Inspire to be

Inspire to be

Three one-day seminars that contain a mix of observation and practical study. In these seminars, classes are delivered to students of the participating teachers. Observing our experienced tutors in action and participating in practical sessions, teachers will learn how to apply and embed their knowledge and understanding.

Inspire to be classes London take place at our studios on Floral Street in Covent Garden. It is recommended but not essential that participants take a seminar from Inspire before attending Inspire to be.

Topics covered

This session allows teachers to observe students in Years 3-4 and Years 5-6 being introduced to the foundations of classical ballet: the principles and technique. Teachers will observe how tutors apply pedagogical and creative practices to teaching.

Aims:

  • To provide a practical example of how to apply knowledge and understanding to practice
  • To develop observation, reflection and evaluation skills.

Outline:

  1. Overview of the foundations of classical ballet technique and good teaching practice
  2. Observing for learning: how to observe
  3. Observation of Years 3-4 class followed by reflection and discussion
  4. Observation of Years 5-6 class followed by reflection and discussion
  5. Evaluation of relevant teaching strategies, methodologies and practices.

This session allows teachers to observe students in Years 7-8 and 9-10. Teachers will observe and reflect on how tutors apply pedagogical practices to teaching a ballet class.

Aims:

  • To provide a practical example of how to apply knowledge and understanding to the teaching of a ballet class
  • To develop observation, reflection and evaluation skills.

Outline:

  1. Overview of the ballet class
  2. Observing for learning: how to observe
  3. Observation of Years 7-8 class followed by reflection and discussion
  4. Observation of Years 9-10 class followed by reflection and discussion
  5. Evaluation of relevant teaching strategies, methodologies and practices.

This session allows teachers to observe students in Years 8-9 and Years 10-11. Teachers will observe how tutors integrate the teaching of technique with artistry and musicality.

Aims:

  • To provide a practical example of how to apply knowledge and understanding to aid the integration of technique, artistry and musicality
  • To develop observation, reflection and evaluation skills.

Outline:

  1. Overview of technique, artistry and musicality
  2. Observing for learning: how to observe
  3. Observation of Years 8-9 class followed by reflection and discussion
  4. Teacher participation within a Years 10-11 class followed by reflection and discussion
  5. Evaluation of relevant teaching.

Bring your students

Teachers can bring their students to participate in the Inspire to be class. Every Inspire to be booking includes one student (child) place (worth £30).

Teachers can bring additional students to participate in the class, depending on availability. Additional places are charged at £30 per student on a first-come-first-served basis.

  • For Seminar 1, students must have one year’s dance experience and be in Year 3 or 4 at school
  • For Seminar 2, students must have at least two year’s dance experience and be in Year 7 or 8 at school
  • For Seminar 3, students must have at least three year’s dance experience and be in Years 8 to 10 at school.

Course fees

Individual days (UK): £150 (includes one student place)

Current or former professional dancers can access funding for Inspire from Dancer’s Career DevelopmentCheck your eligibility here.

Eligibility

Teacher participants must be 18+

Booking

Bookings are open.

Upcoming seminars

March

17 March 2024

Seminar 3: bringing together technique, artistry and musicality

London

29-31 March 2024

Seminars 1-3

Hong Kong

Any questions?

If you have any questions about our Inspire series, get in touch at [email protected].

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