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Foundation for Community Dance launches on-line Development Needs Analysis (DNA) for community dance artists

Foundation for Community Dance launches on-line Development Needs Analysis (DNA) for community dance artists

21 September 2012

A new on-line support package for community dance practitioners is launched

Press Release

Foundation for Community Dance launches on-line Development Needs Analysis (DNA) for community dance artists

The Foundation for Community Dance has launched a new on-line support package for community dance practitioners. The Development Needs Analysis tool (DNA) enables dance practitioners to identify their professional development needs in relation to the National Occupational Standards for Dance Leadership (NOS).

Aimed at both new and experienced community dance practitioners, the DNA provides each participant with a personalised record of their strengths and areas for growth and a list of resources that will help them meet their own development needs.

Foundation members can access the DNA by visiting www.communitydance.org.uk/dna

Dr Scilla Dyke, Foundation for Community Dance member said:

“FCD's Development Needs Analysis (DNA) and Toolkit is inspired...  the relevance and breadth of questioning... and most crucially that it encapsulates as a list what you are good at or at least perceive you are good at, and without judgement suggests what you may benefit from...

So refreshing as it reminds us of the qualities and skills, knowledge, experience and understanding that have relevance to real/live practice.”

Anna Leatherdale, the Foundation’s Professional Development Programme Manager (maternity cover) said:

“We hope that the DNA will give our members a new way of looking at the National Occupational Standards for Dance Leadership in relation to their own learning needs and make it easier to find a range of resources to support dance practitioners’ continuing professional development.”

For further information contact Lindsay Jenkins at the Foundation for Community Dance on +44 (0)116 253 34 53 or email lindsay@communitydance.org.uk

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