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Teacher Training Program

York Dance Academy's Teacher Training Program

York Dance Academy’s two-year Teacher-Training Program was created for dance students  looking to further their expertise, particularly those who want to bring dance into academic classrooms and other community-based settings.

Participants will create lesson plans and choreography, and will take technique classes in modern, ballet, jazz, tap and hip hop. The course covers a range of teaching aspects like classroom management, personal growth, leadership and community building, using intention and imagination. There is a strong focus on teaching students with low self-esteem, emotional issues and disabilities, as well as peer-based support and teamwork skills for working with other educators.

y the end of the program, all successful graduates will have acquired a strong foundation in how to teach dance to a variety of age groups and will leave with a number of ideas on how to make dance fun in the classroom. Employment opportunities will also be available to successful graduates who have completed all the required levels of the program.   

Program Information

Prospective participants
: Students of dance interested in working in studios and schools to share their love of dance with others. Dance teachers looking for inspiration and further training in their art.

: Our program runs from the fall to spring from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM, Monday to Friday. Students in the second year of training will also be required to assist one or two evenings a week with dance classes as part of their training.

York Dance Academy, 305 Industrial Pkwy S Unit 19 & 20, Aurora, On L4A 7X4

The Teacher-Training Program is a two year Certificate Program. Entrance into the program is by audition which is held in the spring of each year. Housing is not provided, but we may be able to connect participants with housing resources.

Accreditation received/requirements:
A certificate of completion, pending all requirements are met: 80 weeks of classes, 480 technique classes, 240 elective classes, 90 percent of homework assignments turned in and evaluation of annual final projects. (Students must assist two classes per week each year and/or teach one class per week, depending on experience. They must also take two technique classes and one elective per week).

Angela Tucker. Tel: 905-726-1241 Email: angela@yorkdance.com

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