Professional Development for Teachers

  • Consider the practical aspects of incorporating dance-based lessons in your class. How would you plan the material? What resources would you use?
  • Think of ways that dance and movement could make your teaching more effective; for example, to bridge language barriers or developmental gaps.
  • Consider how dance and movement impact learning and behavior in your students’ daily lives. For example, children are able to master complex movement patterns in sports. Can the same skills be extended to classroom learning?
  • Visit a performance of a local dance troupe or attend a session of a tap, ballet, or other dance class. Reflect on how the experience affected you. Would you like to try it again?