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Frequently Asked Questions


Who is this course suitable for? 
This course is suitable for anyone who wants to empower themselves with the knowledge and tools to integrate creative dance into their classroom. The course is geared toward those who work with children aged 6-12 but the concepts and activities presented in the course can be applied and adapted for younger children as well as adolescents. 


How long can I access the course?
We know how busy teachers are so we have designed the course so that you can access the content for 14 weeks from the date you select to start the course. 


How do I sign up for the course?
Click ONLINE Course in the navigation bar and click Join Now. You will then be prompted to sign up with Facebook, Google or with your email. Once you’ve signed up you can complete your order via PayPal. 


Can I access the online course on my mobile and tablet? 
Yes, you can access the course on your mobile, tablet and desktop. 


How do I print the materials from the course?
The PDF attachments found throughout the course can be downloaded, saved and printed so that you can take them with you into the classroom. 

Is this course accredited? 
At this present time the course is not accredited. 


Do I need previous dance experience to offer dance to the children? 
Absolutely no dance experience needed! The exploration of dance that Montessori Dance offers is exploratory and based on improvisation based activities that anyone can do with ease. Our aim is to offer the language of dance as a tool with which children can express their ideas and creativity. It is not about teaching dance steps and running a dance class in the traditional sense. 


Why do you offer workshops for both educators and children?
We offer workshops for both educators and children so that there is a shared understanding and appreciation of the language of dance. We believe that dance can most effectively be embedded into the Montessori environment when the adults and children are both well equipped with the language of dance. 


Why don’t you offer dance classes where children learn the steps? 
Montessori Dance is committed to offering the language of dance with which the children can explore and create their own movement phrases. It engages the mind and body very differently to learning, repeating and perfecting the dance steps created by the adult. The dance activities we offer focus on fostering creativity, curiosity, observation, collaboration, choice making and improvisation. Children develop ownership of the dance phrases they make as opposed to ‘getting the steps right’. 

What style of dance do you teach?

Montessori Dance doesn’t teach a specific style of dance. We offer an approach to dance and movement exploration that is based on improvisation activities where children respond to ideas, concepts and stimulus through movement. Montessori Dance’s approach is influenced by postmodern dance and somatic practices. We view dance as an artform and a language through which human intelligence and creativity can express itself in infinite ways. Introducing the dance exploration activities offered by Montessori Dance might open the doors for further explorations into dance styles and dance from around the world. The possibilities are endless! 

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