DanceStep is a 6 year student teacher program that guides students to be leaders and role models. It covers assistant teaching skills such as behaviour management, different learning needs and styles, and anatomy to name a few. The program empowers students to take care of others. Each Step requires minimum 10 practical hours, with 20 hours encouraged. Each Step is generally one year in duration. Assistant teachers are given a Theory workbook for each level that is tailored to the learning needs and age of students. All students start at Level One regardless of whether they have assisted before.
With the inclusion of DanceStep at Ascendance Academy our young dancers have a framework where they can contribute to the community in a positive way. Past students of the DanceStep program have experienced increased levels of confidence and have learnt patience, empathy, communication skills and how to take initiative in different situations. As affiliate members of the DanceStep program it is wonderful for us to be able to provide this opportunity for our dancers to flourish not only as young people, but to also watch them grow into competent and confident assistant teachers and student leaders. #DanceStep #empoweringstudents #growingleaders
Student Teachers will learn:
- Behaviour management skills
- How to break down exercises for teaching
- The importance of warm up and cool down
- Body language
- Managing class time
- Dance Safety, and much more.
Student Teachers will receive:
- a DanceStep Teacher badge
- a DanceStep workbook for each level
- Training sessions with qualified teachers
- Certificate on completion of each level