Motion Studio’s
Dance Teacher in Training Program

 


Inspire… Lead… TEACH!

 

Motion Studio Dance Teacher in Training Program

Objective
Dance is a tradition that is preserved and maintained through the careful and intentional passing of information from teacher to student. It is with the deepest respect for our art and it’s rich heritage that we groom the future generations of dance teachers. The objective of Motion Studio’s teacher training program is to provide students with a comprehensive understanding of how to nurture, mentor and guide the progression of the dance education of others and in turn find their own power of leadership, communication and deeper understanding of the techniques that they will be teaching.

Set Up
The Motion Studio Dance Teacher in Training Program is a long term program that allows participants to gain understanding not only of the day to day workings of a given class, but the progression of a comprehensive dance curriculum from preschool through pre-professional class levels by participating in teacher training workshops and by apprenticing with teachers throughout the school year.

Eligibility
Students are eligible to begin the Dance Teacher in Training Program at age 11, after at least 1 full year of study at Motion Studio. They must be in at least level 3 in Ballet. They must be following Motion Studio’s Suggested Course of Study for Serious Dancers.

The Program
A mandatory Teacher in Training Workshop must be attended in the summer before the beginning of the new dance season. The workshop will be an inspiring and informational experience where participants will learn what will be expected of them as teachers’ assistants and how important their role of leadership will be to the students in the classes that they will be assisting. It can be expected that each workshop level will be repeated for at least 2 consecutive years. Students taking any level of workshop for the second time will have the honor of assisting with the leading of the workshop. Classes or meetings may also be held throughout the year.

Level 1 Workshop
What is Expected of You As a Teacher’s Assistant
Overview of Preschool Syllabus
Developmental Markers of 3-5 Year Olds
Students in the Level 1 Workshop will be assigned Preschool Level classes to assist/apprentice in the coming school year.

Level 2 Workshop
What is Expected of You As a Teacher’s Assistant
Overview of Primary Levels of Syllabus
Developmental Markers of 5-8 Year Olds
The Power of Praise
Students in the Level 2 Workshop will be assigned to Primary Level classes to assist/apprentice in the coming school year.

Level 3 Workshop
What is Expected of You As a Teacher’s Assistant
Overview of the Elementary Levels of the Syllabus
Dance Pedagogy and Physiology
Students in the Level 3 Workshop will be assigned to Elementary Level classes to assist/apprentice in the coming school year.

What’s Next?
Successful participants in the Teacher in Training Program may be invited to begin teaching their own classes for pay at age 16. Each participant will be evaluated individually.

If you would like to be concidered for this program, please email Amy Robinson at motionstudioinfo@gmail.com.