The Teachers Stream

 

Education for Teachers

Ausdance NSW is the peak body for dance in the state. This means we take a real interest in what schools, teachers and students need to roll out Dance in the curriculum.

We often provide professional learning seminars when we see a need, or when called on by the industry.

 

WORKSHOPS 2019

NESA endorsed

HSC Dance: Developing Professional Knowledge to plan coherent and engaging teaching programs to improve Student Learning

Suitable for stage 4, 5, 6 

Term 1 

Monday 18th March 2019

Venue: The Seymour Centre, City Rd & Cleveland Street, Chippendale NSW 

Cost: $120 Ausdance members $200 non-members

Register Here

Facilitator:

Carla Cherrie:

Carla Cherrie graduated from UNSW with a Bachelor of Arts (Dance) Bachelor of Education in 2006 and is currently coordinating the Dance department at Kirrawee High School. Her passion and knowledge of the art form have led her to be employed by NESA as an Examiner for the High School Certificate Practical Examinations, and the skills that she has acquired from this experience has furthered her own teaching practices and expertise in the subject. She has successfully choreographed numerous works for both the Regional Dance Festival and State Dance Festival and has been involved with the NSW Arts Unit teaching HSC workshops to prospective students throughout the state. 

 

This all-day workshop is specially designed for teachers of HSC Dance and looks at the Core Composition outcomes.

In this workshop, we explore

Morning Session: Developing students understanding; working with stimulus and creating motifs with intent through abstraction. 

Middle Session: Creating meaningful phrases; developing and advancing compositional skills in your students.

Afternoon Session: Breaking down the interview process; preparing students to talk about their own works.

All Ausdance PL is aligned to the NESA Standards for proficient teachers.

HSC Dance: developing Professional knowledge to plan coherent and engaging teaching programs to improve student learning will contribute 

6 hours of NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) Registered PD addressing 2.1.2 and 6.4.2 from the Australian Professional Standards 

for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.

 

NESA Endorsed Standards:

2.1.2 Apply the knowledge of the teaching strategies of the teaching area to develop engaging teaching activities.

6.4.2 Undertake learning programs designed to address identified student learning needs. 

Hours: 6 Hours

This session is for teachers with a range of fitness levels. All you need to bring are clothes to dance in, curiosity and enthusiasm. 

Register here 

 

 

NESA endorsed DANCE1101 

Creative Arts - Dance: Developing Professional Knowledge to plan coherent and engaging teaching programs to improve student learning

Are you a primary school teacher looking to develop your skills teaching the Creative Arts syllabus? 

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Then come and work alongside other primary teachers in a safe and collegiate atmosphere with Ausdance NSW, the peak body for Dance. This Professional Learning day will take you through the basics of structuring classes for creative arts, dance workshops for your primary students. 

Develop your professional knowledge and professional skills and gain NESA accredited hours at proficient level. 

Term 1 

Date: Friday 29th March 2019

Time: 9.00am - 4:00pm

Venue: The Seymour Centre, City Rd & Cleveland Street, Chippendale NSW 

Cost: $120 Ausdance members / $200 non-members

All Ausdance PL is aligned to the NESA Standards for proficient teachers.

Completing Creative Arts Dance 101 will contribute 5 hours and 30 minutes of NSW Education Standards   

Authority (NESA) Registered PD addressing 2.1.2 and 6.4.2 from the Australian Professional Standards 

for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.

 

Register Here

NESA Endorsed Standards:

2.1.2 Apply the knowledge of the teaching strategies of the teaching area to develop engaging teaching activities.

6.4.2 Undertake learning programs designed to address identified student learning needs. 

Hours: 5hrs 30mins

 

Focus of the course:

This course will focus on upskilling you in the teaching of the Creative Arts syllabus – Dance. With links to the key foundations of the syllabus, the course will unpack the outcomes Performing, Composing and Appreciating. 

 

Who is this course for? K-6 Teachers

The course is suitable for varied skill levels and from non-specialist to dance teacher, to gain new skills to teach this creative art in your own classroom. You do not need dance experience to attend this course.

Suitable for Stage 1, 2 and 3 Creative Arts Syllabus

 

What will I gain from taking this course?

At the end of the day, you will leave with a set of warm-up games, composition exercises and simple phrases of movement that you can link into succinct learning programs for your class.

Additionally, you will also be able to create performances and short dances, for assembly, the school show or an extra-curricular activity.

 

Do I need experience to attend?

Absolutely not. This is designed for the classroom teacher who wants to upskill in teaching the Creative Arts curriculum, or you may be a teacher wanting to ‘brush up’ and gain confidence in teaching this subject.

 

Facilitator: Kei Akida. 

The course will be facilitated by Kei Ikeda. Kei has worked with independent artists such as Sue Healey, Murasaki Penguin, Jennie Feyen and companies like Opera Australia while also teaching dance to children. Her interest in working with children led her to undertake further training as a primary teacher. She has been working as a lead teacher, guiding the learning of lower primary children since 2011. Kei undertakes ongoing professional development as a teacher as well as in the field of dance. Her most recent professional development in the area of dance has been with Bangarra Dance and AusDance (both 2017). Since 2017 Kei has also been a member of the Art Gallery of NSW Teachers Collective that meets once a term to review and offer advice on the gallery's education program. 

Register here

 

 

URBAN DANCE DAY

Term 1 

Thursday 1st August

Venue: The Seymour Centre, City Rd & Cleveland Street, Chippendale NSW 

Cost: $120 Ausdance members $200 non-members

This all-day workshop is specially designed for primary and secondary school teachers (generalist or specialist Dance/PE/music /Drama/PDHPE or other, K-10).

This workshop is linked to the Y7-10 dance syllabus 

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Facilitator: Phly Crew, Neale Whittaker

Join Neale a founder of ‘Phly Crew’, est. 2009. Since those early days, Phly Crew has risen to new heights and continues to blow audiences away all across the globe!
 The name may sound familiar since this Australian based comedy dance group has probably graced your living room television multiple times. Debuting on Channel 7’s Australia’s got talent in 2012, then again in 2016, appearing in channel 10’s So You Think You Can Dance as well as the Sunrise Telethon this group's innovative style has reached hundreds of thousands of viewers.

Founders of ‘Phly Crew’, the ever-enthusiastic James Barry (JB) and Neale Whittaker founded this unique Hip-Hop crew when performing together at Luna Park Sydney in 2009. Since those early days Phly Crew has grown from dance crew to entertainment company, paving their way with innovative performances that won't be seen anywhere else! Phly Crew’s individual style brought them great success when independently producing their own theatre performances “The Phly Crew show” and “Phly Crew 2.0”. Selling out both shows and receiving rave reviews the company is now looking towards the next stage endeavour!

It’s not just their Mums that think they are tops! Phly Crew Have been crowned Australia’s best dance crew multiple times and even represented Australia at both Hip Hop International and World of Dance. The members of Phly Crew are heavily sort after professionals having trained with the best urban dancers in the world they have spent years perfecting a style that no other group in Australia can offer.

This all-day workshop is specially designed for Primary and Secondary school teachers (generalist or specialist Dance/PE/music /Drama/PDHPE or other, K-10).

This workshop is linked to the Y7-10 dance syllabus

 

We explore outcomes: 

Dance Performance, Dance Composition and Dance Appreciation.

 

In this workshop, we learn more about:

Performance

  • an understanding of safe dance practice and appropriate dance technique in the performance of combinations, sequences and dances.
  • aspects of the elements of dance in dance performance 
  • an understanding of aspects of performance quality through the performance of combinations

 

Composition

  • exploring aspects of the elements of dance in response to a range of stimuli 
  • composing dance movement, using the elements of dance 

 

Appreciation

  • describing dance performances through the elements of dance 
  • identifying dance works of art express ideas 

 

This session is for teachers with a range of fitness levels. All you need to bring are clothes to dance in, curiosity and enthusiasm. 

The PD is aligned to the Australian Professional Standards for proficient teachers, specifically:

Professional Knowledge Know the content and how to teach it 2.1, 2.2, 2.5
Professional Practice Plan for and implement effective teaching and learning 3.1 - 3.4
  Create and maintain a supportive and safe learning environment 4.1 - 4.4
Professional Engagement engage in professional learning 6.2 - 6.4