERK!: Inclusion In The Dance Class
Sunday 30th September, 2012
2.15 – 4.45pm
RISC (Room 3)
35-39 London Street
Reading Town Centre
(Free parking available – access via East Street)
What you will get:
* Training on ‘Inclusion In The Dance Class’ – worth £47
* Training resource pack – worth £7
* Tea and coffee refreshments
* Networking opportunities with like minded dance teachers and dance companies – priceless!
* Opportunity to promote your own dance business via online video to all of DanceWerk’s contacts
GET ALL THIS FOR JUST £10!
**Only 10 spaces available** Book your place now by clicking on the button below.
New members book your FREE place now by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
All places must be pre-booked.
PS. October’s NetWERK event will include a presentation on Tax Issues For Dance Teachers, led by our first guest speaker. Discover the differences between being a sole trader and being a limited company and how these can benefit you as a dance teacher. Discover what you can do to save money when calculating your expenses as a dance teacher. Stay tuned for further details on this essential session, coming soon!