Online Learning & Using Syllabus Material
Ideas on Returning to the Studio
The Society is working actively to advocate for further government advice for dance teachers and those involved with the arts. Whilst we wait for official guidance on returning to the studio after lockdown, we want to share some thoughts and ideas on how you can start to prepare your studio space for returning to dance classes.
Each situation and workplace will be unique and you will all have different risks to overcome. To help you consider these risks and prepare, we’ve created some support documents which provide an overview of some of the health and safety and operational issues you will have to consider.
Read our recent Examinations & Issuing Results Update
Members and ADCs can download and read our full guidance documents here.
Thinking about teaching online?
Many members will be looking to find alternative ways to teach classes and give instruction using secure and reliable online streaming services. This is is a great way to stay in touch with your students and continue to offer your teaching services. Our Education & Training Team have created some guidance and advice about setting up your classes online. Download it here.
- Guidance on setting up Zoom
- Guidance for students wanting to join your online class
- Eventbrite - A practical guide to setting up events online
- Safeguarding for when using any online forum
- Safeguarding Duty of Care
We appreciate many of you may be already delivering work online and feel confident with that process, others may be just starting. Either way we would encourage you to explore this and see what you can develop. Share and support one another.
We will do our best to support you on this journey and in the weeks to come we will be developing more materials and guidance for teachers and members to use.
The Mark of Quality Teaching
Make sure your audiences know how important it is to use a qualified dance teacher for online classes.
Please download and share this checklist on your website and social media accounts.
Staying in touch with your students
Setting Tasks and Sending Links.
Set your students some simple research tasks, resources to read or practical tasks to create. You will need to filter and consider age groups and genre but there are lots of useful resources online to keep children/young people and adults engaged with dance. Just ensure that you have checked out the materials that you post and that they are appropriate and safe for your children to view. Refer to our guidance on safeguarding above for further advice.
Students can be pointed towards clips that will inspire them or perhaps enable them to think creatively for choreography. There are many free dance performances that are available to watch via YouTube, Facebook or BBC IPlayer. Send them links via email or using other social media devices that you have already created for your school.
You may want to guide students towards logging into some live stream classes to give them an opportunity to experience other methods. You may want to explore these first and consider which students/pupils might benefit from this.
Create an online dance quiz using ‘Kahoot’ for free.
You could consider creating a dance quiz for your students – maybe testing technical terms or phrases. You can use pictures and videos here too so they can be quite fun. It is a free resource so students can also create their own too. Learn more.
You can also use Kahoot to create a quiz to share through Zoom online video chat. See more tips on distance learning via Kahoot's online blog.
Develop your own skills during this time. Download our guidance (PDF format).