Enlighten webinars

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‘I thoroughly enjoyed the Enlighten webinar and learnt so much. It was full of interesting information and ideas and it delivered excellently.’ – Recent Enlighten webinar attendee
‘Informative, informal, inspiring and a brilliant reminder of how to strive towards, and maintain, excellent studio practice. Thank you!’ – Recent Enlighten webinar attendee

Enlighten is The Royal Ballet School’s series of webinars for dance teachers. Our webinars provide invaluable insight and information surrounding all aspects of dance teaching and learning.

Enlighten webinars are a unique opportunity to gain advice and support from our expert staff. They also draw on the School’s heritage and knowledge as a world leader in dance training and education.

These one-hour webinars cover a variety of informative topics ranging from the technical and artistic aspects of dance training and pedagogy through to business modelling and management.

Enlighten webinars are ideal for developing teachers’ CPD portfolio and are an excellent supplement to our Inspire series of seminars.

How are Enlighten webinars delivered?

Our expert tutors deliver each webinar at a variety of times to suit teachers worldwide.

Teachers can choose which webinars they would like to attend, creating their own programme best suited to their needs.

The webinars will be delivered via Zoom and PowerPoint presentations. The tutors will then offer advice and support in relation to the topic discussed during a question and answer session at the end of each webinar.

Our webinars are capped at 25 participants to ensure integrity and quality of service.

How to book

Booking for our summer series of Enlighten webinars is now open.

Topics offered this term:

Striving for excellence: developing artistry and musicality – WAITING LIST ONLY

Wednesday 8 June, 9:00-10:00 (SOLD OUT), Wednesday 15 June, 14:00-15:00 (SOLD OUT),  Tuesday 21 June, 14.00-15.00 (GMT +1) SOLD OUT

What makes a musical, artistic dancer? What can we do as teachers to help our students develop skills for communicating and expressing ideas and emotions through movement? This webinar will explore Artistry and Musicality in terms of the three learning domains – the physical, cognitive and affective – look at various Movement Dynamics and how they can help us to be both receptive and creative, and discuss ways to give our students opportunities to expand and increase their individual aptitude and potential.

Session Aims:

  • To highlight areas of pedagogy that relate to the teaching of musicality and artistry
  • To identify the ingredients needed to nurture creative, responsive dancers
  • To reflect upon areas of teaching that may require further development
Teaching dance within the private sector: a flexible approach

Wednesday 8 June, 14:00-15:00 (GMT +1) and Wednesday 15 June, 9:00-10:00 (GMT +1)

This session will highlight strategies for implementing a model that supports a flexible approach to the teaching of dance within the private sector.  The core values, necessary for delivering a holistic dance education will be highlighted, from which several aspects of business practice will be considered. Teachers will be directed to reflect upon their own business philosophy and operations in order to consider implementing any potential modifications.

Session Aims:

  • To determine the core values relating to the delivering of a holistic dance education.
  • To determine a suitable training programme that allows flexibility in delivery.
  • To highlight students’ learning needs, enabling their physical and artistic potential to be realised.
  • To identify a potential business philosophy and the relevant strategies required to deliver.

How much do Enlighten webinars cost?

Our Enlighten webinars cost £25 each.

Any questions?

If you have any questions about our Enlighten webinars you can contact us by emailing [email protected].

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