DANCE CHOREOGRAPHY professional development workshop
Goal: to promote dance in our schools, through increasing the competency and confidence levels of teachers involved.
Target group: interested teachers who wish to enhance their skills in the areas of dance choreography and movement skills in their students.
Applications: applications for inclusion in the course may be made by completing the form on the web-site.
NB: Teachers from schools participating in the festival are eligible to attend the workshops.
The course will cover the following areas of dance:
Choosing themes - selecting themes/ music/ characterisation/ costuming
Telling a story - effective use of characters and stories in dance
Building a dance - how to use a theme or element to create a dance
Movement into Choreography - dance composition/ movement patterns/ transitions/ styles
Putting It All Together - workshop - composing a dance
There will be practical elements
Cost of casual relief days for course participants will be covered by the Blue Mountains/Nepean Dance Festival.
There will be a limit of 20 participants in the course. A maximum of 2 teachers from the same school may apply.
Teachers who participated in previous year's workshop are welcome to apply this year.
Workshop 1st venue: Nepean Creative & Performing Arts HS
115-119 Great Western Highway Emu Plains 2750
Times and date: Thursday 23rd March at 8:30am (for a 9:00am start) - 3:00pm
Workshop 2nd venue: Hazelbrook Publc School
158 Great Western Highway Hazelbrook 2779
Times and date: Thursday 30th March at 8:30am (for a 9:00am start) - 3:00pm
What to bring: note-book / wear comfortable clothing and foot-wear. There will be a (non-strenuous) practical component to the day.
Morning tea and lunch will be provided.
The Blue Mountains/Nepean Dance Festival is committed to offering a COVID safe event in 2023.The festival committee works in conjunction with the Department of Education to ensure that the operation of this program is contingent on the covid-19 advice provided by the department in consultation with NSW Health.
Teachers are encouraged to remain up-to-date with the latest COVID-19 advice on the department intranet.