Dance Teachers' Training Program
About The Program
The plan for the “Dance Teachers’ Training Program” is to create a unique course for professional dance teachers and aspiring dance teachers. This program will provide 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. Instead they will learn skills to help them become a better teacher, choreographer and to improve their knowledge on creating or supporting curriculums.
The program will also be 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.
One of the program leaders will be 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.
Unfortunately we had to postpone the start of the program due to COVID-19. Vershawn Sanders-Ward rightfully expressed her concern to travel end of December 2021. We are currently planning to start the program sometime in the first quarter of 2022. We are also in contact with two professional dancers from Europe that could join this unique and important program.
We will update you as soon as we have confirmed dates and additional information about the program
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.
If we caught your interest with this unique program, please consider donating to Keiga Foundation to enable us to implement more programs in the near future!