Dance Teachers' Training Program
About The Program
The “Dance Teachers’ Training Program” creates a unique course for professional dance teachers and aspiring dance teachers. It provides crucial training for teachers in Uganda and facilitate artistic and cultural exchange between the performing arts sectors in Uganda, U.S.A and Europe.
The idea is not deal with any particular dance form but to provide knowledge about the methodologies of teaching, classroom management, lesson planning and application of educational theories during dance classes. The knowledge transfer from the international teachers out of the United States and Europe will give the participants a unique opportunity to broaden their horizon apart from the dancing itself.
The teachers and participants from Uganda are already pro in their domain. They learn skills to help them become a better teacher, choreographer and to improve their knowledge on creating or supporting curriculums. The teachers participating in this course will in turn share their new knowledge with their students – ensuring a long-lasting impact on the performing arts sector in Kampala.
The program is also designed to extend knowledge, understanding and practicing dance teaching across a range of contexts and genres in preparation for working in an increasingly diverse dance industry.
The first program leader is the internationally renowned U.S.-American choreographer and dance teacher Vershawn Sanders-Ward. Vershawn is the Founding Artistic Director & CEO of Red Clay Dance Company which is based in Chicago, Illinois. Red Clay Dance Company is a Black, female-led, 501(c)(3) tax exempt for-purpose organization that awakens “Glocal” Artivism through creating, performing, and teaching dances of the African Diaspora.
This program started in July 2022.
How To Contribute
This program is funded by donations and kindly supported by a 2021 Buck Dinner Grant. So far, money was spent to engage the international teacher Vershawn Sanders-Ward.
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