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

HSC Dance – Core Composition 

Term 1 

Date TBC

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

Cost: $120 Ausdance members $200 non-members

 

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 of working with stimulus and creating Motifs with intent through abstraction. 

Middle Session: Creating meaningful phrases – Moving from the Motif and beyond

Afternoon Session: Breakdown of the Interview process and looking at ways kids can link the syllabus to their own works. This could be targeted at both Performance and Composition. 

 

H1.1 Understand dance from artistic, aesthetic and cultural perspectives through movement and in written and oral form
H1.2 Performs, composes and appreciates dance as an artform
H1.3 Appreciates and values dance as an artform through the interrelated experiences of performing, composing and appreciating dances
H3.1 Identifies and selects the appropriate elements of composition/choreography in response to a specific concept/intent
H3.2 Demonstrates the use of the elements of composition/choreography in a personal style in response to a specific concept/intent
H3.3 Recognises and values the role of dance in achieving individual expression

 

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 supportive and safe learning environments 4.1 - 4.4
Professional Engagement Engage in professional learning  

 

 

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URBAN DANCE DAY

Term 1 

Date TBC

Venue: TBC

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 

 

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!
 
2012 saw Phly crew gain national exposure as they stepped on the stage of Australia’s Got Talent where they made the semi-finals. Phly Crew have found great success and exposure from Showcasing and teaching Huge workshops at Australian dance festivals over the past 4 years while also closing the ‘Australian dance Awards’ in Canberra 2013.

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 

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Primary Dance - Primary Creative Arts

Term 1 

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.

 

Facilitator: Kei Akida. 

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 an AMI Montessori 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.

This all-day workshop is specially designed for primary and school teachers (generalist or specialist Dance/PE/music /Drama/PDHPE or other, K-6).

In this workshop we explore movement, in the Creative Arts Curriculum and learn more about:

  • Exploring, improvising and structuring movement ideas using the elements of dance and choreographic devices
  • Using movement skills to develop technical skills and practise dance sequences
  • Performing dances and using expressive skills to communicate ideas
  • Ways in which the elements of dance and production elements can express ideas in dance
  • Safe dance, dance spaces and good teaching practice.

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 supportive and safe learning environments 4.1 - 4.4
Professional Engagement Engage in professional learning 6.2 - 6.4

More Information Coming soon

Register here Coming soon