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Laban in Practice in Dance in Education: A Summer Dance Course for Primary School Teachers

Laban in Practice in Dance in Education: A Summer Dance Course for Primary Schoo

20 - 24 July 2009, NUI Maynooth, County Kildare. 9.30am - 2.30pm daily.

Approved by the Department of Education and Science, this practical Summer Course for primary teachers will run as an independent module during the Kildare Dance Summer School. The course explores creative approaches to curriculum delivery including ICT, with emphasis on the artistic, cultural and expressive dimension of movement. Through this 5 day course teachers will:

• Link movement practice with other areas of the curriculum
• Build confidence and skills to create and develop their own syllabus
• Gain a working knowledge of Laban principles through practical study
• Progress their understanding of specific approaches, movement vocabulary and choreographic techniques
• Examine application of work in relation to special education needs

Laban in Practice in Dance in Education Course Presenter: Ciarán Gray
Ciarán Gray has been a primary school teacher, a dance teacher and choreographer for over twenty years. He completed a Masters in dance at the University of Limerick in 2007. His thesis 'Boys Don't Dance' - explored an idea that he believes is sadly true of Ireland. It is with this in mind that in 2008 he set up Company B, a dance company for primary school boys 3rd to 6th class. Ciarán is committed to the ongoing professional development of primary schools in the hope of furthering the cause of creative dance in our schools.

Course Fees: €50 including tuition fees and tea/coffee

To download a copy of the application form please click here

Further information:
For further details and booking please contact: Kildare County Council arts Service, Tel: 045 448328 or Email:

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