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Unlocking Creativity within Syllabus Teaching CPD Webinar

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The webinar will start with a critical exploration of the term “creativity”, followed by practical examples of how teachers might approach the teaching of syllabus-based classes in a more creative manner.

We will consider how professional dance repertoire can support teachers in helping students to understand how class content translates to what is seen in the performance of dance repertoire.

The webinar will also investigate how applying a range of teaching styles can give more ownership to students, increase variety and make the learning experience more creative.

Finally, we will consider a range of creative tools that allow teachers and students to collaborate in the choreography of unset syllabus exercises or sections thereof.


The aims of this webinar are to:
• Introduce participants to the concept of creativity and its application in dance contexts which deliver syllabus based dance classes.
• Explore different strategies to foster creativity in students.
• Support teachers in critical evaluation and development of their own practice.

Learning outcomes

• Have an increased understanding of creativity and its application in the dance classroom
• Be able to incorporate a variety of teaching strategies to foster creativity
• Have a greater understanding of how to creatively teach syllabus-based classes
• Reflect on current approaches to syllabus-based teaching to identify areas for future development

Presenter Biographies

Guy Orden
Guy joined the Faculty of Education in 2015. He currently teaches across a range of university-validated and RAD-validated programmes of study offered by Faculty of Education. Guy trained at both The Royal Ballet School and Elmhurst Ballet School. Throughout his time at Elmhurst, Guy danced with Birmingham Royal Ballet in venues throughout the UK as well as toured internationally. Upon graduation, he danced as a soloist with the Vanemuine Teater Ballet (Estonia) and with English National Ballet. Guy completed his Post Graduate Certificate in Education, specialising in Secondary Dance in 2012, and has since enjoyed working in both public and private dance education sectors. Guy is currently completing his Master’s in Education at the University of Bath.

Janine Streuli
Janine has been a full-time academic at the RAD since 2010 and tutors across a range of undergraduate, postgraduate and professional programmes. Prior to taking on the role of Dean, Janine was Head of Learning and Teaching as well as a Lecturer involved in programme management of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes.

In her role as Dean, she supports the Director of Education in the academic and administrative oversight and strategic development of the Faculty of Education. She has direct responsibility for the management and delivery of programmes of study leading to undergraduate and postgraduate awards of the University of Bath and RAD awards and, in doing that, works closely with Faculty of Education senior managers as well as Programme Managers.

Prior to joining the Faculty of Education, Janine had an extensive freelance career teaching ballet and dance in private and state sector education. During that time, she was a sessional tutor on the BA (Hons) Dance Education and the Certificate in Ballet Teaching Studies while also teaching at a Further Education College, the RAD Dance School and several private sector ballet schools. Janine trained in ballet and contemporary dance and has also taught yoga and Pilates in numerous contexts. Her research interests cover dance anatomy teaching, health, safe practice as well as technology-enhanced pedagogy, and she applies this expertise in all her teaching.

This webinar is worth 1 hour of Time-Valued CPD.

For more information please visit: https://www.royalacademyofdance.org/teacher-training/cpd-with-the-rad/cpd-activities/online-cpd/

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