Join us for an invigorating, “ReFreshing” afternoon of dance education. Curated with teachers in mind, build your confidence, work alongside an industry professional special guest, share tips & best practice and most importantly, be a pupil again! It has been the most challenging of times for everyone, especially our teachers & so this stand-alone workshop is designed to re-boot your energy, upskill your dance technique & empower you to take your learnings back into the classroom. All this set within the inspiring setting of our beautiful Garden Studio.
Date: Friday 6th November
Venue:Pavilion Dance South West, Westover Road, Bournemouth, BH1 2BUSuitable for: Teachers & dance educators (primary, secondary, home educators)
We are delighted to welcome Alistair Beattie in joining us for this workshop…
Alistair recently completed an international tour of Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake with New Adventure, which toured extensively all over the world for 18 months. Alistair trained at Elmhurst Ballet School in Birmingham, where he performed with Birmingham Royal Ballet. After graduating he joined the Bucharest National Opera House as an artist, where he danced in a wide range of repertoire including Swan Lake, Giselle, Don Quixote, La Fille mal gardée and many others. Alistair has also performed with English National Ballet, Scottish opera, Glyndebourne Opera and Teatro Real Madrid.
The afternoon will comprise of 3 components:
Welcome & Introduction with our Young People’s Producer, Matt Hawksworth. Take part in a physical warm-up, physical-theatre inspired starters, get to know your local colleagues & share best practice & industry updates.
Guest workshop with professional artist Alistair Beattie. Experience being a pupil again; explore a short piece of rep; discover how you can feed Alistair’s creative storytelling & choreographic process into your teaching practice; re-invigorate your own dance skill set.
Tea break: 3.45pm-4pm
Facilitated discussion times. Topics may include: sharing of innovative educational content & innovative classroom practice; exam board spec latest; exploration of support opportunities for teachers & pupils; guiding male-identifying & minority groups in our school dance settings; a listening space to share peer-to-peer insights. We will be joined by one of our PDSW technicians & our Digital Producer, Lizzy to share learnings & techniques for improving your understanding of the possibilities of dance filming technology.
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