Online teachers course

Online training course for dance teachers, facilitators and leaders.

Comprehensive video tutorials and tools for dance and contact improvisation based on holistic approach and playful process.

Work at your own pace enjoying comfort of your home and apply knowledge into your own practice and daily life.

  • Video tools library: unlimited 24/7 access to 70+ set of easy to apply tools, exercises and games from dance and contact improvisation each accompanied with tutorials.
  • Simple 8 step structure to shape, organise and lead your workshops, classes, sessions, retreats...
  • Community membership: a closed Facebook group enables discussions, sharing and learning in a group of professionals from all over the world.
  • Mentors support: 24/7 email support for questions/help & one consulting Skype session per year.

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Program Overview

Preparation for leading a session, class, workshop…

  • Defining the goal, purpose of teaching
  • Setting up an 8-step structure
  • Setting up your musical playlist
  • Preparation ritual

Beginning the session

  • Creating a safe space
  • Opening the session
  • Setting up the rules

Ways of establishing quick trust, connection, playfulness and flow in the group

  • Calling the tribe
  • How do I feel?
  • Funny “icebreakers”
  • Can we all sit on each other’s lap at the same time?

Energizers: Warming up the body and lifting up the energy and spirit

  • We have to become physically fast to calm down the mind!
  • What to do if somebody in the group doesn’t want to cooperate or is acting like a “trouble child”?
  • Clear information, Emptying the body (of fear and expectations) & Absorbing the impact
  • Playful Catching/Tagging game
  • Floor Football
  • Alignment
  • Over-Under-Around
  • Happy Feet folk dance
  • Pressing Down/Lifting Up

Breathing as a carrier of awareness

Integrated from different practices like: Pranayama, Tai Chi, Qi Gong...

  • How to breathe and how to use breath?
  • Core Energy activation and working within the flow of the energy
  • What to do if some participants get afraid, dizzy, etc., and want to quit the exercise?

Dynamic muscle warm-up & Dynamic stretch meditation

  • Dynamic muscle warm-up
  • Dynamic stretch & yoga meditation

SOLO, DUET, CONTACT and GROUP dance improvisation tools

SOLO improvisation dance tools

  • 3Q (Three Qualities)

- Spiral – Architectural

- Traveling – On the Spot

- Stable – Off Balance

  • Trace and connotation / Training of movement perception
  • Opposites as movement qualities
  • “Stealing” & Transforming for building up dance qualities
  • Sourcing vs. Performing
  • Using one’s own habits for creation
  • Surprise Breath

DUET & CONTACT improvisation dance tools

  • Decide – Respond
  • Leading & Following
  • Mirror
  • Time and Expectations of the Mind
  • About Contact Improvisation
  • Trust
  • Into my water (elemental water)
  • Sensitive hands / The Samurai Way
  • Brushing & Sculptor (elemental wind)
  • Dissolving & Building up
  • Shared balance dancing
  • Three centers
  • Rolling
  • Switching between centers and using arms for transitions
  • Pushing and moving through space / Tree & Leaf
  • Going Down & Up
  • I’m on the floor, connection with my partner is gone. What to do?
  • Using animal power and power of the floor / Tree & Leaf push on the floor
  • Sliding
  • Resisting the impulse in the slide
  • Sliding & Noticing opportunity when the lift can happen – AHA moment
  • Sliding & Pendulum weight
  • Giving & Taking weight in a safe way
  • Invitation and acceptance / Dance is in a space between
  • How much weight can we take?
  • Dead weight and protecting your lower back
  • Climbing on the body & supporting the actions
  • I want you here because of that / clear intention
  • Reading – Following – Adjusting
  • Loosening your head
  • Dead body playground
  • Flying the angel

Additional topics:

  • Keeping your own dance in the contact dance.
  • I feel awkward in this exercise. What to do?
  • While rolling, my breasts are touching partners body – feeling uncomfortable. What can I do?
  • 8 tool: “my space – your space”
  • Sometimes sexuality arises during contact improvisation and people get confused and afraid. How to deal with that? What can we do?

GROUP improvisation dance tools

  • NetWork – can the network operate without a leader? Systems within network.
  • Three events
  • Migrations
  • Using Solo, Duet & Contact improvisation tools for a Group improvisation

Cooling Down

  • Stretch, massage, meditation…

Sharing & Closing the session

  • What is sharing and why is it important?
  • How to close the session?

BONUS TOPIC: Economic Sustainability – Basic Kit

  • Defining your goals and intentions within your teaching.
  • Defining your perfect avatar and your market.
  • Designing & Building an easy and free website.
  • Where to get great royalty-free photos?
  • Designing your photos for FB ads, posters flyers …
  • Need to write a great ad or compelling emails?
  • You need an email autoresponder?
  • If you want to run ads on Facebook …

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Subscription rates: Online Teacher Training Course

Full program

  • 747 EUR (save 123 EUR!)
  • or 10 monthly payments of 87 EUR (870 EUR)
  • Video tools library: unlimited 24/7 access to 70 set of easy to apply tools, exercises and games from dance and contact improvisation each accompanied with tutorials.
  • Simple 8 step structure to shape, organise and lead your workshops, classes, sessions, retreats...
  • Community membership: a closed Facebook group enables discussions, sharing and learning in a group of professionals from all over the world.
  • Mentors support: 24/7 email support for questions/help + one consulting Skype session.

Starter pack

  • 135 EUR
  • Video tools library: unlimited 24/7 access to 12 set of easy to apply tools, exercises and games from dance and contact improvisation each accompanied with tutorials.
  • Community membership: a closed Facebook group enables discussions, sharing and learning in a group of professionals from all over the world.
  • You can upgrade later on Full Program for remaining balance of €612 or 8x €93

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