Ausdance – Teacher Workshop, Alice’s Tea Party

Target audience: Teachers, Families

Teacher workshop

 

Teachers have the opportunity to take part in a workshop with Ausdance Victoria as part of the Arts Learning Festival.

The workshop, on Wednesday 3 May, will provide skills for the generalist and specialist teacher to engage students through the magic of dance choreography and performance.

Teachers will discover the tools that will help them put together effective dance routines that surprise and please audiences, challenge and reward students, and are safe and ethically appropriate.

Workshop participants will also see a preview of the Teaching Dad to Dance program where primary school students become the teachers.

Developed with the support of Independent Schools Victoria and the Arts Learning Festival, Teaching Dad to Dance is a dance program where upper primary students will show their ability to comprehend the basics of the dance moves by teaching others these moves.

During the workshop, led by dance specialists Katrina Rank and Adam Wheeler, participants will explore links to the Australian Curriculum.

The morning session, Standards in Practice, explores the movement skills required across Foundation to Year 10 in the Australian Curriculum. Fun, stimulating and eye opening, this session is for teachers with a range of fitness levels. All you need to bring is your tracky pants, curiosity and enthusiasm.

Participants will receive resources, including useful educational links and information on safe dance, dance spaces and good teaching practice. Open to primary and secondary school teachers, generalist or specialist teachers, as well as dance/PE/music/drama teachers.

The following session, Choreography 101A for Primary and Secondary Teachers, will allow participants to discover the tools that will help you put together effective dance routines.

Led by experts from the dance industry and education, this 90-minute workshop will use everyday movements to great effect. Participants will leave this workshop excited to create the next best thing with their students, armed with tools and strategies from the Ausdance Choreographic Tool Kit.

Participants will receive resources, including useful educational links and information on safe dance, dance spaces and good teaching practice. Open to primary and secondary school teachers, and dance, PE, music and drama teachers.

Target audience:  Families

Weekend Family Program – Alice’s Tea Party

Book here buttonDiscover the crazy world of Alice, a wonderful world full of surprises, in this free family fun session at the festival village at Birrarung Marr on Sunday, 7 May.

Join Ausdance Victoria’s skilled and experienced teachers to learn the much loved story of Alice in Wonderland through fun and educational games and movement activities.

Participants will:

  • grow to monstrous proportions and shrink to the size of a pea
  • leap across the roof of toadstools
  • create their own Mad Hatter’s Hat
  • learn fun, simple dances.

Please note that children under 8 must be supervised.