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Workshops for Educators

We value the important role Montessori educators play in inspiring and planting the seeds of interest for children.

 

Our workshop for educators and consultations are designed to empower and equip the generalist educator with the tools and inspiration needed to bring dance into the life of the classroom.

Learn to implement dance in a way that is aligned with the Montessori philosophy. 

“Great practical ideas that we can use in our classrooms.” 

“Inspiring and reminded us how to bring joy back into the classroom and work environments. So much learning potential in connecting the body with the learning.”

— Workshop participants at the MSCA Grassroots Conference in Adelaide 2022

Please contact us if you would like to find out more about our workshops. We’d love to hear from you! 

You can book your workshops through our contact form/booking form.
 

Montessori Dance Workshops for Educators

Introduction to Dance and Montessori

Designed for: 

Montessori educators 3-6 and 6-12 

Duration: 3 hours 

Number of participants: 5-10

Prerequisites: none 

Australian Professional Standards for Teachers
Completing the Educator Workshop will contribute to 3 hours of NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) Elective PD addressing the following standard descriptors from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation NSW:

  • 2.1.2 Apply knowledge of the content and teaching strategies of the teaching area to develop engaging teaching activities.

  • 3.3.2 Select and use relevant teaching strategies to develop knowledge, skills, problem-solving, and critical and creative thinking.
     

Educators will leave this workshop with: 

  • Knowledge, skills and confidence to seamlessly incorporate dance into the life of the classroom

  • Activities that can be implemented straight away 

  • A printed A4 handbook covering theory and activities 

  • A soft copy of the handbook emailed upon completion of the workshop

 

This interactive workshop is designed to offer educators the knowledge, skills and inspiration needed to confidently embed dance into the Montessori learning environment. 

 

No previous dance experience needed. An open mind is all you need! 

 

Through this workshop educators will learn a child centred approach to dance and discover how it supports all aspects of children's development: physical, cognitive, social, emotional and spiritual. 

 

In this professional development course, you will be guided through the Montessori approach to dance, covering the following topics: 

  • Montessori theory on movement 

  • Current research on dance and its benefits 

  • Relevance of dance in Montessori education

  • The elements of dance

  • Compositional tools

  • Movement exploration and improvisation as skills for life

  • Safe dance practices 

  • Grace and courtesy, freedom and responsibility, preparing the environment in relation to dance.

 

You will leave the workshop ready to embed dance into the life of your classroom.

How to book?

Click the button below which will take you to our Contact page. Tell us your requirements using the easy to use form, and we will contact you. within two working days.

Consultations

Designed for: 

educators who have completed our Introduction to Dance and Montessori workshop 

Duration: tailored to individual needs

We offer consultations to ensure educators who have attended our workshop to feel empowered and well supported to successfully implement dance into their Montessori environment. 

Consultations can include: 

  • Review of the concepts and skills covered in Introduction to Dance and Montessori workshop and applying it to your individual needs. 

  • Support with connecting the elements of dance and composition tools to other areas of study. 

  • Support with brainstorming ways of suggesting dance as a means through which to do follow up work in other areas of study. 

  • How to guide children’s dance exploration activities into a short dance piece 

  • Tailored support relevant to individual needs.

How to book?

Click the button below which will take you to our Contact page. Tell us your requirements using the easy to use form, and we will contact you within two working days.

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