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The Laban Guild 150 hour Practical Dance Leaders Course

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The Laban Guild 150 Hour Practical Dance Leaders Course

April 2013 – June 2014, Newbridge, Co. Kildare

Kildare County Council Arts Service and the Laban Guild have provided professional development opportunities in community dance since 2002. The Laban Guild is internationally renowned for its expertise in community dance training.

This is currently the only Laban Guild Dance Leaders Course on offer anywhere within the UK or the Republic of Ireland. Therefore it presents a unique opportunity to avail of this well-established training programme.

This 150 hour part time course is designed to help you adapt your professional skills to teaching dance and will teach you how to lead creative dance sessions in a variety of contexts.

It is mainly practical and covers the basics of movement analysis, teaching styles and dance making for groups.

The course will:

  • Offer you a framework for leading creative dance sessions
  • Provide a practical understanding of Laban’s Analysis of Movement on which you can found your work
  • Help you develop practical dance skills and improve your personal performance
  • Provide experience of various teaching styles and strategies
  • Promote a commitment to inclusivity- Dance is For Everyone
  • The Laban Guild Dance Leaders Course will enhance the work of school teachers, freelance dance and drama teachers, social or care workers, community arts workers and physiotherapists.

This course is not for beginners. All applicants must demonstrate some experience of dance or movement AND experience of teaching or community work.


The course fee is €1100 plus €95 registration fee, plus attendance at a recognised summer school. Phased payment of fees may be possible by arrangement. For further details please contact Nicola Dunne, Tel: 045 448328.

Deadline for Applications:
Friday 15 March 2013 Click here to download the course application form

Kildare County Council Laban Guild Dance Leaders Course Bursary 2013

Kildare County Council Arts Service is offering a bursary towards course fees open to all applicants from or living in County Kildare. The closing date for applications is Friday 15 March.

Click here to download a Bursary application form

Further Information:

Please contact Nicola Dunne, Kildare County Council Arts Service, Tel: 045 448328 or Email: kildareartsandwellbeing@gmail.com or Ann Ward, Courses Officer, Laban Guild, Email: coursesofficer@labanguild.org.uk

Click here to download a course summary

Click here to download Answers to Common Questions

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