1 September 2020
The Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing's exciting new initiative - Box Dance - keeps you dancing in a social distanced world. Developed to adhere to social distancing rules, Box Dance encourages you to get creative and think inside the box!
Based on our professionally constructed syllabus, the method challenges the conventional two-partner dance tradition of the Dancesport genres such as Latin and Ballroom and inspires creative dancing and technique in the already expressive genre. Its introduction is designed to provide Society members who specialise in Dancesport with the teaching tools to help them teach in a socially distanced / lockdown environment.
The creation of the Box is simple: made with tape or similar, using dimensions between 1.5m to 2m, dancers can create their own dancefloor at home or in the studio, making sure the space is free from obstructions. Within this frame, dancers are challenged to practice solo work with increased focus on technique, footwork and placement.
We have created some easy to follow guidelines regarding Box Dance for both teachers and pupils which Members can download via the member's area of our website here, as well as professionally constructed syllabus dance sheets and videos to inspire your teaching.
This method will enable more teachers and their students to continue their training and social interaction, giving them the tools to teach and learn safely and effectively.
Box Dance Assessments
Students can now also take assessments across the five levels of Modern Ballroom, Latin American, Classical Sequence and Alternative Rhythms. Focusing on natural development in technique and performance, our syllabus outline, available in the members area of this site, gives information about the structure for all current Box Dance Assessments.