Be inspired and take time for your own development.

Trinity Laban’s Professional Development Programme provides a choice of stand-alone, flexible training days for dance artists, teachers and community practitioners. Our training days will keep you up to date with the latest in research and practice.

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Dance Training Days 2018/19

Sat 02 Feb 2019 : Dance for Health 

10.00 – 17.00h

This practical course will explore dance facilitation within the broad spectrum of Dance for Health and Well-being contexts. Specific Trinity Laban Dance and Health projects/programmes will be opened up as case studies, to provide tangible approaches to dance practice that considers safe dance practice, accessibility, artistry and engagement in research.

Members from some of Trinity Laban's Dance for Health classes will also be taking part in aspects of the day.  

Who for?
This day will be of interest to those already working or intending to work within a range of Dance for Health and Well-being contexts.

Practitioner: Stella Howard and Bethan Peters

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Sun 03 Feb 2019 : Creative Approaches for the Older Dancer

10.00 – 17.00h

This practical course explores a variety of approaches for teaching dance to a range of older dancers. It will provide participants with accessible methods of facilitating technical and creative dance experiences for older dancers, taking into consideration safe dance practice, delivery styles, content choices and artistry. The day will aim to build participants' understanding and confidence in leading dance for older dancers. 

Members from some of Trinity Laban's Dance for Health classes will also be taking part in aspects of the day.

Who for?
This day will be of interest to those already working with or intending to work with older dancers in a variety of settings.

Practitioner: Stella Howard and Bethan Peters

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Sat 23 Feb 2019 : Three Styles - One Day

10.00 - 17.00h

The day will offer the opportunity to engage in three exciting dance styles: Hip Hop Foundations, Lindy Hop and Contact Improvisation. You will be inspired to bring these skills into your teaching practice in a fun and accessible way.

Who for?
Dance artists, teachers and community dance practitioners who are interested in exploring a new style or who would just like some inspiration in a familiar style.

Practitioner: Bethan Peters and Icy Ice

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Sun 24 Feb 2019 : Inclusive Practice in Dance 

10.00 - 17.00h

The day will focus on issues of inclusive practice for teaching dance to children and young people with a range of physical and learning disabilities.  It will include teaching methodologies, strategies and ideas for devising creative dance sessions and be delivered by experienced artists from Trinity Laban, in collaboration with leading inclusive dance companies. 

Who for?
Dance artists, teachers and community dance practitioners working with integrated and inclusive groups of young people in various youth and community dance settings including secondary schools; or for those who are interested in more diverse practice.

Practitioner: Stella Howard

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Sat 6 - Sun 7 Apr 2019 : Dance Science – Teaching Dance Safely  

10.00 - 17.00h

These day courses are led by Edel Quin MSc, FHEA. Programme Leader for BSc/MSci Dance Science, and Senior Lecturer in Dance at the University of Chichester.  

Each day can be booked as a stand alone day. The information is suitable for those teaching or leading dancers in any setting and in any style.

Sat 6 Apr
Day 1: topics covered include physical preparation for the dance class; anatomy and physiology; and class progression.

Sun 7 Apr
Day 2: topics covered include creating a positive learning environment for wellbeing; considering different dance populations; nutrition and hydration; injury management. 

Each day will include both practical and theoretical elements.

Who for? 

It is suitable for practitioners working in a range of dance styles who wish to improve their knowledge about safe dance practice. It covers the subject knowledge for Unit 4 of the Diploma in Dance Teaching and Learning. It will also of interest to those wishing to pursue the Healthy Dance Practice Certificate (HDPC) – awarded by Safe in Dance. Advice will be given about where to pursue this on Sunday. 

Practitioner: Edel Quin

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Who are the Course Leaders?

Our high-quality courses are led by sector leaders including Trinity Laban faculty staff.

Please note that Trinity Laban's one-day dance training days do not provide a qualification or accreditation in their own right. A certificate of attendance can be provided if required.

Cost

Organisation - £135
Schools or Employers paying for a practitioner to attend

Individual - £98
Personal payments by practitioners only

Trinity Laban Alumni - £85

Students - £35

Twilight Sessions Cost

Organisation £40

Individual £30

Trinity Laban Alumni £20

Student £15


Bookings are usually taken through our Online Shop. However, if you are a school teacher and need us to invoice your school please email professionaldevelopment@trinitylaban.ac.uk

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Previous Training Days 

Using Rudolf Laban’s Movement Analysis for Teaching Dance

Sat 06 Oct 2018, 10.00 – 17.00h

A practical day that will include an introduction to Laban's analysis of movement as well as looking at ways that it can be used to structure and plan creative tasks, and dance sessions for children and people of all ages

Who for?
Dance artists, teachers and community dance practitioners new to teaching dance and those wanting to refresh their practice

Practitioners: Olga Maslenikova

Teaching Dance Technique and Performance

Sun 07 Oct 2018, 10.00 – 17.00h

Explore the why, what and how to teach dance technique with performance and artistry embedded.  This practical day will help you embody key principles of teaching including teaching approaches and strategies that you can take straight into your own practice. 

Who for?
Dance artists, teachers, students and community dance practitioners with an interest in developing and reflecting on their own teaching technique more effectively

Practitioner: Amanda Gough

Dance Science – Creating motivational climates

Wed 24th Oct 2018, Twilight Session, 18.30 – 20.30h

This bite-sized session will explore ways to motivate participants in the studio.  We will use Trinity Laban case studies to introduce some of our latest research as well as provide practical teaching examples for participants to embody practice that relates to our basic psychological needs, promoting growth and well-being.

Who for?
Dance artists, teachers, students and community dance practitioners with an interest in teaching technique more effectively

Practitioner:  Stella Howard