What is my unique perspective on dance education? What do I believe and value in dance teaching? What are the unique features and circumstances of my studio that affect my teaching?
- Week 2: Multi-Year Curriculum & Prior Knowledge
Where are my students currently in their journey to becoming an excellent dancer? What do they already know how to do? Which year are they in from a multi-year perspective? What do I want the students to accomplish each year?
- Week 3: Establishing Goals
What do I want my students to be able to do by the end of this year? What skills, steps, and technical aspects do I want to focus on? How can I streamline all my faculty to cover the same topics each year?
- Week 4: Yearlong Planning
What is the best way to organize my year? When is the best time to cover certain topics? What events at my studio affect my teaching?
- Week 5: Learning Objectives
What are my specific learning objectives for each theme? How do I break down each skill by each part of the body?
What should my lesson plan look like? What exercises will I do in each class? How can I maximize my time so I can include enough time for technique and choreography?
- Week 7: Choreographing Effective Exercises
How do I create effective technique exercises? In what order should I put my exercises for maximum results?
- Week 8: Implementing Curriculum, Delivering Effective Lessons, & Final Questions
What are other things I should take into consideration when delivering my lesson plans? How can I be the most effective teacher I can be?