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Professional Development for Dance Artists and Teachers with Jürg Koch

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Greenwich Dance

Borough Hall

Royal Hill

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SE10 8RE

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Jürg Koch introduces dance training informed by Universal Design of Instruction, a framework which promotes access for a greater diversity of people. Jürg unpacks key aspects of UD and its application in various dance settings. This is aimed at dance artists and teachers who seek to apply inclusive practice to their work.

Jürg's approach draws on his experience working with Candoco Dance Company and teaching in the Dance Programme at the University of Washington.

The workshop will include current material and findings from GDance initiative Dance Unstuck, applying Universal Design of Instruction to ballet training.

Instead of a disability specific approach or working with ‘adapting’ movements for or by disabled dancers, this approach allows everyone in the class to work with shared principles and processes allowing them to recognise and push their individual movement ranges and possibilities.

“It is in this way that disability and disabled students become a part of the full spectrum of diversity in our dance studios, our universities and our societies, rather than being isolated as an ‘issue’ or group to be taught outside the ‘regular’ curriculum.” Jürg Koch


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13.00 – 14.30 Presentation and Conversation

14.30 – 14.45 Short Break

14.45 – 16.45 Applied Session – Reflection on own context. Please wear / bring comfortable clothing and water for this practical session.

16.45 – 17.00 Break

17.00 – 17.30 Summary, Discussion, Q&A

Reading material will be sent to participants in preparation for the session.

Please see our website for further information about the training and access information.

To discuss access or for more information: holly@gdance.co.uk / 01452-550 431


NB. Why not make a day of it and join Candoco Dance Company's Open Professional Class at 10:30am - 12:00pm in the same studio on 20 April?
£4.20 Click here for more information

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