Dance By Example Leadership Training
Dance By Example is DanceSyndrome’s unique leadership training course which enables people with learning disabilities to gain the skills and confidence to co-deliver dance workshops and take the role of Dance Leader.
The training is also aimed at people who want to support Dance Leaders with learning disabilities.
The course is suitable for learners starting out on their dance journey or learners with some dance experience.
Over 20 weeks (40 hours) learners will explore the skills needed to co-deliver community dance workshops. These include:
• delivering dance activities
• health and safety
• working with participants with varying needs
Depending on the ability level of the group of participants, it is possible to deliver this as a level 1 qualification accredited by Sports Leaders UK.
If you have a group of people who would like to complete this training, please get in touch with us at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss the options available. Alternatively, if you know of an individual who would like to complete the course, please contact us to find out when our next scheduled course is running.
Inclusive Approaches Training
Inclusive Approaches is about sharing DanceSyndrome’s unique focus on “ability, not disability”. It is a training course which we regularly deliver to Dance Artists but can be adapted for a range of different groups (schools, colleges, universities, businesses) and enables participants to fully understand the importance of being inclusive, including how to:
• Create a safe environment for people with disabilities
• Manage group dynamics with people of varying abilities
• Focus on the importance of the individual
• Work with participants with additional needs – with specific focus on wheelchair users, people with learning disabilities and people who are visually impaired
• Use language appropriately
• Use props and visual aids to assist people
• Adapt to meet different needs
• Reflect on successes and improve if necessary
Our sessions will be co-delivered by a dance artist and two dance leaders with disabilities.
After the course, participants should have greater awareness of the barriers that people with additional needs may face and an increased knowledge and understanding of how people with additional needs may feel in settings that are not inclusive and how to manage this.
If you have a group of people who would like to complete this training, please get in touch with us at email@example.com to discuss your business’ needs and how completing Inclusive Approaches could benefit your group.