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Laban Guild Dance Leaders Course

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The Laban Guild Dance Leaders Course

May 2010 - September 2011, NUI Maynooth, Co. Kildare

In response to a call for accredited training, 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. 

Due to continuing demand, Kildare County Council Arts Service is delighted to announce that the fourth course will commence in May 2010 at NUI Maynooth. This is currently the only 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 will give you a practical grounding in three modules comprising of:

• Laban Fundamentals of Movement
• Teaching Skills, Anatomy and the preparation of Creative Dance Sessions
• Ideas for Dance and Dance Making

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 inclusitivity- Dance is For Everyone

The Laban Guild Dance Leaders Course is suitable for a range of people and will enhance the work of school teachers, freelance dance and drama teachers, social or care workers, community arts workers and physiotherapists.

The course fee is €1100 plus €90 registration fee, plus attendance at a recognised summer school. We offer flexible payment arrangements with individual applicants, including phased instalments. For further details please contact Nicola Dunne, Tel: 045 448312.

Application Deadline:
The closing date for applications is Thursday 1 April 2010. However please note late applications will be accepted subject to availability.

Further Information:
Please contact Nicola Dunne, Kildare County Council Arts Service, Tel: 045 448328 or Email: arts@kildarecoco.ie or Ann Ward, Courses Officer, Laban Guild, Email: annonhols@yahoo.co.uk

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